This season, be inspired to put the sparkle back into your bathroom. The bathroom is one of the most used areas of your home, yet it is oftentimes the most neglected when it comes to décor. As your sanctuary, your bathroom deserves to look its best. Upgrading your bathroom not only provides better functionality and style but also can add significantly to the overall value of your home. Together with the kitchen, the bathroom is a place in your home that people take note of. So let’s get started.
A nice hot shower is one of the best ways to relax and revitalize.
There are many options when installing a new shower. The first option is a shower panel which is installed in your existing shower. It has multiple function shower heads, hand showers, and body sprays. It allows you to have a custom shower with significantly less work.
Another option is a custom Shower System. This option allows you to have various shower heads, body, sprays, and controls. This is probably the most expensive option and usually is tiled in.
The last option is a Pre Built Shower Enclosure. It will allow the shower to look new but have an easy installation. The holes are pre-drilled so it is easy to find a shower faucet that will match.
When selecting a shower there are also some other options or things to take into consideration; the first being do you have enough hot water and pressure to accommodate your shower system. If you have any questions about this we recommend seeking a plumber’s advice. There are some easy solutions available such as tankless water heaters or water booster pumps if this is an issue.
Whether you are giving the kids a bath, attempting to wash Fido, or just relieving the stress of the day, the proper bathtub can make quite a difference.
For 5 Star Luxury every day of the week a whirlpool tub is a must have. If you are on a budget, replacing your existing bath with a nice shiny tub is still something to consider and makes a much better impression than one that is dingy and decades old.
Time For A New Toilet
Although it is one of the most used fixtures in the bathroom, most of us never think about what makes one toilet different from another—until it is time to buy one. Toilet Models vary from very basic equipment to a truly royal flush. Believe it or not toilets are now available with features such as a heated seat and remote control. Flushing effectiveness and water conservation are an important factor too. They not only contribute to saving the environment but also to saving on utility bills as well. Highly efficient toilets use no more than 1.3 gallons per flush. Often times size is one of the most important considerations when purchasing a toilet because it is replacing an existing fixture.
When looking for a new toilet here are some of your options:
Let There Be Light
Light is the first element of design. Without it there is no color form or texture. Usually new showers and fixtures get top billing in a bathroom remodel but lighting is a very important factor as well. Different lighting types help create a unified look in the bathroom. As a general rule you can never have too much lighting in the bathroom.
Round Front vs. Elongated
Round Front Toilets are compact to fit in small spaces. Elongated toilets have room in the front for added comfort and are often ADA compliant.
One Piece vs. Two Piece
Two piece toilets have a separate tank and bowl, while one piece toilets designs have a single integrated tank and bowl designs. Two piece toilets are easier to repair while one piece is easier to clean.
Specific areas to highlight depending on your bathroom design:
Experts say you'll want good general light, which a recessed fixture offers. Aim the light's beam at the outside edge of the tub to reduce glare. Light fixtures should be bright enough so you can see when you're shaving and shampooing. Also, choose one that can stand up to the water.
Keep dressings and blinds open during the day to provide plenty of natural light.
A light placed above the vanity provides cross lighting when used with wall sconces.
For an elegant touch - as well as some extra light - suspend a decorative light fixture from the ceiling.
No More Drippy Faucets
Nothing will make as big a difference as a new Faucet. There are more styles and finishes available than ever before. If you are replacing a faucet but not the sink you will want to pay special attention to the existing holes as well as the valve. If you do decide to replace the sink as well there are some new styles that are very popular. Pedestal and Free Standing Sinks are stylish options. Another up and coming style is a vessel sink which looks like a bowl sitting on top of a counter top. These sinks are available in so many bright and vibrant colors. Using color to accent certain parts of your bathroom will add a new dimension and help your fixtures pop.
The Details Matter
There are many ways you can add detail to your bathroom which can complement the overall design. Adding new hardware such as new pulls for your cabinets can match your faucet and tie it all together. Also there are a variety of bathroom accessories available such as towel holders and robe hooks which are useful and also look good. Also a simple paint job can make a difference too. Currently the most popular colors are neutral earth tones. Other popular choices are light greens and blues.
And There You Have It
Each of these projects individually can make a huge difference and most can be completed in less than a day. A bathroom facelift is something you will never regret and thank yourself for in days to come.
Regardless of your budget, you're sure to find something to freshen up your home for spring, so have fun and happy home improving!