06 Jan Innovative Ideas For Your Bathroom Remodel
It can be daunting trying to prepare for a complete bathroom remodel. As soon as you think you have it all figured out, another big decision needs to be made.
This is a big investment, and one that should not be taken lightly. The styles and fixtures you choose are something you need to be prepared to live with for a long time. As far as home remodeling projects go, the bathroom is second only to the kitchen in increasing your homes value. Another important thing to consider when making major decisions.
Creating a Small Retreat
Start with the big things first, like the bath and shower. If you have enough space separate the two so that your bathtub area can be set up like a small retreat. The showers main purpose should remain functional with plenty of room to move around and places to store your bath items. Install a removable shower head and sliding glass doors to extend its appeal.
With many different bathtub designs you have the choice here to be creative and find one that expresses your style. You could even have one installed with hot tub effects if you are really serious about bath time. Make use of the edges by placing decorative candles and soaps that complement your color scheme.
Updating Wall and Floor Tiles
Speaking of your color scheme, you also need to pick out wall and floor tiles. This is one of the bigger investments involved in a complete bathroom remodel so you need to choose wisely. Move away from the outdated 4 x 4 ceramic tiles and consider larger 8 x 13 inch glazed ceramic for the walls. The glaze helps protect them from mold, and the larger size means less grout to worry about. For further protection have them installed from floor to ceiling to avoid water damage to painted walls. There are thousands of colors and design patterns to choose from, so finding one that appeals to you should not be difficult.
Floor tiles also come in many colors and patterns. Ceramic is very slippery, especially when wet. Pick a tile that is designed to be slip resistant. Since it is also cold, invest in a heated floor for added comfort.
Functionality and Storage
You most likely spend the majority of your time in the bathroom standing at the vanity. Consider your needs before beginning your search. How much countertop space is needed? Will a double sink be beneficial? Think about storage as well. Do you need a vanity with a lot of drawers to keep your makeup and hair products in? You want this area designed to be as convenient for you as possible. Lighting at the vanity is critical. You need to make sure that you allow for plenty of soft lighting, either right above or around the mirror.
AAA Remodeling Company can help you decide on all of this, as well as the hundreds of other things involved in a complete bathroom remodel. Contact us today at (636) 349-5777. Remember, this is an important part of your home. You want to make sure it is something you can live with for a long time.
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