We don’t always think about the rooms in the house where we spend most of our time. For instance, if you have a home office, you might try to avoid it after work is finished for the day or on weekends. However, a bathroom is one of the rooms in the house that’s used multiple times every day. Consider how much time you spend getting ready each morning as well as the number of uses it gets throughout the day. Your bathroom must be a comfortable space in your home. With help from bathroom renovation contractors, you can renovate your bathroom to get the most out of it. To help get you started, our team at Elite Construction & Renovations has some ways you can create the ideal bathroom.
Get the flooring right
Flooring is crucial in a bathroom. Carpet is a poor choice because it will absorb water rather than let it stand until it dries. What’s more, wood flooring can warp when exposed to standing water and significant humidity as is common in a bathroom. Tile or vinyl are often recommended as the ideal solutions to bathroom flooring as they’re resistant to damage when exposed to water. Getting the flooring in your bathroom is critical as it can save you thousands down the road by preventing water damage.
Build a wet room
One of the problems many people run into with their bathroom is having enough space to dry off without flinging water everywhere. Of course, you can always build a large walk-in shower that allows for ample space to dry off after you’ve finished your shower, but this doesn’t account for the times when you want to take a bath. After a bath, you’re ready to get out of the tub rather than standing in water to dry off as it drains.
The solution is a wet room. If it’s big enough, you can designate a portion of your bathroom to be the area where you’re wet. This space is often divided from the rest of the bathroom with glass so water doesn’t splash into the main vanity area. Your wet room will allow for a spacious shower and include a built-in or freestanding tub. A drain that’s installed in the floor will account for the necessary drainage during a shower as well as account for spillover from the bathtub. Once you’re finished washing, you have plenty of space to dry off without worrying about getting water on your freshly cleaned mirror.
Recess when you can
Not every bathroom has a whole lot of excess space to spare. You can create a few inches of space here and there by recessing when it’s possible. This includes having a medicine cabinet built into the wall behind the mirror, installing can lighting, and building shelves into the wall as well. While this might not feel like it’s going to add an extensive amount of extra space, you’ll have some extra room at your elbows and above your head. This can go a long way to improving how you feel while you’re using your bathroom each day.
Think of lighting
A dark bathroom often feels tight and cramped. It can feel like the walls are creeping in when light doesn’t reach every corner and they’re filled with shadows instead of light. Consider making your bathroom brighter with multiple light fixtures in your bathroom that can provide you with the light you want while getting ready each morning.
In contrast to having a well-lit bathroom, it’s OK to want the option to turn the lights lower for a midnight trip to the restroom or even while relaxing in the bathtub. Put your lights on a dimmer so you can customize your light for the appropriate time of day. If you don’t like dimmer switches, think about putting lights on multiple switches. This way you can have either light bank A or light bank B lit at any given time or both if you prefer.
Contact us to get started
If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, get in touch with us at Elite Construction & Renovations. Our team of bathroom renovation contractors proudly serves our neighbors in the Atlanta area with expert advice and high-quality work. You can give us a call at 770-624-9216 or send a message using our contact form to schedule a consultation.