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Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Bathroom Remodel

4 ways to get the most out of your bathroom remodel

Your bathroom should be more than just a functional room. Considering the amount of time you spend there, it should sport a chic, attractive look that will make your morning routine feel like an experience. Hiring a professional remodeling contractor like Crosby Contracting to remodel your bathroom will provide a brand-new look and feel that you're sure to love.

To get the most out of your Lexington area remodeling project, here are a few tips that will get you more bang for your buck:

1. Hide Your Toilet

You might expect to see a toilet when you walk into a bathroom, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the first thing you see the second you step into your bathroom. That visual doesn’t help make your morning routine feel like an experience -- at least not a particularly pleasant one. To fix this visual speedbump, consider tucking your bowl away behind a wall! As your bathroom is renovated, either move your toilet into a closet by building some walls around its existing location or build a half wall the height of which should be a little higher than your bathroom vanity. This addition is relatively simple, and it will increase the visual appeal of your bathroom substantially. And while we’re on the subject of toilets, this leads to our next tip.

2. Upgrade Your Toilet

An outdated toilet can expend far more water than you should ever need to. You may want to consider upgrading to a newer, low-flow model. The benefits of a low-flow toilet are economic as well as environmental. Saving water is always a bonus for Mother Earth, and saving money on water is always a bonus for the homeowner who wants to make back some of that money on upgrades and renovations. There are even models of toilets now that offer two different flushing options: higher and lower, depending on your needs.

3. Add Ways for Moisture to Escape

You might find your showers taking twice or even three times longer than they normally do as you get caught up in enjoying your beautiful new bathroom. All of that extra showering will produce lots of steam -- something that could cause damage. To combat this problem, consider installing extra vents and perhaps even a new window if possible. These additions will allow moisture to escape, preserving the beauty and well-being of your new bathroom for many years to come.

4. Upgrade Your Lights

Bad lighting can make it difficult to shave or apply makeup or may make your new shower feel like a cave instead of a glorious getaway. To fix this problem, consider your lighting setup when you remodel your bathroom. More lights, brighter lights, recessed lighting, dimmer switches, and new vanity lights are just a few of the modifications Crosby Contracting can make. Upgraded lighting will add to your home's appeal and is a relatively minor fix that can stay that way for years.

The Bottom Line

A bathroom remodel is one of our most popular projects, improving a room you use every single day. Your bathroom should look and feel fantastic. By following these four remodeling tips, you can be sure that your bathroom will look and function beautifully for many years to come. Here at Crosby Contracting, we're Lexington's bathroom remodeling experts, and we can't wait to work on your bathroom next!


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