There is never a shortage of homeowners investing in a new renovation project. In fact, the statistical amount of money spent within the year of 2018 on home renovation is a whopping $74 billion. Among the many most popular remodels, the bathroom is the number one change made to most homes. Of course, the size of the project is based on the size of the homeowner’s wallet.
There is no question that the bathroom is the most used room in any home. It should be a welcoming room. Fixtures should be functional. Design should be pleasing to the eye. While a renovation can seem daunting, it is doable with the right knowledge. But first know the questions to ask yourself before starting.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before even beginning the renovation process.
You buy a new home and you have a large bathroom that needs to be updated or maybe it is time for you to remodel your existing bathroom and it is a large room. So how do you use the space to get the most from your room and budget? You might want to consider separating the tub and shower, include a beautiful double sink or even put in a bidet.
New technology transforms our day-to-day lives, from bringing the internet to our kitchens to stoves that can be programmed to turn on, cook and shut down without you being there and refrigerators that will tell you when you are out of milk. The “smart home” is quickly becoming the norm and our bathrooms are keeping pace with the new technology. Here’s a look at the trends:
Is your family in need of another bathroom, a second or even a third bathroom? This bathroom is all about function over relaxation, the idea is to get in and get out: toilet, sink, and/or shower while keeping it simple. But this doesn’t mean the space has to be plain Jane or ho hum. Adding interesting tile, updated fixtures, a unique mirror or decorative light fixture will spruce up this space.
The toilet handle you have to jiggle a little, the shower doors that will almost instantly get mildewed unless you leave them open “just so,” the slightly loose tile on the floor to the right of the sink? There are lots of irritating little bathroom flaws that we never seem to take care of and just learn to live with them instead.
By organizing functional areas around a central space, you give the bathroom plenty of open space no matter its size. While kitchens apply a tried-and-true work triangle, there is no exact prescription for the best bathroom layout.
Space planning all depends on your lifestyle and the way you use the space. However, keep in mind when planning that if you must move the plumbing to accommodate your new design, the price tag of your project will be much higher than if the “guts” of your bathroom can stay put. That said, layout options are more limited when relying on existing plumbing hookups, drains, ventilation, etc. Continue reading
When you think of a toilet, you probably don’t think of controversy… right? Well think again. In the realm of bathroom design, there is a controversial subject being talked about and it is called the water closet. Now what is a water closet, you may ask. It is a separate room with a toilet built into a larger bathroom containing the rest of the good stuff. It is also known as a “toilet room”. Sure, it may cause some cramped urban dwellers with tiny apartments, but that hasn’t stop many people from converting such a setup. Continue reading