Keystone Homes | Bathroom Remodelers You Can Trust
As a home owner, it's not fun having to redirect guests away from a certain bathroom because it's in disarray. Maybe it's old, maybe it's ugly, maybe it's falling apart. In any case, it's in need of renovation and until that happens, you're ashamed to let guests use it. Sound right? If yes, you've come to the right place.
Even if not, bathroom remodeling makes a lot of sense for more than one reason. Done right, they can add value to your home and provide a "wow" factor to your home. With that said, bathroom remodeling can be a tiring, extensive progress. You might get discouraged if it drags on for longer than planned. Remove the stress of bathroom remodeling by trusting Keystone Homes, the trusted bathroom remodeler in Bloomington and Champaign.
About Bathroom Remodeling
If you're here, you likely already know that remodeling your bathroom offers a number of benefits. You're most likely aware that it can add value to your home. You already know that it adds usefulness, especially for older homes that may only have one bathroom, or if it has multiple bathrooms, they're outdated.
These are the obvious benefits. We detail more below, and we also detail reasons not to remodel your kitchen -- or rather, how to tell if it's not the time just yet.
Reasons To Remodel Your Bathroom:
- Update & modernize: for older, smaller homes, this may be the most compelling reason to remodel your bathroom. You can add more modern features, make better use of existing space, and make your bathroom look new. Plus, if you plan on having a family, you might quickly discover the need for a second or third bathroom.
- Add utility: Along the lines of the above reason, remodeling your bathroom can add utility and usefulness to your home. You can make better use of space, add features, and bring your home up to date with a remodel project.
- Growing family or adding guests: Maybe your home isn't older or outdated and instead you're expecting more people to live with you soon. In which case, you might find each other stepping on each other's toes. If you're preparing for a family or for added guests, you might want to consider a bathroom remodel project.
- Family project: Maybe you and the Mrs. are looking for something to do together. A bathroom remodel might make for a fun project, as long as you're realistic about your budget and proceed responsibly.
Benefits Of Remodeling Your Bathroom:
In addition to updating and modernizing your bathroom, which will inevitably add utility and usefulness, a bathroom remodel project might increase morale and satisfaction with the house. It might make your house feel more like home. In addition to that, a bathroom remodel project might give you a feeling of accomplishment. It's something that you and your spouse can do together, and maybe doing so will help you two grow closer in the process.
Benefits of remodeling your home
- Add usefulness & utility
- Make your house feel like home
- Fun project
- Grow closer to your spouse
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Reasons Not to Remodel:
As many benefits as there are to remodeling your bathroom, you do want to be careful that you don't embark on such a project for the wrong reasons. Below, we've detailed a few reasons that should not be factors in your decision.
- Social status: A bathroom remodel shouldn't be part of a competition with your next door neighbor, nor should you be motivated by a desire to impress your guests. If you're considering a bathroom remodel for social status, we'd steer you away from such an endeavor.
- Money burning a hole in your pocket: Even if you've come across some extra income recently, you shouldn't embark on a bathroom renovation project just because. You want to make a financially responsible decision, not one you'll regret later. Budget responsibly.
- Saving a marriage: Just as you shouldn't pursue a bathroom remodel for the sake of impressing neighbors, you shouldn't do so to "win back" an estranged spouse or to "re-kindle" the fire of your marriage.
What we want to do is be smart about what improvements we make, to invest our money wisely in the things that really matter, to create bathrooms that are wonderful retreats without looking like a room in Versailles.
Things To Know Before Doing So:
- Don't go overboard: Plan out your project before you get started (ie: guys, resist the temptation to ignore the directions and "wing it"). Don't get in over your head. Realize that you are not a contractor and that there are components
- Be honest about why you've decided to remodel: We've detailed reasons why and reasons why not to undergo a kitchen remodeling project. Make sure you're in it for the right reasons. Be honest with yourself.
Materials Needed For A Bathroom Remodel:
For the DIY elements of a remodel, you'll likely need standard construction tools, such as drills, hammers, screws, nails, measuring tape, table saws and sandpaper. For cutting tiles, you will need a wet saw and a razor knife. For demolition, you will need a sledgehammer, chisel and even a jackhammer for cemented items that are too difficult to break apart with a mallet.
Furnishings and fixtures needed in a bathroom are a toilet, vanity with sink, light source, bathtub or shower. You will also need pipes to connect these items to plumbing and make them functional. Storage space, such as medicine cabinets, shelving or built-in storage will also be needed for this space. Towel racks, soap dishes and shower curtains are staples in any bathroom.
Don't forget about safety items, including eye protection and thick work gloves. These materials are especially important during demolition where debris can be a big nuisance. Always wear closed-toe comfortable work shoes as well.
We love and encourage a DIY project, but we don't want you to get in over your head. To make sure your project is finished and done right, let's work together. Contact us to get started.
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Tips for Bathroom Remodel:
For those who want to take on a bit of DIY, we thought we'd provide a few tips we've acquired in our years of experience as a bathroom remodeler in Bloomington and Champaign.
Vanity height: In years past, 30 inches the standard vanity height. Nowadays, a number of homes feature a 36-inch vanity, which is comfortable for many adults. However, if a 36-inch vanity is too high for you, and you don’t want to invest in a custom vanity, consider a floating one. These can be placed at just about any height you’d like.
Other things to Consider:
- Shower head location: this is a chance to position the shower head at a height and orientation that is comfortable for you and anyone else using it. We recommend one that is as adjustable as possible.
- Safety handles: these may not be necessary, but they're not a bad idea. They add a bit of safety and assurance, which are nice things to have, especially with older guests.
- Improve soft or underwhelming lighting with improved fixtures and bulbs
- Shower seat: a foldable bench makes for a nice ane inexpensive addition to a shower. This one is mostly a preference call.
- Color scheme: a brighter color scheme can make a bathroom look larger without spending a fortune on enlargening it.
- Windows: this is another option for someone who wants to make their bathroom appear larger and more inviting.
- Floor & wall decor: there's no better time than now to change up the look and appearance of your bathroom. If you want to add wall and floor decor, now is when you should do so.
Cost Of Bathroom Remodeling:
Your average entry-level bathroom remodeling project will run anywhere from $3000 on the low side to $12000 on the higher side. You could, of course, spend less or more on each end depending on how in-depth you wanted your remodel to be. An intermediate project may run from $12000 to $30,000, and a deluxe remodel will likely come with a price tag of over $30,000.
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