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Bathroom Remodeling Project - Things to consider

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The bathroom is one of the most delicate rooms in the house. One cracked tile can lead to leaks, mildew, water damage, rot, and the list goes on.
And if you happen to live in an old building, the bathroom is usually the first room to suffer. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Let’s start with the obvious. When replacing one’s toilet, it is also the most opportune time to replace one’s tile, bathtub, sink, window, or install a frameless glass shower enclosure.... in other words delve into a bathroom remodeling project.


The Tiled Look

For a contemporary look and serene feeling to your bathroom, you should consider natural stone, pebble tile, stone mosaic tile, and stainless steel tile to your bathroom redesign project.


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Glass Mosaic Tile | Photo by Diamond Tech


Bathroom Fixtures

If a full bathroom overhaul is out of one’s budget, fresh paint and new bathroom plumbing fixtures will give your bathroom a facelift and that new pop. You want to make sure the fixtures are all the same color metal for a unified look and good design. This will beautify the bathroom.  As far as the new paint job in your bathroom, it is best to use an acrylic, water-based paint.


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The Vanity

You should also consider replacing your old vanity, medicine cabinet, and lights to give your bathroom that bright, beautiful look while being functional.

You want to choose a new vanity that has a good amount of storage both in side-drawers and below as a part of your bathroom remodeling project!

If you are on a budget, there are several options to keep the costs down. You can keep your existing vanity, but replace the vanity top, and sink. Sanding down your old vanity and repainting it or wrapping it with a new outer cover is another option. You may consider replacing your vanity top with a granite tile kit. While a large granite slab is more attractive and preferable, getting a granite tile kit is third of the price, and a good alternative for the same modern stone look.

If you’re keeping the original bathroom floor tiles, but still looking to add a new design cue to the floor, you can cut an in-set in the floor tile and insert a different designer tile to add a contrast to the floor. As mentioned, today’s most popular tiles include: natural stone, pebble tile, stone mosaic tile and stainless steel tile.


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TheVessel Sink

Don’t stop there, do a search online and with a little bit of effort, you can find a modern looking vessel sink and faucet, at an affordable price. Need more storage in your bathroom? Installing a spice rack is one affordable way to store polishes and lotions that one may have in the bathroom. If replacing one’s whole bathtub is out of budgetary question, you can have your existing bathtub refinished and painted a new color.


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Frameless Glass Shower Screens

There are further alternatives to give your bathroom that new look. Frameless bathtub screens reinvent the bathtub enclosure into a modern, attractive, centerpiece. Adding a Skyline sliding glass door for your tub is a beautiful way use your tub as a shower, by replacing the shower curtain and the outdated framed look with luscious frameless glass. This will show off any new tile work you do. If you’re looking for a glass shower enclosure, the neo-angle enclosure (as seen above) is what’s hot in 2012.


bathroom remodeling project glass shower enclosure


These bathroom remodeling project tips will make your bathroom look very high-end and modern.


About the Author

Shahab Shokouhi is a Writer at Dulles Glass and Mirror -- a manufacturer of commercial and residential glass products including glass table tops, vanity mirrors and glass backsplashes.


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