Great ideas for your bathroom remodel
So you’ve decided it’s time to remodel your bathroom, great! But where should you start and what should be your top priorities? Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure a high-quality remodeling job.
opt for space
Many bathrooms can seem small and cramped. Sometimes you have to work with the available space. If you have a small space, focus on designs that save space and make the room feel light and airy. Consider leaving enough counter space for two people, even if you have to sacrifice “his and her” sinks. More people are finding that counter space is preferable to a double sink in shared bathrooms. In larger bathrooms, consider adding a privacy wall to hide the toilet area.
Allowing adequate storage space in your newly remodeled bathroom is essential. Don’t forget to include a place for towels and toiletries in your designs, as well as a first aid kit!
Lighting and Ventilation
Dark stains in a bathroom are the last thing you want. If not already installed, make sure there is an overhead light and vanity lighting around your medicine cabinet and mirror areas. Proper ventilation and fans, along with adequate lighting, will help reduce the growth of mold and mildew.
Choose the right materials
Classic materials and colors are better in the long run than fads that will look dated in a few years. Porcelain, granite, and quartz remain popular choices for tile, countertops, or sinks. Whites, pastels and lighter earth tones are still the favorite colors. And while buying products online has become popular, it’s always recommended to pick them up or buy them in person, so you can make sure the color and size are exactly what you want.
pamper yourself a little
Pick at least one item you’ve always dreamed of having for your bathroom and add it to the list. There is no better time to do it than while you are already remodeling. And remember: going the extra mile will increase the value of your home!
Choose the right professional for the job
Cutting corners on materials or workmanship will result in an unprofessional appearance that can be disappointing in the long run. Also, while DIY projects have become increasingly popular, a professional can find and advise on hidden issues, such as leaks or water damage, that may be discovered during the course of the remodeling project.
Update for water efficiency
Modern standards become more and more efficient in the use of water. Ask your plumber what water-saving fixtures and fittings you can install during the course of your remodel. Upgrading can help save money on water bills in the future and contribute to water conservation efforts.
Don’t be in a hurry
Take some time to consider what you really want before making the investment of time and money to remodel to ensure you get the most satisfaction and don’t overlook something you really wish you had done.