Looking to Remodel your Bathroom?
Renovating your bathroom always seems like such a daunting task. We can transform an old lady into a debutante with limited fuss. Inviting, shiny and new! A bathroom remodel can make a huge impact on your home’s comfort level, not to mention its resale value.
How do I determine my bathroom layout?
Bathrooms can be tricky to layout, especially when they’re tight on space. If your family doesn’t take many baths, don’t feel the need to include a bathtub; you can use that extra space for a double vanity or large storage cabinet instead. On the other hand, some future buyers might want a tub, so be sure there’s at least one in the house. Walk-in showers are also one of the more popular bathroom ideas, though they take up space, while bathtub and shower combos are the best of both worlds. If you have a large family, you might want to separate the toilet and shower from the sink so multiple people can get ready at once. Ultimately, what is practical for your family will probably also be practical for future buyers, so go with what works for you first and foremost. Also, be aware of the National Kitchen and Bath Association planning guidelines so that you and your contractor can plan a safe and functional bathroom layout that meets proper code compliance.
How can I add more bathroom storage?
Vanities are getting bigger and bigger every year, and for good reason — bathroom storage is in constant demand. Because of this, think about ways that you can add more to your space. A lot of successful bathroom ideas feature an oversized or double vanity, while wall-mounted cabinets and medicine cabinets are helpful too. If space is at a minimum, recessed or built-in designs can help save precious elbow room while adding enough spots to stash your toiletries. Organization is key to space-saving bathrooms, so within any cabinets or shelving you add, incorporate drawer organizers, trays and bins to keep smaller accessories in check. As you look through bathroom pictures, try to keep an eye out for how each one incorporates storage into its design; you’re better off with too much than not enough!
What materials should I use in my bathroom design?
Because the layout and storage options are pretty standard, picking interesting materials is key for helping any bathroom remodeling project stand out. Tile offers a wide variety of colors and styles, which makes it a popular flooring choice, while mosaic tiles are common in showers. The grout can be challenging to clean though, so stone or granite might be better shower alternatives. Just like in a kitchen, implementing a fun tile backsplash or countertop color can help liven up otherwise dull bathrooms. And last but not least, don’t forget the hardware! Cabinet pulls, shower heads and faucets come in a variety of finishes, which allows you to add bits and pieces of personality into bathroom designs of all styles.