Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? The sheer number of choices can be overwhelming when looking at contractors, layouts, finishes, and other options. Before you take the plunge, put these must-haves at the top of your list. Any bathroom remodel in Michigan needs these four essential items:
While this isn’t Michigan-specific, it’s always a good reminder. If you’re planning major bathroom renovations (i.e. anything other than some cosmetic updates), you’ll need to secure the applicable work permits. If you hire a professional contractor, he/she will typically be responsible for securing these on your behalf. However, if you’re DIY-ing it, you’ll need to file the right paperwork and get your permits issued before any work begins. Failing to get permits can result in fines, lawsuits, and big headaches later, so it’s critical to take this first step at the beginning.
- Spare Bathroom
If your bathroom is going to be out of commission while work is being done, always secure a bathroom trailer rental in advance to keep your family comfortable throughout the process. Master bathroom trailers come equipped with flushing toilets, sinks with running hot/cold water, as well as showers. These luxury portable restrooms provide all the comforts of your home bathroom! Even if you anticipate your remodel to be done quickly, renting a restroom trailer ensures that everyone in your home will remain happy if the renovation takes longer than planned due to unforeseen project delays.
- Cold Weather Luxuries
It’s cold more than half the year in Michigan, which means that “luxuries” like heated floors and towel warmers are really more like must-haves. Depending on your budget and space availability, you may even opt for big upgrades like a sauna room or a steam shower to keep you extra cozy on those cold winter nights and early mornings.
Remember that doing all the renovations you want at once is always going to be less expensive than having multiple rounds of remodels. So, if your budget is going to keep you from getting everything you want in your bathroom, it’s probably best to hold off until you can afford all the changes you’d like.
- Bringing the Outdoors Inside
One of the biggest benefits of living in Michigan is the beautiful outdoors. Bringing the look of Michigan’s rich outdoor scenery inside is a must-have for any bathroom aesthetic ranging from new age modern to rustic vintage. Things like barn wood doors and reclaimed wooden cabinetry are reminiscent of the outdoors in a way that’s stylish and beautiful. Other materials like stone and river rock accomplish the same look in a wide variety of locations from backsplashes to shower floors.
Including additional windows or expanding the size of existing windows is a great way to bring the outdoors inside. As an added bonus, it increases natural light, brightening up the space in a way that’s cost-effective.
If you don’t want to commit to a natural look for the long-term, you can always incorporate artwork into your finished bathroom to give a natural look to the space that’s changeable.
Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!