Five Inspiring Bathroom Remodel And Renovations Ideas And Tips

Author: Anew Bath Concepts | | Categories: Bathroom Design , Bathroom Remodeling Contractor , Bathroom Renovations

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Whether you’re making minor improvements, opting for a complete overhaul, or just daydreaming, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home. So it’s no wonder that this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel.

But choosing a brand-new look isn’t always easy, therefore, Anew Bath Concepts have gathered an array of bathroom remodel and renovation ideas and tips to help you out. Not only will these suggestions make your space feel more aligned with your personal style, but they can also increase your home’s overall value. Keep reading to find out.

Tip #1: Have a vision

As Steven Covey would say, “Begin with the end in mind.” Whenever you and I start a difficult task, it’s critical to create a mental picture of what the end (or, in this case, a bathroom remodeling project) will look like.

Tip #2: Don’t be afraid to bring in (or call on) experts in their field

I don’t want to get philosophical on you (or give you nightmares to reckon back to a college philosophy class, but as Socrates said, “I know that I know nothing.” While we certainly do know some things, I believe Socrates meant that as we get wiser, we start to realize how much we don’t know. When you start digging into a bathroom remodel project, whether you realize it or not is, you’re embarking on a learning journey.

If you’re like most people (whether you’re planning on DIYing or hiring a professional contractor), you’ll stay ignorant about the products and process of this project at your own peril. If you took a Greek class (I’m glad I didn’t have to take this one), you probably learned the term caveat emptor, which means let the buyer beware. If you don’t become educated, you may pay the consequences by having to redo your project if it fails down the road.

Tip #3: Let other’s inspiration and creativity soar

If you really want a better project, you don’t want to fall victim to the “N.I.H syndrome” (N.I.H. stands for Not Invented Here). Special projects are usually born from the “marriage” (yes, I do mean marriage, these guys and gals will usually be in your home longer than you wish!) of passionate and creative homeowners and passionate and creative craftsmen/women.

When you find a quality and creative craftsman or craftswoman, they’ll have a portfolio of work and ideas for you.

Tip #4: Don’t take no for an answer

The perseverance to get what you want, even if it involves personal elbow grease to make it happen.

The more I work with homeowners across the country, the more I know they must “do battle” with what I’m now calling “Can’t do contractors!” You know these guys. You tell them what you want. They give you ten reasons (or more) it can’t be done. And if you want a specialized building material they haven’t worked with before, lookout! You’ll get so many “can’t do’s” it will blow your mind!

To help find the can-do’s, utilize social media sites. So many of us women go directly to PINTEREST! What’s cool about this social media imaging site is you not only will find pretty pictures, but in many cases, when you click through the pictures, you’ll get articles, information, and people to help you get the job done (men in this country need to get on the Pinterest bandwagon as well lol).

Tip #5: Look for products that have more inspiration, and less perspiration

If your bathroom is more of a chore (cleaning nasty mosaic tile shower pan floors or framed shower doors), than a pleasure raise your hand right now. My guess is many people reading this will be raising their hands. What can be done to stop the maintenance and perspiration hassle of cleaning your bathroom? How can you create a place which can “take you away” (Calgon) from a tough day?

The answer is low maintenance, high style products. Clients are determined to remodel their bathroom so it would be enjoyable and not put you on your hands and knees cleaning. Here are a couple of products to help make this happen:

a. Use acrylic, solid surface, or concrete polymer shower pans.

b. Install semi-frameless or frameless shower door systems.

c. Select 100% waterproof, non-grouted, non-porous wall surround options for your shower/tub area, such as; Anew Wall Panel System, Wilson Art Wet Wall System, or Polymer Wall Tile System.

For more bathroom remodel and renovations ideas and tips, reach out to Anew Bath Concepts. We are a locally owned and run full-service bathroom remodeling company based in Forsyth, Illinois, specializing in the accessibility and installation of innovative, high-quality products for the shower and tub area of your home.

Our services are available to clients across Forsyth, Decatur, Springfield, Champaign, Shelbyville, Bloomington, and the surrounding areas.

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