Evaluating Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

If you’re thinking about a bathroom remodeling project, there are a number of factors that will affect the outcome. Whether you need an additional bathroom or want to change the one you have, Foster Remodeling can help you design something that will fill your needs and enhance your home. Before you start ripping out your tile, make a plan of what you want to put in its place. Take some time to sit down and think over what you want out of your bathroom. Foster Remodeling can help you figure out how much space you need and how much different features of interest will cost. Our designers will help you plan an interior remodeling project that will stay within your budget and be finished on time.

Location
Where the bathroom is located plays an important role in layout and design for a bathroom remodeling project. What floor it’s on and what other rooms connect to it is another consideration. You may want to redo more than one so that they have similar features.

Primary Users
Think about who will be the main users of the bathroom after your Northern Virginia bathroom remodeling project is complete. If there are seniors or soon-to-be retirees, you might want to consider installing hand rails and grab bars on the walls and in the bath or shower. Another consideration is wheelchair and walker accessibility. For homes with small children, the height of different elements in the bathroom matters. You might want high shelves that are out of reach for little ones, or lower sinks and countertops so that they can better reach necessities. Determine how many people will be using the new bathroom, and whether they will mostly be household members or guests.

Functions
The fun part of bathroom remodeling is choosing the features. Do you want a bathtub, shower or both? There could be room for his and hers stations, or perhaps a vanity or separate dressing room. Think about including linen closets and storage space for more personal items. A specialized area for health and beauty aids or appliances is another possibility. You might crave a convenient and neater place to park your hair dryers, curling irons or electric razors. These are only some of the possibilities.

Zoning Codes
Keep in mind that there are different zoning ordinances for every city and county in Northern Virginia. Some Northern Virginia municipalities require permits for certain types of residential remodeling projects. We can help you find out if you need a building permit and, if you do, we can help you secure one. If it’s been a long time since your home was built or since you have made any improvements, you may need to upgrade your plumbing and electrical to meet the county or city codes. We have certified electricians on staff that can bring your home up to grade when we do your bathroom remodeling project. This streamlines the process and shortens the completion time.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!