We live and work in a historic area. For example, take Mount Vernon. When people hear this they immediately think of George Washington and the wonderful home that he constructed here. However, when we hear it we immediately think “BATHROOM REMODELING!” Let’s face it, the house was built between 1758 and 1778, and old George’s bathroom could probably do with an upgrade by now!
In fact, visitors to the house today are shown into Washington’s study to which only the privileged few had access in the 18th century. Washington actually used it as a combined bathroom, dressing room, and office, so presumably his visitors were only allowed in when he was working.
Of course, not all the homes in the city are as old as Washington’s but nonetheless there are many that could consider Mount Vernon bathroom remodeling. The way we use our bathrooms has changed considerably over the last few years, with many people using them as a room in which to relax in the tub while watching a film on TV or reading a book. After a long hard day at the office it is nice to spend time having a hot soak.
Some Points To Bear In Mind on a Bathroom Remodeling Project
If you are considering bathroom remodeling for your Mount Vernon home, there are some points to bear in mind. One of the first things that any bathroom remodeling company such as ourselves will tell you is never to locate the toilet where it is the first thing that you see when you open the door. It’s a fact that bathroom doors are often left open which means that you or your guests walking by will see the toilet which is not really the finest piece of architecture in your home. It is actually best if the toilet can be hidden behind a half wall or behind a shower.
Many bathrooms are quite small, so using light colors and plenty of mirrors can help to make it seem a larger space. You might even consider making a whole wall into a mirror. Judicious lighting is another consideration that can help to give a sense of increased space, especially if the room only has a very small window.
What about a tub and/or a shower? Some people like both while others prefer one over the other, especially if the room is small. Choosing the right vanity is also important. If you have one that is too big it can interfere with your traffic route, while if it is too small you won’t have enough counter top or storage space.
At Elite Contractors Services we have many years of experience of Mount Vernon bathroom remodeling, so if you are not sure of exactly the design you want or the wide choice of different fixtures and fittings, we will be delighted to sit down with you, discuss your ideas, and make suggestions. Give us a call for a no-obligation appointment.