What do you think about renovating your bathroom? Your answers to this question might be a combination of “A nightmare come true.” “More splurging.” “Um…” “I don’t know” or “I never really thought about it.”
Well, now is the perfect time to think about it.
And, to help you feel less stressed in this foreign world, here are some great tips from experts.
#1. Start With a List
How can you bring your dream bathroom to life without knowing how you want it to be?
Try to take a good look at your current bathroom and evaluate it. Then, write down a list of what you don’t like. You don’t like the lighting. Want to break away from the boring color palette.
Now, make another list of the features you’ve always wanted to see in your bathroom. You can also group them according to must-haves and want-to-haves. If you are out of ideas, grab the help of magazines and the internet or visit A to Z Kitchen & Bath for more inspiration.
Here are a few things you might want to add/change:
- Add an extra sink
- Revamp your bathroom with a new layer of paint
- Invest in custom cabinets with your choice of wood
- Consider flooding your sterile bathroom with plants
#2. Research the Latest Trends Online
An effective way to arrive at what you want in your bathroom is by exploring trends and must-have bathroom inclusions for 2021.
2020 might have come with a heightened awareness of cleanliness in our homes, but luckily, keeping the hygiene concept in mind, 2021 includes hotel-chic bath trends without compromising an ounce of style.
Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Coloured Tapware
- Bathroom Skylights
- Coloured concrete sinks
- Unfinished wood
- Dark Statement Walls
- Backlit mirrors
- Stone and wood-planked floors
- Bathroom art
- Exposed plumbing
- Shower benches
#3. Know How Much the Bathroom Remodel Will Cost You
Getting an opportunity to transform your bathroom into the exact style you want? Grab it!
But, jog it down somewhere in your head that this investment can equal a big chunk of money. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but in 2016, as per the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the average cost of remodeling a bathroom from head to toe is around $ 25 000.
To bring your expectations alive, create a budget and consider a few things:
- What features of the new bathroom are absolutely crucial?
- Will you hire general bathroom contractors or go the DIY road?
- Will you upgrade your bathroom with only high-end and expensive materials?
- Will you be selling the house within a few years?
#4. Call an Expert
Small-scale makeover or a big remodeling project, take a break and let a professional take over. Taking your budget into consideration, they will give you solid advice on what to splurge and how to save.
#5. Consider the Main Ingredients
Planning a bathroom remodel includes thinking about the design and the aesthetics, but you shouldn’t let the main ingredients slip from your mind.
The basics include:
- Sink and bath fixtures
- Tile flooring
- Waterproofing materials
#6. Lighting Is Key
Most often, homeowners forget to think about the lighting, which is the key ingredient in a bathroom. And, for those who do, they end up installing a few lights and call it a day. So wrong!
It is too easy to recognize a bad bathroom lighting when you see it. With shadows hovering over faces, the bad lighting destroys the overall look and utility of the space.
I’m not saying to go for extravagant and super expensive ones. A simple pair of wall sconces should be enough (if you already have a bright bathroom). What can make a real difference and make your bathroom look elegant is the careful placement.
How to place with care:
- Avoid installing directly over light-colored countertops
- Try to place close to a wall
- You can also opt for vertical fluorescent on either side of the mirror
Thinking about giving a new look to your bathroom? You might need the help of A to Z Kitchen & Bath. So, for more information, contact them today!