One of the most popular home improvement projects is bathroom remodeling. A remodeled bathroom will surely provide increased enjoyment of your home, and it is among the home improvements with the highest return on investment.
Bathroom remodeling starts with your vision for what bathroom style you love. Let's start with a look at your bathroom furniture. What can you do to make it more appealing? You might want to add a comfortable boudoir chair and maybe some new fluffy towels to your bathroom. And for a small investment, you could add a towel warmer that will heat your bathroom on the gloomiest day while, at the same time, warm up those fluffy new towels for when you get out of the tub.
When remodeling a bathroom space has a lot to do with it but if you can get along with the same amount of space then there is a lot of benefits that can be had:
- Save money
- Save time
- Less mess
- Less wastage
Factors to Consider before Remodeling the Bathroom
Remodeling your bathroom can be a big project and before you start you have to be sure about what you're doing. Look for ideas and make sure that you and your family agree on the changes that are about to be made. Other factors that you might want to consider are:
Set a realistic bathroom remodeling budget. Don't go overboard but make sure that you decide your financial parameters on prices for the type of product that you want to buy in catalogs and magazines. Decide if you want everything new or second hand and look for bargains.
Consider the features that you need. Do you want a shower or a bath tub or both? What do you use often and what could you do without? You can add as many options as you like but be realistic and remember that with new installments new plumbing may become necessary.
Bathroom Remodeling Tips
Bathrooms are typically among the smallest rooms in the house, yet we use them for many daily routines. Often, several household members want to use the bathroom at about the same time. Everyone wants a fully functional bathroom that is pleasing to the eye and easy to keep clean. That's a lot to ask of a room that is only a bit bigger than a closet. For these reasons, good design has become increasingly important to a successful bathroom remodeling project.
Color is an emotional matter with humans. We all have preferences, and we all are subtly or overtly affected by the colors around us. Fast food restaurants are notorious for their use of color. For success, they often choose colors that have been shown to arouse the appetite for food: yellow, oranges, and reds abound.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, the emotional appeal of colors is important. Before you even begin remodeling, establish a color scheme. Then choose fixtures, paint, tile, and other materials to carry out the scheme. Consider what you want the room to be when your bathroom remodeling project is complete. Below some color tips to consider in bathroom remodeling.
a) Yellow and red color schemes awaken lively emotions. Bright red and yellow are best in small doses. One red wall can be lively. Four red walls can be overbearing, like the too-lively partygoer. When red and yellow are of subtler, darker hues, they can turn your bathroom remodeling project cozy and warm. A good plan is to use darker values of reds and yellows for large spaces and accessorize with brighter values of the same colors.
b) Green and blue color schemes tend toward restfulness. The blues of water, whether stream, lake, or ocean, can easily be adapted to your bathroom remodeling project. Add brown or beige to give your bathroom a subdued, natural atmosphere.
When you have chosen tentatively what colors you will use in your bathroom remodeling project, subject the colors to proper lighting. You may be changing the lighting fixtures you presently have. You may be upgrading to the popular Tuscan bathroom lighting. You may be using indirect lighting near the ceiling. Test your chosen colors in lighting as nearly as possible like that you will use.