There are growing concerns about the financial trauma the world seems to be going through these days, and most people are finding it easier to simply remodel their homes rather than purchase a new one. You will also find that contractors are seeing more people willing to remodel their existing bathrooms to make them luxurious bathroom suites, thus giving them more equity in their homes and more comfort as well.
If you are one of these people that would rather spend a little money to remodel rather than a lot of money to purchase a new home, you are in luck.
Remodeling your existing bathroom can seem challenging the first time you sit down and look through all the things that you are going to need. Everything from the type of toilet you should purchase to the knobs on your cabinets can be quite exhausting to think about.
The good news is there are certain things that you can do to take some of that pressure off of you. If you are looking at remodeling a smaller sized bathroom, you can simply choose from bifold shower enclosures that will give you the room you need and save money at the same time.
These shower enclosures will allow you to pick out a completed design that will be much easier to install and the door won’t be swinging out into the bathroom taking up valuable space in the process. It’s simple things like this that can turn your newly renovated bathroom into the bathroom you have always dreamt of having.
Since you are saving money in the process, and adding equity to your home, you can spend the rest of the money on other things that you might want. You just have to do a little research with your contractor to find the right styles.
Once you see just how easy it is to find the right materials for your bathroom, you will be thanking yourself for the decision to remodel rather than purchasing a whole new home. Plus, you don’t have to worry about doing all that packing and moving. either. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. and even your contractor will thank you for choosing easy to install materials which is always great.
Stay Away from Plastic Shower Enclosures
When it comes time for you to remodel your bathroom and you are deciding on the type of shower enclosure that you want to purchase, there are a few things that you need to consider. The first, naturally, is the price of the enclosure you want to purchase.
When price comes into the picture most people are looking for the cheapest answer. That is when a plastic enclosure starts to look really good to most people. Unfortunately, there are reasons why you should never turn to plastic as the basis of the materials in your enclosure.
Imagine you are placing a quadrant shower enclosure in your newly remodeled bathroom. Now, think about how that enclosure is going to be installed. The first thing that will happen is that the installer will glue the sections of the plastic enclosure directly to the wall. While this may not bother you right now, in the future it could cost you thousands of more dollars to fix if that seal gets a leak in it. Glass and fiberglass enclosures will have seamless connections when it is installed and you won’t have to worry about water leaking through and ruining your retaining wall.
If your wall becomes wet behind the cracked plastic, then you are looking at additional work needing to be done; like the possible removal of that wall and then having it reframed again for the new enclosure. You will also find that the guarantees on a plastic enclosure do not last as long and have a lot of additions to it not being covered simply because plastic is an inferior material for a shower system. Instead of spending that extra money to purchase a better enclosure material, you will end up sending even more on replacing it after a few years of constant usage.
While everyone is focusing on the style and price of the enclosure, you need to be thinking about the materials that are being used for it, instead. Make sure that the quality of the material is up to the standards you want your bathroom to be and spend that extra money for something that will last. It will save you from doubling the price of the remodel later on when it leaks.