Making bathroom renovations to your home will increase your family’s enjoyment of the space. And it will also increase the home value when it comes time to sell. One of the first rooms that potential buyers look at when touring a home on the market is the bathroom. Kitchens tend to be first while bathrooms are next in line. The bathroom is the workhorse of your home. It’s expected to serve as one of the most functional rooms in the home while also providing a space for you to relax. Enjoy soaking in the tub while reading your favorite novel. It’s the one room in your home that everyone; your family along with visiting guests will see the interior.
There are some pretty obvious changes you can make while renovating your bathroom. First you’ll want to make any repairs so that you’re starting with a clean slate. Fill any holes, right down to the smallest screw and nail holes and give your entire space a fresh coat of paint. A bathroom is a great space for neutrals – think soft, calming shades. If your bathroom is big enough and you love a punch of color, save it for a feature wall or for your decor, linens and mats.
Start Your Renovation
In 2017 we have access to a wide range of features for bathroom renovations. Start your renovation with one or more of the following;
We’ve seen soft close cupboards and certainly your bathroom is a space that will be improved with these on the vanity. But what about that loud clanking of the toilet seat in the morning? Keep things quiet with a soft close toilet seat and never hear that sucker bang again! Not only will a soft close seat help keep noise to a minimum, it will also help to lengthen the life of your seat and the toilet itself by a gentle, slow drop. Try the American Standard 5325010020 Champion Slow Close Elongated Toilet Seat White or the American Standard 5330010020 Champion Slow Close Round Front Toilet Seat depending on what type of toilet you have.
If you’re concerned about the environment, a great step towards making your home a little more environmentally friendly is to control its water usage. Change up your regular shower head with an American Standard 1660.717.002 Flowise 3 Function Water-Saving Shower head in beautiful chrome finish. Water saving shower heads can not only help to conserve diminishing water supplies but also keep your water bills to a minimum.
If you’re looking to streamline the counter space on your vanity, one of the best ways to do that is to eliminate the clutter on top. Disposable soap dispensers can be messy, they don’t often match the decor and they take up space. They’re also not very environmentally friendly since you have to toss the empty one and buy a new one each time. Bar soap can leave a gross film on your sink and isn’t very nice to wash your hands with once it’s developed that awful slime. The solution? Premier 120443 17.5-Ounces Soap Dispenser in a gorgeous finish of brushed nickel will not only eliminate mess but is easily installed. this dispenser refills from the top and will complement your bathroom’s taps and faucet.
When it comes to your shower, one great way to freshen up your space is to replace the shower rod. Shower rods often develop rust or just don’t suit the new decor. Moen DN2141BN Adjustable Double Curved Shower Rod, in brushed nickel is the perfect choice when it comes to updating your bathroom this year. The curve will give the illusion of a far bigger shower space and it will hold the curtains away from your showering area. It perfectly adjusts so that you can get just the right fit. It has two separate rods so that your curtain and liner hang and dry more easily and it’s backed by a lifetime warranty.
If brushed nickel isn’t your thing, maybe a finish in oil rubbed bronze will be more your style. Moen DN6718ORB Danbury 18Inch Towel Bar with a high quality finish of oil rubbed bronze can give bathroom renovations the wow factor that you’re after and give your space timeless appeal. Complete your look with the Moen DN6786ORB Danbury Towel Ring and the Moen DN6708ORB Danbury Paper Holder in the same beautiful, timeless finish.
Keep it Consistent
Remember to keep things consistent no matter which finish you choose and make sure that your decor compliments your fixtures. Keep bathrooms simple so as not to overcrowd them and maintain a calm feel to the whole room. Bathroom renovations can become one of the most beautiful rooms in your home with a bit of planning and some well-designed new pieces.
This article was written by Jon Reyes from Steam Shower Store. He has over 10 years’ experience in writing health related topics and specializes in the health benefits of saunas and hydrotherapy.