As the years go by, one question might come to mind when you think about this glorious part of your home: Is it time for a change?
Cracks in the tiles, an absence of a shine that used to amaze you every time you walked in, and old, dilapidated sinks and toilet bowls are just a few of the signs that it’s time to give your bathroom a much-needed overhaul. Your old bathroom has done its job, and it has done it well — it’s been helping you go about your daily routines with ease for the past few decades. The room is your sanctuary every morning before you go off into the busier parts of your day.
To maintain your bathroom as the special space you seek refuge in as you clean up to go to bed, it might be time to give it a break and a new, fresh face.
Remodelling your bathroom can seem like a challenging task. With an endless amount of design options available for you to apply to your bathroom and plenty of opportunities to take things to the next level, it’s understandable if you don’t know where to start.
To help keep you achieve total bathroom rejuvenation, we’ve come up with a set of things to consider along with other ideas to keep in mind when putting your dream bathroom together for continued enjoyment and use:
No matter what size your bathroom is, it’s important to note that any kind of change you make in the remodelling stage can create a big difference in terms of spaciousness. Maximizing the space in your bathroom will require you to plan a lot more than you think. You’ll have to measure the bathroom, locate all the pipes and electrical wiring involved, and keep into mind what fixtures you’ll have to put extra plumbing work into.
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to utilizing your bathroom’s space as best as possible, here are some ideas to make your bathroom feel much bigger:
- Go for recessed shelving
- Opt for small floor tiling
- Install a set of glass shower doors
- Add a bigger mirror
- Get a few floating fixtures and vanities
Keep colour in mind
Even if you go for the best bathroom fixtures and options on the market, nothing you worked hard on will make any sense if you don’t have a uniform colour scheme in mind for the remodelling project. Brush up on colour palettes that you’d want for your bathroom by searching online for a peg that resonates with you well!
Never lose sight of your essentials
When putting your budget together, it’s important to note how much your necessities will cost before going for the smaller details that cost less, but sum up to more when accumulated. This tip involves having to note what kind of sink you’d like, which toilet seems best for you, or if you really need a bathtub in the first place.
In terms of style, there are lots to consider, but here’s a cheat sheet we came up with to guide you on what works best:
- A walk-in shower will help with creating much more space if your bathroom area is low on floor area
- Wall-mounted faucets will help with cutting out the difficulties that come with going for traditional faucet styles such as tall options that take up too much space, or small ones that seem like they don’t fit
- If it fits in your budget, cut outbreak-prone faucet handles for a motion-activated faucet system
Choose your countertop and flooring materials (and their respective finishes) wisely
Going for the right kind of tile or material can make a huge difference in the overall feel of your bathroom and its ability to please all your senses — simply because it’s a room that places a significant emphasis on details. If going for a unique approach to your bathroom remodelling is of importance, then it might be a good idea to consider attractive mix-and-match options that it can be achieved with solid tile colours and patterned assortments. If you want a sleeker and more uniform look, however, go for solid colours that are easy on the eyes (black, white, and grey are the standard options for those doing this for the first time!).
When it comes to your countertops, adding a tinge of class to your whole bathroom won’t have to cost much: options like marble and granite can elevate the exquisite feel your bathroom could have, and even raise the price of your home should you consider putting it up on the market.
Watch out for your vanities and cabinets
Putting a whole bathroom together extends beyond getting a good set of tiles, a nice sink, a comfortable toilet, and luxurious bathtubs. It involves your vanities and cabinets as well. Choosing the right types of vanities and cabinets can tie a whole look together neatly, and definitely shouldn’t be something to overlook. Minimal cabinet and vanity options are rising in the trends of must-see bathrooms due to their ability to maximize a “less is more concept”, which involves using a limited amount of space as best as possible while toning down to the tackier, space-consuming options.
If you’re looking for a home renovation service in Toronto, Zumin Homes is your best option. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help.