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If you are dreaming about transforming the smallest rooms in your Maryland or Virginia home, it’s likely you are ready for a bathroom remodeling plan. Just because most bathrooms are small doesn’t mean they don’t make a big impact on your lifestyle and design statement. According to an article by bankrate.com, you need a bathroom remodeling plan when hiring a professional. Because you have limited space in a bathroom, it’s critical to have a comprehensive plan that includes lighting and storage.

  • Should you enlarge your bathroom?

One of the great advantages of hiring a builder is that you can find out how much it would cost to enlarge a bathroom. A builder that specializes in bathroom remodeling will often advise you to enlarge the space by using space from a nearby closet or hallway or bedroom. Most people only enlarge master bathrooms or bathrooms adjacent to a guest suite. A powder room near the kitchen or laundry area is often fine as a small space.

  • Is it best to remove a tub?

In order to install over-sized showers that are so popular now, many architects advise removing tubs in at least one of the bathrooms. Typically, people want a large shower and garden tub in the master bathroom suite. However, a tub that isn’t used in a second or third bathroom is space that's simply wasted.

  • How do you prioritize?

Other factors to consider when prioritizing a bathroom remodeling job include storage and lighting. For the most part, lighting is a fairly inexpensive part of the equation although it’s good to invest in quality decorative lighting and task lighting. The cabinets' configuration plays into the storage equation. Some of the other decision to make include whether or not to spend more money on upgraded vanities, sinks and flooring.

If aging-in-place is something you worry about, talk to your builder about universal design features. Whether it’s a grab bar in the shower, a shower that you won’t trip getting into or out of or a toilet at the right height, universal design appeals to older homeowners as well as people taking care of aging relatives. But even if you are decades away from retirement, universal design elements help boost resale value.

At Natelli Homes, we can help you transform your bathrooms. We provide architectural and design services in Maryland and Virginia. For more ideas for a bathroom remodeling project, please contact us.

Looking for a way to give the bathroom in your home a great new look? A bathroom remodeling project is a perfect idea for any homeowner who might be getting tired of their current bathroom's design.

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Although your bathroom may be in functional condition, this does not mean you should let it stay that way until it is required to replace fixtures. It is an amazing solution to invest intobathroom remodeling and this is because you can turn your bathroom into one that you love, and you can make sure that it is done in a way that will save you a lot of money as the months and years pass by.

Upgrading Your Fixtures

It makes sense to upgrade all of your fixtures in your bathroom, and this is because old fixtures generally lack the potential of energy-efficiency and quality. Although some homeowners think about spending the least amount of money possible on their bathroom fixtures, thinking of these purchases as investments will help you make the best decision. For instance, getting your hands on a superb sink, bath, shower, and toilet will not only ensure you are satisfied with your purchase, but save money from energy-efficiency.

Getting Heated Flooring

While heated flooring may seem like a luxury, this is actually a feature that does not cost a lot of money to maintain, and it will keep your overall heating costs down. Since you will be less inclined to turn the heater on when getting out from taking a shower, this will also lead to lower utility bills, which is exactly what you should be aiming to do with a bathroom remodeling project.

Spending More on Quality

In order to have a positive experience, you need to have a budget, but this does not mean you should skimp on your budget or follow through with a remodel right away when you do not have enough money. It is better waiting until you are able to get everything you desire, as opposed to rushing, and this is because you can make sure your bathroom is complete with high quality fixtures and workmanship.

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3 DIY Bathroom Renovations For Arlington, VA Homeowners On A Budget

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Do-it-yourselfers, take heart: there really is a way to transform that all-important room in your home – your bathroom - regardless of your renovation budget. You can manage your renovation budget and your stress, while increasing the return on your investment, by following these ideas for bathroom renovations.

  • Use domestic and less costly materials: No longer do we need to rely on expensive, imported marble flooring to make this space feel comfortable. As reported in HGTV, there are several good flooring options for bathrooms, with advantages and cautions for each one. Consider using domestically manufactured tiles for the bathtub or shower area, which are less costly than many imports. Add a large mirror and new, brighter lighting to make the room feel larger. 
  • Refinish: Refinishing what is already there is less costly in terms of materials and labor than complete replacement. Bathtubs, counter tops, and even tiles, can be refinished. Feel free to paint your floor tiles, as one creative DIY-er chose to do as part of her renovation. A vanity can look brand new with just a faucet replacement. Acrylic or porcelain over steel tubs are a fraction of the cost of replacing your tub, and faster. A water-saver type of new toilet is not only inexpensive, it will both reduce your water use costs and help the environment.
  • Choose the right paint color: For small rooms or bathrooms without good-size windows, a light colored paint will make your room feel more spacious. Large, window-lit spaces can be painted in darker, cozier colors. Be sure to use a paint that is formulated for bathroom use and resists mold and mildew.

Even those who prefer the DIY route may need to turn to an experienced hand for support. And relying on an experienced, dependable contractor may increase the return on your investment in the long run.

At Natelli Homes, our 30 years of experience in home building and remodeling makes us a natural go-to resource for remodeling your bathroom. We always listen to your design needs, and consider your renovation budget and the return that your investment will bring you. We can provide guidance, hints, and resources, and ideas for remodeling this or any other room in your home. Whether you plan to do it yourself or wish to consider a contractor, we can help. Contact us today for a consultation, and get started on transforming your bathroom.

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