how to remodel a bathroom

Recouping Bathroom Remodel Dollars

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When you do a bathroom remodel, expect to get some, but not all of your investment back when selling

When considering a bathroom remodel, it’s reasonable to think in terms of what return you might have when you sell your home. After all, homes are often the largest asset many of us own.

The value of most bathroom remodeling projects have both subjective and objective measures. And, depending on the homeowner’s perspective, the appropriate measurement of the value of a remodel can vary greatly. Continue reading

Bathroom Design Ideas To Consider Before Your Bathroom Remodel

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Bathroom design ideas are best to discuss before a bath remodel, and much less expensive

Bathroom design ideas are only useful before your bathroom remodel. Afterwards, they are little use.

The bathroom design ideas and questions in this article are designed to create a list of ‘what ifs” to help you consider as many possibilities before a bathroom remodel project starts.

At Schoenwalder Plumbing, we pride ourselves on delivering a bathroom remodel to our customers that meets, and if we plan well, exceeds their expectations.

Not only do we want to be sure new and upgraded amenities are included in your list of bathroom design ideas, we want to be sure all structural options are explored as well.

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Bathroom Remodeling – Changing With Your Needs

Bathroom remodeling is often the first project homeowners consider to meet the evolving needs of their family.

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Bathroom remodeling is a practical step as your needs change grow

Every family goes through changes. Usage patterns are distinct for young families, families with older children and empty nesters. The same is true for every room in your home.

Sometimes, a new home is an answer for evolving needs. This is especially true when relocating is right for your family, whether it is driven by a new school district or location next to the golf course you will use daily in retirement.

With bathroom remodeling projects we are involved in, however, families have decided to adjust their bathroom design to fit their needs. Their bath remodel starts with a wish list of what their new bathroom design should include. Continue reading

Bathroom Design Ideas – A Bathroom Remodel Plan From The Bottom Up

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Bathroom design ideas starting with tile floors add distinction and style to your bathroom

Bathroom design ideas can include many, many different elements. One concept to consider when planning a bathroom remodel is developing your idea from the bottom up. Tile, wood or carpeted floors help create a signature bathroom a homeowner can enjoy in the present and benefit from when selling their home.

Flooring choices are a cornucopia of options to enhance bathroom design ideas. Tile floor, for example, can be a tone-setter for any bathroom remodel. Colors, textures sizes of titles are just a few ways to make bathroom renovations distinctive and fresh. Even more, tile designs can take the look and feel of any bathroom remodel to the next level, making that room special.

The visual impact a floor can make is huge and can be one of the most significant bathroom design ideas to be considered during bathroom renovations. Continue reading

Bathroom Design – A Trend Toward Expression

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Personal expression has become a growing trend in bathroom design

Starting about a decade ago, a bathroom design trend began growing.

Incorporating personal expression became a major influence in bathroom design, impacting the majority of bathroom remodeling projects.

Prior to that time, homeowners tended to want nice looking and functional solutions with their bathroom design. Incorporating elements of personal expression was not an overriding issue.

Until that time, a bathroom was a personal place not requiring too much more than being functional. A bathroom design was a pretty straight forward process.

Presently, an important element in the bathroom design process is identifying the style of the homeowners. The result is each component in the remodel project is a piece in the puzzle. Colors, textures and patterns become much more significant and other items such as hardware and other accessories are scrutinized at a much deeper level than ever before. Continue reading

Waukesha Bath Remodel Ideas

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A bath remodel with a roomy shower and built in bench is convenient and great for elderly people

Homeowners have accelerated a trend of creating their own version of Shangri-La when updating their

homes with bath remodel projects here in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Whether you have just moved into your home or have lived there “forever”,  changes can be made to improve the feel and the function of your bathroom. You spend a lot of time in your bathroom, so it makes sense to create surroundings you enjoy. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodel Idea Checklist

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Knowing what you need, want and desire in a bathroom remodeling project will improve your final results. (PDF link bottom of page)

A bath remodel is a very personal project. It’s where nearly every day starts and ends. When a homeowner is planning to remodel their bathroom, usually much thought goes into how it will be used and what personal preferences will be part of the final design.

A major key to successful bathroom remodeling is being able to effectively convey what you want from your contractor. The means identifying what your desires are so the remodeling project can meet expectations. A complete bathroom remodeling showroom is a valuable tool when planning any remodeling project.

A bath remodel can easily change floor plans, affecting the mechanical systems. The systems included are electrical, plumbing and heating-air conditioning. It is important for homeowners to appreciate colors, textures and styles which are very important to the final look of a bathroom remodel project. Additionally, they must also consider the impact of the mechanical systems and be ready to accommodate any unique needs during the planning process. Continue reading