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Some Tips for Creating a Great Bathroom Space

As with any bathroom design, invest in a good shower, toilet and sink with a vanity cabinet. Make sure there is a mirror and decent lighting for people to get ready. A bathtub probably won’t be necessary in your guest bathroom design unless you anticipate visitors with small children. While you can experiment with color in the master bathroom, it’s best to adhere to a neutral or monochrome palette in the guest bath. Play with textures and shapes and incorporate a statement piece but try to appeal to everyone’s taste.

You’re not running a hotel, but it’s still nice to add luxe extras for your guests to enjoy during their stay. They’ll probably bring basic toiletries but put out a basket of high-end pampering products as well as supplying essentials they may have forgotten. Have a plush robe on hand for each person in addition to fluffy towels in different sizes, remembering to hang hooks or rails for them to dry on. Candles and diffusers give a welcoming feel and show your guests that you’ve taken the time to make them feel special.

While it’s important to show visitors that everything is at hand, things should be displayed with thought and presented meticulously. Open shelving is the best solution as people can find what they need without rooting around. When displaying items, sort them into groups and then vary their size, to give an ordered yet interesting look. Hairdryers and toilet paper can go in a little vanity included in your customized bathroom design storage. If open shelves isn’t an option our designers can make sure we’re maximizing the bathroom countertop space you’ll have. 

Remember to leave some space free when planning your remodel. Guests will appreciate having somewhere to put their own essentials. Resist the urge to accessorize too much. Guests might have to move a bowl of potpourri to clear space for their medications and essential toiletries! Also, remember that this is not a room to store your extra things. It should be a dedicated room for guests, at least while they are staying with you. A linen cabinet along with a vanity cabinet will offer plenty of space for your guests items. 

Think about who will be coming and for how long.  Bathroom rugs are a good idea to prevent elderly people slipping on a tiled floor. If your guests are long-term visitors (more than a few days) then include a laundry basket for them to use. Don’t forget extra touches like plungers, air neutralizers and extra toilet paper, to avoid potential embarrassment. This also applies to your frequently used powder room.

 

Stock Bathroom Cabinets in Omaha

White and shades of grey are still popular in bathroom vanity cabinets. Simplified door styles also are carrying over into 2019 as a dominating trend. In order to make the bathroom remodeling process much faster we’ve taken it upon ourselves to stock 3 grey/white options. Stone, oyster, and white are all available to take today! They’re all in the popular shakes door style. These stock bathroom cabinets are a sure fire way to update your bathroom on a budget without sacrificing quality.

Tips for Saving on Your Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodeling Tips on Saving

Bathroom remodeling is an expensive affair that prevents many people from remodeling their bathrooms. There are many options that would help in cost cutting, which would help you to finally get to remodel your bathroom. While working with a professional designer may seem a little over the roof in prices, the result in many cases turns out to be more cost effective, and efficient. Here at Cabinet Factory out design process is totally free and our designers want to work with your budget to create an amazing space! This article discusses some of the remodeling tips which can help you save.

Have a Plan

Though many people love to work on a spontaneous way, there are many reasons why planning is important for you. Just as it is important to follow a guide on kitchen remodeling, a good plan helps you to save on incumbent expenses when remodeling your bathroom. Planning is important also as it helps you to know what you need and what you can forego. Reference our previous blog post on what to expect while remodeling.

Keep the Plumb Work

When working on your remodeling plan, it is important that you avoid changing the plumb work. Plumb works are expensive to work on, and they need an incredibly high amount of money to change. To save on your cash, your professional designer will help you work through the process of remodeling your bathroom without having to change your plumbing. It could even be as simple as replacing your current cabinet doors to get that updated look. Even if the bathroom vanity cabinet needs to be replaced our designers can help you figure out a way to do it without messing with any of the expensive plumbing work.

A choice for Tiles

While many people prefer to install tiles on their bathroom walls, tiles turn out to go way on top of the budget. This makes it hard for people to do a bathroom remodeling project. However, options such as bead board can act as your choice for tiles. You can also consider using reclaimed wood panels to cover the walls. Although wood needs more effort in its maintenance, it has a cheaper cost, its warmer, and a lot cozier than tiles. Either way we can find you something within your budget that’ll make you love your bathroom!

