Master bathrooms are one of the most frequently used rooms in a house. Because of this, it’s important to make sure it reflects your style, as well as functions properly for your family. When people decide to remodel their bathrooms, they tend to go all out. However, whether you’re unhappy with how your bathroom performs or you’re simply looking for a way to change up the look, we’ve compiled a list of a few tips discussing smart ways to go about remodeling and how making a quick tweak or upgrade can drastically change the overall appearance and functionality.
Recognize that not everything needs to change. If you want to get the most for your money, really consider what features you’d like to change about your bathroom, and work around the rest. For example, if you’re happy with your sink and your cabinets, plan around those when choosing the rest of the remodel. Stick with the color scheme of your cabinets and choose tile and flooring that go well with them. Conversely, if you like the woodwork in your cabinets but are unhappy with the color, see if you can stain or paint them instead of entirely replacing them. By looking for ways to do more with less, you’ll get more out of your project.
Just because you’re looking to completely remodel a bathroom doesn’t mean that you have to change the floorplan. By working around the existing floorplan, you’ll save a lot of money, energy and the overall time it takes to finish your project will be dramatically decreased. Not only does moving everything around take more time and effort; but in a bathroom, you’ll have to move the piping around- which will run up the cost quickly. If you don’t like your tub being in the corner, switch it out for a standing shower in its place, or vice versa.
Lastly, don’t’ forget about utility and functionality. This is ultimately the most important part of designing a room- if you’re not happy with the way you’re able to use your bathroom, odds are you’ll end up changing it sooner than later. Make sure you’re realistic about the amount of storage you need, or if you truly need both a shower and a bath instead of one or the other. Most importantly, make sure there is proper ventilation. If the bathroom doesn’t have a way to air out, mold can begin to grow and ruin your beautiful, brand new bathroom. Any good contracting company will ensure that fans that vent outside are installed, though windows are also a good idea if available. Don’t sacrifice functionality for style!
With these three simple sentiments in mind, you’re bound to have a successful remodel in terms of cost utilization, time saved, and long-term satisfaction. When you choose a quality company to complete your renovation, they’ll be able to offer even more insight and work with you in creating a stylish, well-designed bathroom within your budget. At Vince Williamson, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs and ideas of our clients, as well as offering solutions to their problems through design and construction. Reach out to our team to begin discussing your custom renovation today.