Splurge vs Save: Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to add some luxury to your home and ensure a greater return on your investment. Since there are so many facets of planning a remodel, have you ever wondered where to invest your money and where to cut back? We’re here to help! Here are some areas of where you should splurge, and where you should save:

 

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Tile: Background tile is just that–it’s in the background. Save your money there and use your budget to spend on some decorative eye candy like a vanity back splash or a focal wall of tile. This will give your bathroom that added “wow” feature without going over your budget.

Floor: The one thing you can’t skimp on is making sure your floor is slip resistant. Adding tile with texture and larger grout lines ensures for more traction and a safer floor–and they don’t have to be expensive. You don’t have to opt for the fancy heated floors unless you have money in your budget.

Cabinetry: Here is one area where you don’t want to skimp. Cabinets get a lot of wear and tear since they’re being open and closed all day long. You’ll want to make sure that you spend your money on cabinets and drawers that will withstand the test of time and can hold up well in a humid and damp environment.

Counter tops: If you want your counter tops to be the focal point of your bathroom, then choose surfaces like granite or quartz. Counter tops are one area that can really make a statement, so if you’re going to splurge, here would be your best area.

Plumbing Fixtures: There are so many options of plumbing fixtures these days, it can be hard to choose! While you might not need two vanity sinks, a fancy rainfall shower head and the top of the line faucet, this is one area you shouldn’t skimp on. You should never compromise quality. It’s worth getting a better model because it affects the flow and the finish and you’ll want it to last.

Landmark Design has been providing luxury bathroom remodels to clients in the Greenwich area for over 30 years. No matter what design you’re looking for, Landmark Design is committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658, and don’t forget to follow us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 

 

Benefits of a Relaxing Shower

There are few things better than taking a nice relaxing shower at the end of a long, hard day. Or perhaps you like to pop in the shower in the morning to invigorate you and start your day off right. Whatever your showering style is, it’s important for you to take that alone time for yourself to unwind. Here are some of the benefits that a relaxing shower can bring:

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Improve blood circulation: Running water causes blood to rush to your skin’s surface, thus improving your circulation and and overall health. Proper blood circulation contributes to the transfer of nutrients to ample parts of your body, leaving you feeling great!

Decrease stress: Who doesn’t feel stressed at least sometimes in their life? Unwinding in your spa like shower comes with great de-stressing benefits. It brings oxygen to your brain making it easier to relax and decompress. You may want to consider adding some aromatherapy into your shower too, to really maximize your calming routine.

Increase immunity: Relaxing showers, particularly morning showers increase immunity by stimulating your body to make new white blood cells. These cells are helpful in fighting off sickness and as an added bonus, will also give you a boost of energy!

Muscle alleviation: Have you ever felt really sore after a great workout or sports game? Few things relieve muscle tension like a nice shower does. Ease your aches and pains, and wash away the tension during your tranquil shower!

Your bathroom is not just a place to get ready in the morning and evening. It can be an oasis of relaxation and de-stressing. And since the benefits of a relaxing shower are endless, what better way to enjoy them than by building your own tranquil spa-like oasis in your home? Landmark Design has been providing luxury bathroom remodels to clients in the Greenwich area for over 30 years. No matter what design you’re looking for, Landmark Design is committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658, and don’t forget to follow us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 

Bathroom Features Worth Investing In

Remodeling your bathroom is one of the best ways to get a return on your investment. But let’s be realistic, most of us have to plan a renovation within a strict budget. While there are many ways to save money during your remodel, you shouldn’t sacrifice in the wrong places. Since your bathroom is one of the most commonly used rooms in your home, It’s important to invest in a bathroom that lasts. Here are some features that are definitely worth investing in.

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Faucets: Your bathroom is only as useful as it’s effectiveness. Make sure you don’t skimp on a faucet that sticks, fades or peels, which will only lead to you having to repair or replace it down the line. When choosing a faucet, make sure to select one that isn’t too hard to turn on or off and is made from a material that will withstand the wear and tear from years of water exposure.

Toilet: Your toilet is the most important thing in your bathroom, since it’s the main appliance there. If your toilet is broken or leaking, it’s time for a replacement. Invest in a higher quality toilet from the get-go to keep repair and replacement costs down and to keep your bathroom working efficiently.

Tub or Shower: Your shower should be your time for relaxation and unwinding. Choosing a tub or shower is one of the most important decisions you will have to make regarding your bathroom remodel. Do you have small children that require baths in the tub? Or is your bathroom primarily used for an elderly person who may have a hard time stepping into the tub to shower? These are factors to consider. Aside from an aesthetic feature, make your decision on what material is most suitable for the needs of your family and will last over time.

Flooring: It’s crucial to choose a flooring that will minimize slipping, and be resistant to the heat, steam and water damage of your bathroom. Now isn’t a time to  skimp, because your safety is at risk. A heated floor is a big luxury in the bathroom and not necessarily a huge expense to add. Not only will this feature keep your feet warm after a relaxing shower, but will attract buyers should you decide to sell your home.

Looking to build your dream bathroom and unwind in your relaxing shower? Landmark Design can help! For over 30 years, we have been building beautiful custom bathrooms to fit all of you needs. No matter what design you’re looking for, Landmark design is committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658, and don’t forget to follow us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!