Bathroom Renovation Tips
Before renovating your bathroom, you should first consider some important points. The effectiveness of your new bathroom design should address all your needs, both in aesthetics and in function. Here are 10 of the most essential things to consider when renovating your bathroom.
1. Choose durable flooring
Excellent choices for bathroom flooring are ceramic, marble and stone tiles which are all water-resistant and durable. These hard surfaces can be made warm by sub-floor heating coils if you live in a cold climate. Well-sealed hardwood floors give off a natural warmth and are also a good choice for bathroom flooring.
2. Maximize your space
It’s hard to keep all your bathroom essentials organized without ample storage space. Take advantage of spaces in corners or between wall studs by mounting a tall storage cabinet or shelf into the wall to maximize vertical storage space while saving your floor space. Interior depth of any cabinet or shelf should be at least 3 inches.
3. Bring in a touch of elegance
A pedestal sink with sleek and elegant lines will be pleasing to the eye as if you have a mini fountain in your bathroom. A classic claw-foot tub will never fail to add an old world charm with more modern materials.
4. If the tub fits, buy it
Having a big tub isn’t always a good choice. A 60-inch tub is already perfect for most people. It offers enough room to stretch out your legs and provides a foothold to secure your feet so you won’t be floating uncomfortably when the tub is full. Consider the angled back and lip for your own comfort and neck support. And if you only have space for a small tub, get an extra deep one.
5. A stylish mirror never fails
Frame your reflection with a beautifully designed mirror. You can also add a make-up mirror mounted to the wall plus a lighted shaving mirror in the shower stall if it’s something you’ll use.
6. Build a shower area that works well
If you want a shower area that’s enclosed with a door or a curtain or if you want it open is up to you. What’s more important is the drainage which should be well designed. Consider having a high-wall mounted shower head or a ceiling-mounted rain shower head that splashes less water, keeping the surrounding bathroom area dry.
7. Buy a quality toilet
Quality toilets aren’t always expensive, just look for the right size and look for your bathroom. The most comfortable models are usually the ones with elongated bowls. Make sure to get one that also has a sturdy flush, because that’s the most fragile part of toilet.
8. Choose the right kind of paint
When selecting paint, be sure that it can handle the varying levels of moisture inside the bathroom. Good choices can be semi-gloss or gloss pints with a mould inhibitor.
9. Share space for added function
If you have back-to-back bathrooms at home, a shared shower maximizes limited space, just put access doors to each bathroom. This will also save water.
Good lighting is very important. Use brighter lighting in the mirror area for convenience and install dimmers if for when you don’t need the lights so bright.