A bathroom upgrade is one of the most common remodeling projects among homeowners. It makes sense to change the choices the previous owners made to better serve your own style or to adapt them to meet your needs. Whether you are looking to sell in the near future or just want to turn the room into a more functional and beautiful space for your family, here are a few ideas for your bathroom update.
The simplest changes can make a huge difference. Even if you’re happy with your bathroom in general, new tile, flooring, hardware and other features can make it look like a whole new space. You may also consider adding practical items such as grab bars or better lighting. You don’t necessarily have to expand the space to make it more useful or stylish.
Some homeowners get tired of their cramped bathroom and long to make the room itself larger. You can do this in a variety of ways. Your contractor can advise you on the benefits of raising the ceilings or removing the closet next door to expand the bathroom. If you spend a lot of time outside, a door and patio next to the bathroom along an exterior wall can be opened so that you have direct access to it from the yard.
You can also remake your bathroom into an oasis that gives you a peaceful getaway. Think about the relaxing design elements at your favorite spa, such as a small water feature or a built-in sound system for playing your favorite music. You can find a new bathtub model that promises a more soothing soak. Talk to your contractor about how you can make your bathroom a more relaxing place to be.
A bathroom upgrade is a great way to increase the value of your home. Even if you’re not planning to sell any time soon, you are likely to see that it’s worth the time and cost to turn the room into a space you love.