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What Homeowners Should Know Before Remodeling a Bathroom This Spring

With the start of the spring season and warmer weather headed our way, more homeowners are starting to work on home renovation projects. Here are a few things that homeowners should consider when planning to renovate their bathrooms and how bathroom fixture showrooms can help.

Here are five maintenance tasks to start with to get your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems ready for spring.

Setting a Reasonable Budget

As with any home repair project, any good plan begins by setting a reasonable budget. For inspiration, you can visit bathroom fixture showrooms to get a sense of what is popular right now and how much new bathroom fixtures will cost. While figuring out your budget, assess your own skill-set to determine whether there are some repairs that you can do yourself or whether you want to hire a contractor to handle the entire job. You’ll also need to consider the size of your bathroom (take measurements!) and the quality of the materials you want.

How Long the Bathroom Will Be Unusable

Another consideration to take into account is how long the bathroom that’s under repair will be out of commission. If you have just one bathroom in your home, this could become a major problem. To work out other arrangements, consider whether your family will need to stay with a friend or other family member until the remodeling process is done.

Implications of Hiring Contractors

There are many things to consider when hiring bathroom remodeling contractors, including their experience, time frame, reliability, and cost. To ensure a smooth process and avoid delays, make as many decisions as possible before the work begins. Always start with a detailed floor plan and enlist the help of an interior designer if you want to dramatically change the layout of your bathroom.

Start with Easy DIY Repairs

If you’re not yet feeling committed to bringing in contractors and expanding your budget, sometimes easy updates can be done yourself and still make a big difference. Changing out the hardware in a bathroom can give the room an entirely different look, starting with the drawer pulls, faucet handles, and showerheads. Perhaps these small upgrades will help you love your bathroom a little more while you save up for a big remodeling project down the road.

Proper Ventilation Is Key

Another often-overlooked aspect of bathroom remodeling is ventilation, but this is your best line of defense against mold and mildew. The size of the vent fan in your bathroom should be determined the size of the room, so you may need a larger one than you currently have to reduce excess moisture. Take a walk around a bathroom fixture showroom to learn how stylish and how much quieter these fans have become lately.

Our Bathroom Remodel Showroom

Central Plumbing Specialties and our beautiful bathroom remodel showroom locations offer the finest decorative plumbing fixtures and hardware in the industry. We are open to the trade and to homeowners as well, with diverse offerings and displays to suit every style and budget. Take a look at the photo galleries for our bathroom fixture showrooms to see exactly what we mean!

Deciding to update your bathroom is a big decision that requires careful consideration. But once you have weighed all your options and settled on a design to suit your needs, the spring season is a wonderful time to get started.

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