31 Aug 10 Things to Consider When Remodeling A Bathroom by Apollo Builders
Bathroom remodels should be a well thought-out extension of style and function. Give your bathroom design a boost and make the mundane morning routine refreshing and enjoyable. And shower with a relaxing, spa-like experience with an enclosed glass shower for an in-house sauna that provides a sensational steam you can’t get anywhere else.
Home is where the heart is, and this couldn’t apply more to a master bath & spa just a few steps from your bedroom.
Bathroom Remodeling Design Ideas You’ll Absolutely Love
If you tuned in for our last post on kitchen remodels, then you already know we here at Apollo Builders enjoy an engaging list. What better way to outline our awesome ideas for clients and readers?
We’ve compiled a checklist of design ideas to consider when remodeling your bathroom that transforms your space into an experience that exudes you.
- Tubs – Is the tub staying or going? Consider reglazing your existing porcelain or iron cast tub and changing the color for a fresh new look. To replace your tub we suggest a new soaker tub with a slant back for easy bathing, and built-in anti-slip textured flooring. Jacuzzi tubs are also a great addition to your bathroom.
- Vanities – Is it time to replace those old, outdated vanities with newer, functional cabinets? How about a cabinet with side drawers for your makeup and other personal items? You can install a granite top with undermount sinks, slow-close hinges for your doors, self-closing sliders for your drawers, while knobs and pulls add that finishing touch.
- Fixtures – By the time most of us get around to remodeling our bathroom, our plumbing fixtures are ancient, outdated and broken. Consider upgrading your plumbing fixtures with new single or double handle faucet controls. Choose from chrome, brush nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, brilliant stainless steel and more.
A new shower valve with a five setting showerhead, a rain head, or even a hand-shower, can add to the spa like experience.
- Flooring Remove that cracked ceramic tile with that grime-stained grout. There are so many types of tile with every type of finish imaginable. If you choose ceramic or porcelain, it will require less maintenance than the natural stone. If you choose to use a natural material like travertine, bi-annual maintenance will keep it protected and beautiful. Other options to consider, include marble, other natural stones and wood.
- Showers Tiling – With so many options, you can create a new shower with designs that express your unique taste or a simple deco on one wall as the center attraction. Store your bath accessories with built-in niches and custom benches are great for relaxing during a morning shower. More and more, homeowners are choosing to “ditch the curb” and invest in a curbless shower for easier access, while safety-proofing with grab bars.
- Lighting – Lighting is perhaps one of the most important features to help create your desired atmosphere. Vanity wall sconces provide wonderful accent light for make-up and as an added touch, include recessed lights for general lighting, as well as inside the shower. Don’t forget that LED lights produce optimal lighting while only using a fraction of the energy to function.
- Materials – Let’s discuss the pros and cons of natural stone vs. ceramic. In the past natural stone was considered a more luxurious and aesthetically pleasing material, and by all accounts it still is, however the finishes and colors options for ceramic and porcelain tiles have increased tremendously in the past 10 years, both in style and design. While natural stones require resealing from time-to-time ceramic tile is durable and easy to clean.
- Countertops – There’s granite, marble, soapstone, quartz, glass, concrete and more to choose from and finishes range from polished to honed, leathered, brushed and flamed. Edges are versatile and also an important consideration from bull nosed to chiseled or eased to mitered. All of these details help create the desired feel and image.
- Paint – Last but certainly not least, take your time selecting the best color combinations to really make your bathroom “pop.” Don’t forget about the beauty of higher-profile baseboards and crown moulding. You can’t go wrong with the elegance of expert trim-work, but tile is also a popular choice for floor baseboard.
Whew, a lot to consider. We hope you found these design ideas helpful.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on what makes your bathroom perfect for you. Leave a comment (and we’ll personally respond with our thoughts) or ask questions about design, cost estimates, materials or styles.