Bathroom remodeling isn’t quite as simple as installing new furnishings and fixtures, and painting the walls. A perfectly designed bathroom will reflect the lifestyle and personality of the people who use it. A child’s bathroom can be made into a fun area where they happily learn about personal hygiene and prepare for bed at night. A half bath can be turned into a very nice, decorative room that adds to the appeal of the adjoining room. A master bathroom should reflect your lifestyle and personality, and offer a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day. Here are a few ideas for remodeling your bathroom.
- Storage: Every bathroom needs plenty of storage. Think about how you use your bathroom and plan proper storage areas based on that understanding.
- Vanity: The vanity is often used as storage and houses the bathroom sink. A fresh coat of paint can refresh an old vanity that still has some life in it. You can also replace the vanity with something that fits your personality better. Make sure you know the measurements of the area before you choose your vanity. Choosing something too large or too small is not fun.
- Sink and Faucet: The sink and faucet should be considered decorative pieces because they do add a lot to the bathroom. Choose a sink and faucet combination that reflects your personality and adds to the appeal of the bathroom.
- Hardware: Vanity hardware and doorknobs can really tie the bathroom together. Choose hardware that adds to the functionality and the visual appeal of the room.
- Lighting: Lighting shouldn’t simply be focused around the vanity. This creates a very harsh lighting environment for people who wear makeup and makes it very difficult to see in other areas of the room. Consider task lighting for the vanity, overhead lighting for ambience, and decorative lighting for added flare.
- Flooring: The flooring should always complement other parts of the bathroom. Tile is a beautiful choice for the bathroom because it’s so durable.
- Walls: Paint the walls a color that sets the base for the overall decor options you choose for the room. Choose a theme and pick your color scheme based on that theme.
- Backsplash: The backsplash can be as big, small, intricate, or simple as you wish. Choose a design or colors that complement the overall decor in the room.
- Shower: The shower could be a full shower-tub unit or a standalone shower depending on your individual needs. You may choose to install a curbless tile shower with a curved shower curtain rod and a built-in bench for comfort, or a small, simple shower without any real embellishments.
- Standalone Tub: A freestanding tub is a lovely way to add a classic vibe to your bathroom. Consider also adding a freestanding faucet to complement the look.
- Toilet: Older toilets are not as water efficient as newer models. A new toilet looks pretty amazing when replacing an older toilet that has been stained with years of use and abuse.
- Ceiling: Get creative with the ceiling. Coffered ceilings are absolutely impressive and a beautiful way to customize your bathroom.
Choosing Bathroom Remodeling Materials and a Contractor
The builders here at Sundance Homes are homeowners as well, so we understand the importance in finding good quality materials and a contractor who won’t drop the ball. During our more-than 12 years of experience, we’ve compiled quite a list of great places to find remodeling materials. Contact our Maryland office at 410-877-6112 or our Delaware office at 302-793-9352 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.