Bathroom and Shower Considerations – Bath Remodeling Ideas
Most people know that it’s necessary to do a thorough home renovation if we want to improve our homes’ value, functionality and overall “maintainability”. However, there are many different aspects of a complete renovation that many people overlook… including bathroom remodeling. While the answer to this question varies from person to person, a good, full day bath remodel certainly does provide homeowners such great value for its relatively low cost. Here’s why: The Process.
Traditionally, when a bathroom is undergoing a bath remodel, the process focuses on the replacement of any existing fixtures such as toilets, shower/bathtub combos, vanity units and mirrors. Often, a complete overhaul of these fixtures is enough to make a home look drastically different and modernize. However, simply replacing tub surrounds alone can make a huge difference in the overall design of the room. Why?
Bathroom cabinets often consist of a toilet, two sinks and two cabinets each containing a mirror. These storage spaces can quickly become cluttered when items stored in them are not properly organized. By switching out the existing bathroom cabinet hardware, such as doors and drawer fronts, homeowners can free up much needed floor space, which can be used for other storage options or a more contemporary layout. Likewise, by eliminating the wall-mounted pieces of cabinetry, such as cabinets and mirrors, homeowners free up floor space to install a full suite of modern furnishings, such as a vanity countertop and matching floor-to-ceiling windows. By doing a drywall bath remodel job, rather than replacing the existing cabinets, homeowners free up the previously wasted space to add in new pieces, such as a pedestal sink, which will give the room a fresh clean look without a drastic change in the bathroom’s overall look.
Many people that want to do a drywall bath remodel project also opt for painting their walls in a bold, contemporary style. This decision may seem like one of the more drastic changes a homeowner can make, but it is often one of the most beneficial. Not only will paint your walls add a unique look, but it can help you achieve balance in the design by creating uniform walls with varying color palettes. A one-piece bathtub with a white painted frame will look very classic, yet trendy.
Installing surround bathtubs may seem like an unnecessary step, but installing a surround adds a luxurious touch to a typical tub. Unlike traditional tubs, surround bathtubs have the added advantage of providing an elevated viewing area. Installing surrounds takes a few hours, but the results are well worth the time and effort. Because the tub surrounds are installed inside the bathroom and not on the outside wall of the room, the installation process is less time consuming. One day you may consider having one installed outside of your home, but for the moment, installing a surround bathtub is an excellent way to enjoy the luxury of a one-piece tub while saving money.
When it comes to new shower and bathtub combinations, installing new grab bars in the tub will add even more functionality to your space. Grab bars are easy to install, take up very little space and add an instant touch of luxury to any bathroom. The best part about grab bars is that they come in many different shapes and sizes so you’re sure to find one that fits your particular remodeling needs. Installing grab bars can also be a great home improvement project that will increase the value of your home.