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Bathroom Design 101

How to Remodel a Bathroom in 7 Steps

Remodeling a bathroom is a big project. There’s a lot to consider for your bathroom design including the plumbing, flooring, vanities, sinks, hardware, paint and more. It’s no wonder that people put off remodeling their bathroom for years! If you’re thinking about giving your bathroom a makeover but don’t know where to start, this blog post is for you. We’ll walk you through the bathroom design process of how to remodel a bathroom in 7 steps so that you can have the bathroom of your dreams.

7 Steps to Remodel a Bathroom

1. Choose Your Design Style

The first step in any remodeling project is deciding on the overall design style of the space. Do you want a modern bathroom with sleek lines and minimal decoration? Or are you going for a more traditional look with tons of personality? Once you’ve decided on the general feel of the space, it will be much easier to choose specific elements like fixtures, tile, and flooring. Not sure what style you want? Check out some inspiration in our online design magazine

2. Set a Budget

After you’ve decided on a design style, it’s time to start thinking about how much money you’re willing to spend on the project. Creating a budget will help ensure that you don’t overspend or run out of money halfway through your bathroom remodel. When setting up your budget, be sure to factor in both the cost of materials and the cost of labor (if you’re planning on hiring someone to help with the project). Elizabethtown Flooring offers materials and services to fit all budgets so everyone can have a beautiful bathroom, and we even offer financing!

3. Demolition & Plumbing 

If you’re starting from scratch with your bathroom remodel, the first thing you’ll need to do is demo existing features like toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, floors and vanities. This is the time to re-route any plumbing if necessary or change your bathroom design layout. Once everything has been removed from the room, it’s time to start putting things back in! 

4. Install Flooring & Fixtures     

Now that all of the plumbing is where you want it and the tub and or shower is in place, it’s time to install fixtures like sinks, toilets, showers, and vanities. Depending on the type of flooring and fixtures you choose, you may need to install your new flooring first to go under the toilet and vanity (consult with a professional). If you aren’t moving or replacing the toilet or vanity, then you can floor around it to save time and hassle, but if you decide to replace them later, you will have to redo your floor so plan accordingly. 

5. Hang Drywall & Paint  

After all of the fixtures are installed and the floors are down, it’s time to put up drywall, then paint or wallpaper over it. You can either do this yourself or hire someone to do it for you—just be sure that everything is smooth and even before moving on to Step 6. Oh, and of course make sure to cover that beautiful new floor before finishing your walls!

6. Install Tile & Cabinetry 

Finally, it’s time for finishing touches like decorative tile work and additional cabinetry. If you’re doing tile work yourself, be sure to take your time and get things just right—you don’t want any gaps or uneven lines! For cabinets, there are tons of great options available pre-fabricated from companies like Ikea or Home Depot. If you prefer to get the perfect fitting piece, you can always go for custom cabinets made specifically for your space. 

7. Accessorize & Enjoy! 

The last step in any remodeling project is accessorizing—and this is where things really start to come together into a cohesive space that reflects your personal style. Choose fun hardware for your cabinets or fun towels and rugs for your bathroom—whatever makes YOU happy! And once everything is in place…enjoy! You deserve it after all of that hard work! Conclusion: We hope this post has inspired you to tackle that bathroom remodel you’ve been putting off for years! Just remember—take your time, stay within budget (or splurge on those gorgeous custom cabinets), and have fun with it! After all, this is YOUR new bathroom—make it perfect for YOU!

Bathroom Design Final Thoughts 

We hope this article has helped to inform and inspire you on how to remodel a bathroom as a DIY project or with help. While we applaud our DIY friends brave enough to remodel a bathroom on their own, there is no shame in getting help. Remodeling a bathroom is a big task, and Elizabethtown Flooring has everything you need to get a quick and easy new bathroom including flooring, vanities, paint, fixtures and more. Speak to one of our professionals today to find out more and check that bathroom remodel off of your “to do” list!

7 Types of Flooring for Your House

Best Flooring Options

Deciding on what types of flooring to install in your house can be overwhelming! With options like wood, vinyl, laminate, carpet and ceramic tile, you will want to consider several factors when making your choice. First, consider what rooms you are flooring. You may want to keep it consistent throughout the entire house, or you may want to mix it up. You might want to install carpet in the bedrooms and living room, and install wood or tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. Today we will share the top 7 types of flooring for your house, and share the best flooring options for each room and purpose.

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Most Popular New Wood Flooring Colors of 2022 – Is Brown the New Gray?

Latest trends for wood flooring colors in 2022

If you’ve been agonizing over what color to go with for your new wood flooring, Elizabethtown Flooring can help! It seems like every year, there is a new trend in home decor, especially when it comes to the color and style of your floors. While the endless variety of options may feel daunting, we have some great ways to help you make this major decision a lot more fun!

What is the most popular wood floor color of 2022?

If you have been following flooring trends at all for the last 5 -7 years, then you will know that gray took first place in popularity over any other color for wood & laminate flooring. We all knew that at some point this would shift, as do all trends, but no one was quite sure in which direction.

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Benjamin Moore Paint Colors of the Year — 2022

October Mist 1495, a gently shaded sage that quietly anchors a space while encouraging individual expression through color, is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2022!

This subtle color is harmonious with so many other accent colors and takes over the spotlight from a teal blue that ruled the color of the year honors during 2021.

It seems to signify a welcome peacefulness or quietness in a world that has seen more than its share of upheaval and uncertainty in the past few years.

You can view the October Mist 1495 along with the 14 other hues in the Color Trends 2022 palette via Moore’s YouTube video, Benjamin Moore Paint 2022 Color Trends.

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Does new flooring increase the value of my home?

In short, the answer is “yes.”  Replacing your old flooring before selling will not only improve the look of your home, but will also increase its resale value. 

Realtor.com estimates the return on investment to be 70 to 80% for installing hardwood floors, and suggests that wood floors can boost the sales price of your home as much as 2.5%. 

Another survey shows that 54% of home buyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors when buying a house, adding more than $2,000 to the average sales price of the home.

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Frank & Tonya’s Update from Old/Crooked Carpet Runners and 70s Red Carpet to Classy Modern Style

“Bryan & Jenise took time with us, no rushing. Bryan helped pick the right color and type of carpet. Jenise was very helpful as well. Tom our installer was very detail oriented and very quick & efficient. Definitely knew what he was doing. Thank you! We would definitely refer others. Customer for life! Thank you! We will be back! Happy New Year!”

– Frank & Tonya, Hershey, PA
12/29/2016

Doris’s Wood Blinds Window Fashions

“Bryan has always been helpful, friendly, and very timely in getting back to me on questions or info on our rug purchase & blinds. Our installer Ed was very efficient, fast, and very concerned about clean-up in the area and gave tips on keeping dust/static off of the blinds. I would highly recommend Elizabethtown Flooring and the whole team.  Jenise has been helpful also – my friends have already seen the great results.”

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