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  • 5 Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

    The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms when it comes to residential remodeling

    5 Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

    The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms when it comes to residential remodeling. Unfortunately, not every homeowner is aware of how to bring out the best in their bathroom to make the renovation truly great. Here are five of the most common mistakes made during a bathroom remodeling.

    1. Not Installing a Bathroom Fan

    Bathroom fans aren’t the most exciting part of a bathroom remodel, but they’re essential if you want to avoid having mold and mildew collect on your bathroom walls. What’s more is the trapped steam and humidity can ruin your paint job and grout.

    2. Failing to Secure the Proper Permits

    Small bathroom renovations are good to go, but major ones that involve rearranging the design of your bathroom, making the room bigger or installing new fixtures will likely require that you get permits. While you might not like having to spend money on permits, doing so is designed for your safety and to ensure you don’t have to undo changes made to your bathroom, which might require more money.

    3. Not Having a Remodeling Plan in Place

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    Before digging into your bathroom remodel, be sure you have everything planned out. This plan should include sketches, your budget, images of what you want your new bathroom to look like and the materials you plan on using.

    4. The Unrealistic Budget

    One of the first places to start with any type of remodeling plan is the budget. Know how much everything will cost down to the last screw, and save more than you think you’ll need. It’s always better to have a little extra left over rather than have an unfinished bathroom because you ran out of money.

    5. Skimping

    Going back to money, it’s best that you not skimp on quality products that will last you for years to come. Less expensive fixtures might save you money, but they might not be of the best quality and need replacing sooner than a better-made fixture.

    To learn more common mistakes involved with bathroom remodeling and ways to avoid them, get in touch with the experts of Brightview Builders at 410-647-3100.

  • Seven Best Bathroom Trends for 2017

    Seven Best Bathroom Trends in Annapolis

    It is common knowledge that the bathroom is one of the best places to remodel for increased equity, but it is also a place of personal relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are seven of the best bathroom remodeling trends that will be big in 2017.

    Plenty of Storage

    Who couldn’t use more storage? The increased focus on storage involves making the most of space in bathrooms with floor to ceiling storage in built-ins or distinctive furniture.

    Stick With the Classics

    For this trend, the classics are the color white and subway tile. White is fresh and neutral, which makes any future bathroom updates a snap. Subway tile is a classic tile that seems to never go out of style. When combined together, they make the most of this latest classic trend.

    Easy Extras

    When planning to stay in a home for the long term, incorporate easy extras into your remodel like no-threshold showers, comfort-height toilets, and side-mount faucets. Another great item for ease of accessibility is a floating vanity that can be custom mounted for the appropriate clearances.

    Deluxe Showers

    Showers with deluxe features like multiple multi-function jets, piped in audio, and seating areas continue as a luxury bathroom trend.

    Three Dimensional Tile

    Try three dimensional tile in high impact areas for texture and originality. Organic shapes to symmetrical patterns evoke everything from modern to Art Deco and Hollywood Regency.

    Radiant Flooring

    Whether you choose electric or hydronic radiant flooring, you will appreciate the daily comfort during the colder months. Choose tile and natural stone to cover your radiant flooring for their superior thermal properties.

    Unique Touches of Lighting

    A simple switch of lighting can make the world of difference in a bathroom. Try a combination of lighting sources paired with a dimmer for maximum lighting options.

    Trends for bathrooms in 2017 range from easily implemented to items that would be part of a total bathroom remodel. Contact Brightview Builders to help you get your bathroom up to date.