10 Design Tips for Better Bathroom Remodel

November 4, 2016

maryland, bathroom, design, remodel, rehab

Bathrooms are the perfect choice for small remodeling projects that can be done any time of the year to add aesthetic value and comfort to your home without taking up too much of your time. Before you begin remodeling or hiring a profession to handle your remodel, it is important to do as much pre-planning as possible to ensure the job is done right. Here are some design tips to ensure you get the most out of your bathroom remodel:

Determine how much you want to spend.

If you are remodeling on a budget, consider ways to lower costs. Instead of replacing cabinets, simply paint or refinish them. Rather than tiling the entire bathroom, add tile borders to the shower or bathtub.

Don’t be afraid to splurge.

If you don’t have a budget for your bathroom remodel and want to spring for that flatscreen TV or in-the-wall fireplace that you’ve been dreaming of for your master bath, go ahead!

Utilize space without overcrowding.

Consider switching to a corner sink, which opens up the space in your bathroom. If you have a bathtub and shower, consider combining the two!

Pick a style you really love.

Opt for colors that are neutral or that will flow with the rest of your home. Use patterns you find to be aesthetically pleasing and easy on the eyes.

Don’t forget lighting!

Be sure to add enough light fixtures to bathrooms that don’t get much natural light. Add recessed lighting to save on space.

Make practical upgrades.

Steer clear of expensive improvements that may not pay off. Adding heated floors is great for a master bath, but might be wasted on a guest bathroom that doesn’t get much traffic or use.

Address the needs of those in your household.

If you have children in your home, consider a shower-bath combination with a detachable shower head for more convenient bathing. If you are aging or have elderly relatives living with you, ensure that bathroom fixtures are easily accessible.

Make sure your contractor understands your needs.

If you are contracting the work for your remodel, do not hesitate to let your contractor know everything you want done and the things you want to avoid. This will ensure the final product is exactly how you planned it to be.

Downsize when necessary.

If your bathroom has appliances or fixtures that are unnecessary for the traffic that the bathroom gets, downsizing is a good option. Have a standing shower that never gets used? Remove it for extra space!

Don’t want to handle your remodel by yourself? Get help!

Hiring a contractor to assist you with your remodel can be very beneficial in making your bathroom exactly what you want it to be and lessen any added stress and hassle that comes from taking on the project on your own.

The professionals at Bath Doctor are readily available and happy to help you transform your bathroom into what you’ve dreamed it to be! We are located in Baltimore and service many areas throughout Maryland. Contact us and let us help you get started on your bathroom remodel today!

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