If you are considering selling your home, keep this in mind:
the appearance and features of your bathrooms can literally make or break a
sale. If a bathroom in your home is lacking key features and elegant
enhancements, you risk losing a sale to an otherwise interested buyer. But
don’t fret, there are a number of simple upgrades that can improve the
appearance of your bathroom and even increase the resale value of your home.
Fixtures are quick to replace and can significantly enhance
features and appearance. Consider replacing existing sinks with a more
contemporary vanity. Features that appeal to large numbers of people include
storage space, water saving faucets, lighting, and mirrors. Be sure to pick a
vanity that is appropriately sized for your bathroom to guard against making
the space look crowded or too small.
Replacing old toilets with eco-friendly options can also
greatly increase the appeal of your bathroom. Matching accessories such as
toilet paper holders and toilet brush holders can further improve the
appearance and attractiveness of your commode.
If possible, look into upgrading lighting. This can be done
by adding a skylight or window for natural light. It can also be done by
replacing old fixtures with more efficient and attractively designed light
Finally, take into account the state of your tub or shower.
Upgrades that can make a space more inviting include shower bars, rain shower
heads, and built-in shelving. You can further enhance the area around your
shower by replacing towels bars with heated warmers and choosing soft colors
Many upgrades can be done with little to no experience,
though some installations may require professional help. Take time to plan out
your redesign before you start and enlist the help you need to ensure
spectacular final results.
Being excited at the prospect of remodeling is
understandable, but it is important not to let that excitement push you into poor
or incomplete decision making. Taking time to properly plan out and prepare for
your bathroom remodel allows for the least amount of disruption and the largest
amount of satisfaction at the end of the job.
First and foremost, consider the features you want and need.
Do you want to replace the sink? Add a vanity? Upgrade your bathtub? Start with
fixtures you know you want to replace first, but don’t remain fixed on just
those items. Be open to the possibility that you may need to replace fixtures
you hadn’t considered to ensure a consistent and complementary look.
Make sure you have all of the fixtures you need on-hand
before you begin your remodel.
Sinks, toilets, and tubs are the biggest consideration in
most bathroom remodels, but smaller changes that improve storage capacity and
tie the look of your area together are important as well. Towel racks, linen
cabinets, baskets, and shelving help organize while increasing convenience.
And don’t forget that minor changes such as soap dishes, toothbrush holders,
and toilet brush and paper holders can also make a space more appealing.
When planning your remodel, choose a theme and stick with
it. This produces continuity and helps ensure a more welcoming atmosphere. Most
importantly, have fun. A remodel can give life to old spaces while making them
more efficient and improving the overall value of your home.
Remodeling a smaller bathroom can seem like a limiting
endeavor. However, there are any number of inventive space-savers that can
improve the look and convenience of even the smallest spaces in your house.
Better still, many improvements that can be made to smaller bathrooms take next
to no time and don’t require significant expenses.
The first step in making smaller bathrooms feel more
spacious is freeing up floor space. To accomplish this, consider installing a corner-mounted sink, trough sink, or wall mounted vanity. These options can make an area look
remarkably stylish while increasing economic and environmental efficiency. You
can further free up space by installing towel racks on the back of the bathroom
door and using wall-mounted shelving and baskets to store toiletries and other
Simple design changes can also make a significant difference
in the feel of a room. In smaller bathrooms, opt for rounded designs that
produce continuity and make the room flow. Select tiles with wide-scale
patterns both on the floor and walls for an expanded appearance. Use more than
one mirror. Even smaller mirrors placed decoratively on walls can make a space
feel larger, brighter, and more open. And don’t forget that light paints,
fixtures, and accessories always produce a cleaner and more spacious feel.
Showers serve a very useful purpose. That does not mean they
have to be unimaginative, boring, or plain. In fact, there are a number of eye
catching shower designs and features that can improve the appearance, comfort,
and appeal of any space.
Adding flourishes such as tiled enclosures, stone accents,
and inviting color schemes is an easy way to enhance your shower over the
course of just a few days. Complementary accents including shower curtains,
towels, and decorations will tie your look together and produce a cohesive and
well thought out aesthetic.
Consider shower features as well. Steam options, rain fall
shower heads, body sprays, even scent and lighting options can be added to your
shower. These enhancements make wonderful additions and are ideal for smaller
spaces that may not allow for more detailed upgrades. Even stand-alone showers
can be improved by adding equipment such as shower panels or upgrading walls and
No matter if you are making changes to a master bath or to
one primarily used by guests, improving features and ambiance allow for
remarkable spaces that are sure to invite and impress. And with so many upgrade
options to choose from, you can even opt for different features in every
bathroom, giving each of those areas their own eye catching design.
Every bathroom needs towels, but many spaces fail to offer
preferable storage and organization options. Storing towels close to your
bathroom is desirable, but not an option in every home. Of course, storing
towels in the bathroom is ideal, but space may seem to eliminate this option as
Linen cabinets can offer the perfect storage solution for
many bathrooms. Free standing and wall mounted linen cabinets come in a variety
of sizes and styles, enabling them to complement nearly any design theme while
improving storage and convenience. However, linen cabinets may be too large for
If you have limited space or are not interested in a linen
cabinet, consider options such as:
Baskets can be placed anywhere with open space. Look to areas
underneath open sinks or even on the wall to maximize space while enhancing
appearance. Like baskets, shelving can be placed on open walls. Rolling or
folding clean and dry towels for placement on shelves or in baskets adds an
elegant and inviting look.
Towel racks, bars, and decorative ladders are all perfect
for both storage and drying. While racks may seem the most limiting, placing
three or four vertically allows for additional storage and a unique appearance.
A similar effect can be accomplished with a vertical towel rack. Which option
you choose should be based on your theme and selected specifically to enhance
convenience and appearance.
Storage options are unlimited when you put your mind to it.
Better still, many storage and organization features can be added with minimal
effort while still providing maximum results.