Renovating your bathroom may seem a daunting task. But the end results make it worth your efforts. Go for amenities that add value to space as well as reflect your personal choices.
Whether you want to design your bathroom or give the existing one a new look, the following tips will help you out:
1. Plan the Project
If you have a plan in hand, it’ll be easier for you to carry out the project. List down the amenities you want in your project and set your budget beforehand. If any unexpected problems arise, make sure you have sufficient funds to pay additional expenses.
A bathroom renovation project usually takes 2-3 months. Unless there are financial issues, it’s important you should stick to your plan throughout the length of the project. This way, you’ll be able to get your dream bathroom within your budget.
2. Carefully Choose Materials
You can’t choose a material for bathroom space just because it looks good. You should opt for materials that can withstand moisture and require minimal maintenance.
For instance, woodwork can easily get damaged due to high humidity level and marble is likely to get damaged by soap or other chemical products. Ceramics is a better material for a bathroom renovation project due to its longevity.
3. Don’t Move Plumbing
You may be tempted to move utilities such as a bathtub or sink from their current location to give the space a new look. But this approach will significantly increase the cost of the project, since you need to install new pipes.
It’s in your best interest to use the existing pipes to cut down on renovation expenses.
4. Install Bright Lights
Just like any other room in your home, you need to install bright lights in your bathroom as well. You can choose LED lights, since they brighten any space without burdening you with high utility bills.
Overhead lights are a must in a bathroom. Moreover, it’s also recommended to install lights installed just above the mirror.
5. Ventilation is Important!
When it comes to renovating a bathroom, many homeowners tend to forget that proper ventilation is a must. It mitigates the risk of mold growth and positively influences the longevity of the renovation project.
For this purpose, you can install a bathroom exhaust fan with a remote-controlled timer. This way, the steam from the shower won’t affect the air quality.
6. Mount the Towel Bar on the Door
Homeowners prefer to install the towel bar on a wall. But if your bathroom is already small, this option won’t work for you. You should rather consider installing the towel bar on the door to save space.
7. Get Open Shelves
Cabinets help you store towels and other accessories in the bathroom, but they take up a lot of space. You should consider replacing them with open shelves.
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