A bathroom renovation is never an easy task, especially if you are adding more than a coat of paint to the walls during your bathroom remodeling adventure. However, there are so many home bathroom remodeling tips that you can consider to ensure you have the best results at the end.
Consider the Size of Your Bathroom
Unfortunately, all bathrooms are not created the same size. So, if your bathroom is lacking space, you are either going to need to get creative during your bathroom renovation or you will need to bump out a wall for some major bathroom remodeling.
Consider Your Bath/Shower Combo
Some people love having a shower and tub combo in their bathroom, but there are many others who want these two things separate. You will want to decide which option works best for you and then talk with your contractor to see if you can make your dreams come true. We can tell you that a large walk in shower and huge soaking tub looks amazing in bathrooms if you have the space and will use them both. However, if you never take a bath, you might want to stick to installing a shower only.
Add Small Textured Tiles to Your Shower Floor
The floor in showers can get really slick when the water is on and soap and shampoo is added. While you can lay down bathmats to avoid slipping, you can skip those extra steps with small textured tiles. We recommend ceramic or porcelain tiles, because they offer so many different colors and styles. They are also easy to clean, so your bathroom always looks wonderful after your bathroom remodeling projects.
Utilize 2 Inch Drain Pipes
You may not pay too close attention to the size of your drain pipes, but you may want to check with your contractor to see if they are two inches or smaller. If they are smaller, we recommend replacing them with two-inch pipes, so they do not get clogged as easily. You will love this decision, because water will easily flow where it is supposed to in this space.
Create Proper Ventilation
There is no point of doing any home bathroom remodeling if you are not planning on creating proper ventilation in this space. A bathroom fan and window can both help when it comes to preventing mold and mildew buildup in this room.
Improve the Lighting
Lighting in many bathrooms is terrible, which is why we always try to improve the lighting when we do any type of bathroom renovation. There are so many options when it comes to better lighting in bathrooms, but we love to add windows, recessed lighting, and dimmer switches to create the right light for any occasion.
Create Recessed Spaces for Additional Room
If you are dealing with a smaller bathroom, we recommend creating recessed spaces for additional room when you are doing your bathroom remodeling. These recessed spaces can be used for your medicine cabinet, shampoo and soap, and extra towels. You might even want to create a recessed space for your hamper, so it is never in your way.
Choose the Right Flooring Material
While you can choose any type of flooring material for your bathroom renovation, it is best to choose a material that does well with water. Therefore, any type of wooden floors will not be your best option. However, you can feel free to choose tiles made from porcelain or ceramic, vinyl tiles, and even vinyl planks for a luxurious look.
Add Extra Mirrors
While a mirror is important in every bathroom, you may want to consider installing a couple during your bathroom renovation. These mirrors will reflect the light in the room, while making the room appear bigger at the same time. An excellent option is to hang a mirror directly across from the one over the vanity, because the light will reflect off them both.
Add a Chair or Bench
Everyone needs a place to sit down every once in a while in the bathroom, so why not add a chair or bench when you are doing your bathroom remodeling project. You will obviously need the space for these items, but if you can manage it, they will add style and comfort to this room.
Consider Your Paint Color
Lighter paint colors will make your bathroom look much larger, while darker colors will make this room look smaller than it really is. As you are planning your bathroom remodeling project, you will want to consider your paint colors carefully.
Considering each one of these eleven tips will allow you to achieve the best results when you are working on any bathroom remodeling projects. We understand you may not use them all, but at least use the ones that will work the best for you.