When you are in a relationship with someone, you begin to get used to sharing most things. You might share the butter and jelly in the morning. You might share a car during the day and you probably share a bed at night. Sharing can be a wonderful thing about being in a relationship but when it comes to bathroom space, sharing isn’t always ideal. In fact, having your own space in the bathroom can be wonderful! Below are some awesome design ideas for his and her bathrooms.
Sinks for each of you
Cabinets between the sinks for each of you
Seating for the times you are waiting on your spouse to finish getting ready
Double shower heads and a large shower space
Create a bathtub for two
If you like any of the designs here or if these photos inspired you to come up with an idea of your own, call Rossi Construction for ultimate bathroom remodeling in Tampa.
Building your dream home is an exciting undertaking, but it’s also one that requires a lot of preparation. Overlooking something in the planning process can lead to trouble as you begin the construction. Here are a few things that you’ll want to avoid when designing and building a new home here in Tampa.
1) Not Using Your Space Wisely
Space is the number one resource that a new home provides you, and not using that space wisely will only make life harder for you. Finding a balance between living and storage spaces will vary depending on what your needs are, but take time to think about where and what you want your spaces to be before you start building.
2) Misjudging Your HVAC Needs
AC and heat are the only things that will make your home bearable in the hot summer months and cold winter months. Choosing an HVAC unit that is too small for your home will leave you wanting more from it, while choosing a unit that is too big will cost you a fortune in energy bills.
3) Messing Up the Lighting
Compensating for a lack of window lighting with light fixtures will be expensive, and too much window lighting might affect your privacy. Take some time to think about how you can strike a balance between the two.
4) Misplacing Your Laundry Room
Since most people keep their clothing in the bedroom, it’s best to have a laundry room that’s nearby. Lugging heavy loads across the house will get tiresome very quickly.
5) Building Useless Rooms
If you’re a childless family, will you really be using a game room enough to warrant building one? Unused rooms are not only costly when working with Tampa construction companies but also end up being makeshift closets.
6) Misplacing Your Kitchen
Your kitchen should be near an entrance to your home but not so close that it receives too much foot traffic. To help cut down on this problem, consider placing it near the rear entrance.
7) Misplacing Your Bedroom
Unlike the kitchen, you want your bedroom to be far away from the entrances of your house. Also try to keep the master bedroom from sharing a wall with any key living areas.
8) Misplacing Your Garage
Limit the amount of mud and dirt that get tracked in your house by placing the garage away from your busiest rooms.
9) Poor Planning in General
Building a home should not be a rush job, and hurrying the process too much will cause you to make the mistakes listed here as well as others you might not have considered. Take your time so that you can enjoy the finished product.
10) Getting too much Outside Advice
While most people giving you construction advice mean well, they can become overbearing at times. You’re the one who will be living in the home, so make sure that you’re calling the shots during construction.
Are you thinking about putting your home on the market soon? Before you do, you may want to consider making a few key renovations to your home—when done correctly, these renovations can increase the value of your home, which translates to more money in your pocket! Focus your time and money on these specific renovations that have been shown to effectively increase your home’s resell value. Continue reading “Renovations that Will Increase Your Homes Resell Value in Tampa”
It is easy to make big mistakes in a bathroom remodel; with so many interchangeable small pieces requiring your consideration, you are liable to miss one. With some assistance from the local bathroom remodeling experts from Rossi Construction, Inc. you will be prepared to avoid the most common mistakes in bathroom remodeling. Please feel free to call us at 813.436.0177 to schedule a consultation after you have had an opportunity to review our list.
- Make an effort to avoid the “I can handle anything” contractor. It may not look like it, but a bathroom remodeling project requires a unique set of skills from a contractor. Even a modest bathroom remodel has more than 50 primary components that must be matched and installed correctly.
- Skip the eclectic look and make an effort to match fixtures and hardware. Many of you will not care that your faucet and cabinet door models do not match, but the people looking to buy your house next week will care. So here it is. This means that if you choose a faucet that is brushed nickel, it will be necessary for all components to have a brushed nickel finish.
- Never buy on price alone. How many of us do not want the best deal that we can find? The problem is, within bathroom remodeling, price can be dramatically slashed by using cheap materials and omitting components you need. Better materials honestly work better, have a longer life and give you a much better chance of avoiding costly disasters.
- Do not overpay for your new bathroom. The process of bathroom remodeling can be expensive. There are a number of expensive trades participating in the full redesign (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tile setting) and a lot of expensive materials packed into a small room. So, you need to keep track of cash spent by keeping lines of communication open with your contractor.
