A Bathroom Remodel: The easiest decision to make for your home – Part 2

As discussed in the previous article, the bathroom can easily set the style and feel for your Vero Beach home. Think about the impression that a bathroom appearance has left upon you visiting a friend’s home; that one time that you saw all the avocado green tiles with yellow accents and it screamed the 60’s!

That’s the type of importance that choosing the correct materials can have when choosing the style and functionality of a bathroom remodeling project. Remember most realtors say that traditionally you can see a 75% to 85% return on your investment for the sale of your home with a professionally remodeled bathroom; so making sure that it is right is an important consideration.

In the last article we looked at: no regret flooring, electrical, and the need to add functionality for a great bathroom remodeling project.

In this article will look at some commonly overlooked features of a successful bathroom remodeling project in the Vero Beach area.

Don’t Skimp on the Fixtures

Believe it or not, most of the expense for a quality bathroom remodeling project is in the fixtures. The Toilet, sink, lighting, shower doors, faucets and such not only offer the main function of the bathroom, but are also much of the price as well. Homeowners who are looking to save money on their bathroom remodeling project often will turn to cheaper fixtures to save money; but it may not save you as much as you think.

At Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More we consistently see the largest complaints from our bathroom remodeling customers comes when they elected to use cheaper fixtures in their bathroom remodeling project. It’s a hard feeling to explain but it’s just that bad taste in your mouth that you have when you spent several thousands of dollars on a gorgeous bathroom remodel, only for the faucet fixtures to come apart in your hand three months later.

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Countertops Tell the Tale

Apart from the floors the countertops can easily identify to a visitor the quality of your bathroom remodeling project at a glance. It’s hard to justify using top-quality materials in the floors, walls and fixtures and then skimp on the countertops and ruin the entire look of the bathroom remodel.

Utilizing cheaper materials such as Formica, laminate or resin-based materials can easily give a cheap, box store feel to your bathroom remodeling project. While these materials are more affordable, they also scream cheap. Consider harder, molded materials will that give the upscale look such as natural stone and marble.

Also creating a comparable mix of materials between the sink and the countertop can also make an attractive combination and be functional as well. Consider with your countertop choices the type of flooring that you’re going to use as you don’t want to create a clash of materials that may look good independently, but together create an unsightly mix.

Put Some Light On It

Nothing dulls a bathroom remodeling project faster than poor lighting. Be sure to choose lighting sources for your bathroom remodeling project that really put some light on the subject. Around the sink and vanity is traditionally where lighting is placed; however, take the extra steps to put in overhead lighting, and other areas of the bathroom; such as above the toilet and shower.

By adding some good lighting to your bathroom remodeling project it can really brighten up the colors, as well as, give it a larger open feel; especially for those smaller bathrooms. For those bathrooms sporting a Jacuzzi, avoid the targeted spotlight that traditionally gets stuck in the ceiling above. Consider rather some softer ambient lighting around the edges for more of the relaxing environment.

Local Craftsmanship Matters

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling and home improvement services to Vero Beach and surrounding areas. While we have the expertise in all areas of home improvement we specialize in bathroom remodeling, interior & exterior painting and custom woodworking. Satisfied customers rave about the extreme quality of our workmanship while not losing the customer service approach. We don’t use pushy salesman that drive for a quota, each bathroom remodeling project we do is quoted by the owner personally to ensure a consistent, stress free experience.

 

A Bathroom Remodel: The easiest decision to make for your home – Part 1

Think about it… no room garners attention in your Vero Beach home like the bathroom does. When looking to buy a home the bathroom, if you think about it, is one of the first rooms that you look at. The bathroom’s appearance is one of those factors that can make or break the sale of a home. A bathroom can easily date the home and set the mood for the style for the rest of the home, so having a bathroom properly remodeled is an important decision.

It is also one of the few home improvement projects that you can do that traditionally will see a 75% to 85% return on your investment for the sale of your home.

When looking for remodeling projects to do within your Vero Beach area, a bathroom remodel is dollar for dollar the best investment that you can make for your home. However, making sure that you make appropriate considerations for your bathroom remodeling project is just as important as the project itself.

