Bathroom remodeling comes with a lot more decisions than many homeowners realize going into the process. You want a space that you’ll love but you also want it to look great. It’s also important that your new bathroom provides you with the elements that your current one is missing, whether that means storage or a feeling. If you’re getting ready to start a bathroom remodel, here are some things you’ll need to consider that you may not have already thought about.
Older homes often have a linen closet either in the bathroom or in the hall. Sometimes those closets aren’t the best use of space or they don’t provide the right type of space for your family. You have many options when it comes to storage including a linen closet, but have you considered a wardrobe style cabinet? Another option is open shelving with baskets or cubbies. If your bathroom lacks any storage, talk to your bathroom remodeler for ideas of how to maximize storage in your new space.
Tub and Shower
Although we recommend that every home have at least one bathtub, there are many ways to include a tub and shower in yours. If you are remodeling your master bathroom, think about how often you use the tub. Is it the best use of space? You may realize that you don’t want or need a tub in your master bathroom and that the space would be better utilized as an oversized shower or for storage. If you want both a tub and a shower, you’ll need to decide if it’s going to be a combo or if you have the space for separate tub and shower units and then choose the right tub. With so many tub options, you may realize this is a bigger decision that you initially thought.
Most homeowners choose to replace their lighting during their bathroom remodel. However, we recommend going into your current bathroom at several different times of the day and after dark. When you turn on the existing lights, is it sufficient? You may decide you want to add recessed lighting to the ceiling in addition to your vanity lights. You may realize that with your new layout, different lighting is necessary. If you’re replacing your bathroom fan, consider one of the silent fan light combos for a sleek look and quiet operation.
There are many things to consider when you’re starting a bathroom remodel. Perhaps the most important is working with a NARI bathroom remodeler. If you’re looking for one in your community who you know has the experience, licensing and expertise, visit our directory. NARI remodelers are the leading remodelers in your community and provide you with the peace of mind you need before undergoing a change to your home.