Bathroom Renovation Checklist
Renovating your bathroom offers great benefits—here’s how to get started.
Homeowners are often looking for ways to improve their living space, and nothing improves your homes resale value more than a great renovation. Within the home, there are plenty of spaces to renovate, but few add greater value and enjoyment than the bathroom. After more than 20 years of remodeling Orange County area homes, we’ve got some great ideas on how you can maximize your bathroom renovation. Let’s explore some tips from our Interior Designers.
Making Your Brand-New Bathroom
Designing a new bathroom can range from a partial remodel (mostly cosmetic) to a full remodel (moving walls to make the space function better). With either type of remodel, there are many different features that can be changed or upgraded to provide a wonderful look. Each change will bring you closer to your dream bathroom. Before you get started, carefully consider your end goal. You want your new space to be a reflection of your style AND have the right storage solutions for your personal odds and ends.
Walls and Flooring
Wall tiles are our favorite part of bathroom design. And tile is the ideal way to make your bathroom space uniquely your own. Do you want painted tile? A marble look, perhaps? Are you looking for something that offers a mosaic statement. Maybe a simple subway tile is more your style.
When it comes to flooring, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. We love taking a more traditional tile, then setting it in a non-traditional layout. There are thousands of tile options available. Each one is unique and can be used or even combined to make a style that is all your own. Don’t forget to think about slip resistant tiles for anyone that may have mobility issues.
Showers and Bathtubs
Shower and tub configurations are highly personal style choices. You can add a traditional bathtub, such a a recessed tub, a freestanding tub like a clawfoot or more modern bowl-like tub. Shower decisions include glass style, benches, niches for soap storage, or even steam or walk-in showers to enhance your space. These features can be a huge change for your bathroom, offering you a chance to add both luxury and style. There are also many considerations if you want your new bathroom to be age-in-place ready. Grab bars, wider doorways, rocker light switches, and roll-to sinks are just a few of our suggestions.
Sinks and Vanities This is where sinks and vanities will
When you get ready in the morning, you need a place to handle the essentials. Why not make them beautiful in the process? Sinks come in styles like undermount, vessel, pedistal and wall-mounted. The list of options available fixtures for finishing out your sink is endless, and that means that you have a huge opportunity to customize here. Vanity counters you might consider include quarts, granite, tile, or soapstone. With edge profiles like bullnose, bevel, or chiseled.
From cabinets to shelves to medicine cabinets, bathroom storage is essential. Most of us keep quite a few items and tools in the bathroom. A good amount of storage can help you to take advantage of the space in your bathroom and put it to good use.
A bathroom upgrade is an exciting change for any homeowner. Whether you are styling your own private bathroom or you want something more extravagant for your guests, these renovations can help. The homes deserve can only be achieved by working with talented industry professionals. Feel free to contact us directly. We look forward to helping you create a bathroom you will love!