Part of the ongoing discussion about bathroom remodeling and bathroom renovation is the difference between bathroom remodeling and bathroom renovation. According to the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary: A renovation is the action of improving something existing as contrasted with a remodel, which is an addition. According to another dictionary: “renovation” means the action of improving or adding something to something else, whereas “refurbishment” means “to restore or make anew in a modern, practical, artistic or fashionable manner.”
So, which is correct? Well, the answer depends on who you ask. Bathroom renovation is almost always, by definition, a renovation, however when people say bathroom remodeling they are usually talking about updating and improving your bathtub, shower, vanity, tiles, and flooring. The term bathroom renovation is sometimes used interchangeably with bathroom remodeling. But if you are looking to make some structural changes to your bathtub or your shower or your tile then you are not considering a complete bathroom remodeling project, that is called a bathroom renovation. Bathroom renovation generally refers to a complete remodel of your bathtub and fixtures, unless you are adding in the new tilestile.
There are many contractors out there that can provide you with bathroom remodeling services, however it pays to do some homework and to find the best remodelers. Most bathroom remodeling companies offer free estimates, so you can get an estimate of how much it will cost to completely remodel your bathtub or your vanity, bathroom fixtures and tile. Bathroom remodels can be a simple or a complex undertaking depending on your needs and your creativity. If you are looking to update your bathtub, there are many options to consider. Replacing the faucet, changing the countertop, painting the bathtub, adding new showerheads and heated towel bars are just some of the different types of projects you may want to consider.
If you are looking to have an entirely new bathroom design, you should consider replacing your traditional bathroom shower with a whirlpool tub or a hot tub. Adding a whirlpool tub and a luxurious shower area can not only give you a relaxing place to take a shower after working all day, but it can also be a focal point of your home’s interior design. A whirlpool tub can be an excellent choice for an in ground tub if you are looking for natural lighting and don’t like having the water spray into the room.
You should also look into getting a new toilet, sink, and tub. Many times people decide to remodel their bathroom to upgrade to more modern fixtures, this can be a great option but it is usually best to remodel all three pieces at the same time. Getting a toilet and sink that work well with each other will reduce the number of repairs, you will need to make after the remodel. A hot tub, on the other hand, works best with ceramic tiles in the bathroom to give it the best heated water possible.
Bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to be as expensive as you may think. With just a little planning and creativity you can get a bathroom that looks brand new for much less money than you would pay for it new. Even the most basic remodeling project can add value to your home. Adding a whirlpool tub, bathtub, new toilet, and vanity unit can quickly increase the value of your home. A great way to start remodeling your bathroom is by hiring a bathroom remodeling professional to do it for you.