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Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

     Remodeling a bathroom can be an exciting prospect.  A beautiful bathroom can increase the value of your home as well as make it more pleasant for you and your family.  However, overhauling your powder room can be a major undertaking that requires planning and budgeting.

     Planning a bathroom remodel involves everything from deciding on which plumber and contractor to use to picking out fixtures and colors.  Your plumber can help you figure out what fixtures will work in your bathroom and how they will tie in with the rest of your house.  For instance, if you want to install a soaker tub or multi-head shower, you may need to upgrade your water heater due to increased water flow.  This is not something you want to come as a surprise.  You also need to make sure the components in your new bathroom work well for your lifestyle and your family.  Accessibility is important, particularly for children or the elderly. 

     Setting a budget for your renovated bathroom is also a significant part of planning.  Not sure where to start or how much you should spend?  The recommended average cost for a bathroom remodel is 5-10% of your home’s value.  This may fluctuate, of course, depending on how much work your bathroom needs.  Even with as much work as you have put into your plan, it is likely that you will stumble across a few unexpected expenses along the way.  Have a little extra padding in your budget for just this sort of situation.  Choose fixtures in classic styles and timeless colors so they will go with any future theme you may decide to have.  Don’t skimp on quality, either; the bathroom is a well-used part of the house that needs to be able to hold up to everyday wear and tear.

     Having a plan in place can keep your bathroom remodel from being an inconvenient or drawn-out process.  Knowing what you want, where you want it, and how it will integrate with your existing plumbing is an important part of the progression to a brand new bathroom.  Hiring a professional ensures it will all go smoothly and the fixtures will be installed properly.  A&W Plumbing is here to help you from start to finish.

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