Bathroom remodels are popular home renovation options for homeowners. Studies have shown that a remodeling a bathroom can provide a great return on investment. Home buyers are drawn to a bathroom that has an attractive, practical and function design. After all, a bathroom is used many times during the day, by all members of a household. It pays to spend some time in planning out the bathroom design and doing it right.
First, a budget must be determined. Having a new bathroom is great, but if it means putting the homeowner in a financial bind for the next few years, that would take away from the enjoyment of the renovation. Photographs in home design magazines often show features that are high-end and expensive. Those ideas can be used for inspiration. If the materials are over what the budget can afford, alternate materials can be used.
It is important to determine why the bathroom needs to be remodeled in the first place. Does it need to be expanded to accommodate a growing family? Is a more luxurious design desired or will this bathroom be mainly used by the children in the household? That will determine what the bathroom design will look like.
What about green alternatives? There are more and more green products coming onto the remodeling industry as people are becoming more aware of preserving their environment. Fixtures are becoming more efficient in the usage of water. More eco-friendly options in building materials are available.
Recycling has become popular, as well. Fixtures like medicine cabinets and sink pedestals do not have to be brand new. High quality, attractive cabinet component and fixtures that were previous used can be renewed into something that fits well with the bathroom design. This can help in keeping remodeling costs down as well.
Renovating a bathroom is a major project and it should be discussed with all members of the household because their lives will be disrupted for a while. Figure out how needs can be accommodated as one bathroom is out of commission for the duration of the remodel. It is good to discuss this ahead of time so that everyone in the household will know what to expect.
Storage space in the bathroom is important. There should be enough space for extra towels and toiletry items for the family. Make use of wall space for shelves. Having enough storage and shelf space will keep things organized. In addition, look for special organizers that can help in keeping toiletry items in their rightful places. Things like the hairdryer, brushes, combs, lotions, etc. should have have their very own spot. There are many innovative and attractive designs of bathroom organizers out there. Choosing the right one can really add the perfect touch to the bathroom.
Remodeling a bathroom is one of the best ways to add value to the home. Not only will it provide a great return, but it will provide the family with a haven where one can wind down and relax.