A bathroom has the potential to be a sweet escape and place of serenity where you can let your worries of the day slip away. Because a bathroom may be the only place in your home to use as your ideal place to retreat, creating an atmosphere that makes you feel comforted and at peace is essential.
How To Achieve Your Dream Bathroom
Bathroom remodeling is a highly popular room for remodeling. Whether your bathroom is older and in need of a makeover, or perhaps you simply desire to refresh the style or add new features such as a tub or flooring, we are here to help! Because there are so many options when it comes to bathroom remodels, we have listed a few important features to consider, so you are not overwhelmed. When you begin to think about your bathroom remodel, it is beneficial to determine the style and features you desire before speaking with your contractor. This way you can have a clear vision in mind of what you are looking for and will allow your contractor to have a better idea how to help you accomplish your goals.
Choose Your Favorite Escape
Your bathroom should reflect your personal style and be a retreat that you can escape to and relax. When you are looking into bathroom remodeling, one of the first steps you will need to make is deciding the style you want. Your desired style will help you determine the rest of the bathroom’s features such as the sink, the lighting, the shower and tub, the flooring, the wall material/color, and much more. Here are few styles to get you started:
- Modern – Sleek, edgy, trendy design with vibrant or neutral colors.
- Traditional/Classic – Clean lines with white cabinets and tile floor for a fresh and timeless appearance. Large windows to let natural light in.
- Spa retreat – White marble tile, glass shower, floor to ceiling cabinets, and rich wood tones.
- Romantic – Soft and flowing with large mirrors or vanity, light hues like cream, rose, lilac, and marble counter tops with a statement tub.
- European inspired (transitional) – Functional design with an eclectic mix of features. Variety of stone or natural wood countertops and sinks, and clawfoot porcelain tub will create a timeless or historic feel.
- Fun and Funky – Bold colors with unique textures and designs.
Wash Your Worries Away
Choosing the type of shower and/or bath you desire can be overwhelming from the numerous options, but is also one of the more exciting endeavors. First, determine how much space you are working with and what type of shower or tub your bathroom can fit, then choose the style that will not only complement your bathroom design, but also bring you the most peace.
Showers are perfect for when you are on the go when you’re rushing to get ready before work; however, bathtubs are often desirable for evenings when you have more time to relax and enjoy. While you may have a shower and tub in one, it is convenient when remodeling to look into investing in a separate shower and tub. There are many types of tubs to choose from including:
- Clawfoot tub
- 3-wall alcove
- Drop-in bathtub
- Corner bathtub
- Undermount bathtub
- Free standing bathtub
The right type of flooring will set the mood and create the design you want for your bathroom, depending on the environment you are going for. For example, wood floors bring warmth and a cozy feeling, while tile will create a cooler or more modern feeling. Once you have determined your style, choosing the right flooring will come more naturally, as it will often go hand in hand with the style; for example, travertine tile pairs beautifully with a Tuscan-style bathroom.
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We hope these tips have helped give you a better idea of what to look forward to for your new bathroom remodel and that you’re one step closer to achieving your dream bathroom!