Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? There are many ways to update and improve upon your bathroom space, ranging from simple updates to complete renovation. There are a number of details and aspects to focus on that will prove invaluable to you when designing your new space.
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Remodeling Tips and Things to Remember
Home Improvement Doesn’t Have to be a Headache
Sometimes when we think of home remodeling, we think that we need to super-skilled in order to make any real changes to our home. This isn’t always true. If you’re just seeking minor tweaks, there are a number of small things that you can do yourself to improve your living space at home. If you’re interested in a more complete makeover of your bathroom or any other space, the right designer and remodeling contractor can help you transform your home or bathroom into a beautiful space that fills you with joy. Whether you decide on doing a smaller, DIY project or seek a total renovation and makeover, be sure to consider your space and lighting to guarantee yourself a new bathroom that delights.
Maximize Your Space
Adding square footage isn’t always an option. Luckily there are easy ways to maximize space in your bathroom without breaking the bank. For example, painting the non-tiled areas in soft colors will create an illusion of more space. Making your bathroom look bigger without an extension is all about maximizing the space you have. Declutter the visible display areas, think of innovative ways to increase storage space, and changing to a lighter color scheme will transform a cramped bathroom into a spacious modern one. Maximizing space by following these easy steps before moving on to a more advanced design will help to limit your decisions to those which are in keeping with the space you’ve created.
Update Old Lighting
Changing outdated lighting can really make a difference in a bathroom. Light fixtures can add novelty and detail, and introducing new lighting can make the space much brighter. Dark rooms in the home always look older, even if they’ve been revamped recently, so it’s definitely worth investing in some good lighting. Thinking about how lighting impacts a room will complement your overall vision, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your grungy lights won’t ruin the features of an otherwise contemporary bathroom design.
Brainstorming Remodeling Ideas
Now that you’ve considered design tips and tricks that help with envisioning a practical and aesthetically pleasing bathroom design, it’s time to brainstorm. Who says you have to play by the rules and create a bathroom that looks white and bright? There are lots of ways you can dabble with your creativity and design a bathroom that stands out from the crowd. Below, you will find some helpful remodel ideas to get you started. Be sure to also check out our interactive portfolio for more inspiration!
First things first: how much remodeling work do you foresee for your bathroom? Do the fixtures work? Is the plumbing in good order? Sometimes we’re just sick of looking at the same design over and over and want to change something just for fun. If your bathroom is in good working order and you just want to update it, a color revamp might just do the trick. Sure, painting a sink can be difficult, but what about the cabinets? A splash of bright-colored paint will instantly lift the entire room, and then all you have to do is shop for a new shower curtain or bath mat to really bring the entire area to life!
Depending on the space you have, adding a statement furniture item can really introduce personality and character into your bathroom design. A wicker chair sitting in the corner or a vintage display cabinet can really work wonders. Customized bathroom vanities are an inventive way of making a statement with your bathroom furniture, particularly if you hunt antiques stores and find a bargain piece of furniture to redesign your bathroom with. Filing cabinets, old desks, sideboards and buffets can all be recreated into unique bathroom vanities, ensuring that your bathroom remodeling design is truly one-of-a-kind.
Handles and Faucets
Another relatively easy design idea for your bathroom that can make a huge difference is updating the handles and faucet fixtures. Dated fixtures and fittings can add years to the bath, sink, and cabinets, and replacing them completely modernizes the bathroom.
Experiment with Glass
Experimenting with how you use the material glass can really make waves in your bathroom. Incorporating glass can even make your room look more spacious: for example, if you have a frosted glass shower door, replacing it with clear glass opens up the shower space, adding the illusion of increased footage in your bathroom. Glass tiles can also be a fun way of remodeling your bathroom. These can be used to create a mosaic effect on an outdated mirror, or add a feature wall to draw attention to a certain part of the room.
Have Fun with Grout
Whoever wrote the rule book about grout having to be white will likely roll in their grave when you’re let into this bathroom remodeling trend. Using grout as a design feature instead of a dull necessity for tiles opens up a range of possibilities to homeowners. For example, black grout can really highlight white and light-colored tiles. Instead of acting solely as a filler between tiles, the grout you decide to include in your remodeling can act as an additional design feature. Grout can act as an accent in much the same way as the color of towels you choose to display in your bathroom, so why not play around with colors instead of opting for standard whites and neutrals?
You know you need to revamp your bathroom, but you have no idea where to start—is this you? Explore our blog for other professional advice and helpful tips about home improvement designed to help you make an informed decision about any potential home project on your horizon.
If you’ve been considering a bathroom update for a long time, but aren’t certain about what design features will work, give us a call today to share your project vision and desires. Indulge your creativity with us and create a bathroom you’ll love spending time in for years to come!