A power bathroom renovation is no easy task. It requires a lot of planning and figuring which material goes with what, not to mention how much materials cost. Below are a couple of tips on how to accomplish all that you need to do.
In order to complete your power bathroom renovation quickly, first find design inspiration to focus your work on. The best way to do that would be to choose a theme for space. You could go for something minimalist, modern, or post-modern. This way, having a theme in mind will guide your decision on what to remove from the bathroom, what will stay in place, and what to replace.
Consider your budget
Any remodel will require a budget and power bathroom renovation is no different. Figuring out the budget of the work will require a lot of research. This will mean talking with a contractor who has experience in this aspect.
Expensive things should be neutral
Renovating the bathroom is expensive enough as it is, you don’t want to splurge on an expensive fixture only for it to be outdated in a matter of years. If you want to splurge, spend that money on fixtures that are neutral. Examples would be tile flooring or hardware fixtures. Consider these features like that of a blank canvas, easy to fit no matter the design of the space.
Don’t forget storage
Whether it’s a cabinet to store extra toilet paper or to store extra towels, you should never go without storage in your bathroom. This is an underappreciated feature in many bathrooms but one that will be sorely missed when absent.
If space is tight, consider adding built-ins like recessed medicine cabinets, soap dish, and roll holder to conserve as much space as possible. You can also make the ceiling light by converting it into recessed lighting.
All bathrooms need proper ventilation not only to eliminate odor but to prevent the growth of mold in a space that’s moist and damp most of the time. A small window usually does the trick but if the bathroom is in the middle of the house, then the next best thing would be to install an exhaust fan. If you’re leaning towards using a fan, make sure you check out the fan’s capacity, the amount of air it can move per minute, relative to the noise it makes.
Adding some greenery
Bringing in some greenery inside the home is always a good idea, especially in spaces that are a little small. A small potted plant in the bathroom will bring a much-needed freshness and color in an otherwise sterile space. Step it up a notch by installing a shelf for your trailing plants to reside in.
Flooring is everything
Wood flooring, while beautiful and adds character to the bathroom, is obviously not the best type of floor material for any bathrooms. Instead, pick a flooring material that’s durable and stand up against the constant wetness. Popular materials include porcelain and ceramic tile, vinyl plank, and sheet vinyl flooring.
A little color to extend the space
For smaller bathrooms, one way to make space look bigger is through color. Trick the eye into thinking space is bigger than it actually is by sticking to a white or light color palette. Use light-colored fixtures (toilet, tub, sink, etc.) to adjust the bathroom space. The ceiling should be painted in white or light color and no other.
Lighting is everything
The bathroom is the room where people check themselves out constantly so a bathroom that’s dim and badly lit doesn’t make sense. In a room where there’s limited space, the tendency is to stick to one type of lighting, usually ceiling light. But consider adding lighting around the mirror using scones. Make sure the lighting you add isn’t blinding or it will defeat the purpose.
Take it from some experts & professional contractors at Bathroom Remodel Wpg, who provide quality bathroom renovations homes count on for stellar results. They were kind enough to supply us with a few of these insights.