Bathroom renovation can give a new feel to your home. Improvements could be tearing down or easily replacing a shower or vanity to enhance the look of your bathroom. It all depends on the result you’re looking for, and more importantly your budget.
Increase the Value of Your Home
If you have a plan to sell your property in future and want to make a quick sale, one way is improving your bathroom. Renovated bathroom can increase your Return on Investment (ROI), Homes with renovated bathrooms have shown to be sold at a higher price. A new bathroom not only let the owner enjoy the fresh look, but also is a great investment.
Updating old fixtures and pipes will help you to prevent facing any problems like water leakage or broken pipes, leading to rotted floors and growing molds. These are the most common problems that our clients refer to us for bathroom renovation.
A Place to Store
Many homeowners use bathroom spaces for storage and increasing the capacity by adding more cabinetry allowing you to reduce clutter. Also, you can opt for mirrored cabinets which is perfect for both storage and create visual appeal.
If your bathroom seems small, you can ask our expert and specialist to see if there is a possibility of expanding your space based on the building codes and regulations by using adjacent spaces like unused storage area, a walking in closet or a passageway.
Facelift for bathroom
Bathrooms could be embellished by change of color or laying new colors or even adding accessories. Different color scheme like neutral or light hues can make the room looks spacious and creates a relaxing ambiance. Change of cabinet numbs or light fixtures like sconces on top of a brand-new vanity could improve the look of your bathroom as well.
According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), a bathroom renovation will increase the value of your home by 75%-100% of what you’ve spent. When upgrading your bathroom, you should consider different aspects of the project. We have created a handy checklist for your project to ensure the best outcome for your upcoming bathroom Renovaiton project.
Tile & Flooring
Flooring in bathroom reno has one of the most important impacts on users. Different colours, shapes, sizes, and materials can provide a different experience to the users. What you should consider when choosing flooring finishes is the budget and maintenance as they will affect the result. Here are some options for the bathroom’s flooring:
Linoleum is a great choice because it’s waterproof and spill-resistant though it requires professional installation as it expands and contracts.
Marble is another finish that gives a high-end and elegant look to your bathroom but it can crack and requires maintenance regularly.
Ceramics are the best choice when it comes to durability and cleaning, they also come in various colours and forms.
Porcelain, a sub-type of ceramics, is a tough yet expensive option.
Materials not only should match your budget and design but also should be able to resist moisture with minimum care.
Walk-in Shower or Bathtub
Deciding between them or installing them depends on many factors. If you have toddlers and young children around, a better choice would be the use of a bathtub, however, elders might opt shower stand. Also, if you are planning a renovation to sell your home, you’d better choose a high-end tub or shower to attract more prospective buyers.
Unless you would be the user, you should look more into something within your budget and preferences.
Several factors are involved when changing a toilet such as the location, size of the washroom, plumbing system, style of home, the users, way of sanitation and most importantly budget.
Different types of toilets are wall-mounted, one-piece and two-piece.Also the toilet comes in different height depending on your preference. We mostly suggest Comfortable Height, as they are easier to use more wide range of individual specially seniors.
Choosing a bathroom sink could be challenging with different finishes, styles and shapes available. So probably you need to research thoroughly to find the right sink. Once you decided, make sure you have the right measurements, the sink should be in easy reach of water connections so it fits. Each sink has a different type of installation such as drop-in, wall-mounted, pedestal, under mount, vessel, vanity sink.
Cabinetry & Bathroom Accessories
Having cabinets has become necessary as it changes the overall look and increases the functionality of the space. Size, material, and type are the elements that should be considered when choosing cabinets.
Installing different types of cabinets, mirrored or medicine or corner, depends mainly on types of bathroom. Additionally, hinges and handles should be practical and match the style of the whole bathroom design to present a unified look. Small details like towel racks, faucets, matching lighting fixtures, and cabinet hardware could impact the resale value of your home.
Plumbing and Electrical
In bathroom renovation generally bear in mind if you shouldn’t change or relocate, don’t, otherwise you need to hire professionals as any plumbing and electricals changes should be based on building code and regulations therefore permits are needed. This type of work requires to be done by an electrical contractor or a licensed plumber.
To finish off your bathroom, try to schedule your timeline once you have decided on the materials, finishes and fixtures. Make sure to predict the challenges arising during the remodelling process and set deadlines to speed up the process.
Hire a Contractor
If doing all of the above would be a headache for you, you can always ask for help from a professional contractor. They are experienced and know how to recognize and deal with any upcoming challenges during the project.
When planning the layout of a space, you should determine the function of each room to pick the right finishes. For instance, materials and fixtures in a kid’s bathroom are different than those in a master bathroom both functionally and financially. Thus, below we discern the differences between types of bathroom.
Powder rooms or half baths are mainly used by guests to freshen up. A sink and a toilet are the only features provided in powder rooms. They usually are situated on the first floor of the house near the entryway. This type of bathroom tends to be small and the standard size is about 15-25 sq ft. However, there are special measurement and specifications which should be based on the building codes and regulations.
Master bathrooms or Ensuite bathrooms are the focal points of selling your home. Since master bathrooms need to be expanded a lot of works are involved in the bathroom renovation project such as moving walls, plumbing, electrical and architectural and engineering which each of them needs inspection approval and regulations to be followed.
That is why master renovations are the most expensive among other types of bathrooms. Also, as they are situated adjacent to the bedroom many concerns should be considered. Noise for instance could be prevented by installing a modern inlet valve or if the level of moisture is high, you can either install an exhaust fan or add a window. Privacy is one of the key elements of en suite bathrooms due to their proximity to the master bedroom. If you do not have a master bathroom, you can convert a large closet or you can build one from scratch.
Jack & Jill Bathrooms
Allocating space to bathrooms takes up the floor plan and costs a lot. Sharing one bathroom between two bedrooms saves money and space. This type is a shared yet private space which normally shared between siblings.
Some of the essential features in Jack & Jill bathrooms are two sinks, Locks on both doors, Storage and accessories.
A guest bathroom as its name represents is primarily for the use of guests who stayed at your place. There is no specification for renovating them, only your personal preference in choosing finishes and fixtures.
Renovating Your Bathroom
If your home requires an additional bathroom or the one you currently have needs a facelift, we can discuss your project further in detail. Maserat Developments provide bathroom renovation services for older homes in Toronto, you can book your consultation today to get a proper and accurate estimate from our senior project manager.
Our Desing services are included in all renovation projects, so if you are not sure what material, finishes or colour to use; don’t worry we are here to help you every step of the way.