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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Bathroom Remodeling Companies
Local independent suppliers who specialize in natural stone have a wide selection of tops in a range of colors and sizes.
They can also custom-cut tops to fit unusual spaces and shapes. You may be surprised at how affordable the tops can be.
I saved several hundred dollars compared with what home centers were charging and got attractive, top-quality products.
A better option is ceramic tile shelving that’s installed in the corner of the shower. The shelves start at about $10 at home centers and tile stores. Once you tear out the old shower, add framing between the studs in the walls for the shelves.
The finished shelving, especially if tiled, looks attractive and doesn’t protrude into the shower, so you don’t have to worry about knocking off the shampoo bottles with your elbows when you’re singing karaoke into the showerhead. Removing old flooring tile or vinyl can be time-consuming, difficult, and still leave behind stubborn pieces that refuse to come off.
A faster, simpler way is to rip up the underlayment along with the floor covering. Set the circular saw blade just deep enough to cut through the thin plywood underlayment without cutting into the underlying subfloor. You’ll have to install a new underlayment, but 1/4-inch plywood or cementboard is cheap and lets you start with a clean surface.
A seemingly small detail, curved shower rods add a surprising amount of space to your shower. You’ll pay a little more, say $28 as opposed to the $6 starting price for common straight rods. In addition to the extra space, though, the curved models look nice and attach to the wall with screws instead of tension, so you don’t need to worry about them being pulled down.
Here’s a quick tip that will save you some trouble. If you replace a vinyl floor with tile, the extra height of the tile will probably raise the toilet enough to no longer fit snugly on the flange for the waste line in the floor. You can buy a wax ring extender kit at a home center or hardware store for $6. But if you need even more height (like I did), you’ll need a flange spacer that attaches to the flange with screws to give you the extra height.
Once it’s in, you install the toilet normally, with the wax ring. Flange spacers are available in different thicknesses at home centers for about $3.
Plan your lighting early on so you’ll know if you need to run new cable. Consider recessed lighting over the shower for better illumination while you’re bathing. If any part of the project takes you out of your comfort zone, call in a professional.
You may need an electrician to help run cable for in-floor heating controls, or you might need a plumber’s help if the water or drain lines need to be moved. When you’re dealing with electrical or plumbing, DIY mistakes can be catastrophic.
During my remodel, I had to move the water-supply lines and the waste line in my wall to accommodate my new, wider vanity, which had a different sink location than my old vanity.
Tradespeople aren’t cheap, but if they solve a problem, they’re worth the expense. Splurge on one feature you love that will define the look and feel of your new bathroom—a high-end plumbing fixture in the shower or sink, a special-order vanity top, or a heated towel rack.
Paying a little extra for fixtures will most likely reward you in the future. Cheap fixtures don’t last as long, and when they fail they can be difficult to replace.
Keep the toilet, sink and tub or shower in the same locations, just replacing the old with the new.
That saves the thousands it costs to add to the footprint of the house or relocate plumbing and electrical wiring.
Paint is always, on a budget, your best quick option on a makeover,” says Justin DiPego, senior editor of DoItYourself.com. Hiring a contractor is usually smart for plumbing and electrical work, as well as for complicated tile jobs or ones that require tearing out walls. But, Redd says, don’t let the contractor choose the materials.
Most of the time, you can make the change in five minutes with a wrench.
Compare prices online, in big-box stores, in specialty stores and even on Craigslist. To find out what’s available, call your local shops first then drop by to see the granite and negotiate the price. You can find nice floor and wall tile for $1 to $2 per square foot.