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Cost of Remodeling a Bathroom

Before beginning any bathroom remodeling, you should create a budget. Pick an amount of money you can reasonably afford, and then check the costs of supplies to estimate what you can do in your remodeling project. It is wise to save about 20 percent of your budget to cover emergencies. They do happen. Keep in mind, too, the costs of professional help from plumbers or electricians. These services cost significantly more than doing the job yourself, so do whatever work you can. You may want to do your own painting, lay your tile, or decorate the new bathroom yourself. The extra work you do will let you be creative and have fun while saving money. The costs of supplies add up. A typical sink costs between $60 and $100, but higher-end sinks cost hundreds of dollars. Vinyl flooring is the cheapest, starting at around $3 a foot. Ceramic tile is usually triple the price of vinyl. Basic bathtubs cost a few hundred dollars, and whirlpool tubs thousands. Showers cost between $300 and $2,000. Traditional toilets cost under $200, but smaller or fancier toilets can cost up to $1,500.

Bathroom Remodeling & Design
If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, other than the kitchen, the bathrooms are some of the most important factors in making a great selling experience for home owners.
Not only does it help sell a home, it also allows homeowners a much more pleasant experience overall for both the family as well as their visitors. Why is all of this being said? Because many homeowners tend to forget how important of the impact the bathroom has on everyone experiencing the home itself since they are indeed higher traffic areas in the house.
Several of the more important areas to consider when remodeling your bathroom are the tiling both on the walls and floor, vanity, toilet, faucets, showers, lighting, as well as overall color of the bathroom in addition to added conveniences such as heated flooring.
As for the wall tiling, eight by thirteen glazed ceramic tiles are great for the flooring in order to help prevent mold from occurring and more. Borders that are decorative are a good idea for the wall above the lower bathroom wall tiles.
As for the floor tiles, try to line up your floor tiles in a more diagonal fashion in addition to using lighter colored tiles in order to create a sense of more space in the bathroom.
For your vanity, it is recommended to look into installing granite or even marble bathroom vanities for a bathroom remodel.



 

Energy efficiency

With a bit of thought with your small bathroom design you can make some energy savings and do your part to conserve the planet. By installing an on-demand water heater in the shower and taking showers instead of baths you can minimize your electricity and water usage. Replacing your toilet for one with a dual-flush can also save water.

Because you feel like it

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erhaps you are just bored with your bathroom and fancy a change. Well all you need is imagination together with a lot of time, patience and money and you can transform your small bathroom into your dream spa area.

One small step for a bathroom remodeler can be a big step up for your lifestyle.

 

Bathroom Lighting

There are many layers of light that you will want to address in your new bathroom - including natural light from windows, recessed lighting in the ceiling, chandeliers for elegant lighting, sconces for up-lighting, and vanity lights for task lighting.


Natural Lighting - Find room in your design for windows/skylights. Windows over tubs create a natural backdrop for your bathroom and allow you to enhance the bathroom with window treatments

. Try to place them so that the natural light does not reflect off of the mirrors.


Recessed/Can Lighting - This type of lighting is great for the overall brightness of the room. Strategically placed, these work well for shower and tub areas, and provide a soft glow for creating a spa-like setting. Place two over the tub, or use in open areas or hall areas for added lighting.

Chandeliers - A great trend in bathroom lighting right now is the addition of chandeliers over the tub. Use your overall theme to guide your selection, but don't choose one that is too large or has too many bulbs. A 3-light mini-chandelier or a single globe chandelier will give just the accent you need. Place the chandelier on a dimmer for more control over the ambience of the room.

 

Sconce Lighting - Sconces can function in a variety of ways in a bathroom

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se one on each side of a master vanity - this will give you soft light to get ready by, as well as provide nice ambient lighting. For a great look, try installing the mirror first, then cutting holes in the mirrors and installing the sconces on the mirror. Contact your local custom mirror shop for help with this project.

Vanity Lights - Typically in 2, 3, and 4-light kits, these are the best, and most popular, way to light your vanity area in the bathroom. The kit you choose should be no wider than the width of your vanity cabinet.

Using a combination of this lighting - layers of light - will create a calming atmosphere when needed but also allow for function and purpose.
 

BATH RENOVATIONS REMODELING: Bathroom Remodeling and Design, Updating or building a new bathroom is one of today's most popular home projects. The modern bathroom has become stylish, efficient, and comfortable, if not downright luxurious. A bathroom remodel can add immeasurably to your comfort and enjoyment, as well as raise the value of the house.
 

 

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Introduction to San Antonio-Austin, Texas

One of Texas' most famous cities is the City of San Antonio-Austin. Located in the south-central part of the state, San Antonio-Austin is Texas' second-largest city and serves as an economic and cultural gateway to the American Southwest. The city lies about 140 miles northwest of Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico and 150 miles northeast of the city of Laredo on the Mexican border. Several major freeways service the city, including Interstates I-10, I-35, I-37, and I-410; U.S. Routes 87, 90, and 281; and Texas State Highways 16 and 151.

Named for Saint Anthony of Padua, on whose feast day (June 13) a Spanish expedition explored the area in 1691, the San Antonio-Austin River was the principal tributary which spawned the founding of its namesake village in 1718. The site, on the river's west bank, was initially a stopping place on the Texas wilderness trail leading to French trading posts in Louisiana. By 1731 the town was known as San Antonio-Austin de Béxar, which in 1773 became the capital of Spanish Texas. During the Texas Revolution, San Antonio-Austin was the site of several battles, including the battle of the Alamo in 1836, in which 189 defenders held the old Alamo mission for 13 days against some 4,000 Mexican troops. Although the defenders were ultimately killed, the memorable phrase "Remember the Alamo" became forever known as the rallying cry of the Texas Revolution against Mexico. After the Civil War, San Antonio-Austin prospered as a cattle industry hub and military center serving the border region and the Southwest. During the twentieth century, San Antonio-Austin became an important military center for the Army and Air Force through both world wars; a distinction which it has retained to this day. San Antonio-Austin is the current home of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis located just outside the city limit