Last year I helped a good friend remodel and re-design her bathroom. She wanted to stay away from traditional so we went ultra modern. And since she is a graphic designer and I’m a web designer the end was unbelievable. A little imagination and creativity go a long way.
So what did we find were the key elements to a successful bathroom redo?
Like kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets immediately catch the eye of the person who walks into a bathroom. They are not only high utility but if done right can be highly aesthetic. Cabinet prices range from low to extremely high. But you will be able to find elegant replacements that will suit your overall renovation plan without giving an arm and a leg.
Cabinetry and hardware can pack that one two punch that will knock the visitor off his feet. Even if you cannot accommodate the cabinetry and hardware within the same budget, a good set of hardware will make your cabinets look high end and chic. So you should definitely give it a strong consideration and if you need help, look for reputable bathroom general contractors in your area.
When it comes to selecting fixtures, make sure you do so after you have selected your cabinets, in other words, do not ever pick the fixtures first. The style of the cabinets should dictate the style of the fixtures, you would not want futuristic faucets with old rustic cabinets, the whole bathroom will look lopsided and badly put together.
Flooring adds to the ambiance and brings that decisive finish to the bathroom. Our sincere tip to you is that when considering bathroom renovations, flooring should be budgeted for and should always be part of your renovation. Furthermore, you can afford to choose expensive tiles and materials, as the bathroom space is often not large so you will not incur too much in costs, but it will greatly add to the overall look and feel of the bathroom.
Mirrors are not that expensive, the major cost if incurred will be that of framing the mirrors if you are going for an olden wood classic look. Otherwise, mirror installation is straightforward; just make sure that you choose a large mirror. There are two benefits to having a large mirror, one is that mirror make the space appear larger and two, having a larger mirror helps in getting ready.
Shower and Bath Tub
Typical North American setup is such that shower and bathtub are in the same vicinity. If you have more space maybe you can separate the two, but that requires space and money for you to work with. One option is to just have an elegant, cordoned off shower in the bathroom, other being that you only install a bathtub. Again, make sure that your big-ticket item fits the overall look and feel of the bathroom space.
We both found the project fun and rewarding, and actually learned quite a bit along the way. And of course my friend increased the value of her home substantially, it was all worth it.