• Bathroom Remodeling By The Numbers: What You Need To Know

    December 16, 2021 | Blog | Jordynn Bloss
  • When you take the step of remodeling your bathroom, there are some important factors to consider. Since it’s estimated that roughly 31.77% of bathrooms are large, you’ll need to carefully plan out your remodel. Here’s what you need to know.

    Design and Accessibility

    Who will use the bathroom most often? Certain features are suitable for people with different abilities. These include handheld showerheads and faucets that are easy to grip or operate. A few other things to consider are a wider door, a lower sink, and an accessible shower. If you or a loved one is disabled, then it’s important to make sure your bathroom accommodates those needs. This is also an important consideration if you plan on aging in place in your current home.

    Furniture and Hardware Height

    There are no hard and fast rules for the height of your bathroom furniture or hardware. Be that as it may, most designers have a few general guidelines that they like to follow. For example, the toilet paper holder should be no more than five or so inches from the toilet. Towels and towel racks should hang about 48 inches off the floor. The top of cabinets should be about 66 to 72 inches from the floor.

    Wallpaper or Tile?

    Although wallpaper has seen a resurgence in recent years, it does not always stand up to the heat and humidity that bathroom walls are exposed to daily. Wallpaper, for example, creates a certain atmosphere in the bathroom, but wallpaper is much more expensive to maintain than tile. Is regular maintenance in the budget? If it is, then wallpaper is a good idea.

    Vents and Piping Insulation

    Ventilation is a must and should not be an afterthought. Plan for ventilation and install the proper ventilation for the bathroom in which it will be used, from the master bathroom to the family or guest bathroom. You should also consider what type of plumbing system will be installed and how the pipes will be insulated.

    Find the right bathroom remodeling company to help you plan and budget for that dream bathroom. Make sure you’re considering the above points, too.