26 May 5 Improvements For Your Bathroom Remodel
If you’re spending money for a bathroom remodel this year, consider making one or several of these essential changes to improve the functionality, storage and comfort of your bathroom.
A low-flow, hidden-tank toilet
If you were to replace the toilet in your bathroom remodel, we strongly suggest you choose hidden-tank toilet. It saves you precious space, and its low-flow model helps save water every time you flush. It’s a smart choice that increases the value of your home after the remodel.They are appropriate for all bathrooms styles, but they fit especially well in modern and contemporary decors.
Small, textured tiles on the shower floor
You’ll have tons of flooring, wall and tile choices to make during your bathroom remodel. The most important for safety will be the floor tiling of your shower.
Choose a small, textured shower tile. The texture and the extra grouting will keep your feet from slipping once the floor gets soapy and wet. Most modern bathroom tiles are easy to clean and resist mold, humidity and stains.
Tile gives you many style and decor possibilities. Mix and match different patterns and colors for maximum visual impact, or do something more understated for a harmonious look.
A tub–only if you take baths
Too many people add a tub to their bathrooms just because they feel like they “should”. But a bathtub is not always a necessity, especially if you never take baths.
Even though the remodel might help sell your home in the future, you should consider how you are going to use the room for the next few years. If you love baths, then by all means include it in your remodel. If you take something five baths a year, maybe it’s better to just get a large shower.
A window in the shower
One of the biggest enemies of a clean bathroom is the humidity that stays trapped in the space because of bad or insufficient ventilation. Although a good bathroom fan will make a big difference, the best ventilation is always natural ventilation.
Adding a window in your shower is going to help keep your bathroom clean and free of mold and mildew. The natural ventilation is effective, especially if you leave the bathroom door open after using it.
Discuss the appropriate type of window with your architect or contractor, but remember to slope the sill downwards so water doesn’t get suck, and use a frosted glass for privacy.
Bathrooms tend of have little access to natural light, hence the need for excellent lighting. As you plan your bathroom remodel, consider changing or adding to your current lighting to improve the functionality and mood of the space.
The first important lighting change should be a dimmer for the main lights. If you like to take baths, you know that baths in full artificial light aren’t very fun. A dimmer will let you set the mood.
A bathroom remodel should make your bathroom more efficient, more functional and more stylish. When planning what kind of work you want done to improve your space, you should consider some of these small yet important improvements.