There are many ways to improve your bathroom, regardless of its size. Plus, renovating your bathroom adds value to your home! You want to be sure that you are getting your money’s worth. Here are seven fascinating ways to improve your bathroom’s overall design.
Choose a New Toilet
It’s easy to ignore the bathroom while remodeling or renovating your bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Hidden-tank toilets help you save space, and low-flow toilets help you save water.
Rethink the Tile Shower Floor
A small, textured tile on the shower floor makes it safer. This prevents slipping, tripping, and falling on the soapy floor once water is introduced. Tile is relatively easy to clean and grout is designed to resist mold, humidity, and stains.
Pick Smaller Drain Pipes
This choice is easy to overlook, but it will make your bathroom more functional. Choose drain pipes that are 2 inches in diameter and not 1.5 or 1.25 inches, which can clog more easily.
Consider the Bathtub
How often do you take baths? Taking a bath can be a great way to unwind after a long stressful day, but if you find that you don’t take them that often, then there probably isn’t much point in including a tub in your bathroom design.
Add More Windows
One way to achieve a more energy efficient bathroom is to add more windows and rely less on artificial lighting. Putting a window in the shower helps reduce the chances of mold and mildew buildup. Just remember that the sill needs to be sloped down to encourage water runoff and the glass has to be frosted to ensure privacy.
Add Recessed Medicine Cabinets
Having more storage is always a good thing. Take your vanity to the next level by choosing to add recessed medicine cabinets. This helps give your bathroom a sleeker look, and it has functional value on top of mere aesthetics: you have more room to bend over the sink and not perry about hitting your head on the mirror.
Focus on the Lighting
Having enough light in your home always helps you feel better. Controlling the level of light is also important. When it comes to redesigning your bathroom, take the time to focus on the lighting. The main lights should have a dimmer. This can make it more fun to take a bath. Recessed fixtures around the mirror can also give you more lighting options – think of them as spotlights for combing your hair, shaving, or doing your makeup. Adding lighting in the shower helps too – especially if you prefer to shower at night and you don’t want to have to turn on the main lights in the bathroom!
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