In a remodel, we all want a final product that reflects our personal style and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Bathrooms are the number one room homeowners choose to renovate. This is because bathrooms are usually quite small and don’t cost too much money to renovate. Even the smallest of details can make a huge impact in such a small space.
Here are ten tips for remodeling your bathroom to end up with your dream space.
1. Have a Plan.
It may seem obvious, but too many homeowners forget to have a concrete plan for what they want their space to end up looking like. Establish a plan for your budget, design, and timeline. Talk with others who will be using the space. Imagine your day-to-day in this space. What are your priorities? When establishing a timeline, keep in mind that a bathroom remodel is typically 30-90 days long.
2. Don’t Mess with Plumbing.
Using the existing plumbing, if possible, will save you a ton of money in the long run. Relocating plumbing fixtures such as the bathtub or toilet is no small task!
3. Toilet tips.
Consider replacing the toilet seat and lid instead of the entire unit. Just replacing these parts will give your toilet a fresh look without breaking the bank.
4. Ventilation Systems.
Proper ventilation is the key to making your remodel last for many years to come. A bathroom that is not properly ventilated could contribute to a number of problems including mold and mildew buildup.
5. Maximize Space.
Use all of the space in your bathroom as much as possible. Utilize glass doors for showers and tubs to open up space. Pedestal sinks take up much less space than those with cabinets. Use creative storage solutions if your space is small.
6. Pick Timeless, Durable Flooring.
Choose durable flooring that is properly stained and sealed. Beautiful, water-proof flooring options include porcelain, ceramic, and stone.
7. Design with The Future in Mind.
If you plan to move within the next few years, consider options that will increase the value of your home. Otherwise, think about your style preferences and make decisions that you know you will love for many years to come.
8. Protect Your Walls.
Durable baseboards are crucial for protecting your walls. You may also want to consider adding beadboard to the lower half of your walls. This will help protect your walls from water damage.
9. Small Things Make a Big Impact.
Don’t look over the little details. Usually, it’s in the finer details that the greatest impact is made. Grout not only seals out dirt and water, but it can make all the difference in the appearance of your tub. Add a frame around your mirror to make it stand out. Switch out standard lighting for a modern statement piece.
10. Don’t Skip Over Storage.
Storage is crucial in any bathroom. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, consider installing cabinets above the toilet, adding free-standing shelves to a corner, or hanging a towel rack on the back of the door.
Remodeling a bathroom is exhausting work, but the finished product will be more than worth it. Begin with the end in mind and this will ensure that your renovation ends in success.