So, you’re tired of looking at the same old bathroom day and day out, or maybe the layout just doesn’t work for you. Now is the perfect time for a bathroom remodel that not only gives you a bathroom you like but it can also boost the value of your home. Your home isn’t just a place to grow your family, it is also an investment and home additions and home remodeling projects keep your home looking modern. One of the key rooms to give a facelift to is your bathroom. There are a few upgrades you can make that can make a huge difference.
Install A Glass Shower
Glass showers are becoming more in demand than ever. They give your bathroom a modern look while also give your bathroom an impression of being larger. If you have a really small bathroom think about adding one that has a sliding glass door rather than a pivoting door.
If you would like a glass shower but don’t think you have to room, consider removing your bathtub if you don’t use it. Like a lot of adults, not many with our busy lives have time to take a bath and that space could open things up.
Improve Lighting Fixtures
Nothing can give your bathroom a modern look easier than new light fixtures. Plus, adding plenty of light allows you to see better whether you are getting ready to go out or just cleaning.
There are two types of bathroom lighting. The first is task lighting that is near the bathroom mirror and sink so you can better see when applying makeup or shaving and such. The other is decorative lighting and accent lighting. This can give your bathroom a more elaborate feel and can even be used to highlight artwork you use to decorate that room.
Upgrade Your Toilet
It may not sound flashy but there are several reasons to upgrade your toilet and the main reason is for better efficiency. Toilets use up to 27 percent of your home’s water. If your toilet isn’t efficient then you are wasting lots of water. If you have a toilet that was installed before 1994 then it could use up to five gallons of water every time you flush. Modern toilets use only about 1.6 gallons or less when flushed. That means you also will pay less for your water bill.
You have all sorts of styles for toilets nowadays. A popular trend is replacing traditional toilets with one that is more low-profile that will take up less space.
Replace Your Sink and Faucets
When doing any sort of bathroom remodeling project, it is nearly a given that you would want to upgrade your sink and faucets. To do that you first need to decide if you want a pedestal sink, console sink, self-rimming sinks, or flush-mounted sinks. If you have a small bathroom then having a console sink is not practical as it will take up to much space and make your bathroom look cramped. In that sort of situation, a pedestal sink would be a better choice and it will still look clean and modern. It is important to look at the space you have before making any decisions.
Update Your Ventilation System
It isn’t always thought of but if you do a remodel of your bathroom consider giving it better ventilation. Each time you take a warm shower the bathroom fills up with steam. A good ventilation system to vent that steam outside. This will reduce the humidity and keep your bathroom comfortable while reducing the moisture that will sit and possibly soak into your bathroom walls and ceiling.
If you don’t have the right ventilation this moisture that collects over time can begin to cause mold or mildew that will appear as black, brown or even dark green specks. The more it grows the more of a health risk it poses to you and your family.
A bathroom remodeling project can be large or small but the one true thing is any improvement will add value to your home and give you a space that you enjoy being in. If you would like to know more about what options you can or should do to your bathroom contact Empire State Professionals.