It's a smart choice that increases the value of your home after the remodel. These are appropriate for all bathrooms...Read More
A renovated bathroom adds value to your home, updates its style, and makes it better adapted to your current needs. Renovations are the best time to introduce improvements that will serve you and your family for years to come.
If you’re spending money for a bathroom remodel this year, consider making one or several of these essential changes to improve the functionality, storage, and comfort of your bathroom.
In modern bathroom toilets with hidden tanks—in which the water storage vessel is mounted inside the wall—have several benefits. They are worth considering if you are remodeling a bathroom, especially a smaller bathroom, where the design can save space.
It’s a smart choice that increases the value of your home after the remodel. These are appropriate for all bathrooms styles, but they fit especially well in modern and contemporary decors. But be aware that routine maintenance can be difficult since there is usually no easy access to the tank if the inner workings need attention.
Choose a small, textured shower tile. The texture and the extra grouting will keep your feet from slipping once the floor gets soapy and wet. Most modern bathroom tiles are easy to clean and they use grouts that resist mold, humidity, and stains.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles give you many style and decor possibilities. Mix and match different patterns and colors for maximum visual impact, or do something more understated for a harmonious look.
This is a small, invisible improvement that will make a big difference in the functionality of your bathroom.
Typical bathroom drain plumbing is 1 1/2-, or sometimes 1 1/4 inch-diameter pipe, usually PVC plastic. This type of drain pipe can clog easily, especially if you have with several family members using the same shower and/or bath. Installing two-inch-diameter drains costs the same, and will dramatically improve the quality of drainage in your bathroom.
Too many people add a tub to their bathrooms just because they feel like they “should.” But a bathtub is not always a necessity, especially if you never take baths. If you love baths, then, by all means, include it in your remodel. But if you rarely, if ever, take baths, you may be much better off installing just a large shower. A bathtub is indeed more appealing to future buyers who may have children. But if your house includes another family bathroom that does have a tub or tub/shower combination, there is no reason why your master bath can’t omit the bathtub in favor of a luxurious shower. Of course, if you have a large bathroom, you get probably include both without worrying too much about space. But if you have to choose, you should always go with what is most functional for you at this time. And that may mean leaving the bathtub out of your plans.
One of the biggest enemies of a clean bathroom is the humidity that stays trapped in the space because of bad or insufficient ventilation. Although a good bathroom fan will make a big difference, the best ventilation is always natural ventilation.
Adding a window in your shower is going to help keep your bathroom clean and free of mold and mildew. Natural ventilation is effective, especially if you leave the bathroom door open after using it. A window also benefits a shower by letting in natural light, which both an aesthetic and safety consideration.
Discuss the appropriate type of window with your architect or contractor, but remember to slope the sill downwards so that water doesn’t get stuck, and use frosted glass for privacy.
Get more storage space and a sleeker look with a recessed medicine cabinet above the vanity. By installing it a few inches inside the wall, you save yourself some needed space and make your bathroom look sleeker and more modern. The extra wall framing job doesn’t usually cost much in the grand scheme of a full bathroom renovation.
Bathrooms tend to have little access to natural light, hence the need for excellent lighting. As you plan your bathroom remodel, consider changing or adding to your current lighting to improve the functionality and mood of the space.
The first important lighting change should be a dimmer for the main lights. If you like to take baths, you know that a leisurely bath in full artificial light isn’t much fun. A dimmer will let you set just the right mood.
You should also consider adding lighting in the shower, rather than around it. Surprisingly, you’ll find your showers more pleasant (and safer) when they’re lighted properly.
Remodel and improve
A bathroom remodel should make your bathroom more efficient, more functional, and more stylish. When planning what kind of work you want done to improve your space, consider some of these small yet important improvements.
Choosing a remodeling contractor to hire is a big decision. After all, not only are you letting this person and their crew in your home…
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