Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms homeowners love to renovate. Not only does bathroom remodel increase the value of your home, it can also be one of the more inexpensive areas to update. The smaller size of bathroom lends itself well to being more bold or creative when remodeling.
Here are some creative, yet under utilized, bathroom remodeling tips:
- Recess it: Recessing creates a vintage look. Consider built-ins like recessed soap dishes, medicine cabinets and toilet roll holders. Recessing larger items like shelves also gives you more storage space without taking up precious square footage.
- Flooring: Let go of that linoleum! From patterned porcelain tile to wood, bathroom flooring has come a long way. The “look” of wood can add beautiful character to the room, but can be troublesome in the high-moisture zone of the bathroom. Flooring designed to “mimic” the richness of wood has been created just for use in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
- Sizing with color: Using a color palette of white to creams, will make a small bathroom look much larger.
- Lighting: This bathroom remodeling tip is very important. It’s ironic that the room where we groom ourselves is usually the poorest lit in the home! Consider adding extra lighting, especially around the mirrors. Sconces are an excellent choice.
- Dim lighting: Set the mood for those late night baths, add a dimmer switch.
- Fixtures and color: Use white or cream colored fixtures. A colored tub or toilet will look dated after a few years.
- Mirrors: Think of adding another mirror as a design element. It will not only expand the room visually, it will add extra light. Framing will also add a touch of elegance to a basic mirror.
- Beadboard Paneling: Also known as wainscoting, has 2 great functions. It creates a vintage look and protects the lower section of the walls against water damage. A good coat of oil based paint will ensure a moisture tight seal.
- Extra pieces: Add a free standing piece such as a decorative chair or cabinet as a design element. Your decorative piece can also be a practical piece, such as extra storage. Cabinets and vanity areas for the bathroom can now be made to look like furniture, (i.e., “legs” on cabinet) making a bathroom fell less sterile.
- This bathroom remodeling tip is also feng shui tip: never position your toilet facing the door. Experts recommend the toilet be 90 degrees to the door or several feet away.
Rebath of Houston design consultants can help you turn these bathroom remodeling tips into the bathroom you’ve always wanted. We specialize in “to-the-penny” pricing and are happy to meet with you in your home – at your convenience. You can set your remodel consultation appointment today online or look for our display at your neighborhood H.E.B. store in the Greater Houston area.