Throwing together a hodgepodge of fixtures and materials can end up creating a dated and unsightly appearance for your home. Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More would like to offer a few tips to making sure that your bathroom remodel comes out perfect every time.

No Regret Flooring

Flooring options are something that many homeowners simply don’t take the proper time to consider. Proper use of materials, colors and durability factors greatly play into the overall quality feel of the bathroom. Making sure that you choose materials based upon their functionality rather than just color will mean the difference of whether or not you say “I regret having this floor”.

At Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More we understand the importance that having the perfect bathroom floor can be. When the owner comes out to make the initial inspection and assessment, we utilize the latest in technology to show you not only how your bathroom can look; but provide examples of flooring options. He will show you how different textures work best to blend with the countertop and walls, as well as, how different textures will work for the protection of the floor and functionality.

For example: Large ceramic tiles can make the bathroom feel very open and roomy, but they can also create a slippery environment. Natural stone and limestone tiles can give a very earthy feel to the bathroom, but can absorb drips and spills becoming stained overtime.

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Don’t Neglect the Electrical

It is common during a bathroom remodeling project to replace the electrical fixtures to more updated, economical switches, outlets and fixtures. Based upon the age of the home however, it might be a smarter idea to take this opportunity to update the wiring all the way to the breaker box. The breaker and wiring, if over 15 years old, may have dry and brittle coverings that are ideal to update during a bathroom remodeling project.

Usually just a few additional hours of labor, this little update can help extend the life of your home’s wiring and keep from expensive electrical wiring shorts down the road. It will also allow your modernized bathroom to handle the increased electrical loads that the bathroom was not originally designed to handle 15+ years ago.

Build in functionality

Think outside the box when it comes to your bathroom remodel in your Vero Beach home. Consider building in some functionality such as: recessed compartments in the shower for shampoos, a fold-down seat in the shower, under sink compartments that holds some of the smaller items that seem to collect on the bathroom sink. Little improvements like this can help bring functionality to your updated bathroom remodeling project and really help get the most out of your investment.

Local Craftsmanship Matters

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling and home improvement services to Vero Beach and surrounding areas. While we have the expertise in all areas of home improvement we specialize in bathroom remodeling, interior & exterior painting and custom woodworking. Satisfied customers rave about the extreme quality of our workmanship while not losing the customer service approach. We don’t use pushy salesman that drive for a quota, each bathroom remodeling project we do is quoted by the owner personally to ensure a consistent, stress free experience.

Reasons to Choose a Professional Bathroom Remodel

So you have decided to do some home improvement projects, great! When it comes to home improvement projects in the Vero Beach area one of the first rooms homeowners will consider upgrading is the bathroom.

Whether you are planning on staying in your home for many years to come or looking for ways to better the value of the home for resale, a bathroom remodeling project is the perfect place to start. Updating or remodeling your bathroom can help with storage, energy efficiency, modernizing the appearance and more. Whether the common bathroom or the master bathroom, a remodeling project provides many benefits for your family and your guests.

A leap of faith

With so many bathroom remodeling companies serving the Vero Beach area, many consider a remodeling project a leap of faith: Who can I trust? What kind of reputation do they have? Will they finish what they started? These questions and more flood through a homeowner’s mind when choosing a trusted bathroom remodeling company to come into their home.

To make it easier to choose the right bathroom remodeling company for your Vero Beach area home, here are a few questions to ask:

  • Does the owner personally write all estimates rather than a salesman working on commission?
  • Are they Locally Owned and Operated in the Vero Beach area?
  • Do they provide a warranty on labor and materials?
  • Do they have in in-house design capabilities?
  • Are they fully licensed and insured?
  • Do they only use only top products from name brand manufactures with identifiable warranties?

The answers to these questions will help you decide if the bathroom remodeling service you allow into your home will provide you with the products and services you need for your Vero Beach area home.

Some Big Reasons to Choose to Remodel your Bathroom

As mentioned above there are many reasons to remodel your bathroom in the Vero Beach area but over the years we have found four main reasons why our customers have chosen to have their bathroom remodeled.

