The trend in bathroom design for the past few years has been towards creating a warm and inviting spa-like environment. While this may sound like it involves major renovations and a lot of expense, it can actually be done even on a modest budget. Before you begin, though, you'll need to have a clear idea of what needs to be done. These bathroom renovation tips from top bathroom designers
will help get you started in the right direction.
Top Bathroom Renovation Tips
You know there are things you don't like about your bathroom, but have you taken the time to write a list? Whether you hire a bathroom renovation company or do the job yourself, a list will help clarify the issues you have with your existing bathroom and may even save you money. Some of the things to ask yourself include:
- Does your bathroom feel cramped when you walk in?
- How is the lighting? Does your existing lighting cast shadows? Do you have to continually turn your head to see what you're doing in the bathroom mirror?
- Do your existing bathroom fixtures still look good or are they old and tired looking?
- Do you like your existing colour scheme?
- Do you enjoy spending time relaxing in your tub or shower or do you want to get out of the bathroom as soon as possible?
These and other questions will help you hone in on what really needs to be done in your bathroom. For instance:
- If your bathroom feels cramped, is it because of your old frosted glass shower enclosure? If so, consider replacing it with a clear glass, frameless shower screen.
- If you've been getting by with just a single overhead light in your bathroom for years, that may be the biggest reason why you think you need to renovate. Go to your local lighting supplier and see what's available. You'll be amazed by the difference good lighting can make.
- Are your bathtub and sink stained, chipped, scratched or just faded and worn? Rather than going to the expense of replacing them, look into having them resurfaced. Bath and basin resurfacing costs a fraction of replacement cost and when done by professionals, they will look as good as new.
- If you don't like your existing colour scheme, you may be able to get by with just repainting your walls. However, if you really want to bring your bathroom up-to-date, look into the latest trends in wall and floor tiles at a nearby tile showroom.
Finally, if you don't enjoy bath and shower time, it's time for a change. Do whatever it takes to transform your bathroom into a home spa. It may take as little as a new shower head or you may want to do a full renovation, including natural stone tiles, a wall hung toilet
and other modern fixtures. If it's within your budget, it will be worth it because there's no better way to start or finish the day than in a relaxing and invigorating spa.