20 Apr 7 Essential Improvements for Your Bathroom Remodel
Simple Updates can go a Long Way to Further Your Bathroom Remodel
Thinking about taking on a home improvement project? One of the most popular rooms to renovate in any house is the bathroom—after all, you use it every day!
You might be thinking about selling your home, or perhaps you’re tired of outdated fixtures. Either way, you’ve decided that it’s time to renovate.
In a bathroom, you’re looking for a few essential features:
- Plenty of storage space for hair care, appliances, and hygiene products
- Efficient plumbing fixtures that won’t waste water
- Bright and modern lighting
Something else to consider is whether you plan to sell your home. While the ROI on this type of upgrade is quite good (up to 70%), you may not recoup your costs entirely. If your bathroom isn’t in dire need of repairs, you may want to leave it be. However, if it does need a lot of work, the investment may be worthwhile.
Are you thinking about updating your bathroom to include some new features? Consider these essential improvements, which can help you enhance the functionality and style of your bathroom:
Rearrange the Sink, Tub, or Shower
No matter how you rearrange the shelves or what color you paint the walls, you’re faced with the same issue: the layout of your bathroom is awkward.
Changing the location of the shower, the toilet, or installing a tub can add new functionality to your bathroom. You may even decide to remove the tub altogether to free up more floor space. But be aware: depending on the city you live in, you may need a plumbing permit before your renovations can begin.
Boost the Moisture Resistance
When a new textured tile catches your eye at the hardware store, make sure to check how water resistant it is. You’ll thank yourself for it later when you avoid repair costs from water-damaged materials.
Despite our best efforts, we often end up with puddles of water on our bathroom floors or splashes near the sink.
If you’re swapping out the floors or other fixtures, look for water-proof kinds.
Change the Lighting
Harsh yellow or bright white lights may be too stark for your liking. Instead, try a smart bulb, which allows you to adjust the color and brightness of your lights using a mobile app.
It might seem like a small upgrade, but customizable lighting makes a big difference for your late night or early morning hygiene routines.
Add a Heated Floor
Stepping on ice-cold floor tiles can be a shock to bare feet; imagine how luxurious you’ll feel with heated tiles—you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll have a hard time getting on with the rest of your day!
With warm floor tiles, the bathroom will feel less like a regular space in your home, and more like a spa.
Install a Ventilation System
If you’ve dealt with mold in your bathroom before, then you know how humid these areas can be. Mold growth may decrease indoor air quality—not to mention, it’s unsightly!
After you take a shower, you may notice that the mirror is foggy. This is due to the excessive heat and moisture in the air, which can encourage mold growth.
If you have a window in the bathroom, you could open it a crack, but this will waste your heated air and increase your energy costs. Instead, consider installing a ventilation system.
Maximize Counter & Storage Space
If you’re short on drawers and shelves in your bathroom, all of your belongings will end up on the counter. This makes a room that’s supposed to feel peaceful a cluttered mess.
Creative storage solutions can save valuable counter space. Use floating shelves to make use of tight corners. Installing an additional vanity or storage cabinet can reduce the clutter in your bathroom.
A Boiler Upgrade
You’re ready to take a shower, but the rest of your family beat you to it. By the time you get in the bathroom, the hot water is completely out! This dilemma is something many of us have dealt with. Even though an icy jet of water will surely wake you up when you’re groggy, it isn’t exactly pleasant. But if you purchase a new boiler, you can say goodbye to cold showers. You’ll have a larger supply of hot water to draw from on busy days.
When your boiler is not heating water, consider upgrading to a new unit. An unseen perk like this will go a long way in improving your bathroom.
Need help with your bathroom upgrades? At CMW General Contractors, we’ve got your back. We’re experienced with home renovations and remodels; give us a call when you’re ready to transform your bathroom!