Perhaps one of the best ways to update a home and make it feel modern is by performing a bathroom renovation. This is a common remodeling project when someone is preparing to sell their home, but it can be a great way to make your home feel new and updated.Renovations can get expensive fast and keeping some tips in mind will help you to stay on task, stay under budget, and come out happy with all of the changes that you end up instituting.
These tips can help take it to the next level;
Don’t Squeeze in Too Many Pieces
While you may want to transform your bathroom into everything that you’ve ever wanted, there are limitations.You need to work with the space you’ve been given. If you have room for a bathtub, you can opt for a high-end model that has jets built into it. Stay sensible and leave yourself enough space to work with.
Make Sure Storage is Included
One of the biggest mistakes that bathroom renovations see while remodeling is a lack of storage space. With all the flash left to the fixtures and appliances, it can be easy to forget to add in additional storage. The key here is to maximize that space. Plan for mirror storage, drawer storage and, if there is space to accommodate, closet storage. All of this will help you maximize the space in the room, particularly if the space you’re remodeling is limited to begin with.
Think About the Small Stuff
Even the most expensive, high-end fixtures can end up looking completely out of place without the right details implemented.A glass shower door may be a great idea, but how will it look if it comes too close to the vanity? Will dirt get between the two fixtures and make it difficult to clean? These little details can wind up making or breaking a bathroom renovation. It’s best to consider every aspect.
Functionality Over Appearance
Of course you’d like the bathroom to look the way that you desire. At the end of the day, however, the bathroom has to work for it to be a truly successful renovation. That means using different areas of the room should feel natural and it should be relatively easy to clean.
Moreover, the essentials should be well-functioning, accessible, and have proper lighting. It might be more expensive to go with a double sink, for instance, but that change can make the room look better and provide greater functionality for couples.
Plenty of Natural Light
Bathrooms tend to be something of an afterthought in construction behind the bedrooms. So, more often than not, they don’t get great window exposure or enough natural light. Stop for a moment to consider just how much time is spent in the bathroom and you will realize that this needs to change.
Daylight can be a great way to enhance the feel of the room. Not only does natural light make the room appear brighter, but it can actually help to make it feel larger, too. Consider adding a sky light to not only bring more natural light into the room but to help save on your energy costs as well.