Laying Out the Bathroom of Your Dreams!
Very few redesign projects are as exciting as a bathroom remodel. There are countless options in front of you, but a contractor with deep supplier relationships and full-time design pros can help you sort through the choices.
Remodel America can walk you through a bathroom renovation planning like no other Charlotte-area remodeling firm. We’ll begin by looking at your existing floor space to see if your bathtub and shower is meeting every need. We make it fun to look at renovation ideas!
Shower enclosures are amazing these days and we have a huge selection of both bathroom tile and vinly flooring to complete the look. Have you seen the latest in shower closures, shower heads? Perhaps you’d be interesting in the new Vitamin-C shower heads, an emerging healthy alternative. We have an entire line of bathroom hot tubs, too.
Restroom Vanities and Countertop Choices
Bathroom vanities are a specialty for us. Available in a wide variety of stunning styles, the cabinets and granite or quartz countertops are more convenient and stronger than ever. Let us demonstrate the options and put together a combination that maximizes what you get from your floor plan.
We also have a beautiful selection of low-slip and no-slip bath stickers, safety grab bars, shower chairs/seats and raised commode seating.
In-Law Additions / Parent Renovation
And if you need a bathroom addition, or even a bedroom addition, to accomodate an aging relative, we can design a renovation in quick order to help you avoid a crisis. Our team is friendly and we face the very same family issues that you do, so your happiness and convenience is important to us.
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We will also help you find the optimal layout for your space.
This service also includes the help with material selection tier.
Renderings are the most helpful when it comes to visualization. The hidden drain is our proprietary drain system and is best installed in combination with a curbless shower.
The hidden drain makes for easy cleaning and no clogs. This is one area where change doesn’t need to be made for the sake of making change. You are on the supplier’s timeframe, not the other way around.
As an added bonus, the federal government is currently offering tax credits of up to 30 percent on skylights.
If you’re looking to replace your current shower, a walk-in shower may be worth considering.
Eliminating the step up can make the room appear larger.
It’s also worth considering for homeowners who plan to retire in their current home. Opt for trendy items that can be swapped out easily such as rugs, shower curtains and toothbrush holders and keep your toilet and bathtub in traditional hues.
Fix everything that needs fixing first and you will be amazed at the improvement.
It doesn’t take long to learn how to tile and fix grout either––a little trial and error practicing and you’ll soon feel comfortable doing it yourself. The main thing with tiling is to have patience and to observe accuracy without compromise––it’s not a job you can rush.
The effort to do this can be well worth it, and tiles are generally quite affordable for the budget renovator. Ensure that the walls are free of mildew and damp before painting––if you do have recurring mildew, check the source and add mildew inhibitor to your paint.
Paint stains cheapen the finished look, so avoid them in the first place. Wait for the sales on paint if you’re really wanting to save a lot. Be sure to use waterproof latex paint and consider using white paint.
Fix any dents or broken parts of wood cabinets before painting, staining or varnishing them. Dents can be done using wood putty of the same color and then painted over. Loose parts should be nailed or glued back into place firmly.
Anything loose should be screwed back on the wall or other backing to avoid any further loosening.
Instead of buying new lumber, remove the old trim carefully. Remove the paint with a heat gun, sand the pieces and repaint or apply a varnish.
Buy new cabinet and door handles, new towel racks and new light fixtures.
New doesn’t have to be “brand new.” Shop around at flea markets and thrift stores, check Freecycle or online auctions, and you can find both antique and modern fixtures for a bargain. A dingy old cabinet that is repainted and has a total handle change (using modern handles) can look like a completely new cabinet! You can upgrade your shower and tub fixtures in an afternoon.
Most of these kits come with a very detailed set of instructions. Be sure to match the colors though––having some brass and some silver looks mismatched and is something that you can easily remedy. Try painting or re-tiling with colors that do match, to draw away the eye from the mismatch.
In the case of bathtubs, these can be repainted using specialist paints and a lot of grunt. Even plastic or acrylic bathtubs can be recolored if need be.
Therefore, it pays to have it present in the best way possible. After sanding, apply 2 or 3 thin coats of varnish; your floor will look brand new.
If your floor has one or more layers of old linoleum, you can remove the linoleum (using a sharp utility knife) and either refinish the wood floor underneath, or replace the linoleum with inexpensive vinyl tiles. Number one rule––always remove carpet from a bathroom, especially if you’re selling the place.
While it was fashionable some decades ago to carpet bathrooms, it’s never appealing to buyers due to the moisture and mildew factor, as well as the presentation. You can purchase everything separately, or shop for coordinating sets.
Focus only on the things that seem to really be of concern and leave the rest as they are.
Some hardware stores and home improvement stores offer free “how to” classes on everything from painting to tiling. If you buy new tiles for your floor or tub enclosure, buy enough to have extras on hand in case you need to make repairs in the future.
Apply a primer and at least two coats of finish color.