A house is never done. Whether you have a newer home or you have lived in the same place for years, it’s always a work in progress. Remodeling projects give you the opportunity to make the most of your living space, enhancing it one room at a time. An excellent place to start is the bathroom. It’s a smaller room, meaning you will be doing renovations on a smaller scale. Before you take the plunge, consider the following factors.
Think About How You Use Your Bathroom
A bathroom is one of the most practical rooms in your home. Let’s face it. Have you ever gone a whole day without spending some time in your bathroom at home? You can treat it as a strictly utilitarian room in your home. If that’s the case, you’re going to stick with the basics, making minor changes in color schemes, flooring, and tile. You might change your arrangement or bring in a vanity to give you some storage space. Perhaps it’s time to make the change from a shower curtain to sliding doors.
Keeping it simple will keep costs down, but if you want your bathroom to be like a home spa where you can escape the rest of the world for a brief moment in time, you can pull out all of the stops. From whirlpool tubs to a sauna in your shower, you can have it all. You’ll also have a higher price tag.
Before you draw up plans for your bathroom remodeling project, consider who is going to use your bathroom the most. You’ll have different needs for your bathroom if you are by yourself as opposed to a bathroom that needs to accommodate a large family. If you and your spouse are on your own, you may want to add a touch of luxury that will allow you to enjoy it together. As the golden years approach, consider features that will make your bathroom easier to use, such as a tub with a seat and door or a walk in shower. If you want to take long soaks as a couple, you’ll need more space.
Design a Bathroom to Suit Your Needs
Remember that you can be flexible. If you have more than one bathroom, one can be the master bath. Other bathrooms could act as a family bathroom for the kids. A half bathroom is perfect for company or when you want easy access off of the garage when you’re busy with outdoor projects. A three-quarter bathroom will accommodate guests when visitors come for an overnight stay.
Make sure you have a clear vision of what you want and consider your budget. Be selective when choosing a contractor is you need a professional to make your bathroom vision become a reality.