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San Francisco Bathroom Remodeling Guide
May 1, 2010 by
Our recently completed project in Sea Cliff was perfectly timed for this month’s newsletter. This beautiful home included a number of bathrooms that were in need of minor to major work. I am a believer in trying to salvage what you can from the existing fixtures and cabinets. It’s not only a green practice, but it also saves clients money. Sometimes all it takes is a little paint and some new hardware to turn the cabinets from an eyesore into a focal point.
There are many things to consider when deciding how to tackle a bathroom remodel. What don’t you like about the space? Make a list of complaints and attributes to help figure out your priorities.
WORK WITH IT: COSMETIC CHANGES. Cosmetic remodeling is certainly a more cost-effective and less intrusive option for most projects. If you think your bathroom functions well for your needs, but you just don’t like the finishes, this could be the solution for you. Your daily life will be disrupted with minor rather than major inconveniences, and the project won’t be held up by the need to obtain permits.
Painting the walls, cabinets or wood floors are great low-cost moves. Replacing light fixtures, medicine cabinets and hardware are other small changes that will bring big impact.
WHEN TO RENOVATE. Sometimes it is best to start from scratch. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, then it may be time to start looking for a good contractor (and a good interior designer!).
Is the layout in your bathroom awkward?
Do you often bump into things and find it hard to go about your routine?
Is the lighting poor – do you have a dark shower enclosure?
Be sure to confirm that your contractor is licensed. Obtain a written estimate and contract, including a project time line. Hiring an interior designer will help ensure that your bathroom design comes together with ease. From the design concept to selecting materials and providing working drawings – a professional will help the process go smoothly and make sure no detail is overlooked.
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