Atlanta, GA based Morningside Plumbing, a company that has been serving the greater Atlanta area for more than 50 years, has issued a list of their best tips for remodeling a bathroom. With the start of the new year, many who have been putting off decorating are thinking about a spring refresh (if not a complete gutting) to bring in their perfect bathroom. Morningside’s remodeling tips can help them make the right choices as their tackle their bathroom’s new look.
"While there are certainly some do-it-yourself projects you can take on, a major bathroom remodel shouldn’t be one of them," says Paul Wimpey of Morningside Plumbing. "You might be considering remodeling because your home is older and your current bathroom is not up to code, you have a mold problem to address, or you just want to improve your home's value and how much you enjoy it. Whatever it is that has you looking into a remodel, one of the most important decisions you'll make is which plumber you'll bring into your home to handle the project for you."
Their seven best bathroom remodeling tips are as follows: Recess For Extra Room, Address Bathroom Ventilation, Add Plants for Living Color, Pick the Right Flooring, Adjust Room Size With Color, Bathroom Lighting Matters, Add Freestanding Pieces.
Morningside Plumbing recommends that homeowners first think of recessing for extra room in order to provide additional shelf and storage space. This is particularly useful when space is tight. From soap dishes and toilet roll holders to medicine chests or places to set a diffuser or candle, it is the little touches which will make the room seem bigger. They emphasize that the next most important tip is to address bathroom ventilation. Remodelers should look up what is required by code and confirm the capacity required. Then, it is down to personal preferences regarding the aesthetics and acceptable noise levels.
Next on their list is to add plants, not just for the living color but because they help purify the air. Many people opt for spider plants, an easy-to-care-for plant that will be quite happy on a floating shelf. These plants will also allow their “pups” (baby spider plants) to dangle with their bright variegated green and white leaves. Next on the company’s list is to pick the right flooring for the bathroom. Ideally, this should be as non-slip as possible, and the material should not be one that retains water. Today, there is a huge variety of ceramic or porcelain tiles as well as many vinyl options at very reasonable prices that can suit virtually any budget.
Before beginning any bathroom remodeling project, Morningside Plumbing recommends taking a step back to consider color preferences. It’s not just about picking favorite colors. Adjusting the room size via color can make it almost feel larger or smaller by design. Another factor to consider is the impact such modifications will have on resale values. Darker, marbled tones are very popular at present, but they also make the room feel smaller for some people. Light colors tend to make bathrooms feel larger and airy, but any dirt makes them seem dingy.
Bathroom lighting can make all the difference too, which is why the sixth tip is to address this aspect of the bathroom’s appearance. Strong light over a mirror will help those who need to shave, pluck or wash their faces, but this part of the lighting can be added separately. Creating a relaxing, cozy environment in which to enjoy a much needed soak after a stressful day can often be accommodated by installing a dimmer switch.
Last but by no means least on the list is to use free standing pieces where possible. These ornamental items can provide a much needed design element to stamp a sense of style on the bathroom. As needs change over time, these pieces can be updated or switched out without impacting the rest of the bathroom. This tip is a perfect example of the company’s ethos as well: They won’t stop working on a customer’s plumbing problem until they are sure they have fixed it. On that note, no matter what happens, they will handle it in the most cost-effective way possible.
Morningside Plumbing, a family owned-and-operated company, hopes that all who read their tips find them extremely useful. They are happy to answer any questions about any type of plumbing needs and can provide a free quote for any range of services for both commercial and residential customers.
Full information about their services, including their 24-hour emergency service and customer testimonials, can be found on their website at www.MorningsidePlumbing.com. They invite all interested parties to connect with them on Facebook where they post informative articles from their blog and share news as well as other announcements.
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