What to Consider BEFORE your Bathroom Renovation…

Are you considering a Bathroom Remodel? Renovating a bathroom can often be more complex than any other room renovation in your home. There are many things to think about when deciding on a bath remodel. To start, here are a few things to consider.

  • Do I have a Budget in mind for my Bath Remodel?
  • Am I going to be doing a total Bath Remodel or do I just want to replace my bathroom vanity & plumbing fixtures?
  • Should my Bath Design optimize my total space?
  • What style bathroom Cabinetry do I want?
  • What grade cabinetry would I prefer? A Furniture Vanity or do I want a standard bathroom vanity?

A Professional Bath Design firm can ensure that all of your wants and needs are met. When choosing a Bathroom Design firm for your bath remodel you can be confident in knowing that we have the knowledge and training to help you design your space efficiently, prepare a budget for your bath remodel, as well as assist you in choosing the right plumbing fixtures, bathroom vanity or furniture vanity, tile selections, flooring, lighting & overall bath design look you want to achieve. A good design team makes it a point to stay abreast of all the “hot” products and newest features available to you.

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In today’s economy, many people are looking for the Best value when it comes to doing a bathroom remodel. When deciding on the Designer, plumbing fixtures, Cabinetry & materials to be incorporated, keep in mind the old notion “You get what you pay for”. First and foremost, remember that bathroom remodels are largely intangible products, in the sense that you cannot try them on for size or “test drive” them before you buy. In saying that, going with the cheapest or least expensive bath design firm, may not be the best idea! Remember, if it is done wrong the first time, you may never get a second chance. Would you consider using the cheapest Surgeon, when going for open-heart surgery? Also, take into consideration that when having your bath remodeled you can expect a return of 80-125% should you decide to sell your home in the next 2-5 years.

Let’s move on to bathroom vanity choices available. There are hundreds of manufacturers’ to choose from. When making your selection you will need to decide on whether you want a basic bathroom vanity or a more ornate free standing furniture vanity. Just like a standard bathroom vanity, furniture vanities come in all different sizes & shapes to choose from. Many of the vanity company now offer matching linen storage cabinets and have a wider range of materials used to construct the vanity from glazed thermafoil finishes to exotic wood species to custom colors & color matching. Some of the furniture vanities Lang’s Kitchen and Bath supplies even come with granite tops! This helps you, as the consumer, achieve the style and feel of your new bathroom, as well as having options in your bathroom remodel budget.

The next decision to be made is the plumbing fixtures that will be used. Perhaps you’d like your bathroom remodel to be ADA-compliant without looking institutional. Plumbing fixtures such as toilets, grab bars, shower seats and enclosures now offer ADA approved choices. Other suggestions your bath designer may make on plumbing fixtures might include shower heads, hand held shower sticks, body sprayers, different types of diverters, steam shower units or personal – his & hers – shower fixtures. There is even a lot to think about when choosing a tub. Do you want a whirlpool, an air tub, or a soaker? Or how about the “Old World” style of a clawfoot tub? Bathroom faucets have come a long way in style and design as well – from ”Old World” to Ultra Contemporary.

Other elements that you might be interested in include heated floor elements placed under floor tiles to take the edge off cold mornings or heated towel warmers to keep you nice and toasty after a relaxing bath or shower. This will also help with the overall heat generated in the bathroom.

In conclusion, there are many things and decisions to be made when creating your “dream” bathroom or updating your existing bath making only a few changes. Lang’s Kitchen and Bath design team & project managers know the amount of time, effort and work involved in doing a bathroom remodel. We also know the four major cost factors that directly impact the cost of a bathroom project. Our objective is to listen to your needs and wants and create different bath design solutions so the bath is the design of your dreams!

  • Performance Value
  • Investment Value
  • Marketing Value
  • Enjoyment Value

All four come with owning a bathroom designed and project managed from Lang’s Kitchen and Bath. To learn about the four major cost factors that impact the cost of your bathroom remodel contact us to schedule an appointment with our experienced Team of designers and project managers. We would love to include you in our rapidly growing family of satisfied clients.