Do’s And Dont’s of Bathroom Remodelling

According to statistics, the average person spends about three hours in the bathroom each week which makes the bathroom one of the important places in your house.

 And if your bathroom is outdated or old fashioned, or is beginning to look a bit shabby, then you probably want to renovate it to give it a new look and make it more comfortable.

There are many reasons why people want to remodel their bathrooms, but all of them fall into two categories: for comfort and increasing the property value.

The good news is that research shows that when you remodel your bathroom, you can recover up to 72% of the cost of remodeling it when you sell your home. But if that’s not what floats your boat, then, the renovation will certainly give it a well-deserved refresh that you and your family will enjoy every time you use it.  

Here are some helpful suggestions that might be of use to you if you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom.

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DO: Choose The Right Tile For Your Bathroom

If you are going to change the tiles in your bathroom, make sure to choose the right tile for your bathroom. Avoid porous stone tiles like limestone because it can get discolored over time. If you are going to go for natural stone tiles, you might want to go with slate or marble.

Also, avoid linoleum or vinyl because they can be very difficult to seal due to the seams that exist in between these tiles, you may want to go for porcelain tiles instead. Porcelain tiles come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and can even mimic the look of linoleum or vinyl if that’s really what you want.

In addition to these, make sure that you choose tiles that are not slippery so you may want to choose tiles that have a matte or sandy finish so that you can have a bit of traction especially when you are getting out of the shower wet.

DON’T: Move The Ventilation or Plumbing

When you are renovating your bathroom, try to resist the urge to move the plumbing even though you might think it’s a good idea to move the shower to the other side of the bathroom because it can be complicated and not to mention expensive. So while nobody is stopping you from moving the plumbing to a different place, it’s not recommended. So try to base all your bathroom remodeling around the existing plumbing in your bathroom.

Another thing that you don’t want to touch is the ventilation in your bathroom for the same exact reason why you don’t want to touch the plumbing. And, while we are on the subject of ventilation, install one if your bathroom currently doesn’t have a source of an exhaust.  Ventilation is important because it prevents molds and it keeps your bathroom smelling fresh.

DO: Be Honest With Your Skills

You may have all the plans laid out on how to renovate your bathroom, and are planning to go the DIY route. There is nothing wrong with doing the remodeling yourself, but, before you jump into an ambitious project, take some time to assess if you have the skills needed to successfully complete your remodeling project. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t and turn to the trusted local professionals in your area for help.

DON’T: Do Plumbing And Ventilation Yourself

Unless you’re a plumber by trade or an HVAC professional leave the plumbing and the ventilation to the experts. The first reason is that depending on which country you live in, plumbing and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) requires someone that has professional certification.

And, even if you live in a place that doesn’t require certified professionals to do these, plumbing is not something that you want to fool around with because plumbing mistakes, especially in the toilet, are not going to be a pretty picture.

DO: Choose a Style That Will Last For a Long Time

Unlike curtains that you can change in a whim, or a bed that you can easily buy and replace if you want, bathroom fixtures like the shower or the sink are not something that you can replace immediately. The same goes for bathroom wall tiles. So in decorating your bathroom, you might want to go for neutral shades and colors that are timeless and will still be stylish ten or twenty years from now.

If you have the budget for it, you can consult an interior design professional on how to best decorate your bathroom. But, if you decide to do it yourself there are many software available that can help you with it. Just as the construction company has a construction software for bidding to help them get projects,  there are interior software or apps that make use of augmented reality or the placement of virtual objects in a real environment to help you visualize on how your projects will look like.

The bathroom is perhaps the most underrated room in our house, but we’ve all had moments that we want to be alone and unwind, and the bathroom has been our fortress of solitude to take a bath or a shower to refresh our minds and body. And a nicely remodeled bathroom can make it more relaxing for you so that you can recharge yourself in style.

Things You Should Understand About Vinyl Windows Whitby.

Vinyl windows Whitby are the most preferred window materials for most homeowners across the whole of Whitby. The reason is quite apparent; the material is more durable than the other common materials such as aluminium and steel. When compared to wooden materials, they require little maintenance.

To make sure that your windows remain in good condition to withstand the extreme weather in Whitby here we have listed some guidelines you should adhere to for general window maintenance and care. We recommend that you inspect your windows Whitby annually to make sure that every aspect of the window is functional. See this weblink for more insights.

Vinyl Windows Care and Maintenance

  1. Inspect The Window Screens

Ensure that you always keep an open eye on holes and scratches on your windows Whitby screens. Check for loose screws and tighten them. It is important to check and make sure that the tracks are sliding smoothly. If you find out that they are jamming, solve the problem immediately by vacuuming to make them clean, and then apply a lubricant.

  • Check The Glass And Sash.

Inspect whether there are cracks around the vertical and horizontal strips that hold the entire glass in place. Also, inspect for cracks in the glass. If you notice some fogginess on the glass, the reason could be that there is something that has affected the airtight seal on the window which contributes significantly to the energy efficiency properties of your window. If this is affected, your window stops to be energy efficient.

  • Weather-stripping.

This is another important aspect you should look at. Weather-stripping is the material that links joints of the frame of your window. It should not be discoloured, cracked or gummy. You should also make sure that there is no visible deterioration of the joints in any way, especially where the window is joined to the structure.

  • Drainage.

When inspecting your windows, make sure there is not wet spots or water building anywhere near the sill of the window. Water should be capable of draining easily through the “weep holes” in your window.

Make sure that the holes are clear from any clogs and if there is debris, remove them. You may require a certified windows Whitby expert to help you do this.

  • Cleaning and Maintenance.

Vinyl Whitby windows and doors are famous for their ease in cleaning. You just need a damp cloth to do this. For extensive cleaning, you can use a shampoo and mix it with water and then use a sponge for cleaning then rinse the windows using clean water.

  • Lubrication.

Windows are constructed with a variety of moving parts, and these parts must be lubricated regularly for smooth operation. When you see windows getting stuck when being opened, you should consider applying a lubricant to make it function as expected.