Have you been considering a bathroom remodel in Seattle? If so, you’re not alone. Each year, thousands of Seattle natives decide to upgrade their bathrooms. This is done for a multitude of reasons, which will be addressed in subsequent sections. After making the decision to move forward with your bathroom remodel ideas, you will need to plan. Your plan should include things like bathroom remodel cost, materials, and the contractor that you would like to work with. If you work with HCC, our contractors can help you to make all of your home addition plans from the planning stage to building it. Everyone deserves a bathroom that they can escape to after a hard day’s work. You are no exception. Give home Care Contractors a call to schedule your free estimate and learn more about how to increase the value of your home while adding comfort and style to your bathroom.
Is a Bathroom Remodel Right for You?
Not everyone needs a bathroom remodel in Seattle. However, most people want one. This is due to the bevy of benefits that will accompany your decision to finally implement your bathroom remodel ideas. Listed below are some of the more common reasons to get your bathroom remodeled.
- Add to the value of your home: In most instances, you will not recoup all of the money that you invest in a bathroom remodel. However, you can expect to receive back 50% to 66% as the value of your home will increase.
- Save on your energy costs: New appliances, plumbing, and/or wiring can dramatically decrease the amount of money that you spend on water and/or electricity.
- Enjoy extra space: This is typically true of couples and/or families that are sharing bathrooms. One of the most common bathroom remodel ideas is to add an additional sink as well as storage space. This can help to increase space and limit those morning arguments over counter space.
In addition, many homeowners find that remodeling their bathroom offers them a sense of peace that they were unable to obtain in their outdated bathrooms. There is nothing like coming home to the bathroom of your dreams. Give HCC a call to begin the journey to your bathroom remodel in Seattle today.
Budgeting for Seattle Bathroom Remodel Cost
Seattle bathroom remodel cost will vary greatly depending on square footage, quality of materials used, and how much labor it will take to complete your project. Setting your budget is one of the most important steps. Set it first and then make all of your other plans according to the budget that you have built. Within that budget, it is also recommended that you set aside 10% to 20% of your budget. This will be used in the case that the project goes over budget. When you receive an estimate from your contractor, go through each itemized bathroom remodel cost. Though it is tempting to choose the contractor with the lowest rates, this is typically not the best strategy for having a bathroom remodel in Seattle that you can be proud of. If you can not afford what you need/desire, it is better to continue saving than to work with a cheap contractor.
Cool Bathroom Remodel Ideas
When you decide on a bathroom remodel in Seattle, it is similar to a painter’s blank canvas. You have the power to implement your wildest bathroom remodel ideas. Just be sure to stay within budget. When coming up with ideas, have fun. For instance, you may want to get rid of your linoleum floor and add designer tile instead. Perhaps you have always wanted to add a window to your bathroom; now is the chance. Discuss your bathroom remodel ideas with your contractor to ensure that they are feasible and can fit within your budget.
Working With Home Care Contractors
At HCC, it is no secret that we want your business. However, we are willing to work for it. At Home Care Contractors we strive to be your go-to contractors for your bathroom remodel in Seattle. We are not the most expensive nor the cheapest. HCC offers fair pricing with impeccable workmanship and high-quality materials. We have maintained a 99% five-star approval rating from our customers and are always striving for 100%. If you are tired of dreaming about your bathroom remodel give us a call and schedule your free estimate today.
Bathroom Remodeling Ideas And Solutions
It can be thrilling for homeowners to have a new bathroom, and we at Home Care Contractors want to be your chosen bathroom remodelers in Seattle. We enjoy helping clients get excited about choosing a bathroom design, down to the details in the shower, sink, and bath.
Expanding a Small Bathroom
Expanding a bathroom, especially a master bathroom, can add value to your home. There are many different ways to expand a bathroom depending on the home’s structural design. Anytime there is an expansion being done, whether it’s in a kitchen or a bathroom or any other room in the house, the builder has to determine where that extra space is going to come from. Swapping the tub and the toilet areas, for example, can free up space to double a vanity size, which will give you an extra sink and storage space. But there are other places in the home where you can borrow space in order to accommodate for your expanded bathroom, such as an adjacent:
A popular option is to steal space from an unused guest room, office or any adjacent room that doesn’t get used much. You’ll be using the space in your home or efficiently by giving that extra space to the bathroom. Using only a small area of the room means that it will still be functional when you need it.
Vanity And Storage Space
Your vanity and countertop and sink are very important areas of your bathroom. They can sometimes take up too much room, being an inefficient use of space. An example is a bathroom with a very large mirror and one sink in it, but with plenty of room for a second sink add more storage space. Turning that into a double vanity can give you extra cabinet space for storing toiletries, and frees up space on the counter. This is a very common bath remodeling project that bathroom remodelers in Seattle have experience solving for homeowners.
Other times the vanity may not take up enough space. A single sink may be very difficult to use if you’re constantly having to switch out items from storage that you need for daily grooming. By expanding the countertop and you can add functionality to your bathroom, and add doors and drawers to create storage spaces.
Bathroom Flooring Materials
When it comes to flooring in any room where there’s a risk of water, such as a kitchen or a bathroom, you want waterproof floorings such as vinyl or tile. But in addition to being waterproof, they are also durable, easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive to install, and range in designs from simple white to elaborate styles. Some experts say that the design of a bathroom starts with the floor, which sets the tone of the room. One of the most popular trends is to use cool, calming tones in bathroom flooring, such as:
- Black-and-white tile
- Gray tile
- White tile
- Blonde wood
- Whitewashed wood
It’s important that your tiles do not hold or absorb water, because then that will lead to mold or other issues around your shower and bath. Preventing water damage in your existing bathrooms, master bath or new shower is one of our priorities in your remodel project. Tiles categorized by the following rating:
- Non-vitreous: These absorb more than 7% of water in bathrooms
- Semi- vitreous: These absorb 3% to 7% of water in bathrooms
- Vitreous: These absorb 0.5% to 3% of water in bathrooms
- Impervious: These absorb less than 0.5% of water in bathrooms
The best types of tiles to choose for your bath remodel project are impervious tiles. In your bath and kitchen, these tiles protect your home from water damage.
Patterns and Designs
Bathroom flooring invites a lot of creativity. If you have ever visited a historic home, it’s likely that you have seen gorgeously designed floors in the bathroom. As noted earlier, having a bathroom that can make people say “wow” has always been important to improving a home’s value, so why not take the unconventional route and use a unique pattern? There are some well-known layouts that add character to bathroom flooring such as:
- Subway tile
- Mixed width
One of the most popular and widely used shapes in shower design is a basic, rectangular shape. But you can think beyond that. Adding a different type of framework to your shower can be very enticing and improve your overall bathroom design. For example, an archway can be an interesting element to add to your new bathroom or enhance an existing shower arch. It can especially make a statement in a master bathroom. The shower and bath is one of the most important details of a home improvement project. We can also advise you on any plumbing needs yuur new shower and bath will require.
Another way to use space more efficiently is to add built-in shelving to your bathroom. A popular spot is in the shower to hold toiletries. Our Seattle bathroom remodeling services include building custom shelving into any bath design.
Why We Are Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractors
We’ve been providing general contractor services throughout the Seattle area for many years. Bathroom remodels are notoriously stressful for homeowners who might be stressed about the design of their existing bath and the design for their new project. Bathrooms are a lot of fun to design, and a project like this can help you take control over how you live in your home. Our bathroom remodeling Seattle services include providing you with designs of the project so you can visualize how your toilet, countertops, and shower will look. Before and after all bathroom remodels we sanitize our equipment to assure our clients that we are COVID-conscious while working on your home improvement project.