If your bathroom has become overcrowded or not as functional as you need it to be, it’s time to consider a bathroom remodel.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Renovating your bathroom can help you utilize your space better; and can even create a more peaceful spa experience to relax and get ready for your day.
If you have been dreaming of a better bathroom, we have some great ideas for you![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading margin_design_tab_text=""]
Create a Serene Space
Turn your bathroom into a peaceful escape and give yourself a spa-experience right at home. If you have space, a soaker tub, with or without jets, to relax in is a perfect addition. Give your shower an elevated feel with a rainfall showerhead or additional jets. Another popular addition to bathroom remodels these days is a steam shower. A steam shower can be added as an all-in-one unit or it can be made custom.
Spas also tend to use natural finishes, so if you’re going for a spa feel for your bathroom remodel, consider using natural stone and wood, and muted, soft colors that are pleasing to you. Adding niches in your shower or near your tub can create space for soaps or candles to relax.
Titus Contracting designer Stephanie Morris adds, “For a spa feel that doesn’t require a full remodel, think about your space in 4D and capture the senses. Textures for touch, reed diffusers for smell, color for sight (paint, accessories). For taste, you could add a mirrored tray with sparkling water, special mints, or candies.” Morris likes to refer to this as “hoteling”-where you are creating a hotel experience within your own home; something that is special just for you.
If you have more than one person regularly using a bathroom, storage might be an issue for you. To avoid clutter, you need to maximize the functionality of your space. A vanity cabinet with plenty of storage space is the perfect place to start.
If you use hot tools like a blow dryer, curling iron, or flat iron, and struggle with tangled cords, you might want to consider adding in an outlet grooming organizer pullout. This is a pullout that is specifically designed with an outlet and stainless-steel bins to house your hot styling tools and keep things organized. Another great way to keep your vanity drawers clean and clutter-free, is to use a vanity drawer organizer insert with smaller compartments to keep your toiletries easily seen and accessible.
If you have a lot of cabinet space in your bathroom, you can also add a cabinet with a rollout hamper to keep those dirty clothes and towels off the bathroom floor and out of sight.
If you don’t have as much room for vanity storage, shelving can also be a great solution. Nice floating shelves can serve as both style and function. To reduce the look of clutter on your bathroom shelves, add fun storage baskets or boxes to keep your things in.
There is also the option to have a medicine cabinet as part of your bathroom remodel. Medicine cabinets can be wall-mounted, or even recessed if you prefer that look.
Great lighting can make a huge difference in any space, and this is especially true in your bathroom. According to designer Stephanie Morris, “The best bathroom lighting are sconces on either side of the mirror. If there isn’t room, use an over-the-mirror light with recess lighting behind you. If you need additional lighting assistance for applying makeup, a wall-mounted lit mirror is great too.”
Your light fixtures are also great pieces of décor and can add to the style and feel of your bathroom. Some people might prefer a more understated look, while others might like a bold fixture, such as a chandelier over the tub, to serve as a focal point of the room.
Fun With Finishes
A bathroom is a great place to have fun with your finishes! For an elegant, modern look, you might choose large format tiles, neutral colors, and clean lines in your design. If you’re going for a more playful, energized look, you might choose bolder colors and tiles with unique patterns or cuts. Tiles come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can easily create the look and feel you want in your bathroom.
Cabinet hardware can be an easy place to add personality to your space. Stephanie Morris recommends finding unique hardware from places like Etsy, Anthropologie, or a favorite local store. She says, “Usually you don’t need too many, and the impact is instant!” Another benefit to choosing fun hardware is that it’s relatively simple to swap out whenever you want a different look.
Wallpaper can be another way to add color and texture to your bathroom remodel. If you are unsure or nervous about wallcoverings, Morris suggests ordering a stencil from a place like Royal Design Studio Stencils, and painting one wall. Paint and wallpaper are also fairly simple to change when you are feeling like you need a little update to your bathroom.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading margin_design_tab_text=""]
Added Luxury[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Once you have all your “needs” for your space, you can begin to think about some fun “wants” and extras. For some added luxury, if you hate the feel of cold tile floors in the morning, you might think about investing in heated flooring. Or if you want a warm towel waiting for you after your shower, consider adding a heated towel rack. To really add warmth and opulence to your bathroom remodel, you can even include a fireplace. You can take your mirror to the next level by choosing one with its own lights incorporated. Taking it a step further, there are even “smart mirrors” that will allow you to control any of your Smart Home connected features (thermostat, doorbell, lights, etc.), display weather, news, social media and even watch TV! If you are someone who can’t function without that first cup of coffee in the morning, you might like the added luxury of a small coffee bar in your master bathroom. It can be tucked away in a roll-out cabinet, and ready to go when your alarm goes off, without having to wander down to your kitchen. Another add-on you can consider if your master bathroom has space is a separate makeup vanity area. This is separate counter space and mirror area where you can sit and apply your makeup or do your hair without crowding the main sink area.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_heading margin_design_tab_text=""]
Bathroom Remodel - Conclusion[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you can see, there are many wonderful ways to transform your bathroom into a relaxing escape, customized to your needs and taste. The best way to make sure your bathroom remodel is not only as functional as possible but suited to your style is to connect with an expert designer like Stephanie Morris of Titus Contracting. A designer will help you sort your needs, wants, and wishes; get a feel for your specific tastes and style, and work with you to create a plan to transform your bathroom into the space you have always dreamed of! They will also assist in making sure you stay within your budget, helping you make selections that fit your price point. When you’re ready to start designing and remodeling your new bathroom retreat, contact Titus Contracting at 952-746-7817.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Written by Scott Rajavuori on May 5, 2020