A remodeled and renovated bathroom can leave you with a feeling of warmth and satisfaction that overwhelms all the stress and turmoil that it took to achieve that goal. At Pacific Green Homes, we can provide that feeling of warmth and satisfaction without any of the stress. We will work with you to give you the bathroom of your dreams and we will ensure that the journey is just as satisfying as the destination.
Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Costs
Expect the Unexpected
You don’t need to break the bank to attain the perfect bathroom, but you do need to prepare for the unpredictable. There could be water damage that you cannot see or procedures like plumbing repair that need to be done. There is no way to find out about these potential problems until one of our contractors performs a thorough examination of the bathroom space.
Since unforeseen problems could crop up, it is important to add a cushion of 10-15 percent to your proposed budget to can take care of any unpleasant surprises. With any remodeling project, you will likely end up spending more than you intended, so you should have provisions in place in case something happens.
Creating a Budget
While you should certainly set aside some money for unanticipated problems, the majority of your budget will be about the actual remodel. In terms of design, here are some of the things a bathroom remodel can entail:
- Faucets and Plumbing
- Countertops and Sinks
- Doors and Windows
- Walls and Ceilings
It is up to you to decide how much of your budget you want to allocate to each area of design. Our designers and contractors at Pacific Green Homes can help you to decide which area needs the most attention and come up with design ideas that fit your budget. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but we are happy to provide all the help we can.
Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Areas of Interest
The first priority of your bathroom remodel should be practicality, if the space isn’t used efficiently and nothing works properly, then it does not matter how attractive it is. One of your primary concerns should be the toilet; we all need it, we all use it, so it should function flawlessly and be placed in a sensible position. You can indulge in accoutrements like heated seats or bidets if your budget allows, but ultimately, the toilet has to work properly. Our contractors will make certain that the form and function of your toilet are equally impeccable.
You will be opening and closing these constantly, so it is important that they be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. They should also be water resistant, easy to clean, and of course, they should have more than adequate storage that is easily accessible. This encapsulates everything from linen storage to the medicine cabinet. Our designers can provide you with effective, cost efficient cabinetry solutions that work for you.
There are a few considerations to take into account when choosing your bathroom floor. A non-slip surface is a must since it will always be getting wet. Tile is usually used to surface bathroom floors, but there are other options, like sealed hardwood flooring, vinyl, and even water-resistant, stain-resistant carpeting. We can help you find flooring options that are as safe as they are attractive.
Sinks and Countertops
The sink and the countertop get used frequently so it is paramount that they both be of high quality. There are a wide variety of sink styles to choose from, such as:
- Wall-hung sinks – These are supported by the wall and leave a lot of space beneath them.
- Vessel sinks – A bowl that sits on the countertop, these sometimes need custom faucets because of their height.
- Integrated sinks – They sit flush with the surface of the countertop and provide a nice uniform look.
- Pedestal sinks – As the name suggests, the sink sits on a thin column. This is a stylish choice for smaller bathrooms.
These are just few of the sink styles to choose from. One thing to note about choosing a sink is whether you will need new faucets as well, since that could affect your budget if you did not consider it beforehand.
Countertops should be durable enough to stand up to the rigors of everyday (and night) use. This can involve the spilling of water, soap, and cosmetics, as well as the heat of hair dryers or curling irons. It should also be spacious enough to support all, or most of those things, so that they are easily within reach when you need them. A surface that is easy to clean, does not stain easily, and is attractive is ideal. Granite and quartzite are two choices that fit the bill, and they both have affordable options that can save you money.
Bath and Shower
With a bath or shower, there are a few considerations: do you want a bath and a shower, or one or the other? Will it be used one person at a time or more at once? Do you plan to install spa-type accessories or just use it as a bath/shower? The decision you make has a big impact on the layout of the bathroom, and on your budget, so choose carefully. Our designers and contractors can help you sort those issues out and find you a happy solution.
You want everything to be well illuminated and for all the lights to be positioned in a useful way. You want all the illumination to be bright enough to apply makeup, shave, etc. without creating unflattering shadows. The lighting should not generate too much heat as that could make the bathroom uncomfortable. Lighting should ideally be energy efficient since you do not want the bathroom to end up costing you money even after the renovation is complete.
Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Other Considerations
Other sizeable factors include whether you plan to change the layout of the bathroom. Walls, doorways, and windows might have to be added or removed, and new plumbing might have to be installed. If you have the budget for it, then you can also consider indulgences like heated floors, bidets, shower seating, or more. Whatever you want or need in your new bathroom, Pacific Green Homes can provide it with the efficiency you need.
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