A person’s day normally involves a trip to the bathroom. In fact, we take six trips to the bathroom a day on average. With this much time spent in the bathroom, why not make it an enjoyable experience? A bathroom remodel can turn a dull and drab situation into something you’ll look forward to. You’ll spend your nights dreaming about exciting morning rituals in a stylish bathroom.
A bathroom remodel is no place for improvisation. It’s crucial to come up with a plan long before a remodel even begins to take place. Work stoppages and alterations add costs. If planning isn’t your strong suit, hire a designer. In addition to adding style and efficiency, a professional designer makes sure the scheduling of contractors and installers is done properly so the remodel will be done within the desired timeframe.
It’s extremely important to keep the same floor plan in your bathroom. Plumbing can be very expensive to move, so use existing plumbing whenever possible.
A poorly lit bathroom looks unappealing and can dampen your excitement for the remodel. A good lighting scheme can brighten up any bathroom with style and elegance. Well-designed bathroom lighting surrounds vanity mirrors and eliminates shadows on faces.
One crucial aspect to a bathroom that gets overlooked is: a good ventilation system. Bathroom ventilation is essential for removing excess humidity that can fog mirrors, makes bathroom floors slippery, and contributes to the growth of mildew and mold. Controlling mold and humidity is especially important for maintaining healthy indoor air quality and protecting the value of your home.
Another aspect to a great bathroom remodel is: planning lots of storage. How often are things crammed into a tight space because of no available storage space? By the time you’ve installed the toilet, shower, and sink, there’s often little space left to store towels, toilet paper, and hair and body products. Make use of walls in your remodel. Upper wall space in a bathroom is often underused. Freestanding, multi-tiered shelf units designed to fit over toilets turns unused wall area into found storage. A space between wall studs also creates attractive and useful niches for holding soaps and toiletries. Install shelves over towel bars to use blank wall space.
When remodeling a bathroom, consider a soft approach to your design. You might decide to sell your home in the future, and a unique, in your face bathroom could make selling your home more difficult. Add pizzazz to your bathroom with easily removable fixtures such as: shower curtains, window treatments, towels, throw rugs, and wall colors.
A toilet may seem like a mundane object, however there are numerous types available. You can use a traditional toilet with separate tanks and bowls, which make handling easier.
A wall-mounted toilet is a great option to save space. The toilet rests on the floor, these models attach directly to a wall. The tank is concealed inside the wall cavity, which results in more usable floor space.
You could always go with a tank less toilet. Instead of using a tank of water to clear waste, a tank less toilet uses water directly from a supply line connected to the toilet bowl. Tank less toilets have a small profile and are quiet. There is no tank to refill after every flush. Pump-activated flush technology may require electricity, which means the toilet won’t work if the power is out.
After you have the right toilet, you can look at tubs or showers. Each option has benefits and really comes down to personal preference. There are combination units available for people that want the best of both worlds. You can get a tub with Jacuzzi jets so relaxation will be easily achieved, or a walk in shower with sprayers surrounding your entire body. There’s really no wrong choice. Just be sure to find something that fits in your floor plan, as well as your budget.
A bathroom remodel can be a challenging endeavor. As long as you have a concise plan and budget before the remodel occurs, things should go relatively smooth. You’ll want to spend more time in your stylish bathroom!