Next, to our kitchens, bathrooms are the most popular room in the house to remodel. Even though we don’t spend nearly as much time in our bathrooms as we do the rest of the house, you still want to have a nice space. Could it even be spa-worthy? It could! As you undertake your bathroom remodeling plans, there are some things you want to keep in mind to make for a successful project.
Your Future Buyers
Obviously, if you’re going through the trouble of renovating a bathroom it is because you want to stick around to enjoy it. However, there might come a time when you’ll be putting your home on the market. You should give a thought to your future prospective buyer. Something like an “all black marble” bathroom might be trendy today but would it hold up years from now?
If there was a room in the house where the air needs to circulate, then it is the bathroom. A window would be ideal but typically bathroom windows are smaller and can’t really get the job done of getting all the moisture out after a steamy shower. That is why you should also improve your ventilation options with a decent exhaust fan.
Bathrooms are “ground zero” in the home for leaks. You might discover as you peel away the existing wall that there is water damage you didn’t even know you had. This is why you want to make sure you are properly sealing up your new glass shower especially around the shower head fixtures.
Every room in your home should have some space set aside for storage. The bathroom is no different. Think ahead. That pedestal sink might look great in the showroom but are you setting yourself up for trouble without counter space, drawers, and cabinets to utilize? There might also be opportunities to install shelving above the door. That is a great spot for extra towels or toilet paper.
Lights around a vanity mirror can be very helpful but that shouldn’t be the only illumination in your bathroom. There can be a variety of overhead lights both in the bathroom itself and in the shower.
If you’re going to take a tumble in your home, then it will probably happen in the bathroom. This is why installing nonslip flooring is too vital. Again, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for practicality. Just make sure you’re not slipping!
Making your bathroom into an oasis will be a fun project that can add a lot of value to your home. Make sure you plan it all out the right way.