Modern bathroom remodels have redefined the way we think about one of the most used rooms in our homes. Not only does a contemporary bathroom increase your home’s value, but it adds to your home’s luxurious feel as well. Take a look at these nine essential bathroom remodeling tips to discover the latest upgrades and designer features.
If you’re ready to design your dream bathroom, the team at The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design is here to assist you. Contact us today to get started.
Focus on Flooring
The right hardwood floor can do wonders for almost any room in the house, but it might not always be the right choice for a bathroom. In a room that sees a constant cycle of water and steam, hardwood floors may start to warp. Instead, go for a bathroom floor material that can handle being one of the most used spaces in the home. Try ceramic tile, porcelain tile, luxury vinyl plank/tile, and sheet vinyl flooring.
You also should pay close attention to the flooring right outside of your bathroom. Make sure you take the transitional spot from the bathroom into the hallway or bedroom into consideration. If you need assistance, contact the Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design to discuss the best way to make this a seamless transition.
Plan For Lighting
A bathroom shouldn’t be a dark place. It should be a bright, well-lit spot where you get ready for a busy day. The perfect lighting strategy for any modern bathroom can be broken down into three stages, which include maximizing natural light, choosing the right bulbs, and placing fixtures wisely. This is one of our favorite bathroom design trends.
Consider A Corner Sink
A corner sink is a great way to add a modern touch to your bathroom while also maximizing space. This feature is functional, elegant, and opens up the space. The size of your bathroom will impact the size of your sink, and the location of your existing plumbing will also affect the cost and ease of installation. However, installing a sleek glass bowl sink or a drop-in sink into the corner can immediately give your bathroom a more modern and spacious feel.
Concentrate On Color
Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in the home, which is why they can be impacted so much by a simple color change. If your bathroom is on the smaller end and you want to make it appear bigger, go with light or neutral colors, as dark colors can make a small space feel even smaller. In addition, a painted ceiling always makes the room look smaller, so stick with a white ceiling if you’re trying to create more space. A bright teal or green accent wall can add a pop of color to the bathroom, and you can always use cabinets or accent pieces to add more color to the room.
Convert To A Shower
If you’re not a “bath” person, your bathtub could be wasting precious space. If you’re thinking about a full bathroom remodel, consider swapping a traditional tub out for a contemporary walk-in shower. Or, many homeowners who are building custom homes choose to forgo the conventional shower set up altogether and opt for a more open-concept design. For instance, wet rooms are becoming a more popular luxury shower option. These do away with shower screens and trays and incorporate a fully open tiled shower area with no real exit or entrance. This increases accessibility, maximizes space, and can increase the value of your home.
Binge on Built-Ins
If you’re going for a sleek, clean, uncluttered look in your new bathroom, built-ins can be a game-changer. Instead of using precious bathroom space for cabinets or organizers, build your organization right into the walls. Shelves over the toilet or behind the door can keep towels, trinkets, and cleaning supplies convenient but out of the way. Floating shelves can also be easily installed and give you extra storage without taking up space. Being smart about storage space is one of the best things you can do to create a sleek and contemporary looking bathroom.
Unless you have an unusually large bathroom, you probably don’t have room for big, bulky statement pieces. However, one or two bold accents can drastically change the feel of a small space. Consider an eye-catching mirror, authentic artwork on the walls, or invest in a unique tub that serves as the focal point in the room. Intricate tilework can also be both functional and the perfect touch of elegance and personality to the space.
If you’re going to be redoing the floors anyway, why not add a little touch of heated luxury? Heated floors can be set to temps as high as 104 degrees, but most homeowners choose to turn the dial back a bit and heat their bathroom floors at a comfortable 80 to 85 degrees. They don’t make any noise, require very little maintenance, are energy efficient. This means that waking up and stepping on an ice-cold bathroom floor is a thing of the past. If you were planning on putting a new floor into your bathroom, adding an element of heat can definitely maximize your return on investment and act as an incentive for future buyers.
Prioritize Toilet Placement
We tend to close almost every door in our home if we aren’t using it. We close the front door and the back door, we often close doors to our bedrooms when we’re not in them, and we shut the door to the laundry room to hide the mounds of laundry we haven’t tackled yet. But bathroom doors typically stay open, which is why it’s essential to consider toilet placement when remodeling your bathroom. If possible, design your new bathroom so that when the bathroom door is left open, the toilet is not the focal point.
Work With The Anderson Studio
We hope you’ve found some inspiration with these bathroom remodeling tips! An upgraded bathroom can add peace, tranquility, and luxury to your home. It can also increase the value of your home, which is important if you ever plan on selling. However, a bathroom remodel requires careful planning, patience, and a team of design experts.
At the Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design, our expert designers can draw up a design to transform your current bathroom into a modern, spa-inspired space that you’ll be excited to show off.