7 Great Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
Have you been dreaming of that ideal bathroom. You know, the one that you see in magazines or on TV? If HGTV has given you the remodeling bug, you aren’t alone. Bathroom remodels are among one of the most desirable improvements, homeowners love to do. However, remodeling your bathroom can be a difficult process. Especially when trying to decide what you should and should not do. The problem is that it’s hard to decide what you want to live with, and these decisions are literally decisions you will have to live with. Luckily, here are some great bathroom remodeling ideas that can save you both time and money while producing results you can live with.
- Pick Elegant Fixtures
It’s a fact that an elegant sink containing graceful lines is more attractive to both you and guests than a block-y cabinet vanity. The simple lines have a certain type of beauty that surpasses even the acrylic versions. The most elegant fixture is also more durable in the long run as well.
While most associate elegant fixtures with being more expensive there are great ways to get fixtures on the cheap. Buying second hand or from those that didn’t install fixtures can be a huge cost saver. Most home re-modelers will encourage homeowners to purchase the best upgrades they can at the time of the remodel. This cuts down on the costs of having to perform installations sooner than you would like.
- Try It Before You Buy It
No literally. Sit in the bathtub before you buy it. Make sure it feels comfortable and that you wouldn’t mind taking a bath in it. Otherwise, you may have to spend the money to buy a new one later, simply because you can’t stand this one. Or, it may just sit in your bathroom unused for ever. Plus you want to make sure that it is built in a durable fashion, what better way to find out than to sit in it?
The next time you go to the local home improvement store, take fixtures for a spin. If you’ve been eyeballing a particular shower setup, don’t be afraid to get in there. After all, that is why box stores have these displays put together.
- Don’t Fall Through The Floor
When creating your floor plans, make sure you select durable flooring. Typically hardwood looks the best, but keep in mind that if you have a lot of small children that like to drip dry; hard wood can rot. Tile may also be better for the look and feel of the bathroom. The most important thing is to consider who is using the bathroom and the design your implementing before selecting the floor, then make sure what you select is going to be able to withstand the use. The last thing you need is to come home from work and find your bathroom has fallen through the floor. This could result in having to redo the entire bathroom.
- Style For Styling
The mirror is where you fix your hair, do your makeup, and even just glance in one last time before rushing out the door. Make sure that you choose a stylish mirror for your bathroom. Even though it seems like a minor consideration, you do not want a bathroom that clashes with the rest of the room. The mirror shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. The mirror can be used to compliment the sink, and save you money on more expensive décor.
- More Room
Consider implementing an open shower. One that requires no curtain or no door. You can use a ceiling mounted shower head and a floor drain to keep the water inside the stall. Doing this will allow more room while showering and prevent the décor from being ruined by glass doors that stick out or ugly shower curtains. Seriously, have you ever seen a really pretty shower curtain?
Open shower concepts that use frameless glass are one of the hottest trends in bathroom remodels. While this isn’t the perfect idea for smaller bathrooms, they do work in almost any setting. Not only are showers more versatile with space, but they can also be an attractive selling point should you choose to list your property.
- Use What You Got
You can implement storage areas into spaces between objects. This will allow you to save space on the floor area and maximize storage all at once. While you can’t exactly make more space, you can use what you have at your disposal wisely. One of the most popular ways people get additional storage in a tight bathroom is to utilize shelving, typically above the toilet. Be careful in your selection, however, because you don’t want the bathroom to look too cramped either.
- Quality Matters
Buy a quality toilet. This is typically easier to clean and do not stain as easily, making the bathroom look clean and fresh instead of looking bad even after days of scrubbing. They are also more durable and won’t have to be replaced as often. Spending the extra money, in the beginning, can save you more in the long run.