The Guide for Remodeling your Half-Bath
If you’re looking for a remodeling project that offers a good return on your investment, there’s no denying the high cost to benefit ratio of a bathroom remodel. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just enjoy your bathroom more, you’ll be happy you decided to renovate the bath, especially if you choose the right products for your project. Make no mistake, though: remodeling a half-bath requires almost as much time, money, and effort as remodeling a large bathroom. Why? Let’s take a look at what’s involved in remodeling your half-bath.
- The first step in remodeling a half-bath is to come up with a plan. Is the problem you’re trying to solve cosmetic or functional? Are you looking to make your bathroom more energy efficient, increase storage, improve the layout, or just update the décor? A hard-to-clean bathroom may benefit from new tile and fixtures. Installing a bathroom fan or better lighting can improve the functionality. If you’re dissatisfied with the bathroom’s layout or size, though, a full renovation may be in order.
- Demolition is the next stage of a remodel. During this phase, the elements you’re replacing will be torn out and removed. This could be as simple as removing old fixtures, or as complicated as stripping the room down to the wall studs and floor joists.
- Once demolition is complete, roughing-in will occur. Structural framing work, plumbing work, and electrical components will be put in place. Drywall is installed once plumbing and wiring have passed inspection.
- Tile and flooring are next on the list. Which type of flooring will you choose? Ceramic tile is costly but it’s a classic and impervious to water. There are plenty of other options from which to choose, though. Natural stone has an opulent look, and if you’re looking for an economical but attractive option, go for luxury vinyl plank.
- Cabinetry generally goes in between flooring and fixtures. In small bathrooms, design can be important in creating storage and flow. A vanity with open shelves can be a space saver, as can a vanity with rounded corners. Extend the counter over the toilet if you need some extra counter space and consider a corner sink if your bathroom is very small.
- Fixture hookup is the final step in a bathroom remodel. Once the pros have installed the fixtures and the final inspection is complete, your remodel will be finished.
When you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, Capitol Design Build can help. We’ve been performing custom remodeling since 1989 and building custom, high-end homes in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for 29 years. We serve businesses and individuals in Virginia, Washington D.C, and Maryland, meeting every need from kitchen renovation and bathroom remodeling to custom home design and building. With experience spanning many disciplines, including engineering, design, remodeling, construction, and customer service, we look forward to working with you. Feel free to shop our website, call us at (703) 436-2069, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation estimate.