Increasing the Value of the Home

Let’s face it, there is much debate in the bathroom remodeling industry as to whether a bathroom update really does increase the value of the home. While some estimators will say that if the bathroom is intact and functioning it equates the same value as a fully remodeled bathroom, the actual sales numbers do not support that opinion. Sources such as the 2013 edition of remodeling magazine discovered that homeowners that have an updated, modernize bathroom found that they were able to recoup 54% through 65% of their investment. While they were not able to tack on 100% of the value of their upgrade, it did bring the total value of the home of proportionately as well.

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Home Buyers Look for Remodeled Bathrooms

Just like when buying a used car, it comes down to mileage and options. If there are two or three homes for sale in the same area in Vero Beach, the one that has the newest and most modern features will generally get the sale every time. A proper bathroom remodeling project can really put the wow factor in any home as it is also one of the first places that a potential home buyer will look.

Energy Efficiency

With the bathroom being one of the most used rooms in the home energy efficiency becomes a big deal. Part of any professional bathroom remodeling project should include the updating of the lighting and plumbing fixtures. The Environmental Protection Agency has calculated that if 1 in 10 homes have a bathroom remodeling project completed to include energy efficient fixtures that it would save 70 billion gallons of water and $1.5 billion worth of energy costs!

Better Organization

Not only does the bathroom “date” the home but it can also contribute to clutter and storage issues. Bathrooms built 15 to 30 years ago commonly leaned more attention to colors than it did convenience. Part of any bathroom remodeling upgrade should be a well thought out plan for proper storage to help decrease clutter and increase efficiency of the bathroom. Be sure to talk to your home improvement specialist at Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More in Vero Beach about clever ways to design a bathroom that will provide ample storage to decrease clutter.

Local Craftsmanship Matters

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling and home improvement services to Vero Beach and surrounding areas. While we have the expertise in all areas of home improvement we specialize in bathroom remodeling, interior & exterior painting and custom woodworking. Satisfied customers rave about the extreme quality of our workmanship while not losing the customer service approach. We don’t use pushy salesman that drive for a quota, each bathroom remodeling project we do is quoted by the owner personally to ensure a consistent, stress free experience.

Professional Painting Tips

You can’t become Vero Beach’s premier bathroom remodeling, painting and more company without developing some tricks of the trade… It doesn’t matter what the home-improvement commercials say, just buying professional grade products does not make a professional outcome.

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More, providing professional paint surfaces to the Vero Beach area, has earned the reputation for not only using professional grade products, but professional grade people as well. For those that wish to try their hand at painting we would like to give you a few useful tips to help you out with your home painting project in Vero Beach.

Purchase Quality Materials

The reason for painting your bathroom sometimes can determine how much you’re going to spend on paint and materials. If you’re painting your bathroom for a house that you’re going to sell, you’re going to be less motivated to purchase top quality paint products; however for those that are going to keep their home for a while or want to have the quality colors that stand out, you need to make sure that you purchase quality paint and materials.

While the big-box stores might have the best advertised price, they may not necessarily have the best quality materials for those that are wanting to do the job right. If your area is fortunate to have a paint retail store such as Porter Paints, we recommend using them. You might spend a few more dollars here and there on paint and materials but the final result will be a paint that matches the surface that you are painting, as well as, the quality that will keep you from needing the do the job with multiple coats.

Professionals such as Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More knows that choosing the best quality materials will not only provide you with a better result, but will last for many years to come.

Take Time to Prep the Walls

Daddy used to always say “there is never enough time to do it right, but there always seems to be enough time to do it over” … meaning that you should take your time and do it right the first time.

  • Clean your walls, ceilings, trim, windows, window trim and baseboards before you begin. Paint doesn’t apply very well to dirty surfaces so take some time to clean your surfaces with soap and water and let air dry overnight prior to beginning.

  • Fill in holes with spackle and sand as needed to make sure that there are no imperfections in the surface. When sanding, use a high grit paper as to not damage the drywall. Even with good quality paint, cracks and holes still show. Some paints may require primer so that it keeps the color of the paint that you chose consistent and vibrant, especially on darker walls.

  • Some surfaces, such as concrete, may require an additional product to make the walls receive paint more easily. Be sure to research this aspect fully before you put your first coat of paint on a concrete wall.

