Looking to renovate your bathroom? If so, you aren’t alone. A 2018 survey by LightStream found that bathroom renovations are the second-most popular home renovation after outdoor space upgrades. Since this is a large project to take on, it’s essential for you to know the dos and don’ts of bathroom remodeling. Read on to learn what they are and how they can help (or hurt) your project.
Don’t: Cut Corners
You should never cut corners when planning bathroom remodels. After all, this is a remodel that should last you for years to come. Don’t be afraid to pull out the stops to get the flooring you want, along with the upgrades that make your project worth it. Cutting corners can actually end up costing you more money in the long run, especially if you have to go back and fix something because shortcuts were taken.
Save yourself the hassle and have the project done the right way. When you invest in home upgrades, you deserve to hit every item on your checklist.
Do: Invest In New Fixtures
Part of your bathroom renovation should include new fixtures. Invest in a new toilet, sink, shower, and/or bathtub. New fixtures give your bathroom a more updated look and can improve the overall function of your plumbing system. You can have a beautiful bathroom, but if you have outdated fixtures, they’ll stick out like a sore thumb. These new fixtures will last longer than older models and give you a more luxurious experience every time you enter the room.
Don’t: Install Too Many Features
While it’s important to have the right fixtures in your bathroom, you don’t want to go overboard. One of the key concepts of bathroom remodeling is knowing what to do with the space you have. If you have a smaller bathroom, don’t try to cram as many fixtures in there as you can. Instead, work with the space and install fixtures that make your bathroom look great without being overcrowded. Otherwise, investing in first floor renovations to expand your bathroom might be the best move.
This concept can be applied to other projects as well, especially if you’re doing first floor renovations. Don’t overcrowd any space because it’ll make your area feel small and cramped. Make sure they look the way you envision.
Do: Pick Materials That Work For Your Home
Make sure the materials you’re picking for your remodel complement your home’s style. If your home has a farmhouse style, you want to look into materials like shiplap and galvanized steel for the bathroom. You can also look at installing a custom barn door and painting the bathroom a neutral color. Your bathroom should look like part of your home, so select materials that will make it flow seamlessly with the rest of your house.
Don’t: Follow Outdated Trends
There are many outdated bathroom trends that can hurt your bathroom renovations instead of helping them. Keep up with the latest decor and style trends so your bathroom looks modern and adds value to your home. Stay away from outdated tiles and extravagant bursts of color in the bathroom. Instead, go with a more neutral color and add something unique, like a heated bathroom floor. Sometimes, it’s the less noticeable additions that create a truly elegant experience.
Remodeling your bathroom is a project that, when done right, can add a great space to your home. Stay on track with it and keep your overall design in mind. Remember to update the bathroom to match your home and other first floor renovations you may be doing. Then, once the remodel is complete, enjoy the new room and take pride in your space.