A bathroom remodeling project can be an exciting task. But, before making the jump to choosing the latest tile or shower design, there are some less exciting things to contemplate so your project turns out just the way you want. Because bathroom remodeling can be overwhelming, time-consuming and expensive, we prepared a checklist to make sure that your project stays on track and the remodel runs smoothly.
- Work sequence.
- Hidden problems.
- Design style.
- Plumbing fixtures.
- Cabinets and storage.
- Going green.
- Final clean after the project.
A bathroom renovation project can be the project of a lifetime! If you have completed all of these tasks, call the team from Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a free bathroom remodeling consultation.
Making a bathroom easily accessible to people with a disability can significantly improve their quality of life within the home. The bathroom has specific challenges for those who use wheelchairs or walkers, as well as people with mobility issues. Solving these problems with a remodel can help make the bathroom user-friendly and accessible for elderly or otherwise-abled members of the household.
If you choose to modify the bathroom for a person who is using a wheelchair or a walker, make sure the doorway to your bathroom is large enough to comfortably allow a wheelchair to access. This means expanding the door to 36” wide to accommodate enough space to turn the wheelchair around completely. Remember that the turning radius for a wheelchair is typically 60” of clear space in the dead center of the bathroom.
The sink in an accessible bathroom may mean a few different things. In a bathroom used by a wheelchair user, the sink needs to open underneath to allow the wheelchair user to wheel straight up to it. For someone using a walker for mobility, it may be necessary to raise the sink to 34” instead of 31”, so there is no need for the user to slump at the sink. You will also want to have a general contractor install lever handles on the faucet, rather than the type of handle which require the additional leverage grasping requires.
An accessible tub contains:
- A door that is vacuum sealed when shut.
- The door is opened to allow the user to enter and sealed before filling.
- The tub must be fitted with grab bars to help the user to enter and exit safely.
- The shower head should be handheld and moveable to allow for greater control.
An accessible shower contains:
- The shower must be roll-in, without a curb.
- If there is a small curb, it should be fitted with a seat.
- The shower must be fitted with grab bars to help with safe entrance and exit.
- The shower head must be handheld and easily moved to allow for greater control.
No matter if you have a tub or shower, you will want to have a lever or touch-operated valve system to operate the water. Levers will allow for greater control!
If it is time to assess your bathroom for handicap accessibility, please call Rossi Construction at 813.436.0177 to set an appointment for a free consultation.
Have you thought about your any bathroom in your home today? Really, has it crossed your mind even a little? It should. Your bathrooms are a critical part of your home and your daily happiness in your home. If you are giving a little thought to remodeling your home, a bathroom remodeling project should be at the top of your list. Here are some reasons why you should consider having a team from Rossi Construction, Inc. remodel your bathroom.
You spend a large chunk of your life in the bathroom.
No matter how ridiculous it may sound, you spend a lot of your day in the bathroom. You take baths and showers, you prepare for the day and you use the bathroom for the more private aspects of your personal life. Behind your bedroom, the bathroom is almost always visited by someone in your household. Why not spend the time and cash making it inviting?
Some people will argue that because the amount of time you spend in the bathroom is generally short, it does not warrant much attention, but if you add all of the short visits, you will begin to understand why the argument is not sound. Instead of neglecting comfort in a room you actually spend a lot of time in, spend a little time considering ways to remodel and renovate the space.
Guests will always find a reason to use your bathroom.
It is a guarantee that visitors to your home will ask permission to use your bathroom. If this is concerning, you will want to make sure that your bathroom looks as good as the kitchen looks. Do not spend your entire budget on the kitchen and living room, only to have the guests be surprised by a bathroom from 1952.
It is possible for a bathroom remodeling to help you save money.
Your bathroom is a good room to remodel if you are looking to save money. Simple fixture changes could lower a water bill, reduce heating costs and help you save on energy bills. Remodeling a bathroom can allow for more light and could diminish the need for expensive lighting. There is even the potential to prevent plumbing disasters from a simple renovation.
With a better understanding of the benefits associated with bathroom remodeling, it is time to call 813.436.0177 to schedule your free consultation with Rossi Construction, Inc.
Think of any old home and all you can picture is a 5’ x 8’ bathroom! That tends to be a little cramped! New homes these days have a guest bathroom or an oversized closet this size. It is important to keep your bathroom beautiful without going overboard on the budget! So, how can you manage this seemingly impossible task of meshing style and affordability!?
Not to worry, it will not take a ton of cash or lots of space to create a bathroom that radiates peace and tranquility. All you need are some ideas, a creative general contractor from Rossi Construction, Inc. and planning. With great colors, the right lighting and scaling down hardware, you will be able to create the illusion of a spacious bathroom.
