Springtime is a great time to get your hands dirty . . . or let us do the dirty work for you! At Lumber One in central Minnesota, we have the design expertise, know-how and parts needed to freshen up your bathroom.
We have a ton of great tips for you as you work towards remodeling your bathroom!
Freshen Up Your Bathroom With A Springtime Remodel
Every sink has advantages and disadvantages based on the type of bathroom you’re creating. Pedestal sinks are great for small powder rooms, but offer no storage or deck space. Vessel sinks sit above the counter so you have more room for drawers, but it can be tougher to keep clean. A vanity with a sink takes up the most room in a bathroom, but it has a lot of storage and deck space.
Porcelain or glazed tiles make an easy floor to care for. Porous natural stone tiles are usually more expensive but can really help beautify a space. If you want a non-slip floor, choose tiles with textured surfaces, matte finishes or sand-containing glazes.
A fan is a must. For a master bath, splurge on a very quiet fan which won’t wake up your partner at night. For a family or guest bathroom, consider a mid-range model, possibly with a timer so you don’t have to rely on kids or guests to turn it on or off. For small powder rooms install a loud fan for maximum sound privacy near public areas.
Certain features like a hand-held shower can be added at any time, but you should plan permanent features from the start. Grab-bars should be secured to wall studs, and you may want to consider a shower which is level with the rest of the bathroom so no one has to step up into it.
Master Bath Musts
If you’re designing a master bath, you’ll definitely want to consider creating a private area for the toilet. You might also like to have a separate shower and bathtub so two people can clean-up at once. Creating a double-sink vanity is on the top of many people’s wish lists, just be sure to leave enough space between the two sinks, drain to drain.
A recessed niche in a tub or shower gives your soaps and shampoo a permanent home, rather than using a shower caddy which takes up valuable shower space.
Lumber One: Tough Bidders, Great Builders
At Lumber One, your project is our top concern. We operate based on honesty and integrity, have done so since 1962, and continue to strive to deliver an exceptional experience with every client. You can rest easy knowing that when you contract with Lumber One for your bathroom remodel, we do things right the first time and never cut corners. Contact us today, or visit one of our two convenient locations in central Minnesota: Avon and Cold Spring.
Lumber One Avon will be having two model homes on the 2015 CMBA Spring Tour of Homes, March 13-15 & 20-22. Stop by and see us one or both weekends!
CMBA Home #10 is a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom tri-level home located in the Heritage Development in Sartell. This home includes vaulted ceilings, open kitchen, poplar millwork, and is priced to sell at $159,900.
CMBA Home #15 is a gorgeous 2 bedroom and den patio home in our Stone Gate Development on the South Side of St. Cloud. This home includes in-floor heat, a spacious sunroom, gas fireplace, granite counters, and maintenance free stucco exterior. Relax and let the association take care of snow and lawn. This home is also for sale and priced at $305,900.
Kitchen remodels can be tricky. Our expert designers here at Lumber One in central Minnesota can help you find the right products to use, and we can help install them as well! We also have a ton of great, general kitchen remodel tips gathered here, so check them out, along with our retail store when you are ready.
Reinvent Your Kitchen This Spring With A Remodel
Flooring is a great way to give a kitchen a quick update. There are many different laminate floorings, vinyl tiles, or even ceramic tiles which can mimic the look of a real hardwood floor if that is what you are looking for.
A pantry can be made into a focus piece by painting it a sharp color, maybe a dark green or bold blue.
Drawer pulls can be replaced with wider handles, which can be used to create drawer labels.
Dining room or breakfast nook chairs can be redone with slipcovers instead of upholstered. This is more practical and makes them easy to launder.
If you have a bar or other stool area, trade in your usual counter-height stools for diner-style bar stools for a funky piece. They’re durable and easy to clean.
A splash of color can be added by buying subway tile with a metallic sheen to it. Install it behind your range. It can pick up the shine of stainless steel appliances while softening the transition between darker counters and lighter cabinets.
Lumber One: Tough Bidders, Great Builders
At Lumber One, your project is our top concern. We operate based on honesty and integrity, have done so since 1962, and continue to strive to deliver an exceptional experience with every client. You can rest easy knowing that when you contract with Lumber One for your kitchen remodel, we do things right the first time and never cut corners. Contact us today, or visit one of our two convenient locations in central Minnesota: Avon and Cold Spring.
Brian Abraham has joined the Lumber One staff as a pole barn specialist! He currently has crews in place to start your project immediately and he can work with you to assess your needs. Brian has extensive experience in the construction industry and Lumber One is happy to have him on board. Contact Brian at 320-356-7342 today!
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