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Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies

Ha, ha!  You’re reading an article “for dummies”.  (Did we mention that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem?)  Surely we jest… all kidding aside, unless you work in the construction industry or watch HGTV 24/7, you’re not supposed to be an expert on this topic, 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 update a bathroom, you’ve got some of the basics down.

Plumbing is Expensive to Move: Yes, there are times when it makes sense to change the layout of the plumbing in a bathroom.  However, moving it 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

Now is the Time to Amplify Natural Light: Many bathrooms are in areas of the home that do not have windows which means poor lighting and air circulation.  Remedy this situation by adding a sun tunnel or skylights to your bathroom.  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.

You are on the Supplier’s Timeframe, Not the Other Way Around: 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 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.

It’s Okay to Wave the White Flag: 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.

Beware of 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.

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Reviews From Lindus Construction Remodeling Clients:

"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

This is the 2nd time that we’ve contracted with Lindus and we are very satisfied with their professionalism and their workmanship.  The first contract work that they did for us really transformed our home and we feel the same way about this 2nd project that they've done at our home.  With all of the contracting horror stories out there, Lindus does things right and makes sure that the customer is satisfied."

Rick U.
Maplewood, MN
November 18, 2021

"To date we have had Jason, Brock, Scott and Dylan working on our project.  Without exception, these guys have distinguished themselves as true professionals.  As you know our project is remodeling the back entry way of our 100 year old home.  Needless to say there have been challenges that would not have been encountered with more contemporary building practices.  Each time these challenges have been met with sound solutions and, as importantly, with excellent attitude.  Throughout the process they were friendly and kept us informed.  Without doubt these guys are strong ambassadors for Lindus."

Ron S.
MInneapolis, MN
October 15, 2021

"Jason, lead carpenter, and his helpers Brock and Scott, took our latest Lindus project (installing a new laminated beam for our front entry) to heart making sure the project was done right the first time. They were courteous, informative, and hard workers even cleaning the floor of our garage when the project was finished. Jason, Brock, and Scott will receive my seal of approval for a job well-done. Thank you Lindus!"

Robert B.
Apple Valley, MN
September 21, 2021

"The Lindus staff provided the appropriate coordination to achieve an amazing transformation of my kitchen. I felt very reassured about the quality of the work that went into the process of measuring and final installation of the Cambria countertops. The completed tile work by Nick is a masterful work of artistic precision. Once again, Lindus Construction has proved a reliable resource for making improvements to my home."

Nancy M.
St. Anthony, MN
August 9, 2021

"Oh I love the bathroom!  Everyone was very professional.  They all told me when were coming and were on time.  I would recommend Lindus Construction to anyone that is planning any construction."

Barb C.
Hudson, WI
April 28, 2021
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