Ranch Style Bathroom Remodels

by Debra

in Bathroom

Ranch Style Bathroom RemodelsSuccessful remodeling of a ranch style bathroom often calls for more ingenuity, since what you can do is always more or less restricted by the existing structure.

Overcoming such difficulties offers some satisfaction in itself, but the best reason for remodeling is to gain the bathroom  that  will meet the needs of your family.

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Bathroom remodeling is a popular home improvement project for ranch style home owners. One of the most common reasons for undertaking a bathroom remodeling project is to update and increase the size of the bath.

The fact is a fashionable bathroom is one of the most valuable investments  you can make to your home.

Plan Your Ranch Style Bathroom Remodeling Project

The first thing need is a  plan. How your bathroom remodeling is going to look and feel is important. Never forget the saying: Fail to plan and you plan to fail.

The two most important things regarding any bathroom remodeling project are planning properly and shopping wisely in order to keep you project within your budget. Your new bathroom must be tailored to your requirements and the plan must depend on you budget and your needs.

Make sure you start by drawing a floor plan of your bathroom from above and a plan of each wall.  Keep in mind as you rearrange fixtures – it costs more to move them to a new location than it does to leave the basic fixtures plan in place.

Floorplan - New Bathroom photo credit: iLoveButter

A good place to start with bathroom remodeling is to think how your current bathroom is not meeting your needs and wants. Then, a smart thing to do is to tour other bathrooms to get lot’s of good ideas. Undertaking a bathroom renovation project can be daunting, but if you’ve got a plan and a budget, you are certainly on your way to success.

For instance… you may have a bathroom that’s doesn’t adjoin an outside wall. This means that you don’t have any windows. Of course, bathroom windows are suggested where the room is on an outside wall. Using artificial light and
ventilation is a recommended alternative. Modern ventilating and lighting equipment has made bathrooms without windows increasingly acceptable.

Establish An Budget With A Little Wiggle Room.

When remodeling a bathroom, a  necessary evil  involves establishing an slightly flexible budget. Your budget will help you  decide how far you co go in terms of your bathroom remodel project. The cost of any thing related to bathroom remodels can vary widely depending on your needs, your wants and your budget.

Always stay focused on costs: keep in mind that a good half of your budget is going to go towards finish materials. Bathroom remodeling can end up being very expensive …so make sure you are choosing the right bathroom contractor for your new project and make sure he keeps to your budget.

The good news is that bathroom remodeling is fun and can be done with a lot less money than other rooms. Learn about the latest trends in bathroom remodeling but don’t go to far following trends. You don’t want to have a bathroom that’s out of style in a few years… or a bath that is so “over the top” – it will hamper the sale of your home in the future.

Always Think Of Your Home As An Investment

Be a smart homeowner and always treat your home as a real estate investment. It’s important, as your home ages, to maintain and improve your largest and most valuable investment.

When it comes to recouping your remodeling investment, a ranch style home bathroom remodel almost always pays back 90% or more of their costs. It’s very possible to get a 100 % return on your bathroom remodeling investment if your careful with your budget.  Choosing to remodel a bathroom that has such a high investment return is a sure winner.

Bathroom remodeling is one of the most important improvements you can make to your home. It can be an overwhelming project for any homeowner, but if it is well planned it will be lost of fun and as budget friendly as you choose.

One of the many benefits of bathroom remodeling is the possibility to maximize the value of your home. And if you are thinking about selling, bathroom remodeling is ranked among the highest return on investment for a  home improvement.

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