Hit the ground with a smart plan and you are on your way to a wow-worthy bathroom remodeling project! Here are some tips to employ before you start the remodeling.
Tips for remodeling a small bathroom:
Bathroom renovation can quickly get out of hand. A one-of-a-kind sink, a granite countertop and the like can add to the costs quicker than you can say “over budget.” Here are pointers that should be part of your plan when you start bathroom renovation project.
Do not be afraid to have a budget!
This sounds like common sense, right? Still, people do not usually consider the financial implications until the very end of the bathroom redesign project and they are unable to handle the debt. Figure out what you want to spend your money on and make a compromise with the things you can afford at the start of your project. Have someone from Rossi Construction, Inc. sit with you while the calculations are completed, so the two of you can agree on all that needs to be completed.
Leave the plumbing where it started!
The sink, shower and toilet are always best left in their original position. It may look easy to make the move, but it will involve a lot of work to modify and move the plumbing to new sites. A plumbing move may even involve work on the walls and additional rooms within your home. This can be too much work and you will need to spend much of your budget to get the move completed. Spend the money on other, more important fixtures and fittings.
Add bigger, better lights!
Try adding sconces on either side of a vanity mirror. Do not forget to add a dimmer, they come in handy when it is time to relax in the bath.
Ventilate the bathroom!
A vented exhaust fan is a must for smaller bathrooms. Way too much moisture can age fixtures and fittings, which can put all of your renovation efforts to waste.
Try these small bathroom remodeling ideas to make sure that the end result is pleasing to look at and affordable as well. Contact the Rossi Construction, Inc. specialists at 813.436.0177 to set an appointment for a free bathroom remodeling consultation.
Remodeling a Bathroom for ADA Compliance:
If you have a need to remodel a bathroom in your Tampa home, or build a new bathroom that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are a number of different factors that you will need to consider before beginning the project. The most important consideration when working toward ADA compliance are limitations affecting the person you are designing the bathroom for.
In some cases revisions may be needed for accessibility, while in other situations safety may be the concern of the day. For example, the bathroom features needed for someone who use a wheelchair could vary greatly from the needs of a person with a different kind of physical infirmity or mobility issue. Many people are also redesigning a bathroom for easier accessibility for either themselves or older family members, preparing before age requires an immediate and sloppy redesign. Some people are even adding an ADA compliant bathroom to their home in an attempt to increase their property value and make the home more desirable to potential buyers. If you are ready to go ahead with an ADA compliant bathroom in your own Tampa home, here are factors to consider.
Guidelines for ADA Compliance:
- The door needs to swing outward.
- The bathroom needs to be at least 32 inches wide.
- The doors should have latches that can also unlatch from the outside.
- The floor, including the threshold area, needs to be level to allow easy wheelchair access.
- The bathroom needs to be roughly five feet in diameter to allow a 360 degree turn by a wheelchair.
The specialists from Rossi Construction, Inc. can help you design an ADA compliant bathroom that makes life easier for the entire family! Contact us at 813.436.0177 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation today!
There is no doubt that even planning a Tampa home renovation project can be time-consuming and stressful to the entire family. The process includes finding a trusted contractor, pursuing construction permits, securing money and planning for the unexpected. Here are some remodeling and renovation preparation tips from our pros at Rossi Construction, Inc. to help you get started the right way!
Plan: Know what you will need for the Tampa home renovation project.
- It is vital that you do your homework. Start with a list of preferences for items like flooring, appliances, lighting and the detail features too. Include brand names in your list of preferences. Keeping things out in the open will keep you and the Tampa general contractor on the same page about the costs and the quality of the products being used. The more detailed your list, the easier it will be for you to make the connection with a general contractor.
- Allow your ideas to hit paper by making sketches, and draw your ideas for the floor plans in the remodel. This will give your general contractor a visual to work with in his or her efforts to bring the renovation to life.
Budget: Keep a tight watch on your bank account!
- Never just make the budget a matter of what products you want a general contractor to use, you need to add the estimate for how much installation will cost. Factor this information along with miscellaneous expenses such as dining out, if construction makes your kitchen temporarily unavailable to your family. If you look at the big picture, it will lead to a realistic budget.
- If it is possible set aside and additional 10% – 15% more than you figure the Tampa remodeling project will ultimately cost.
Hiring a Team: Never be afraid to ask the right questions!
- Ask a potential general contractor what type of warranty will be offered, and what the warranty covers.
- Always ask for a copy of his or her business license.
- Determine who will be responsible for getting the permits for the job.
Rossi Construction, Inc. invites anyone interested in renovating their Tampa home to call 813.436.0177 to set a time and date for a free remodeling consultation.