Nov 06, 2017

The Most Practical Beginner’s Guide to Bathroom Remodel Projects

Unless you work in the home construction industry or watch HGTV 24/7, you’re probably not an expert on bathroom remodeling, as you may only do this a couple times in your entire life.  Since we do it a little more often than that, allow us to offer some helpful advice so that when the time comes for you to start a bathroom renovation, you’ve got some of the basics down.

Cost Of Moving Bathroom Plumbing Isn’t Usually Worth It

Yes, there are times when it makes sense to change the layout of the plumbing for a bathroom remodel.  However, rerouting plumbing will add to both the duration and costs of your project. This is one area where change doesn’t need to be made for the sake of making change.bathroom

Consider Natural Light Bathroom Ideas: Bathroom Windows & Skylights

Many bathrooms are in areas of the home that do not have poor lighting and air circulation.  Remedy this situation by adding a sun tunnel or skylights for your bathroom without a window.  Companies such as VELUX even offer battery powered skylights that have rain sensors that automatically close the unit upon detection of rain.  Other types of bathroom windows, like sliding windows, can also provide moisture control.

Items Like Custom Bathroom Vanities Should Be Ordered Right Away

When ordering custom items such as tiles, vanities, light fixtures, bathtubs, etc., the supplier, not the homeowner, dictates the time frame the items will be available.  To keep your bathroom remodeling project moving as quickly as possible, select these items at the very start of the project and do not start the demo process until the arrival date (or thereafter) in order to not have a bathroom that’s a construction zone for several weeks.

This New Construction Project Integrated Modern Bathroom Trends

Consider a Walk-In Shower

If you’re looking to replace your current shower, a walk-in shower may be worth considering.  Eliminating the step up can make the room appear larger.  It’s also worth considering for homeowners who plan to retire in their current home.

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DIY Bathroom Renovation Projects Are Not For The Faint Of Heart

If any part of the project makes you uncomfortable, there’s nothing wrong with calling a professional.  Yes, it can be an added expense, but then again, so can having your home flood because a water supply line was severed during a project you attempted to do yourself.  Remember, it’s okay to wave the white flag.

Beware Of Questionable Bathroom Remodel Trends

Ever been in a bathroom that still has an avocado green toilet?  Looks out of place, doesn’t it?  Opt for trendy items that can be swapped out easily such as rugs, shower curtains, toothbrush holders, etc. and keep your toilet and bathtub in traditional hues.  That being said, here are some practical bathroom trends that will stand the test of time.

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Ellen R.
Osceola, WI
July 21, 2022

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

James N.
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2022

"Eric did a great job in finding sources in matching granite and cabinets - very pleased with finished product. There were adjustments to be made to granite and cabinets but those were done in a timely manner and done very well."

Pat M.
St. Paul, MN
June 22, 2022

"The work and products used were excellent. All the employees and phone contacts were so knowledgeable and helpful in making our decisions about remodeling. The end results are beautiful."

Neil O.
Blaine, MN
June 19, 2022

"Lindus Construction is always on time. Does a wonderful job and the people completing the work is always very friendly."

Jean W.
Hammond, WI
May 26, 2022

"I am very happy with my remodeled bathroom...it looks great !!  I always knew what was going to happen ahead of time with great clarity, that took a lot of the normal stress out of it. Also, each tradesman who came to my house told me what and how they were going to do their piece of the project. They all seemed like nice guys and easy to be around! I have in the past and hope to in future to contact Lindus for projects."

Thomas N.
St. Paul, MN
January 31, 2022
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