Update Your Bathroom
A total bathroom makeover sounds like a challenging project. And indeed it is. It should involve all the family members that can come up with some great ideas. The secret is wise planning of both time and financial resources.
The lavatory can be one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated rooms in the modern home. For most people, the bathroom is a room of function, a place to get ready for your day or to close off your day. Towards that end, many of us put small thought into their bathroom designs.
Unfortunately, this can be a giant mistake for owners expecting to increase their property values while giving themselves a more livable space. While many householders might be scared off by the concept of reworking their lavatories, their fears are fully ungrounded. Below are the steps to complete a bathroom makeover in your home:
- Start by choosing a style.
You could have a modern, contemporary bathroom, or a traditional one. Whatever you choose, do not mix up the two. Make sure that you create a unitary environment in what concerns the space but also the design of everything in this room. So if you go with the modern style, do not choose a claw foot bathtub. Go for a Jacuzzi if space allows it. Furthermore, a pull chain water closet is definitely out of the question.
- Deciding on the materials.
Probably more important than the style is the quality of the materials and the suitability of everything in the room. For example, if the bathroom is a small one, never purchase a large Jacuzzi. Instead, you could choose a shower cabin with many additional functions that can turn it into a very comfortable one. You should also use only appropriate materials for the walls and the floorings. Natural stone tiles, like travertine tiles, can be a fantastic option. They can handle humidity and would help create a comfortable environment.
- The last step concerns the functionality of the room and everything in it.
This means that the furniture, the decorative objects and even the walls and the floors have to be functional, practical and easy to maintain. If you choose for example paint instead of tiles for the walls, it may grow mold or mildew that is difficult to remove. In just a short time, your walls would need a new coat of paint. On the other hand, travertine tiles, and natural tiles, in general, are resistant and easy to clean. The budget for the whole project should cover all the expenses, without needing to compromise on quality. If purchasing high-quality materials seems a little bit too expensive, think of it as a long-term investment. This means that once you redecorate your bathroom, you won’t need to allocate any more money in the next years.
The budget for the whole project should cover all the expenses, without needing to compromise on quality. If purchasing high-quality materials seems a little bit too expensive, think of it as a long-term investment. This means that once you redecorate your bathroom, you won’t need to allocate any more money in the next years.