Having a beautiful bathroom that also provides great comfort and helps you relax will allow you to start and end your days with a smile. And so, everything about a bathroom remodeling is important – from the colors you choose to how much natural light you get. And let’s not forget that some folks save for months in order to renovate the bathroom. Isn’t it important that the bath remodel is done flawlessly?
Let’s start by saying that every bathroom is different. And so, all bath remodeling projects vary based on the room’s shape and size, the owners’ demands and wishes, whether or not there’s been water damage, the budget, the preferences – everything. But there are some things all people should consider when it comes to remodeling the bathroom to make sure the project is done right. So, here are a few tips for a successful bath remodeling.
Replace the plumbing pipes
Replacing the plumbing pipes is very, very important. The pipes usually hide behind walls and under floors and they are not replaced often. It’s the first thing you should do. Investing in even a minor bathroom renovation without installing new & durable plumbing pipes is a risk.
Ventilation is a must
The bathroom’s ventilation determines whether the room will remain fresh and free of moisture & mold or not. If there’s a window, make sure it’s in good shape. Or even enlarge it. Window or not, invest in a good ventilating system. That’s important for odors too.
Eyes on the bathroom’s layout
One of the most vital things is to walk through without bumping into the sink or tub. Designing the bath’s layout in great detail is crucial. This is extremely important, especially if you plan a small bathroom renovation. But it’s significant for big baths, too. It’s nice to have space but also convenient to keep the sink close to the toilet. A common mistake with large bathrooms is that people fail to consider the layout knowing there’s enough space for everything. In such cases, it’s critical to create a neat space, but also make it aesthetically pleasing and inviting.
Make room for stuff
Create storage room. Even if there’s hardly any space, place shelves – taking advantage of the room’s height. Or buy a ladder shelf to place some towels and accessories. Keep it close to the sink. Even if this is a large bathroom and you have ample space to create more than one storage rooms, make sure there’s at least one or two shelves near the sink.
A big mirror has multiple purposes
The size of the mirror must be symmetrical to the size of the bathroom countertop. In fact, the bigger the mirror, the bigger the room will look. And so, mirrors serve well in small bathrooms.
Choose the right materials
Not all materials are ideal for bathrooms. And although the bath’s ventilation and size will play a role in choosing the right floor and wall, you surely need resistant materials. First of all, you need to remember that there’s moisture in every bathroom. Then, there are plumbing pipes all around you. Lastly, sinks and tubs may overfill. Washers may leak. There might be a sewage backup. And so, laminate and wooden floors may look awesome, but are not the best choice for bathrooms.
Up until recently, the best choice was tiles. They are resistant, last for years, and if one of them breaks, it can be replaced easily. But where there’s tiles, there’s also grout. And grout is absorbent. Make sure it is sealed.
Alternatively, you can choose concrete. If you like modern bathrooms and a seamless, solid surface, concrete is great. The interesting part is that concrete can be used all around the bathroom – from floor and walls to ceiling, and can be shaped to form tubs, integral sinks, shelves – anything. It’d be lovely if you like to add an industrial touch to the bathroom.
Proper bath lighting makes a difference
The artificial light must be strong so that it won’t make you sleepy when you are trying to wake up, but also dimmable when you return home and try to relax. Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may have only a few or multiple lighting fixtures – but certainly two on the sides of the mirror over the sink. The good news is that the solutions are endless and the bathroom design ideas infinite.