Renovating your bathroom is one of the few remodeling jobs that could increase the resale value of your home. But even if you don’t want to sell your home, renovating the bathroom may still be a good investment. Before you start, here are some things you’ll need to consider.
Why Do You Want to Remodel?
One of the first questions to ask is why you want to remodel your bathroom in the first place. There is no right reason, but a reason can help guide you going forward. Are you simply bored with the look of your current bathroom? Is there something in the bathroom that needs fixing, so you might as well remodel since you have the budget? Has your household expanded and you need more room?
Consider a Style
Consider the type of bathroom you want to have. Among the bathroom styles are:
- Modern, which is a style that was developed during the 20th century
- Contemporary, which is the style in vogue right now
- English Country, which features lots of wood, prints of flowers and wildlife and patterned, bathroom-friendly wallpaper
- Traditional, which involves elements such as claw-foot bathtubs, vanities that resemble furniture used in other rooms and old-fashioned lighting such as wall sconces with etched glass shades
- Industrial, which uses somewhat brutalist elements such as steel, brick and concrete; these materials determine the bathroom’s color palette
- Transitional, which is a sweet spot between contemporary and traditional styles
Choose the Layout
A lot of the layout of your bathroom remodel is going to depend on where the fixtures are. Internal decorators say that every bathroom has three centers no matter what type of bathroom or how large it is. There’s the sink and vanity; the toilet; and the bathtub or shower or shower/tub combination. The trick is to find an efficient and aesthetically pleasing way to find space for all of them. Types of bathrooms are:
- Full bath
- Powder room
- Utility bathroom
- Three-quarter bathroom
- Main bathroom
- Jack and Jill
Choosing the Furnishings and Fixtures
Choosing furnishings and fixtures is one of the more fun parts of bathroom remodeling. Their style depends on the overall style you choose for your bathroom. For example, you may want to choose pewter or copper fixtures for an English country-style bathroom or a vanity that looks like a Victorian chest of drawers for a traditional-style bathroom. Other items to consider are floor and wall tiles, paint, sinks and types of lighting and artwork.
Thinking of Remodeling Your Bathroom? Give Us a Call
There are so many things to think of when it comes to a bathroom remodel that it’s a good idea to take on the services of a professional contractor. If your bathroom needs a makeover, give our professionals a call at Synchronous Construction of Independence, OH.