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Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Conclusion)

Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Conclusion)

By on Feb 19, 2016 in Bathroom, Remodeling |

As your professional handyman contractor in Gilbert, we thought you should know.  Where bathroom remodeling is concerned, keep it simple. What does that mean exactly?  Well, as we covered previously, another big mistake that people make when they’re remodeling their bathrooms is to pick the wrong sort of fixtures. Bathroom Remodeling:  Today’s Cutting Edge, Tomorrow’s Joke We know that when you are doing a bathroom remodeling project, you dream big.  Want a faucet that lights up? How about the latest thing in personal indulgence. However, what’s in and hip today will probably be very out of date and tacky within five years, maybe less. This applies to fixtures, materials, as well as the color scheme you use. Some edgy designer tells you with absolute authority and certainty that avocado  green and bright day-glo orange will totally transform your bathroom is right. It will take a room that you used to take a relaxing shower or bath in and turn it into an eyesore that you can possibly see from orbit.  Here is one piece of expert advice on remodeling your bathroom, stick with neutral colors, quality materials, and classic styles.  But you want to go a little wild?  That’s fine, but do it with something that is easy to remove later on.  But design is just the beginning make sure you pick the best materials Remodel Your Bathroom the Right Way Remember, and this isn’t meant as a joke, but your bathroom is an extreme environment.  It can be hot, cold, steamy, dry, all within a few minutes or hours.  That change can have a bad effect on so many materials in your bathroom.  Have wallpaper?  Ever seen it bubble?  That’s usually caused by changes in temperature.  Have a travertine countertop or shower? If it isn’t sealed, natural stone is incredibly porous, meaning that it can get stained or damaged.  Wood can swell to over three times it’s size if it isn’t treated properly and exposed to too much water.  Textiles can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew.  So be smart.  Choose products that are designed specifically for your bathroom. Another thing that you have to consider is that isn’t just about how pretty your bathroom looks after you remodel it,...

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Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Contd.)

Bathroom Remodeling? Hire a Contractor (Contd.)

By on Feb 12, 2016 in Bathroom, Handyman |

A general contractor can help you remodel your bathroom in the only viable way: the right way. As we covered previously, make sure that you know the building codes for your area, or better yet, call your Chandler handyman. Bathroom Remodeling Made Easy: Call a Pro In One mistake that a lot of homeowners make is that they design a bathroom with too little storage space. Remember you spend a fair amount of time in your bathroom each and every day. Living with a bathroom that has limited storage can be frustrating. A visitor may look at your bathroom and love it, but they’re not the one tripping over beauty products, cleaning products, your hair dryer, or your toilet brush. Look at pedestal sinks. You gush over a pedestal sink and sniff at getting any sort of cabinets installed.  You want a bathroom that is charming and nostalgic.  Do you know what another way of describing charming and nostalgic is?  Outdated and awkward.  Well, you got your wish, and now you have nowhere to put anything. You’ll have to balance everything on the edges of the sink and curse like a sailor when you drop your shampoo for the umpteenth time. Maybe in a guest bathroom this can work. Let your house guests suffer a bit, it might give them an incentive to keep their visits brief, but for your bathroom, it isn’t acceptable.  Consult a handyman if you have doubts. Storage Space and Fixtures: Consult your Handyman Install bathroom cabinets, put in shelves, use your wall space effectively. There’s no such thing as too much storage space.  Another big mistake that people make when they’re remodeling their bathrooms is to pick the wrong sort of fixtures.  You’ve always dreamed of installing an antique claw-footed bathtub, or maybe an elegant Florentine marble sink. What happens when it’s time to sell your home?  You have a young couple moving in and they take a look at your bathroom, and hastily beat a retreat to the next property on their “look at” list.  A double vanity and double sink?  A great idea for a family.  That way you don’t have as large of a line outside of the bathroom door and tempers won’t...

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