Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom

The great thing about remodeling a bathroom is that it’s is one of the few improvements a homeowner can make to their home that increases its resale value. Also, the space is usually small.

Because of this, a homeowner shouldn’t be afraid to splurge a little when it comes to materials and fixtures.

Removing the Tub

It’s true that for some folks there’s nothing more relaxing than a long soak in a tubful of warm water, but other people only take showers. Yet, they still have a bathtub that is taking up space.

What better excuse to get rid of the tub than to install a state-of-the-art shower or even a shower room. Contemporary showers now have multiple shower heads, steam and jet sprays, mood lighting, elegant drains and built-in benches and niches.

Install Different Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are beautiful and long-lasting, but everyone seems to have them. Consider glass tiles, which can come in a rainbow of colors, sizes, shapes and textures like ceramic tiles.

It is true that glass tiles are pricey, but installing them on the walls and even the floors of a truly tiny bathroom should not break the bank. In a larger bathroom, they can be placed on the shower wall or used as a backsplash.

If a homeowner wants to be really adventurous and futuristic, they may consider tiles made of metal such as chrome, stainless steel, brass or copper.

Doing an entire bathroom in metal tiles may be too much, even if the bathroom is very small. It is best to use metal tiles for accents. Another good thing about metal tiles is that most aren’t very expensive.

When it comes to ceramic or porcelain tiles, a homeowner can also use those that have unusual, bold colors such as scarlet, Prussian blue, orange or sunny yellow.

Mirrors

Consider frameless mirrors over the vanity or sink or a pair of mirrors if the bathroom has a double vanity. One way to trick the eye is to place a mirror on a wall over corner sink and its twin on the facing wall. It makes the space seem bigger than it is.

Some people install a mirror that covers the entire wall over the vanity, which allows light to bounce around the room and makes it seem bigger and look brighter.

A homeowner can also install a mirror with a beautiful frame or an unusual shape such as a heart. These mirrors tend to be expensive, but they are just the thing to lend a touch of romance to a powder room.

Real Plants and Flowers in the Bathroom

Artificial plants and flowers do not belong anywhere in a home and especially not in the bathroom.

There are too many living plants that would thrive in a bathroom’s humidity, and it’s even better if the room gets an abundance of light. Among the plants and flowers to grow in the bathroom are orchids, ferns and bromeliads.

Add Built-in Storage

A vanity can only store so many things as much of its space is taken up by plumbing. If it’s possible, the homeowner should install built-in cabinets even if it means taking out a wall that does not bear a load.

Furniture normally used in other rooms, such as a glass-fronted cabinet, can be used in the bathroom if there’s enough room.

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