When renovating and remodeling a home, it’s very important to pay attention to layout. Take it from a general contractor, after figuring out the average cost of a kitchen remodel and learning how to budget remodeling, you’re going to want to get every last detail figured out before moving forward. Often times, one of the most overlooked room placements is a room that is used more than any other, the bathroom. That’s why we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting have put together a few tips on what you definitely want from your bathroom placement.
1. Natural Light. To a general contractor, a dark, damp, and poorly circulated bathroom sounds like something out of a horror movie! When building or relocating a bathroom, it’s a good idea to think about placing the bathroom on an outdoor wall. This will provide a ton of natural light and be ideal for air circulation. In the event that the bathroom must be on an inside wall, consider adding a skylight that also opens.
2. Privacy. A common mistake when placing a bathroom is putting it in a room like a kitchen, dining room, or even family room. The truth is, no one wants to sit down to watch a game or eat dinner and have to look at a toilet. When building or relocating a bathroom, it’s important to think about privacy. Bathrooms are best when they’re in their own little hallway or nook of the house.
3. Focal Point. Many homeowners make the bathroom all about the toilet, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid making the toilet a bathroom’s focal point by splitting up the shower and toilet in one room and the sink and vanity in another. This will help grant the space necessary for one person to shower while another person gets ready.
As a home remodeling contractor, we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting know the ins-and-outs of room placement. When you start to plan your remodel bathroom ideas, make sure you do it the right way. And when it finally comes time to remodel your bathroom, call a general contractor you can trust. Call a general contractor that has been serving its neighbors in the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your home remodeling needs.