Springtime is the time for renovation. Whether you’re planning on selling your home or just looking for a way to upgrade your bathroom to make it look more aesthetically pleasing, there are some things you can implement that can make all the difference. Read on to learn about five factors you should consider when you’re doing a bathroom remodel.
How you use the space you have
Making the most of the space we have is very important when remodeling the bathroom. You need to carefully plan where everything is going to be and make a detailed layout for your new bathroom. Even though working with what you already have means you’ll be facing some limits in terms of square footage and existing piping, you can still make it work to your advantage. If you’re looking to create a modern bathroom, relocating the utilities such as the toilet and bathtub can be costly, but sometimes it can be worth the money. Rerouting the plumbing is necessary if you want to give your bathroom a contemporary vibe by installing a freestanding bathtub or changing the position of the toilet so that it isn’t facing the door. Also, the area around your sink can be utilized for storing toiletries and everyday items, so consider investing in practical storage or bathroom cabinets where you can hide all the clutter to keep your countertops clean and clear.
What you choose to invest in
During your bathroom remodel, there are some things you can save on while allowing yourself to splurge on other, more notable pieces. The things you can save on are the toilet and the mirror. You don’t have to get rid of the whole porcelain perch – just replace the toilet seat and lid and you’re good to go. The same goes for a mirror – instead of purchasing a new one, consider framing the mirror to give it an updated look. Now, the one thing you shouldn’t resist splurging on is a bathtub. A tub is a place where you can relax and unwind after a long day, so you need to invest in one that is both comfortable and visually appealing. That’s why it is wise to invest in high-quality designer baths – other than being highly functional, their attractive design will make your bathroom look chic and luxurious, thus creating a spa-like experience.
How you choose to arrange your bathroom
The layout you choose for your bathroom can have a significant impact on its functionality, as well as the overall appeal of the room. According to Feng Shui, your toilet shouldn’t be the first thing you see when you enter the bathroom. Instead, consider placing it several feet away from the door. Let something else be the focal point of your bathroom, like a tub, or a nice vanity with a framed mirror. If you’re looking to make your bathroom look stylish, place the tub in the center – a freestanding bath is a contemporary way to arrange your bathroom and make it look more sophisticated and refined. Where you decide to place your bathtub can tell something about your personality and what qualities you’re looking for.
Which materials you decide to use
Similar to bathtubs, countertops made from high-quality materials are another investment worth their price. Splurging on a marble or granite countertop for your vanity is a great way to elevate your bathroom and give it a polished high-end look. The other materials you use in your bathroom don’t have to be expensive at all. By splurging strategically on items that are eye-catching, you’re creating focal points that will stand out, meaning you can save money on things that serve as supporting elements. You don’t have to spend a fortune to install marble tiles – white or neutral-colored ceramic tiles will work just fine. And even though hardwood flooring will infuse your bathroom with great character, you don’t need to spend a fortune on installing and maintaining it – opt for ceramic tiles that mimic the texture and pattern of real hardwood flooring. That way, you’re getting the best of both worlds.
What lighting scheme you choose for your bathroom
Lights can really affect how we perceive space. When placed strategically, they can even make the bathroom look more spacious than it actually is. In combination with mirrors, they add value to the room and make it look more appealing. Mirrors and lights are two multifunctional design elements interior designers use to expand the room visually. How you choose to place your lighting fixtures plays a big role in designing a contemporary bathroom. The perfect lighting scheme consists of layering ambient, accent, decorative, and task lighting. Many interior designers like to introduce lighting around the mirror frame to make it stand out, while recessed lighting is a rather inexpensive way to make your bathroom look luxe. Another lighting device worth investing in is the dimmer switch – it’ll add mood to your space and make your late-night baths so much cozier.
Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting project because you get the opportunity to express your personality and creativity through your living space. Have in mind these five factors when you’re doing bathroom remodeling and you’re sure to create a modern oasis you (and potential buyers) will love, and probably add some value to your home in the process.