The bathroom is one of the most utilized areas in a home. As a result, bathroom remodeling is appealing to many families. Whether you want a more functional space for the children or an extravagant spa for you and your spouse, getting started can be challenging if you have never done a remodeling project before.
3 Key Points to Planning a Bathroom Remodeling Project
1. Create a Lighting Plan
Most people know how uncomfortable it is to apply makeup or style their hair in a dark bathroom. To make your morning routine easier, carefully plan out the lighting to get a clear view of your face. You should have one light on the right and left sides of the mirror and one light situated above it. This helps eliminate shadows so you can see your face clearly.
In addition to the lights near the mirror, ceiling-mount fixtures work well for lighting the rest of the bathroom. Choose fixtures that are specifically designed for areas with moisture, especially if you position a light near the shower.
2. Add Built-In Storage
Adding built-in storage during your bathroom remodeling project will save you from having to purchase extra pieces of furniture. For added storage in the shower, carve out a shower niche or install corner shelving. If you plan to apply makeup at the sink, construct an additional ledge below the mirror where you can organize everything. You can also look into hanging storage options, which will save space and add visual interest to your design.
3. Consider the Future
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, think about how long you plan to stay in the house. If want to sell the property in less than five years, choose traditional features that will appeal to buyers: wooden cabinets, stone countertops, and natural stone or tile floors. Most new homebuyers also prefer large walk-in showers over tubs, and, if you only have one bathroom, you might want to consider adding a second full- or half-bath to accommodate families.
If you don’t plan to sell your property anytime soon, this leaves room for experimentation and customizing the room to your tastes. For example, couples typically enjoy the luxury of a double sink, and nature-inspired tile mosaics are making a bold design statement this year. To save money on utilities and contribute to a healthier environment, consider adding water-saving showerheads, sinks, and toilets.
Whether your bathroom remodeling project is large or small, the general contractors at Bora Inc. in Honolulu have you covered. This locally owned and operated company provides general contracting work you can count on—and they also build home additions. To find out more about the bathroom remodeling experts at Bora Inc., visit their website or call (808) 453-0765 today.