Remodeling a bathroom can be a headache if you’re not prepared, but here are some tips to help you design the perfect bathroom space.
Understand the Cost
Before you get started on any bathroom remodeling project—or any remodeling project, for that matter—you should have a deep understanding of the exact cost and all factors of it.
The overall cost of a bathroom remodel will depend on the size of the bathroom, quality of materials you want to include, and how much labor is required to get the job done when you want it.
Try to Keep the Toilet Away from View
If your bathroom is spacious enough, you should try to keep it from being the first thing people see when they open the door. Try to install the toilet by a wall hidden by another cabinet wall or other fixture.
Or, if the bathroom is too small, try to install the toilet opposite the view when you first open the door, and install the sink or shower in view. You can also install the toilet beside the sink away from the door, so it’s obstructed by the vanity and sinks.
Plan an Appealing Lighting Scheme
If you want to create a well-lit space, consider adding layers of accent, ambient, task, and decorative lighting that impresses residents and guests alike. Professional designers can help you create the perfect lighting scheme for the space.
Know the Bathroom’s Dimensions
With every bathroom remodel, you should know the key measurements, including the size of a typical shower or bathtub, along with the overall space required to fit your toilet. With the dimensions in mind, you can efficiently plan a remodel.
Install a Corner Sink
For some bathrooms, you may be able to install a corner sink. This installation is ideal for tight bathroom spaces with potential traffic-flow issues caused by the lack of room for the main or shower door to swing open. A corner sink can free up some space.
Choose the Most Appropriate Vanity
Vanities aren’t merely for appearance. If your vanity is too large, you could make it difficult for people to enter or get around the bathroom. On the other hand, vanities that are too small could make it difficult to find space for storage. Choosing the wrong materials could also lead to more maintenance in the future.
Spend More on High-Quality Materials
One secret that designers have is splurging more on high-end materials and finishes that make the bathroom appear more luxurious.
You can be cost-effective when it comes to appliances and general fixtures, but you may find that you have plenty of money in your budget to allow for spending on high-end wall coverings, floor coverings, and countertops, among other materials.
With all of these tips in mind, you can be on your way to designing the perfect bathroom space. You won’t need to worry about space issues and going overbidget if you carefully plan your layout and installations.