Key Elements to Consider When Planning for a Bathroom Renovation
A bathroom remodel can take a purely functional space in your home and turn it into a spa-like space that will not only benefit you, but will help increase the value of your home. It’s no secret that the best bathroom designs help sell homes, and before you sell, those designs will help make your morning and evenings feel luxurious. There is plenty to think about when planning any remodel, but there are several key elements to consider when planning for your bathroom renovation.
Think About Tile
It may be a small room, but bathrooms use a lot of tile, and you will have plenty of choices to make. You’ll need to think about the flooring as well as the shower. In the shower, a small textured tile is both stylish and safe. The texture and grouting on the shower floor will keep you from slipping and the contrast in the flooring and shower tile will make a nice design choice. When you are choosing your flooring, consider adding an extra touch of luxury by installing heated subfloors underneath.
Allow More Light
Bathrooms need light and ventilation to not only be stylish, but to steer clear of mold and mildew. Make sure you have proper ventilation in the ceiling, but that doesn’t need to be the only space. Some homeowners are choosing to install a window in the shower. The natural light can improve the aesthetic, and simply cracking the window during or after a shower can draw out the humidity. If privacy is a concern, frosted glass can be an excellent choice. For the rest of your lighting, consider dimmer switches so you can control the mood. Recessed lighting around the mirror will give you the best lighting for your grooming tasks, and lighting in the shower, rather than next to it, can make showering more pleasant.
The Best Bathroom Designs are Minimalist
While older styles were all about oversized luxury, the best bathroom designs now are minimalist and clean. You may want to consider whether or not you need a bathtub at all. If no one in your home takes baths, it may not be a necessity. In the past, a bathtub was a necessity to sell your home, but that is no longer the case. If one bathroom has a tub, that may be all that is needed. Many stylish bathrooms are forgoing the tub in favor of a luxurious shower. Those who do choose to keep the tub are going for a smaller tub, using the increased space for storage and countertops. Along with the tub, there are other areas to streamline. Tankless toilets (where the water storage is hidden inside the wall) are sleek and space saving and are featured in the best bathroom designs. Recessed storage is also popular to make the room feel larger without sacrificing necessary storage.
Neutral is Classic
Light, neutral colors are always in style. Rather than considering a fad that may fade quickly, choose fixtures that are neutral for the main features, such as the sink, toilet, counter, and tub. Light colors can enhance the brightness of the room and open the space. When choosing materials, a quality counter can be an excellent focal point, and can add value. Natural stone countertops are an investment, but they are durable and add resale value. If neutrals feel bland for your personal style, use accessories and accent pieces to add your pop of color.
A bathroom remodel can feel like a big investment for a small room, but it will pay off both in comfort and in resale value. The best bathroom designs are timeless, clean, and calm, and can make a room that was once designed only for function into a space in which you look forward to spending your time. If your bathroom is ready for a renovation, contact All-Nu Construction to learn more about how we can help bring your dream bathroom to life.