Add Unique Style and Functionality with a Bathroom Renovation
July 20, 2022
A bathroom remodel can take a functional space in your home and turn it into a spa-like oasis 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 in Your Bathroom Renovation
The bathroom may be a small room, but bathrooms use a lot of tile, and you will have plenty of choices to make when you plan your bathroom remodel. 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 the tile.
Allow More Light
Light is essential for both style and function. Bathrooms need light and ventilation to not only improve the aesthetic, but to keep clear of mold and mildew. Some homeowners are choosing to install a window in the shower. The natural light can improve the look of the room, 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 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 efficient.
The Best Bathroom Designs are Minimalist
While older styles were all about oversized luxury and finding ways to expand the square footage, the best bathroom designs are now 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. 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 Always in Style
Light, neutral colors are always in style. Rather than looking for a fad that could 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, even when the footprint is small. If neutrals feel too bland for your personal style, use accessories and accent pieces to add your pops of color.
When you have a bathroom that feels small and outdated, a bathroom renovation is a home improvement that you will not regret. No matter what the square footage, you can make your bathroom feel large and luxurious with the right renovation. Contact Community Renovations to discuss your dream bathroom, and to learn how we can help turn your outdated bathroom into a beautiful and functional space your whole family will enjoy.