When you are considering remodeling a bathroom, the first thing that you need to do is to consider what it is that you want to achieve. Different people will have different needs and wishes, so it pays to take some time to consider exactly what it is that you want.
You don’t want to be in a situation six months after completing the work, saying “I wish we’d done this”, or “I wish we’d done that.” Remodeling your bathroom can cost a considerable amount. This is going to have to last for 15 – 20 years, and perhaps more, so you have to get it right first time.
Things To Consider
Here are some things to consider.
First, if you have more than one bathroom, which one do you want to remodel? A master bathroom remodel will be completely different from a guest powder room.
How many people use the bathroom? How often do they use it?
The next one is a biggie: Is it possible that you will be having more children who will need to use the bathroom, or is there one already on the way? Might you need to look after aging parents who will move into your home? Is it possible that you will have children leaving the home? All of these things will affect the way and the times that the bathroom is used.
What Else Is Your Bathroom Used For?
Here is another big question: apart from the obvious, what else is the bathroom used for? Do you relax and listen to music? Do you use it for getting dressed, making a cup of coffee, watching TV?
What is it about your present bathroom layout and equipment that you really do not like? Think about this carefully. What you are doing is getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. There may be a few things about your present bathroom that you love, and others that you hate, so you want to keep what you love and get rid of what you hate.
Write all this down on paper, as you go, because otherwise you are bound to forget some things.
A Bigger Tub Or Shower
Do you want a bigger tub, or a larger shower? 90% of homes have bathrooms that are out of date, and two of the biggest complaints are that the shower is not big enough, and neither is the tub.
What about sink vanities? Do you need two single ones because two of you use the bathroom at the same time, or will one do? What about a double sink vanity, which will accommodate two people, but take less space than two single ones? Do you want a modern, sleek design, or would you prefer something more traditional?
Whichever type of sink vanity you are considering, it’s well worthwhile taking a look at the Virtu USA range. You will find a very wide choice of sink vanities, both free-standing and wall-hung, that offer what you need. You can take a look at the various different models of Virtu USA sink vanities by clicking on the Brands link at the top of the page and scrolling down to Virtu USA.
In the second part of this discussion about remodeling your bathroom, we’ll consider all the smaller items you might need, apart from a shower, bathtub and toilet, and take a look at what Virtu USA have to offer.