Bathroom Remodel: One Of The Best Decisions You Will Make – Part 2

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As discussed in the previous article, the bathroom can easily set the style and feel for your Chicago home. Think about the impression that a bathroom appearance has left upon you visiting a friend’s home; that one time that you saw all the avocado green tiles with yellow accents screaming the 1960’s!

That’s the type of importance that choosing the correct materials can have when choosing the style and functionality of a bathroom remodeling project. Remember most Chicago realtors say that traditionally you can see a 75% to 85% return on your investment for the sale of your home with a professionally remodeled bathroom; so making sure that it’s right is an important choice. In the last article, we looked at: flooring, electrical, and the need to add functionality for a great bathroom remodeling project.

In this article will look at some commonly overlooked features of a successful bathroom remodeling project in the Chicago area.

Don’t Cut Corners on the Fixtures

Believe it or not, most of the expense for a quality bathroom remodeling project is in the fixtures. The toilet, sink, lighting, shower doors, faucets and such not only are the main functioning components of the bathroom but, are also much of the price as well. Chicago homeowners who are looking to save money on their bathroom remodeling project often will turn to cheaper quality fixtures to save money; which can create some problems down the road.

At Samanco, we consistently see the largest complaints from potential bathroom remodeling customers when cheaper fixtures have been used in a bathroom remodeling project. It just that bad taste in your mouth that you have when you spent good money on a gorgeous bathroom remodel only for the faucet fixtured to come apart in your hand six months later.

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Countertops – a telltale sign

Apart from the floors of your Chicago area home, the countertops can easily identify to a visitor the quality of your bathroom remodeling project at a glance. It’s hard to justify using top-quality materials in the floors, walls and fixtures and then skimp on the countertops; effectively denigrating the entire look of the bathroom remodel. Utilizing cheap materials such as Formica or laminate can easily give a cheaper, box store feel to your bathroom remodeling project.

While these materials are more affordable, they also scream cheap. Consider harder, molded materials will that give the upscale look such as natural stone and marble. Also creating a comparable mix of materials between the sink and the countertop can also make an attractive combination and be functional as well. Look to countertop choices that accents your flooring rather than creating a clash of materials; these materials may look good independently but together might create an unsightly mix.

Shed some light on the subject

Nothing dulls a Chicago area bathroom remodeling project faster than an effective lighting. Be sure to choose lighting sources for your bathroom remodeling project that really put some light on the subject. Around the sink and vanity is traditionally where lighting is placed; however, take the extra steps to put in overhead lighting and other areas of the bathroom such as above the toilet and shower.

By adding some good lighting to your bathroom remodeling project, it can really brighten up the colors as well as give it a larger open feel, especially for those smaller bathrooms. For those bathrooms sporting a Jacuzzi avoid the targeted spotlight that traditionally gets installed in the ceiling above; choose rather softer ambient lighting around the edges for more of a relaxing environment.

When Experience Counts

Samanco simply knows bathroom remodeling projects. It is become one of our trademarks services in the Chicago area over the years. We work very hard to stay within budget of our bathroom remodeling projects because of the prep time that we spend with each client prior to beginning the bathroom remodeling project. We make sure to go over each and every detail so that there are no surprises along the way. We show examples of materials, textures and colors so that you can make sure that you’re getting exactly bathroom remodeling project that you always wanted.

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