  • Take the time to mask off the areas that you don’t want painted, remove light covers and socket covers rather than taping them and tape the fixture instead. Avoid using plastic to cover the floors when you’re painting. This can become slippery easily. We recommend to use drop cloths.

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Painting Ceilings

Ceilings can be a little tricky as in some areas it is popular to have a textured ceiling. When painting a textured ceiling make sure to use a thick nap roller so that it covers the irregularities of the textured ceiling. Using a thicker paint specifically made for ceilings will make your life a lot easier as the thinner paints tend to drip, making quite a mess of things.

Time Saving Tips

  • There is a product on the market that is a real time saver, it is a paint edger that has two nylon wheels on the side so you can avoid having to tape certain areas, like trim and baseboards.

  • Use a 2” angle brush for corners to avoid scraping the edges, use a steady hand and make sure you go back over to get rid of any excess buildup.

  • Unless you’re using multiple people, skip the paint trays and use a 5 gallon bucket with a roller screen.

  • For gallon buckets of paint, take a finishing nail and poke a few holes into the crevices that the lid snaps into, this will allow the paint to drip back down inside instead of splattering when you put the lid back on.

When Experience Counts

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling services for Vero Beach and surrounding areas. We have earned a reputation for high quality workmanship and customer service. Before you spend too much time buying materials and getting ready to paint, give us a call and provide you with a free quote for painting. We feel that our affordable quotes, both for painting as well as the other home-improvement based services that we provide, are competitive and fair for the high quality service and namebrand materials that we utilize. We also backup our workmanship with warranty so you can have peace in mind with every project that we perform.

Custom Cabinets & Woodworking for your home

As a professional bathroom remodeling company serving Vero Beach and surrounding areas we are often asked what, out of the many bathroom remodeling services we offer, is our favorite thing to do; and I would have to say it is our custom woodworking services. While many of the things that we do offer creative opportunities, custom woodworking for Vero Beach and surrounding area homes allows us to think outside the box in order to bring a creation from paper to perfection.

Custom vs. Pre-made

Over the years it seems that we’ve become such a prepackaged society. Our fast food is pre-packaged, entire neighborhoods being built with cookie-cutter homes; furniture, cabinets and fixtures are all pre-designed, pre-assembled to standard colors and sizes. With this much pre-made madness some might say that custom woodworking in Vero Beach and surrounding areas is a dying art; I disagree. If anything, it makes the comparison and value of custom woodworking that much more special.

When a visitor to your Vero Beach home walks into a room where Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More has crafted a custom cabinet, vanity or shelving, their eyes are immediately drawn to the custom woodworking. For those Vero Beach homes where we’ve had the opportunity to design and create custom trim, built-in cabinetry, rollouts and wainscoting; the house takes on a level of elegance and personality that turns a cookie-cutter house into a one-of-a-kind home.

Thinking Outside the Box

Custom woodworking in the Vero Beach area is, often times, the best solution when trying to get the most usable space out of a room. For example, a renovated third floor with angled walls is nearly impossible to try to find a store-bought cabinet that will work without creating wasted space; however, a custom woodworking project would be able to measure, design and create a cabinet storage area that utilizes all of the available space, getting the most use out of the area. Custom woodworking often challenges us to think outside the box to look for solutions that would meet each individual need and expectation.

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Merging the Old with the New

One of the areas that Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More in the Vero Beach area excels is taking antique fixtures, such as an antique vanity or dresser, and retool or re-engineer it to work in a modern environment. This level of custom woodworking takes a steady hand with a well designed plan as this “zero-tolerance” project is crafted.

Many antique pieces are unusable in their current state and even restored may not have the structural integrity to be used as a daily component; however, when we repurpose antiques to function in a modern roll it brings the satisfaction of a custom woodworking project all the more enjoyable.

Local Workmanship

Treasure Coast Cabinetry & More provides bathroom remodeling and home improvement services to Vero Beach and surrounding areas. While we have the expertise in all areas of home improvement we specialize in bathroom remodeling, interior & exterior painting and custom woodworking. Satisfied customers rave about the extreme quality of our workmanship while not losing the customer service approach. We don’t use pushy salesman that drive for a quota, each bathroom remodeling project we do is quoted by the owner personally to ensure a consistent, stress free experience.

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