With the overwhelming selection of today’s bathroom remodeling designs, it’s never been
easier to bring form, function and style together in your home. A bathroom remodeling project is more than just
picking the right sinks, baths, bathtub, cabinetry, and fixtures. You want a bath room contractor who can re-
imagine the layout of the bathroom, and who can utilize the space to its fullest potential. Does your
main bath need more storage to accommodate the entire family? Do you want your master bath to
blend more fluidly in function and style to create your own personal oasis?
If you are focusing on bathroom remodeling for a guest room, are you presenting a proper image of your sense of style to your
visitors? Now is the time to take inventory of all your bathroom remodeling wants and needs. We can
help you find just the right look for your new bathroom and let you choose from the many options
available in tile, vanities, bathroom counter tops, plumbing fixtures, faucets, and much more. Our
bathroom remodelers will work closely with you to identify ways that we can improve your bathroom by
taking better advantage of the existing space.
When we’re done, your new bathroom will leave you breathless and the entire project will have been completed in a week – what could be better? Elysian Home Improvement has designed and completed hundreds of bathroom remodels each year throughout Metro Detroit surrounding areas. Contact us for a free consultation to get started today!
How important are these home improvement changes to you?
Home remodeling projects are typically undertaken because you’re not happy with the way your home spaces and fixtures look in their present state. You might want to remodel because you want more comfort, ease of use or access into and outside your home, be able to entertain guests, create new spaces or rooms, etc. Other reasons could be that you have grown older or need to bring in your parents into a home and need to have one that is safe and easy to use in your changed circumstances. Remodeling can also be a result of your realizing that you cannot afford to buy a new home to suit your changed circumstances and are better off making changes to your present home to suit your changing needs. It can also be needed when your lifestyle has changed due to better financial circumstances, and you want to reflect that change in a more comfortable home that has more comfort features, space, and amenities that your last home didn’t have.
It is best to do your due diligence before you start a renovation project and ask yourself why you’re doing this project and then plan on how you intend to make the required changes. The areas in a home that are most often remodeled are kitchens and bathrooms, while the remodeling can also make changes to lofts, attics, basements, or even landscapes. Kitchens are increasingly becoming family rooms and this has led to remodeling them so that more space is available and attention is paid to the use that is made of the kitchen during where most of the cooking, cleaning and eating activities take place. Bathrooms are increasingly being seen as personal rooms that need to be well lit and ventilated for the relaxing space they are meant to provide.
Both these spaces need to be extremely functional and this aspect must be given the most importance, during any planned remodeling. Both these spaces also require a lot of attention to ventilation and lighting that must add to the comfort of being and working in them.
Get design ideas from several sources
When someone is planning a home improvement project, they typically get ideas from magazines, advertisements, and the internet as well as from home improvement professionals. Function and use must override any need for aesthetics. Do not start a project unless you have budgeted the total amount you can spend, as these projects can cost a lot of money. Believe it or not, once a project starts account for a 20% over-budget contingency because a lot of home owners tend to want to upgrade on some items once they compare what they budgeted for and how nice the upgraded item looks. Don’t fall into that trap. Research all the products and items, and stay on budget.
Both home improvement projects and remodeling projects can add to the value of a home, but it is more important that any changes that you make, big or small should always make your home and the rooms in it, more comfortable to live in and easier to maintain. Call in professionals to quote the work to make sure that the appliances, hardware, accessories, etc. are from brands that you can always rely on and those that are easy to service and maintain.
Set priorities and a budget for your home remodeling project
Home improvement projects can add value to a home and greatly improve your quality of life. Keeping the paint fresh, fixing leaking roofs, redoing the insulation, wiring, or plumbing can be home improvement projects that can be done over time and on weekends so that there a minimum amount of disruption to your life. Spreading out these projects over time can also allow you to finance them much easier. Before you undertake any small home improvement project, make a list of the things that you want to be changed or improved and make a realistic budget for it. Set priorities and then start the work gradually and oversee each phase of the project so that you can manage it better so it doesn’t become overwhelming or disruptive to your daily life.
Boosting storage in the kitchen or bedrooms is an improvement that can go a long way in making your home a better place to live in. Look at wall spaces or corners that do not serve any particular purpose. Even open shelves and wall fixtures to hang things can go a long way towards improving storage and make your home neater and look better organized. When you are repainting walls, or cupboards or other surfaces, see if you can use different colors from the ones that you have, as this will automatically give your home a much-improved look. Changing the entrance to a home can make it look more sophisticated by just adding some custom woodwork or new lights that match with the exterior. Repainting the exterior walls of your home can be a bigger home improvement project that might require a professional that’s familiar with the type of stain, sheen and chemical mixture of paint made specifically for exterior walls. Look to use paints and other finishes that will last you for a longer time, and ones that are easy to wash and clean. Your home will look fresh after it is washed.
Changing the hardware on doors, windows, and cupboards can also be a project that can completely transform the way that rooms look. This can also be achieved by changing switches and other electrical outlets. Bathrooms and kitchens can also be made more attractive and probably easier to use by changing faucets and other fittings. Look for things that can save water and make your home more environmentally friendly. Redoing or repolishing floors is another way of improving your home at a lower cost.