With all the talk of home renovations, the idea of building anything from scratch, with no prerequisite demolition, is a subject that causes many of us to drool. Just think of all the possibilities–the sky is the limit!
But wait a minute…the possibilities are endless…so where do you start? As limiting as a renovation can prove to be, at times, the limits can be downright life-saving, especially for the indecisive among us (or those on tight budgets whose eyes are bigger than their wallets). One way or another, it is a wonderful thing, to be able to start from scratch, whether that scratch is already outlined with studs or yet to be established.
With a new bathroom in mind, there are many things that must be considered in the planning (i.e., before starting any construction), from the plumbing, to the electrical, to the venting. If you intend to include some of the bells and whistles on the market these days, you’ll need to be sure to incorporate electrical and plumbing as necessary, possibly in what would once have been considered to be unusual places. For example, you may need water lines at the back of the shower or electrical wires run right up under the tub.
There are hundreds of bells and whistles for bathrooms out there, and many of them are within the financial reaches of the average Joe Homeowner. Jacuzzis are no longer only for the rich and famous. Granted, there are brands and styles (like those that include aromatherapy and chromotherapy features, among others) that get pretty well up there on the price charts, but there are also models quite affordable for even the guest bathroom.
In the planning stages, don’t forget to also consider the final decor. Although it may seem unnecessary to start thinking all that through now, you may be surprised to see how much the decor will affect the layout of the bathroom, not to mention the mechanicals that are so much easier to lay out before the sheet rock is up and everything is closed up.
The possibilities are endless. Sometimes, that many choices can be a little overwhelming, and a project like this can be a whole lot more enjoyable and satisfying if you get some professional help from people who do this for a living. Besides having plenty of opportunities to have worked with this stuff before, they have more exposure to the materials than most of us, and they often have sources to be able to get materials at discounted rates. If you are looking for a general contractor in the Bethesda, Maryland area, consider D.R. Hartman Construction, Inc (website).
Whether your project is a new bathroom or the renovation of one, this Gaithersburg builder will give you a free, no-obligation quote, with their pledge of excellent customer service. With 30 years of experience, this is one Bethesda construction company that has a good handle on the field and plenty of sources to get the materials necessary for your project.