Bathroom Remodeling is inspired by several common desires. In many cases, homeowners remodel the bathroom because they want a bathroom to fit their lifestyle. So think about how you use your bathroom. Don’t spend your money on a luxurious soaking tub or whirlpool bath if you mostly take showers. Consider a walk-in shower with multiple (perhaps his and hers?) showerheads, or even a floor-to-ceiling steam shower.
Are you absolutely in love with your bathroom? Probably not. Maybe it’s too small. Perhaps there’s no place for towels or medicines. It has a tub when you really need a shower. Or possibly it’s simply ugly.
And if you share your bathroom with a partner, there are several things you can do to make sharing easier on both parties. A vanity with double sinks can save time getting ready in the morning, as well as keeping marital peace, while adding a divider between the shower and toilet maintains privacy.
But what if you’re sharing that space with children? Perhaps it’s in everyone’s best interest to add a second, kid-friendly bathroom. Again, a double-sink vanity will cut down those morning shouting matches about sharing. And a combination tub and shower will allow you to bathe the little ones, and permit the older ones to take their own shower.
Bathroom Remodeling Can Save Money
Better still, an updated bathroom can help you save money. Showerheads, toilets, and faucets have all become more water-efficient in recent years, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary WaterSense program, which labels products that are 20 percent more efficient than federal standards. For example, a WaterSense-qualified toilet that uses just 1.28 gallons per flush could save the average family of four 16,000 gallons of water and more than $100 per year. Choosing a faucet with an aerator can reduce the water flow in your bathroom sink by 30 percent or more.
Here’s something else to consider perhaps when you own an older home, which, in many cases, may have multiple bedrooms, but only one bathroom. A National Association of Realtors study by Florida State University professors G. Stacy Sirmans and David Macpherson found that adding a bathroom increased the sale price of a home by 8.7 percent, more than twice the rate for adding a bedroom.
Top Choice Builders can design and guide you through a bathroom remodeling effort that’s both pretty and practical. Of course, we can help you with the aesthetics of your new space, from the tile on the floor and backsplash, to the cabinetry, medicine cabinet, and color and texture of the vanity.
And Top Choice Builders are experts in what you don’t see. Bathroom remodels can be tricky—and can often reveal unwanted surprises, such as hidden water damage, poor ventilation, and even mold and mildew. Top Choice’s expert builders will do exploratory work early in the process to uncover as many issues as possible so that you can budget accordingly.
And doesn’t make sense to spend your remodeling budget on the room you’ll probably use the most?