5 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

5 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Whether you have a specific vision in mind of what you want your bathroom to look like or you want to leave it up to the experts, remodeling your bathroom requires making several decisions. A professional remodeling company can help you optimize even the most limited of spaces. With functionality and comfort in mind, expert remodelers can transform your existing bathroom into a personal retreat that’s customized to your exact tastes and needs.

Consider all of the elements in this list below to ensure your bathroom project is well thought-out.

1. Bathtubs and Showers

First and foremost: Choosing a new bathtub or shower is one of the more exciting elements of a bathroom project and is usually the first consideration for a remodel. This is your chance to upgrade to something more desirable such as a spacious jacuzzi or a walk-in shower. Your new bathtub or shower will serve as a stunning focal point for your space depending on the style. For example, a beautiful clawfoot tub with gold-tone hardware will complement a vintage-inspired atmosphere. Adding a walk-in rain shower with a floor-to-ceiling glass door makes a big statement. Not only do updated bathtubs and showers increase the value of your home, they also help you relax and unwind. Take into consideration your family’s level of mobility when choosing a new bathtub or shower to ensure that it’s more than just stylish – it should be convenient and functional, too.

2. Sinks

Next up: bathroom sinks. A new and updated bathroom sink can give your bathroom a stunning and impressive aesthetic. The choices available for your bathroom sink are almost endless with trending styles that boast elegant, contemporary, industrial, or farmhouse looks. Sinks can vary in shape with porcelain and enameled cast-iron being the most popular choices for material. Take into account your family’s needs when weighing the pros and cons of installing a pedestal, vessel, wall-mounted, or drop-in sink. If you need extra storage, the sink you chose may have a larger footprint. On the flip side, a slim pedestal sink increases floor space but loses storage capabilities. If space allows, consider transforming your bathroom into a Jack and Jill set up so everyone in your family can brush their teeth without fighting over the sink.

3. Tile

Bathroom tile can set the tone for your space depending on the color, style, pattern, and size you choose. Trending looks this year include large rectangular tile, subway tile, mosaic tile, or hexagon tile to beautifully decorate bathroom floors and shower walls. These tiles are commonly made of ceramic or porcelain. Get creative by mixing and matching different types of tiles or by creating a unique pattern. For example, you could arrange an eye-catching herringbone pattern with small rectangular-shaped tiles for your bathroom floor.

4. Fixtures

New fixtures add character and functionality to your bathroom. When it comes down to making a decision, the bathroom fixtures you choose should be compatible with your sink, shower, tub, or toilet’s overall aesthetic. Bathroom fixtures in the form of cabinet handles, towel hangers, faucets, shower heads, shower drain, and so on are available in more shapes, styles, finishes, and functions than ever before. From bronze to nickel to chrome and beyond, your new fixtures will add the perfect finishing touch to your space.

5. Lighting

Lighting for your bathroom is typically one of the last items considered, but ultimately one of the first in importance as a home’s bathroom(s) should be one of the most well-lit rooms in the house. Don’t you want to see what you’re doing when you’re putting on makeup or taking out contacts? There are a number of directions you can go with your bathroom lighting fixtures from wall sconces to vanity lighting to hanging pendants to recessed ceiling lights and more. Using a combination of light fixtures can help create the mood and ambiance you desire.  Ceiling flush mount and mini chandeliers are great for providing overall lighting. Bathroom vanity lighting and wall sconces can be arranged around a mirror to provide accurate even lighting for applying makeup, shaving, brushing teeth, and so on. 

Each of the five elements of your bathroom – bathtubs/showers, sinks, tiles, fixtures, and lighting – should work together to create a room that speaks to the tone and personality of your home. If you’re thinking about reinventing your bathroom, our team of skilled professionals at Wobig Construction will provide remodeling expertise, product knowledge, and trending bathroom design ideas to help guide you through every step. Give us a call at 507.398.7879 to get started on your next bathroom remodeling project.