Aside from your kitchen, your bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home.
Not only do family members spend a lot of time in the bathroom (some more than others) getting ready for their day, it’s also a place used for a bit of refuge and relaxation. It’s no wonder then that many people think about bathroom renovations as a top priority when they’re considering home upgrades.
Remodeling bathrooms doesn’t need to be an overly pricey proposition, with the right contractor and smart bathroom design. The possibilities are vast – you can add a massage tub using soothing jets to help the stress of the day melt away, or even build a sit-down shower.
Another popular addition during bathroom renovations is to add a double-sink vanity, allowing two people to groom at the same time. This option opens up the opportunity to add a larger mirror, which can be lit from above or from the sides for the best visibility.
This is of course is also the perfect time to choose a new bathroom paint scheme that is relaxing (earthy tones are always popular), and to redo the flooring (make sure it’s a waterproof plank or tile).
But how do you upgrade for a small bathroom? A smart bathroom design can also enhance even a tiny bathroom space, while improving its function and that of the surrounding space. For example, you could relocate a bathroom wall and create a hallway closet space for much-needed additional storage.
Instead of a long tub with a shower in an already cramped bathroom, you can replace it with an enclosed shower that has a rain showerhead that dispenses water directly from above. You can also replace any bulky hanging lights with LED pot lights, which save space as well as energy.
Letting an expert general contractor assess your bathroom space can help you transform it, and you can do it in less time and for less money than you may expect. Make sure you choose a contractor that has a portfolio of bathroom renovations to show, and that can handle everything from demolition, to drywalling, to installing or moving plumbing.
Putting bathroom renovations as your to-do list on your checklist is a great way to improve the overall feel of your home, and studies have shown it’s also one of the best in terms of return on investment. So don’t put off remodeling bathroom spaces in your home any longer!