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Front Page - Friday, April 9, 2021

A loo redo – a few bathroom renovations made easy

Ready to start renovations for the bathroom of your dreams? With the average person spending 30 minutes per day in the bathroom, and 25% spending at least one hour there daily, it makes sense that homeowners want to make the space more inviting.

Starting the renovation process can be daunting, so we suggest using the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga’s membership directory to find qualified, dependable remodeling experts who will put your mind at ease and take you step by step through the process.

It’s important to know your budget upfront and discuss it with prospective contractors. Also ask about their timeline for the project, their daily cleanup procedures, if they plan to use plastic sheeting, how they will manage dust, where they will store their materials and how they will protect your floors and furniture.

Will you need to provide a dumpster for trash and a portable toilet? How do they factor in the safety of your children and pets?

Color choices will set the mood for your bathroom. Do you desire a soothing, soft neutral or a bright, lively tone?

“Paint colors can help set the foundation for a relaxing experience in the bathroom, whether it’s five minutes in the morning to get ready or an hour at the end of the day to unwind,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.

“Pale pastels have long been a bathroom staple for their calming, soothing effects. A color like Dew Drop SW 9641 or Wishful Blue SW 6813 is both modern and, because of its softness, timeless.”

“We’re also seeing modern design statements in the bathroom with bold patterns and colors,” adds Wadden. “For statement bathrooms, homeowners can try a super-saturated moody green like Rosemary SW 6187 or pinkish-red Reddened Earth SW 6053.

“People are drawn to hues inspired by nature, so these are pleasing to the eye while still being a bold choice.”

For cabinets, discuss with your designer the functionality you want and whether you prefer paint or natural wood.

Also go over tile, hardware and countertop choices. Quartz has grown in popularity for its durability and beauty, and can be subtle or bold. Granite and marble are always classic, timeless choices. Keep resale values in mind if you plan on selling in the future.

For everything you need in your bathroom remodel, visit our membership directory at www.HBAGC.net.