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If you’re planning a bathroom remodel project for your Orange County home, you have plenty of company. Updating to a more modern bathroom is a great investment, both monetarily and in terms of quality of life benefits. Yet, if you’ve spent even a little time learning about how to remodel a bathroom or how to plan a bathroom layout, you may have been surprised or intimidated by just how many critical factors and decisions are involved. But don’t fret, we’re here to help make the process a little easier for you with some bathroom remodeling ideas, so you can get back to the exciting parts about making your dream bathroom a reality.

Here are our top 3 must-know bathroom remodel ideas and tips for Orange County, CA:

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1. Discuss Bathroom Plans

As with any big project, renovating your bathroom should always begin with a planning phase. There are several things you’ll want to think through and discuss with your family (or anyone who will frequently use the space) before you even get started with finding and hiring a contractor or remodeling company. While you definitely want to be somewhat flexible to allow for minor changes or unexpected problems if they arise, it’s important to start with a general consensus and plan regarding major factors like:

  • budget
  • overall design vision
  • layout
  • must-have features
  • functionality.

If deciding on these factors above proves difficult, you may want to consult a remodeling company or remodeling contractor early on in the process. Qualified design-build professionals like Chris Riggins can not only help guide you through the planning phase but also help refine a design vision that matches your personal style—not to mention handle all the scheduling, paperwork, and other necessary tasks to ensure the project stays on track through the construction and post-construction phases.

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Guest Bathroom remodel in Orange County, California.

2. Look at Bathroom Lighting Options

Proper lighting is especially important in bathrooms, yet many homeowners neglect to give this aspect its due when it comes to planning their new bathroom design. Yet investing in proper and even luxurious lighting can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your bathroom, so it’s definitely worth putting some thought and money into. Getting the light just right may mean anything from installing modern light fixtures to the addition of windows or a skylight. Whatever you decide, remember that a little extra spending here can go a long way. You may be surprised at how just a few changes with lighting can really spruce up the space and make it feel bigger, brighter, and more pleasant all around.

Vanity space under the sink for everything you need.

3. Maximize the Bathroom Space

Many bathrooms are on the small to medium size, so maximizing space is a must. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice style for form here—there are plenty of ways to free up space and create a modern, stylish look and feel at the same time. Consider incorporating a corner sink, trough and wall-mounted faucet, or another type of floating vanity. If space is especially tight, forgo the shower door and use a curtain or install a glass panel instead.

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Chris Riggins Construction is a family operated Orange County, California General Contractor. We provide a variety of custom home building and home remodeling services from bathroom remodeling and renovation to kitchens, bedrooms, whole home remodels, and custom new construction builds. If you’re ready to start your home build or remodeling process, Contact Us, we are happy to help you on your journey. If you’d like to look around at our Orange County projects further, view our Portfolio.