The 15 Point Checklist Before Starting A Bathroom Renovation

Jericho Home Improvements, a Kansas City bathroom remodeling specialist, knows that between getting ready in the morning, using the facilities, showering/bathing, and preparing for bed, Americans, on average, spend 2.3 years of their lives in the bathroom! With this in mind, it’s safe to say the bathroom is one part of your home that needs to be tailored to YOU. Whether that involves minor aesthetic changes or major remodeling modifications, we have unlimited options for you.

You’re probably wondering if this tile is hard to keep clean and the answer is yes! The tile floor shows every piece of dirt and hair. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. I already clean our downstairs floors very frequently, so I haven’t felt like I’ve had to vacuum any more than I did previously. Also, I’ve found that giving the floor a good old fashioned scrub on my hands and knees weekly works wonders, but I’ve always cleaned bathroom floors like that, so again, not much additional work. I am, however, very thankful we didn’t install this tile upstairs where I don’t vacuum as frequently (since the rooms aren’t as high traffic).

Choose wallpaper patterns carefully. Avoid using overpowering patterns in small spaces; conversely, using a bold design in a very large room will make it appear cozier. Never use a patterned wallpaper if you have patterned carpet or window coverings. For a room full of awkward corners and recesses, pick a wallpaper with a random design that the eye doesn’t tend to follow. This will help to disguise any imperfections in the walls.

The second owners, from whom we purchased the house, raised their four kids there, and every bit of those 52 total childhood and teenage years were evident when we moved in. Carpet stains galore. Doors and walls painted black and bright blue, covered with holes and stickers. Glow-in-the-dark stars on bedroom ceilings. The place was in definite need of updating, refreshing and renovating. So we cleaned and moved in, then pushed up our sleeves and took out the elbow grease, some tools and extra cash, and began our home makeover, top to bottom.

What I like about the Ikea cabinet is that the plumbing does not take up space. It sits flush against the wall, so that we have large roomy drawers to store things in their organizers that are made to fit the drawers precisely. Any bit of extra space, storage, or organization is so essential in a small bathroom, especially if it is your only bathroom.