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Bathroom Renovation Frequently Asked Questions

Bathroom renovation projects can be exciting, but for those who have never remodeled a bathroom before, the process can also raise a lot of questions. Understandably, our customers want to know as much information as possible about the Bath Crest renovation process and how it will impact their daily routines. We’ve compiled a list of some of our most commonly asked questions to help customers find answers and get better idea of what to expect from a bathroom renovation project.

What Is Involved in the Planning Process?

One of the general questions our team is usually asked is what is involved in the planning part of a remodel? Before we can help you design your dream bathroom, our experts will have to learn more about you and your personal style preferences. We’ll meet with you to discuss changing floor plans, details such as cabinet and counter style, the materials used throughout the project, and your overall budget. Using the information we gather during this step, we can help you design a bathroom space that fits your home, budget, and expectations.

How Long Does it Take to Design a Bathroom?

The time it takes to create and finalize your bathroom’s new design plans depends entirely on how complex the project is. Changing a bathroom’s floor plan or implementing large structural changes to the space will mean longer design times. Many projects are in the design phase for two to four weeks, but larger, more complex ventures could take up to six weeks or more.

How Long Does a Bathroom Remodel Take?

The timeframe of any bathroom remodeling project relies on a few details. The most significant contributing factor to your project’s schedule is the complexity of the design and the availability of the materials you’ve chosen. To get a better idea of how long your personal project will take, it’s always a good idea to meet with the designers to give you a better idea of the scope of time needed for project completion during the design process.

Can I Remove My Existing Tub?

Though having a large soaking tub in your master bathroom certainly has its charm, homeowners are finding more and more often that removing the tub to make way for a larger, more open shower is far more appealing. Removing a tub has the potential to vastly increase the space in your bathroom as well. In most cases, the tub is easy enough to remove once the professionals get involved. However, if the tub cannot be removed for budgeting purposes or any other reason, refinishing it to give the space more life is always an excellent option.

Can I Have an Open Shower Installed?

Larger, more open showers are becoming a must-have for modern homeowners. However, they require a significant amount of floor space to install. If your bathroom has the appropriate amount of floor space (or floor space can be made by removing your tub), the professionals at Bath Crest can build you the shower of your dreams without a hassle. However, if obtaining the needed floor space is impossible, we can still offer you a number of shower options that look and feel larger and more open while still fitting perfectly into your smaller bathroom space.

What Are My Lighting Options?

During your bathroom remodeling process, you can choose to change the room’s lighting to create a brighter, more welcoming appeal. Built-in vanity lights are a classic that bathrooms worldwide continue to take advantage of, while simple ceiling lighting offers a functional and space-saving alternative to bulky wall sconces. If you have high ceilings, you may be able to hang a chandelier over your tub, giving the remodeled space a touch more glitz and glamour.

What Materials Can I Choose From?

Bath Crest offers customers a long list of potential materials for their bathroom remodel to ensure we have something that fits everyone’s budget and personal style. The materials we offer for countertops, tile, and more include:

  • Acrylic
  • Stone
  • Quartz
  • Granite
  • Piedrafina
  • Porcelain and ceramic tile
  • Manufactured Marble

Can I Keep My Existing Tile During a Bathroom Remodel?

Unless your bathroom remodels involve extensive rearrangement or expansion, it will usually be possible to preserve your existing flooring if desired. If you have extra tile on hand, our experts can use the additional materials to fill in as needed throughout the project to keep your bathroom tile looking gorgeous.

Do I Need an Exhaust Fan in My Design?

The short answer is, yes, you do need an exhaust fan in your bathroom. Because bathroom appliances create so much moisture, these spaces are prime targets for household water damage. Over time, moisture seeps into the walls and may cause structural issues, mildew, or mold growth. We will work with you, though, to find an exhaust fan that works with your existing design, so you get both the look and functionality you need at the end of your bathroom improvement experience.

Why Do You Recommend Walk-In Tubs?

Walk-in tubs serve as a way to future-proof your home and allow you and your family members to more safely “age in place.” Tub slip and falls are extremely dangerous for the elderly and those who have impaired mobility. Walk-in tubs seek to solve the issue of slip and falls by making tubs more accessible. Bath Crest offers a wide variety of stylish, practical, and forward-thinking walk-in solutions for bathrooms of all shapes and sizes.

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Didn’t see your question answered on our frequently asked questions page? Contact us at Bath Crest to answer any further inquiries you might have. We’re here to make your bathroom remodeling experience smooth and hassle-free from beginning to end, which means we’re more than willing to give you any information you could possibly need to preserve your peace of mind throughout your full bathroom makeover.