Wood, drywall and water don’t mix well, from mold to water damage it makes sense that after awhile your bathroom will need to be remodeled. No matter the size of your bathroom there are a lot of components to a bathroom that need to be considered during a remodel.
Bathrooms obviously need plumbing. With a sink, toilet and shower that is a lot of water going a lot of different places. During a remodel you need to determine if you are going to keep the plumbing in its original place or move things around. If you are hoping to move something, determine if it will be possible before you get your heart set on any designs.
- Shower Head
Until you have entered the showerhead world you may not realize all there is to know about showerheads. First, you need to think about shower head height. If it is a shower any guests might use it may be best to stick with the standard height of 80 inches, but if the shower is just for you, then you can adjust it to your desired preference.
Once it is in the correct spot you need to pick the style of the showerhead. You can do rainfall or any with different settings.
In a bathroom, tile of some kind is usually the best option because it is waterproof. Even though you will be going with tile it doesn’t mean your floor has to be boring. You can find tile that looks like wood or get it in any color or design you want. You can even step up the comfort level of a relaxing bath by installing heated floors for when you get out.
Lighting in the bathroom is very important. If you are doing your makeup or hair, the last thing you want is to get out of your house and realize you didn’t look like how you thought you did because of poor lighting. Not only do you want a lot of lighting, but you can also benefit from some natural light from a window.
You do a lot in your bathroom so you need enough storage to handle the job. During a remodel put in a vanity with storage for all your hygiene items and shelving or a closet for towels and toiletries.
You also want to make sure there is enough storage in the shower so you aren’t stepping on razors and shampoo bottles when your eyes are covered in soap. Shower storage can be something you buy and add later or shelving that is built right into the wall.
- Color Scheme
You can have your bathroom match any personal design you like, but usually because it is such a small space it is important to use light airy colors to help the smaller space feel open, clean and fresh.
If you consider these six parts of a bathroom remodel you can turn an old most likely stinky bathroom into a functional and beautiful space that you will be happy you get to use every day.