We know how exciting planning a bath remodeling project can be, but we also know that sometimes, choosing the best options for your home and budget can be an overwhelming task. Here at The Kitchen Master, we’ve been helping Chicagoland homeowners realize their kitchen and bath remodeling dreams since 1977, so we know a thing or two about the process. A good bathroom design is a blend of creative dreams and practical realities, and we can help you get there. Read on to learn more.
In order to make a bathroom work, it’s a good idea to think about the smaller details first, such as fixtures, colors and finishes, and then work backward to the larger elements, like walls and flooring. In many cases, those little details are what can make the biggest impact in your everyday use of the space.
When many homeowners start thinking of a custom bathroom design process, the focus tends to be on layout, paint colors, heated floors and moving fixtures around. These are all great things to consider, but if you don’t think about what lies beneath the existing walls and floors, your project may soon go off track (and over budget). In order to make the design work well and affordably, here are three things to consider:
Regardless of the age of your home, small problems under tile can become large if left unchecked. At times, when you start to replace tile in older homes, you might find what is known as “wet bed.” This basically means that the tiles were originally installed on poured concrete—an outdated method.
Wet bed tile can be difficult and costly to remove, so if you are on a very tight budget, you may want to design around your existing tile and spend your money elsewhere. But don’t despair—vintage tile is very stylish and many people go to great lengths to install classic tile in their homes.
Bathrooms are spaces that should be warm, comforting and relaxing—yet creating this dream space with a remodeling project may be a bit of a challenge for anyone. To alleviate the stress and time-consuming work associated with bathroom renovations, many homeowners choose to have certified bathroom designers on the remodeling work.… Read moreView latest blog posts