Planning Your Long Island Bathroom Remodeling project
A well-planned bathroom remodeling project will require a more thoughtful design than any other room in the house with the possible exception of remodeling the kitchen. A lot gets packed into a bathroom remodeling project: the fixtures of your choice, plumbing fixtures, specialty electrical equipment, cabinetry, a door or two and possibly windows, skylights or both.
Your design of your Long Island dream bathroom will largely depend on needs – Do you need a spa or shower?
How much storage you require? What can be done with the budget you have allocated? Also worth considering is whether you will be using the bathroom as a place for relaxing, a room to “wow” your guests or as a place to “get clean.” Calling on a Murtha design professional at this early stage of the remodeling process may help you to decide what will work best for you and your household. This will help ensure that nothing is forgotten when undertaking a bathroom remodeling project.
Heating is an important thing to take into account when designing for a bathroom remodeling project. There are several options available depending your budget and needs. There are heated towel bars to warm towels for when you leave the bath or shower, heat lamps that will heat the entire bathroom and radiant floor heat, which will completely eliminate the dreaded feeling of stepping onto cold tile.
Bathrooms also need sufficient storage. Shelving, cabinetry, recessed wall spaces and towel racks are all good ways to store essentials such as towels and toiletries. There are other practical elements to consider such as how long the bathroom will take to clean. You don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning, so try to eliminate hard to clean awkward areas in the final design.
If you want a classic Long Island bathroom that will not date, try to stick to a color palette of neutrals and whites in the main areas – the tiling, bath, shower and walls. You can always update the look seasonally through the use of accent
pieces, and well-chosen accents will definitely reflect your style and personality. An interior design professional will be able to tell you what the upcoming trends are.
Many Long Island bathrooms are on the smaller side. This is especially when remodeling a bathroom in an older home. A Consultation with the bathroom design professionals at Murtha Construction will help you maximize your available space. Some clever tricks for making the space appear larger include using larger tiles, mirrors, clever colors, vertical lines and tiling from the floor to the ceiling.
As the bathroom is the primary moisture producer in the home, ventilation and waterproofing is vital to prevent mold buildup and water leakage. The best way to ensure adequate ventilation is through the installation of exhaust fans and windows that cross-ventilate. Murtha Construction will always ensure that your exhaust fan vents the moist air to the outside of the home in order to prevent moist air from causing problems in the attic. This is where having a Long Island contractor with an understanding of building science pays as the general contractor for your bathroom remodeling project.
Some of our Bathroom remodeling design ideas include
The Bathroom Retreat
– the retreat is a relaxing oasis, almost like having your very own day spa at home. Gentle lighting, a spa, deep bath or luxurious shower, and a calming atmosphere make this bathroom the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Freestanding candles and a place to put a wine glass are a must!
The Minimalist Bathroom
– the minimalist bathroom is sleek and uncluttered, while still incorporating elements of luxury. Features include clean, modern lines
and clever storage
The High Tech bathroom
– the bath, spa or shower is the latest on the market and the bathroom features radiant heating, heated towel racks and other gizmos designed to make the bathing experience better. There’s even a flat screen TV near the bath!
The Utilitarian Bathroom
– this bathroom is designed to be used. While still looking attractive, the focus is to have everything easily accessible and to be easily cleaned.
The Colonial Bathroom
– features a deep, old-fashioned bathtub and the classic tones of cream. This bathroom is old-style without sacrificing any of the modern amenities. Simply classic!
Get the design right, verify that everything is planned, ordered and ready to go. A Murtha Bathroom Remodeling project begins by protecting your home. Murtha’s craftsmen will cover your flooring, isolate work areas and protect your home during the bathroom remodel. Murtha’s bathroom remodeling experts will come to your Long Island home and make your dream bathroom a reality!
Quick, Clean Guaranteed is not just a catchy tag line, it is our promise to you. Contact us today for a free consultion on your bathroom remodeling project.