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Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

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Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It often sets the mood for the rest of your day. Therefore, it is essential to make sure your bathroom is a place you enjoy spending your time. However, if your bathroom needs an update, you likely know that it can be exceedingly expensive to remodel. If you are interested in updating your bathroom without breaking the bank, take a look at our guide!

Refinish Instead of Replacing

If you are trying to save money on your remodel, one of the best ways to do so is by refinishing your existing fixtures and materials instead of replacing everything. This goes for nearly everything in your bathroom, from your shower, to your tiling. For example, if your shower’s floor has yellowed or cracked, rather than replacing the entire shower, you could re-finish the showers floor for a fraction of the cost. The same goes for your tiles. If you have a couple of cracked tiles, don’t replace your entire bathroom floor, just the tiles that have failed, and you will save a considerable amount of money.

Don’t Move Any Major Plumbing

While your shower might fit perfectly on the other side of the bathroom, if you are trying to remodel on a budget, moving around your plumbing can be your worst enemy. There are few things that ratchet up a remodel’s price faster than moving around all of your plumbing. If possible, leaving your fixtures in their current locations will save a lot of money during the remodel. If it’s not possible, you can consider making minor adjustments yourself, but if you are moving your plumbing, it’s best to leave it to a professional.

Plan Ahead or Design It Yourself

One of the things that can quickly drive up the cost of a remodel is not planning ahead. If you don’t have your bathroom remodel properly planned, you can end up ordering materials you didn’t need or want, which will cost you time and money to fix. Furthermore, if you are trying to cut down on expenses, consider designing your remodel yourself. While a professional remodeling company will be able to assist you and make your project simple and easy, designing it yourself will save you a considerable amount of money. If you are considering moving any fixtures, you are better off contacting a remodeling professional, but if not, you can attempt to re-design your bathroom by yourself to save money and give yourself a sense of accomplishment!

If you have more questions about remodeling your bathroom, reach out to our team at Ryann Reed! We would be happy to assist you with any of your interior remodeling needs! Contact us at (215) 372-0040 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!

Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

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While the kitchen may be the heart of your home, your bathroom is just as important.  It is likely one of the most used rooms in your home and, outside of your bedroom, the main room where you start and end your days.  If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, check out this guide to avoid some of the most common mistakes people make when remodeling their bathrooms

Cutting Cost on Labor or Materials

While it can certainly be tempting to try to save money by hiring a cheaper contractor or using lower-quality materials, it can often come back to bite you. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  In a room like a bathroom, which will be dealing with a lot of moisture and get a lot of use, it is important to make sure you use quality materials, and find someone who knows how to install those materials correctly to ensure your bathroom stands the test of time.

Moving Your Fixtures

While it may be due to your design choices and simply be an unavoidable cost, one thing that a lot of people neglect to consider is the cost of moving around your fixtures, like the shower and sink.  This causes you to have to re-rout your water lines which is where things get pricey.  This alone can add thousands of dollars to your bathroom remodel’s cost. To save money, be sure to at least plan your design around your existing water lines, even if you change decide to put the your new shower where the old sink was.

Not Deciding on a Theme

Your bathroom is a place that will be lived in. It will be messy and chaotic.  Therefore, it can often be beneficial from an aesthetic point of view to make sure your bathroom has some order to it.  Whether you want to go for a modern, minimalist design or something more artistic, adding a sense of continuity to your bathroom can help you start your morning off on the right note.

Not Having Proper Ventilation

It is important to install a ceiling fan in your bathroom to help clear out the condensation that forms in your bathroom during a hot shower. Poor ventilation can lead to both bubbling paint in your ceiling and walls, as well as mold growth, both of which are issues that need to be addressed promptly.  To help avoid these problems, be sure to install a quality ceiling fan.  Cutting costs on your fan can leave you with a fan that doesn’t actually help with your ventilation at all.

If you follow these tips, you will save yourself money and headaches on your bathroom remodeling project! For more help, reach out to Ryann Reed Design Build at (215) 372-0040 or fill out our online contact form today!

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Various Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Small Bathroom

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Bathrooms should be extremely functional but at the same time they should be beautiful spaces that lighten your mood when entering them. Are you interested in different ways that you can improve your smaller bathroom? Check out this tips to do so!

1. Eye Trick: If your bathroom is smaller, making it seem larger can do wonders. One way to do this is by carrying the same flooring in the bathroom all the way into the shower.

2. Wall Storage: Look to your walls for storage! Having important toiletries on hand is important so instead of taking too much leg space up, add some shelves. If you have larger items that don’t fit on the wall, try looking outside of your bathroom in a closet for storage.

3. Lighting: Lighting in any room of your house can makes all the difference! Especially in a smaller bathroom, having a well-lit bathroom can make the area feel brighter, bigger and more inviting.

4. Clear / Glass Materials: Instead of a shower curtain or foggy glass, choose a clear glass shower door! This will allow your eye to travel throughout the whole room rather than stopping as soon as the shower starts.

5. Floating Space: If you don’t have a ton of storage needed, think about having a floating vanity/sink. Doing this puts more space in a room and makes it feel larger.

6. Length over shelves: If you don’t have enough room for extra storage, try adding a ledge above your sink and below your mirror. This is a great space to keep your toothbrush and other small items.

Like always, if you are looking to remodel your small bathroom, Ryann Reed Design Build will take all of these items into consideration and then plus some! From design to installation, your bathroom will be more functional and will look better than ever.

If you live in the Bucks or Montgomery County PA areas, and have further questions, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 215-372-0040 or through our online contact form.