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  • Writer's pictureDiane Bobek

5 Things That Make a Difference in a Bath Remodel

Does the space where you refresh need to be refreshed? The bathroom is where we unwind and rejuvenate. Making it a space where you can relax requires a fusion of functionality and intentionality in design. 

Before your remodel, ask yourself, “Do I have an end vision of what I would like my bath to feel and look like?” Is it "spa-like" with the bells and whistles? If so, features like glass-enclosed steam showers and ambient mood lighting add glamour to your daily routines. 

Or are you thinking of "aging in place”? Will this be your forever home? If so, consider more functional additions like curbless shower transitions, special safety grab bars, and larger niches. 

To make your bathroom vision come to life, consider the following five factors:

1. Functional Layout

A well-designed layout considers all the essential features to be arranged in a way that provides comfort to your routine. For example, the bath should be close to the shower to avoid slipping or dripping water on the floor. Ample counter space allows for organization and aesthetic appeal. Families with children may prioritize a bathtub, while older homeowners may consider a walk-in shower.

2. Quality Materials 

Cleanliness is of prime importance in the bathroom. Poor-quality materials can harbor mold, mildew, and bacteria. For example, particle boards tend to swell from steam and laminate can peel off. The chosen materials have to be durable enough to withstand high levels of moisture, humidity, and temperature fluctuations. Reliable suggestions are quartz for countertops, vinyl or porcelain tile, and glass shower doors. 

3. Adequate Lighting

Many daily tasks done in the bathroom, like shaving, applying makeup, and styling hair, require optimal lighting to be effective. Natural light offers the most balanced illumination, as well as boosting your mood and the overall aesthetic. Combining various forms of artificial lighting, such as vanity, overhead fixtures, and dimmers provides an even glow and ambiance. 

4. Modern Fixtures and Features

The transformative aspects of a bathroom remodel lie in the details of your fixtures and features. Frameless or barn-style shower doors, wall-mounted vanities or sinks, and freestanding bathtubs bring the sleek “wow factor.” Technological advancements, like heated floors and towel warmers, elevate your space and provide functionality.

5. Storage Solutions

Organization in the bathroom can aid relaxation. Storing hygiene products, like soap, razors, and loofahs, in a shower niche hides any eye sores. Open shelving underneath the vanity for spare towels is both functional and has aesthetic appeal. Using clear jars to store cotton balls, ponytail holders, or makeup brushes is an easy way to keep things in order and visually pleasing. 

By keeping these five factors in mind during your refresh, your bathroom will become your new escape. For expert advice and ease in the process, take the first step and schedule a connect call with me. 

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