Bathroom is an area of the house which is smallest in terms of size but which can be quite expensive for renovation in terms of money, time and efforts required. On the other hand, renovating a bathroom means spending some quite moments of the day in a qualitative manner and also increasing the resale value of the house.
So, if you are planning to renovate your bathroom it is imperative that you chalk out a detailed plan first and then go ahead with the renovation work.
1. The design of the bathroom
Discuss in details the design of the bathroom. Keep in mind the needs of the family members like if there are kids, elderly or disabled people in the family then keep their needs in mind. Showers, washbasins, flushes must be installed in such a way that they are accessible to these people.
Budgeting the renovation of the bathroom will help you in getting the fixtures within the affordable range and you will end up renovating the house without burning a huge hole in your pocket. Once you make the budget, it will be easier for you to buy the items.
3. Use spaces
If there was not enough space to store toiletries and other things in your earlier bathroom then make use of hidden spaces in your bathroom to your advantage. You can put wall studs or corners of the bathroom to a good use by installing recessed cabinets.
4. Tiles and Floorings
If you have decided to change the entire tiles and flooring of the bathroom then it is fine but if you are thinking of using the old tiles and flooring then by all means make use of it. If any tile or piece of flooring is broken then try to replace them with the same piece or try to make a creative design by inserting another pattern or design in between the existing tiles. There are many tiles available with pictures of flowers or geometrical designs which can be inserted in between the existing ones to break the monotony and make the bathroom look new.
5. Change the fixtures
Examine the fixtures of your bathroom closely and decide which ones you want to keep and which ones need to be replaced. Replacing old wash basins, bathtubs and taps can give an entirely new look to your bathroom. Try to seek out different shapes from the existing ones. For instance, if you previously had a circular washbasin, this time think about a square shaped wash basin and so on.
6. Painting the bathroom
Paint your bathroom in sync with the colour of fixtures and tiles. You can choose either the same color as that of fixtures or a contrasting color which will add a dramatic look to your bathroom. If you are happy with the existing paint then you can add some accent to your bathroom walls.
7. Mirror on the wall
You can also replace the existing mirror with a huge one. A huge mirror will give the impression of a bigger bathroom and will make it look bright and elegant.
8. Lighting arrangement
Take care of a good lighting arrangement. Try to install some lights near the mirror in the walls which are a bit fancy in looks. This will add an elegant look to your bathroom. You can also use dimmers in the bathroom for creating that soothing feeling in the bathtub for the users.
9. Add some plants or decorations
If you have a huge bathroom and you are willing to splurge then you can hang some artwork in your bathroom but if you have a small bathroom then a tastefully kept plant or flower vase will also do justice with the décor of your bathroom.
The idea behind renovating the bathroom is to create an elegant and soothing place where tired souls can freshen up their minds and body. It is not important whether the fixtures and faucets are expensive or not but it is important that they should be tastefully done in order to create a soothing environment.
About the Author: Nancy Rorie is a interior designer from Baltimore who also writes about retail led lights installation, home improvement tips and solar water heaters.