Questions for your Contractor

Although kitchen and bath cabinets along with countertops are a huge part of your kitchen remodel having a contractor that you trust is incredibly important for the remodel to go smoothly. Below we’ve gathered some questions to ask your contractor before signing on with them:

1. How long have you been in the home building and remodeling business?

2. Who is on your staff? – Are they a full-service company, or do they sub-contract elements of the job?

3. If they use subs, who are your sub-contractors?– For example plumbers, electricians, tile work, etc.

4. Will I have a project manager on-site or is there a particular contact within the company? – You want a single point person if you have questions that need immediate answers!

5. How do you handle change orders? – The approval process, additional fees, timelines, etc.

6. What is your payment procedure, how often do you invoice? – Deposit, milestone payments, monthly, bi-monthly payments, etc.

7. Will you itemize your estimate? – Ask for an itemized list include demolition, framing and finish work, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. Is your bid an estimate or a fixed cost? Make sure you know before you sign a contract.

8. Can you provide references? Ask for three.

9. Has your company built any projects/homes like this one?

10. Are you fully licensed, bonded and insured?

11. Why are you interested in our project, what are your qualifications? A project goes much more smoothly if you have a connection with your contractor. Personality and rapport is important!

What To Ask A Remodeling Contractor About Your Project:
12. What is our specific project schedule? – Don’t begin a project without a detailed timeline including days and times workers will be on site and what tasks are to be accomplished by a specific date.

13. How will you protect my home and property? – Have this conversation before anything happens! Make sure that your contractor will seal rooms for dust, ask who will move large items and remove books, art etc..

14. What’s the best way to communicate if I have concerns? – Email, phone, text, make sure you have a way to get in touch, immediately if necessary!.

15. Is there something that concerns you about my project? – Ask this early. Hidden surprises can blow up a budget. Ask your contractor if there may be hidden issues and what it might cost to remedy them.

16. How will you let me know if there’s a decision to be made? – There are decisions that happen throughout a project. Make sure you have a clear method and timetable for making critical decisions.

17. Can I reach you after hours? – Make sure you can get in touch at any time. Pipes break, stuff happens! Make sure you can reach your contractor if an emergency happens after hours.

18. Will you need me to be available regularly to meet? – Some contractors like to have a weekly meeting to go over progress. For example, when the electrical boxes are set and can lights are placed to check placement before wires are run.

19. What documentation will I receive upon completion? – Ask about “end of project” paperwork. You should receive lien releases, marked up plans with as-built like electrical and utilities showing shut offs, copies of permits and inspection reports, list of subs and contact info, etc. Knowing what you’ll receive before you start, will make sure you have everything you need at the end of the job! Include all appliance manuals, warranties, and care information!

20. What type of warranty do you provide on your work and how long is it covered? – Most contractors offer warranties on their work, Ask your contractor what they will stand behind, how long they will cover their work, and what happens after the warranty is up!

 

When letting someone into your Omaha home to install your new cabinets and countertops getting a person trustworthy is key to the success of your remodel. Here at Cabinet Factory Outlet we have a list of contractors we can refer you to. We’ve been working with these guys for years and would be happy to help you find the right contractor for your kitchen or bath remodel. 

Bertch Cabinets for Beautiful, Quality Cabinets

Among the long list of quality manufacturers offered at Cabinet Factory Outlet Plus is Bertch. With a history of quality and excellence, Bertch is a bathroom cabinet manufacturer we are proud to carry.

Located right here in the Midwest, Bertch has been perfecting the art of bertch bathroom logokitchen cabinet and bathroom cabinet making for 35 years. This family-owned and operated business makes all its products to reflect a commitment to reforestation, recycling and a general respect for the environment.

From traditional to contemporary, brass to stainless steel, large to small vanities, Bertch provides any style or accessory for a customized dream bathroom. Our Omaha designers can provide options that will match your needs and budget, adding many specialized vanity features for comfort and ease of use.

Our Omaha designers are proud to recommend Bertch as a premier kitchen bathroom vanity and hardware manufacturer. Visit our Omaha showroom and see these quality products for yourself, and start planning your dream bathroom remodel!