Feeling stressed about renovating your bathroom? It’s understandable, after all, there are many things to take into account for a successful renovation. From plumbing to electrical components and, of course, the aesthetics of the bathroom. It’s a lot to coordinate.
How can you combine the practical aspects with the design for a result that’s both functional and attractive? These design tips help you pull it all together:
1. Use the Layout Wisely
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, you need to make sure to allocate adequate space for each functional area in your bathroom. One problem with many San Francisco bathrooms is that they tend to be smaller, which means there isn’t much space for the tub or shower. With careful planning, you can ensure even your small bathroom doesn’t seem cramped. Solutions such as vertical shelving, wall-mounted sinks and the use of mirrors can help open up the space without sacrificing function.
Another mistake that homeowners make in their bathroom design is making the toilet the focal point of the bathroom. Instead, why not make the vanity or the bathtub the main feature of the bathroom? These features are often more attractive and beautiful than the toilet.
2. Skip the Bathtub
It’s not essential that every bathroom have a bathtub, especially if space is tight. Many homeowners skip the bathtub and opt for a nice roomy shower stall instead. If the resale value of a bathroom without a bathtub worries you, then consider how many people actually take a bath and how often. The reality is that showers are much more popular than baths.
3. Use Materials That Are Low-Maintenance
When it comes to bathroom design, its smart to use materials that look great but require little upkeep. Most homeowners in San Francisco go for durable and easy to maintain materials such as reconstituted stone and porcelain for their bathroom remodels. On the other hand, natural stone is a porous material, which means that though it may look great, it’s difficult to maintain over time.
4. Consider Textured Tiles
Glossy tiles have a tendency to be slippery, especially when used as a shower base. On the flipside, tiles that have a rough surface can be difficult to clean and act as grime traps. It is important for the homeowner to choose a tile that isn’t too smooth or too rough.
Luckily, some tiles are designed specifically for bathrooms. These are often slip resistant, attractive, and also easy to clean. Ask your local hardware store or contractor about these options. If you choose to use tiles that are made of natural stone, make sure that the tiles have been properly sealed to make them more water resistant.
5. Pay Attention to the Lighting
Needless to say, good lighting is essential for any bathroom. Ensure all lighting fixtures and mirrors have been strategically placed to avoid creating shadows. You’ll be glad you paid attention to lighting when you shave or apply makeup!
With these elements in mind, you can create an attractive, functional bathroom that meets your needs and style preferences. For the best outcomes, consider consulting with a design specialist or contractor with experience in bathroom renovations.