5 Important Elements to Redesigning a Bathroom

June 9, 2022

The bathroom is typically one of the smallest rooms in the house. But this small room has a major impact on our daily lives. It’s where we get ready in the morning, reflect, relax, and get ready for bed at night. Since it’s such an important room in the house, you want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to ensure that you love it after redesigning it. Here are five things to keep in mind.

1. Lighting

Lighting is important. Lighting has the potential to transform the look and feel of any room in your house, but especially your bathroom. Most people don’t want to spend their time in a dark room. If you are like most people, you’ll want to incorporate as much light into your bathroom as you can. If you have a bathroom that has an external wall, try installing windows to let in some natural light. For interior bathrooms, you can try building a skylight. If that isn’t possible, utilize things like sconce lighting, down lights, and heat lights.


2. Flooring 

Great flooring ties together the look of a room. But because your bathroom is notorious for being a room with wet and humid conditions, you’ll want to choose a flooring material that can withstand these conditions. Some popular flooring options for bathrooms include:

  • Waterproof laminate
  • Wood-look ceramic tile
  • Wood-look porcelain tile
  • Natural Stone

Every kind of flooring has its pros and cons. Speak to a flooring specialist to determine what material might be best for your bathroom redesign. 


3. Storage

More storage means better organization. Even if you have a small bathroom, there are ways you can incorporate more storage. During your redesign, you’ll have to keep in mind that every square inch is important. Use space in your bathroom to add storage items like a vanity grooming rack, a vanity drawer, or a toe kick drawer. There are plenty of options for adding additional storage, so get creative.


4. Safety

Bathrooms can be dangerous places. Wet conditions make slipping and falling more likely than in other parts of the house. For that reason, it’s recommended to make design decisions keeping safety in mind. That can mean installing non-slip flooring, curbless showers, grab bars, or anything else that reduces the risk of slipping. 


5. Décor

For your bathroom, you’ll want to keep décor simple and uncluttered. A cluttered bathroom can make it hard to relax and truly enjoy the space. So try sticking to solid and light colors. Lighter colors make a space feel more inviting and bigger, which is exactly what you want in a bathroom. 


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