Bathroom remodeling ideas are the first step toward adding interest and color to a room that is primarily known for its functionality. Technology and changing tastes have created new interest in the bathroom and remodeling is a great way to take advantage of this trend.
Catalog Your Bathroom Remodeling Needs
Before you start to plan your bathroom remodeling, take stock of your current bathroom and answer a few key questions:
- Is the bathroom large enough for your needs?
- What is the primary function of the bathroom – kids, guests or master-bath?
- Does the current layout of your bathroom work efficiently?
- What are the deficiencies of your bathroom? Lighting? Storage?
Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
Once you’ve inventoried your existing bathroom, you’ll want to start putting a plan together to make changes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Wall coverings Changes to wall coverings can make a big change for very little effort. Paint is a quick way to alter the mood of a bathroom. Dark, warm colors can bring a sense of comfort to the room, while lighter warm colors can create a feeling of energy that will help you get moving in the morning. The addition of decorative tile to your bathroom walls can give the room a sophisticated felling of permanence. Tiles can be rustic or modern their flexible nature makes them perfect for any design style you choose.
- Vanities The vanity is typically the only piece of furniture in your bathroom and has the most impact on the overall theme of the room. In an ultramodern room, you might consider a minimal vanity or even a pedestal sink. In a more traditional bathroom, a wooden vanity can influence the look of the room with its style of design and the type of wood used.
- Fixtures Your sink and vanity type will determine the kind of fixtures you can select, but there are numerous styles to choose from for every type of fixtures. Most vendors offer a wide range of fixtures.
- Tubs vs. showers Although bathtubs are standard equipment in most bathrooms, there are many people who seldom use their tubs. If you fall into this category, consider removing the tub and replacing it with a shower. Removing the tub will give your bathroom an airy feel and could free up some extra space in the room.