What to Think About When You Renovate Your Bathroom

Bathroom RenovationsBathroom renovations are one of the most cost-effective changes you can make to your home. These projects will continue to add convenience, functionality, and value to your property, regardless of whether you plan to stay in your home for years or are preparing to place it on the market. During your bathroom renovation, there are several considerations you should keep in mind to get the greatest value from this investment.

Add Larger Drains

By default, most plumbing drains are only one and a half inches in diameter; however, this small size can increase the risk of clogs in bathroom drains. Talking to your contractor about upgrading your drains to two-inch pipes can make a significant difference in terms of convenience without adding much cost or work to your project.

Dress Up Your Windows

Windows add natural light to the bathroom, increasing perceived room size and creating a welcoming and relaxing space. If your bathroom incorporates a window, consider dressing it up with frosted or stained glass, which allows light to pass through without compromising privacy. Windows located near showers add ventilation along with extra light. Adding a tilt-and-turn window lets you open the window while you shower while still eliminating any view into your bathroom from outside.

Remember Traction

Traction is an important feature in and around showers and tubs. While larger tiles are popular for bathroom walls and shower surrounds, choose a smaller tile pattern for your shower floor. Not only are smaller tiles easier to slope for better drainage, the increased number of grout lines will also improve traction as well.

At McCaleb Construction, we specialize in home design and remodeling in the Tucson area. We can help you realize your renovation dreams with award-winning professional renovation and remodeling services that will add beauty and value to your property. Please visit us online to find out more about what we do and check out our online showcase of past projects, or give us a call at (520) 323-2100 to discuss your home renovation ideas.

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