Is it time to give your Atlanta home a bathroom remodeling? Whether you’re looking to achieve an updated look, accommodate more users, or add space, make sure to consider these essential changes.
1. Should you get rid of the bathtub?
More and more homes today are doing away with bathtubs to free up a lot of bathroom space. Before you follow this trend, ask yourself and other users of the bathroom if this is the right step. If you seldom use the bathtub or it gets in the way of a user with mobility problems, perhaps it’s time to finally get rid of it and install something more practical instead, such as a shower stall.
However, if you have young kids that still need bathing in the tub, you might have to keep it for them. Likewise, if you’re the type who wants to spend time soaking in soapy water for relaxation, perhaps the best thing to do is to add enhancements or change the bathtub to maximize your experience.
2. How can you improve your flooring?
Changing the flooring can instantly give your bathroom a new look, so this is something that you need to consider carefully.
What tiles should you use? There are numerous options on the market today, but always go for safety and easy maintenance. For the shower, consider small textured tiles that can help prevent slipping, especially when the floor gets wet and soapy. Go for tiles that are easy to clean and use mold and stain-resistant grouts.
When it comes to materials, you’ll find plenty of options, including porcelain and ceramic tiles that you can mix and match to create the right mood for the room.
While you’re at it, why not have a heated floor system, as well? This can give your bathroom a touch of luxury while making it pleasant and comfortable to use, especially in cold weather.
3. How can you add storage?
Having plenty of storage in the bathroom is more important than you probably think. It can help keep your bathroom looking neat and organized even with added activities or users. It provides space for extra towels, toiletries, and even cleaning materials, which can add to the bathroom’s comfort and functionality.
If you have limited space, find a way to add storage in the most efficient way. Recessed cabinets are a great solution, as well as modular storage above the vanity or a new cabinet below the sink. Custom cabinets will give your bathroom great personality, but make sure to choose materials that can withstand damp conditions
4. Do you need new lighting?
Bathrooms typically get little natural light so they need a lot of help from artificial sources. The lighting in your bathroom can have an impact on the overall look and ambiance of the room, as well as its function. If you want to establish a relaxing mood, install ambient lighting that still gives off the right amount of illumination, such as track lighting, pendant lighting, and perimeter lighting.
Pay attention to the effect of lighting on your mirror image, as well. You’d want to have sufficient lighting when you shave or do your make up, with as little shadows on your face as possible. Wall scones and recessed lighting around the mirror can do the trick.
Talk to your contractor to learn more about the changes you can do to maximize your next bathroom remodel.
7 Improvements to Consider for Your Next Bathroom Remodel, TheSpruce.com
The Pros’ Guide to Renovating Your Bathroom, HouseBeautiful.com