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Have you ever thought about the fact that we call physical structures "buildings" — and we also call the act of creating those structures "building?" We actually like the dual meaning of the word "building" in this case. It highlights just how much work really goes into creating these structures. Putting up even a small building is not a weekend project. It's a huge endeavor for those in the construction industry. There's a lot of coordination and planning that has to happen before the contractors can even begin working. With that being said, we hope you enjoy reading about building here. And yes, we mean both physical buildings and the act of building.


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Some Good Tips When Remodeling The Bathroom

If you are going to remodel your bathroom, then you want the best results possible. Not only do you want a bathroom that looks fabulous, but you also want it to be functional in a way that caters to you and anyone else that may use it on a regular basis. Consider some of the following suggestions: 

Choose the flooring carefully

Using carpet in a bathroom or kitchen is a no-no because it is asking for water damage and mold growth. However, there are other types of flooring that aren't the best when it comes to bathrooms, including solid wood flooring and laminate flooring. 

Some good choices include ceramic and porcelain tile. Both of these types of floors are popular because they are waterproof, inexpensive, and can mimic the look of different types of flooring that are quite a bit pricier. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Consider choosing a rougher texture for your bathroom because this can decrease the risk of someone slipping in the bathroom. You can find this tile in the look and texture of stone, which can look great in most bathrooms. 

Put thought into picking the toilet

You have more options than you might realize when it comes to the toilet you have installed in your bathroom during the remodel. The right toilet can look good, and it can also be functional in a way that's better than other toilets. 

Consider having a hidden-tank toilet installed. Not only does this toilet look great, but it also leaves you with more floor space, and it makes it much easier to keep the bathroom clean because you won't have to work a mop around an awkward toilet base to clean the floor. Or, you can choose a toilet with a bidet, which can help make using the bathroom a much more comfortable and hygienic experience because you can properly wash after you use it. 

Have tile installed along the lower portion of the walls

If you can fit it into your design, it can be a good idea for you to have tile installed along the bottom portion of the bathroom walls. This can help male it easier for you to keep the bathroom walls clean, and it can even offer more protection from water damage if there is ever flooding in the bathroom. If you are also using similar tiles on the countertops, then it can also help create a nice matching touch that ties in the flooring and the walls to the countertops.

Contact a local remodeling contractor to get more tips for a bathroom remodel.