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Smart Tips About Bathroom Remodelling

Remodeling a small bathroom is a big undertaking thus, one smart move before even starting it is to get advice from the pros.  Below is a summary of tips from contractors and designers about bathroom remodeling.

Choose the right bathroom tiles

Choose glazed tiles if you hate cleaning bathroom tiles round the clock.  Porcelain tiles are also easy to maintain.  Avoid tiles that are porous as they stain easily and readily absorb spills.  If you’re more concerned with safety, select textured or matte-finished tiles but if you can’t forego glazed tiles, choose smaller tiles.  These will provide more grip because they bear more grooves for grout.

Think space when choosing a sink

There are so many varieties of bathroom sinks but you have to decide which style will work best for you and your family.

A pedestal type sink is best suited for powder rooms because of its slim contour.  While it looks very sleek and modern, you won’t get any extra storage space at the bottom of the sink.

Meanwhile, a vessel type sink is designed to sit on a bathroom counter.  As opposed to the pedestal sink, this provides ample space for cabinets below it.  The only downside is that it occupies a lot of counter space and may require frequent cleaning especially on the spot underneath where the counter and sink join.

There are also sinks that come with a vanity.  This offers more utility than the two types discussed however, it will take much space.  Consider allotting some clearance that’s enough to open cabinets or drawers.

Choose low maintenance countertops

Countertops made of natural stone are mostly used for upscale bathrooms.  Polished granite counters are low maintenance because they aren’t easily stained and are scratch resistant.  Be careful though because there are granite types that are more porous.  These types absorb water and oil.  Any spills, if not cleaned properly will create marks that may be difficult to remove.

Counters made of resin is also a good choice.  Whether you purchase straight resin or cultured marble, these come in long slabs and with a range of colors to choose from.  You don’t need sealants for these.

The downside is that it isn’t the high-end type, unlike granite slabs.

Of course, when you have budget constraints, laminated countertops can be an option.  While it won’t look upscale, it is also resistant to spills and scratches and can be bought in almost all home depots.  It can fit almost any design because of the come in a wide range of textures, colors, and finishes.  Like almost all laminates, they have a tendency to peel off due to wear and tear.  Also, you can’t fit an under mount sink on a prefab laminated slab.

Remodeling a bathroom is a serious undertaking that requires a well thought out plan.  Taking the advice of experts in bathroom installation and fixtures somehow makes decision making about which type of fixture to use an easier and stress-free activity.