Remodeling your bathroom will generally be done with three goals in mind – making the space more stylish, more practical and more efficient. There are many ways you can do this, but it’s not always easy to accurately pinpoint what you can do and what effect that will have on your new look bathroom.
Our seven bathroom renovation tips will give you some ideas on things to consider to help take your bathroom to its full potential.
Because of the generally small and textured windows in the bathroom, natural light can be hard to come by in this room, and choosing the right types of lighting for your bathroom can make a big difference to the mood of the room and the functionality of it.
Consider adding a dimmer switch if you like to take long, luxurious baths to get that lovely tranquil mood. Consider adding lights inside your shower for a brighter experience. And finally, consider adding string lights around the mirror to ensure you always have a good light source to work in if you use that mirror to apply makeup, shave etc.
Choose the Right Tiling
Choosing your tiling is primarily an aesthetic consideration, but when it comes to floor tiles, particularly those in your shower, safety has to be considered too. For the inside of your shower, you want textured tiles that make slipping much less likely. And look for tiles that are mold and mildew resistant to help to keep your shower clean.
Choose the Right Toilet
How your toilet looks can have a big effect on your bathroom, and it’s important to choose one that suits your needs and your décor tastes. With so many excellent toilets to choose from, including self-cleaning models, those with heated and light up seating and eco-friendly options, there really is something for everyone and you will have no trouble finding your perfect toilet.
Improve Your Piping
The average home has pipes of around 1.5 inches in diameter. A good idea when remodeling is to replace this piping with two-inch diameter pipes. The wider pipes will allow for faster flow and there is much less chance of clogging, which will make the drainage in the bathroom much quicker and more efficient.
Consider a Built-In Medicine Cabinet
If your bathroom is on the smaller side, a standard medicine cabinet sticking out from a wall can really reduce the space you have to move around. A built-in medicine cabinet can help you to get around this problem while also looking much sleeker than a bulky cabinet. The cabinet is recessed into the wall, meaning you have all the storage space just the same, but all that is on show in the bathroom itself is the mirrored doors.
Consider Removing the Bath
If your idea of luxury is a long bubble bath with a magazine and some candles, then, of course, you will want to keep your bath. However, if you find you don’t use it, then it’s a worthwhile consideration to remove it altogether and give yourself the extra space.
Think About Your Colour Scheme
Generally, bathrooms are kept light in color to give the illusion of space, but if you have a large bathroom, then consider playing around with slightly darker colors. A monochrome look can make even the most simple bathroom instantly look more opulent.
These seven tips are great starting points for your remodel to make your bathroom prettier, more functional and more practical.