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Bathroom Renovation Tips

Bathroom Renovation Tips By AJ Fanter
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

Have you been dreaming of having pedestal sinks or an easy to clean shower, or looking forward to getting ready in the morning without bumping into your significant other every time you turn around? If the answer is yes, it could be time to consider a bathroom renovation.

A bathroom renovation can give you the space and features you crave, while adding value to your home. If your dated master or guest bathroom is on your home improvement to-do list, here are some suggestions from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to make the most of this important interior space.

Be Space Savvy

Like any home improvement project, you'll want to begin with a careful review of how you are currently using your existing space. For example, if you're considering adding a bathroom because sink space is at a premium, the solution could be as simple as incorporating a second sink into your bathroom renovation plans. If however, space is an issue, one effective solution is to incorporate space from a nearby closet or unused room into your renovation plans. Then again, if your home improvement dreams involve soaking in a luxurious garden-style jetted tub, but expansion is simply not an option, one savvy renovation solution is to install a combination shower/tub unit or switch to a pedestal sink rather than using a larger vanity style unit.

Budget Friendly Renovation Choices

There are many ways you can save money on your bathroom renovation. For example, if you have a tub that is in good condition, one budget-friendly option is to have it reglazed, rather than replacing it. This will save on labor and materials. Another money-saving option is choosing cultured marble sheets or fiberglass for the tub surround rather than ceramic tile. Not only do both of these options cost less, they are easier to install and maintain.  

As you can see, when it comes to bathroom renovations, there are many ways to save money and maximize space. That's why one of the best ways to ensure a smooth renovation is to hire a qualified kitchen and bath home improvement professional.


About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, NV.

*Before you apply any of the advice described on the Hip-home.com website, you should consider if the advice is safe and suitable for your individual home situation and consult experts as necessary to evaluate the suitability for your circumstances.
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