We all want our bathrooms to look stylish and serve their purpose well, whether it be a guest powder room or a family workhorse bath. If your preference in style is traditional with vanity furniture looks and framed mirrors or something more modern like a spa-inspired space, then the steps for designing them are similar. With a little creativity, you can transform any bathroom into an inviting oasis of beauty and convenience!
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To transform your bathroom into a more inviting and functional space, it’s wise to think about relocating any plumbing components that are blocking the entryway or set in obstructed, poorly lit areas. Doing so will make you feel better when entering this integral part of your home – after all, who wants to look at an undesirable toilet every time they open the door?
Are you trying to decide whether a single sink is enough for your vanity? If it’s for the family bathroom, do you need two sinks, extra counter space and storage? While powder rooms can work with little storage room and counter area, an ensuite or family bath requires more of both.
Forget the polished chrome look – today you have a plethora of choices when it comes to fixtures! Expert designers from Eco Home Builders – Remodeling & Construction suggest that your bathroom can be the perfect spot for experimenting with something different, such as brushed nickel, matte black or gold tones. Don’t worry about everything needing to match; mix-and-match is always an option! Clients may be afraid of pairing different metals together, but there’s no need to panic! Mixing and matching are perfectly fine, it doesn’t have to all be the same.
To maximize convenience and flexibility, Rafael, CEO of Eco Home Builders – Remodeling & Construction emphasizes the importance of layering bathroom lighting with different switch settings for the task and ambient lights. With a floating vanity, you can also opt to have motion-activated under-vanity light installed – great for those unexpected late night trips! He adds that showers are not excluded from illumination either; “I love adding niches and lighting into the showers to create an extraordinary element” he enthuses.
Fixtures have seen considerable modifications in recent years, so it’s wise to visit a showroom and test them out. Rafael also suggests including both an overhead and handheld showerhead for the shower – not only does this give you more options but makes cleaning much easier!
If you’re content in your current home and desire to age comfortably there, then it is critical that the space meets both today’s needs as well as those of tomorrow. Renovations should factor in features such as interior wall reinforcements for easy installation of grab bars at a later point, showers with seamless entry points, and built-in shower benches rather than classic tub-shower combos.
According to Rafael, when aiming for a curb-less shower setup, one must ensure that there is an adequate slope for drainage and a slip-resistant surface. Additionally, if opting to install in-floor radiant heat within the bathroom space, it is advisable to extend this heated comfort into the shower area as well as any built-in bench seating.
To brighten up a small space, consider replacing your shower curtain with glass doors. Adding Starfire glass is an excellent choice as its lower iron content produces a more vibrant vibe than the “blue-green” shade of other types of glass. If you’re aiming for a modern and minimalist aesthetic, opt for frameless options or pick out trim that complements the bathroom’s existing features.
Ready to discover the possibilities for your bathroom? Visit Eco Home Builders – Remodeling & Construction today at www.ecohomebuildersinc.com or call (619) 984-4555.