If you have been living in your current home for a while, then there’s a good chance you are ready for a bathroom upgrade. However, it can feel overwhelming to plan out at first. Understand what the most important parts of your remodel will be and it will make the job a little easier. The following are seven of the most common and important ways to upgrade your current bathroom.
Perhaps the most important part of your bathroom to upgrade is the shower or tub. It’s one of the things in your bathroom that you use the most. If you currently only have a walk-in shower, you can consider adding a freestanding tub if you have the space. Knock out a wall or two and expand your bathroom to make some more space. Hire someone to help with the plumbing that goes into changing up your shower or tub as well. A professional plumber can give you an idea of what is realistic and will make sure you get what you are hoping for in your upgrade.
Another important improvement you can make to your bathroom is the toilet. Toilets don’t last forever and if you’ve been using yours for a while, it might be time to look into replacing it. You can find new toilets that are more efficient and use less water. Take a trip to your local plumbing supply shop and look at all of your toilet options. With a little bit of guidance this is a project you can take on yourself.
Flooring can make all the difference in a room or space. Consider changing out the flooring to give your bathroom a completely new look. Tile is a great, durable option for bathrooms. It can come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns to fit your space. You can also add vinyl planks that look just like hardwood. You can easily find inspiration for your bathroom flooring through magazines or blogs. Check out all of your options at a local flooring shop and get some samples to take home.
Lighting can change everything in your bathroom. If your bathroom is dark and dingy, it will feel less updated and even less welcoming. If your bathroom doesn’t have a window, see if you can add one. Even a skylight will allow natural light to come up and make your bathroom feel bigger and more open. New light fixtures will help bring more light into your bathroom as well. Add vanity lighting as well as overhead lighting to make it feel as bright as possible. Find fixtures that fit your style and give your bathroom a modern feel.
Even though hardware is often overlooked when it comes to upgrading a bathroom, it can make a big difference. A lot of design comes from the details. Brass or gold hardware can help your bathroom feel modern and more expensive. Consider replacing your faucets with gold ones with unique shapes.
Just like hardware, mirrors are a detail that will elevate the look of your bathroom. Even just the shape of your mirror can change the vibe of your space. For example, if you want your bathroom to be casual, go for a square or rectangular mirror. For more luxurious and expensive bathrooms, choose round or oval.
There are many different vanity styles and qualities to choose from depending on the style you want to achieve in your bathroom. If your current vanity doesn’t fit your needs anymore, then replace it. Choose one with plenty of storage and counter space for the most convenience. This is especially important if multiple people are using the same bathroom. Even if replacing your current vanity is the only upgrade in your bathroom you make, it will feel like a big improvement.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed by upgrading your bathroom when you remember the most important things to consider. You don’t even have to complete all of the above suggestions. Just choose one or two to focus on right now and have fun being creative with designing your new and improved bathroom.