Bathroom remodeling is a surefire way to enhance the value of your house, improve its functionality, and add to its beauty. But it is a complicated task that demands extensive planning, budget, and patience. Before changing anything, it is important to consider the needs and limitations of your space. As it is a tiresome task that requires a lot of money, so you cannot afford to renovate your bathroom every few years. So in this article, we will be discussing the dos and don’ts of redesigning a bathroom to help you make the informed decision.
Maximize The Storage Space
There can never be too much storage space in a house, especially in a bathroom. The vanity and cabinets under the sink should be able to hold towels, toiletries, bathrobes, and candles, etc. Be creative and find sneaky ways to incorporate small storage units, particularly for small bathrooms. For example, mirror shelves are a smart way to organize all the cosmetics and make-up. Multi-layered corner racks in the shower area keep the toiletries accessible and arranged. These small tricks will help you to declutter the bathroom and save you the trouble of keeping it clean afterward.
Wider Drain Pipes
Normally the PVC pipes used for drain plumbing have a diameter of 1 1/2-, or sometimes 1 1/4 inch. They are prone to clogging and blockage due to frequent usage. Specifically for houses with large families or public restrooms, which undergo excessive utilization. Most importantly, it will cost just as much as regular PVC drain pipes but will end up making a world of difference. After all, the most annoying thing about a bathroom is a drain that gets clogged up very easily.
Add Textured Tiles
While selecting tiles or flooring for the bathroom, don’t forget to account for the hazard that comes with smooth tiles. Opt for the material that has a higher porosity, hence higher slip-resistance. Another way to minimize the risk of slipping is to choose textured tiles. Since they increase your grip on the wet and soapy floor. Therefore ceramic tiles are a better choice than porcelain tiles as they are denser, porous, and stronger than the latter. Moreover, the textured tiles add a visual appeal to your bathroom.
We have all been through the experience of entering a bathroom that is hotter than an oven, at least once in their lifetime. This occurs due to the lack of ventilation and exhaust points. As a result, heat, and humidity, gets trapped inside the bathroom and restricts the air exchange. Furthermore, it also provides favorable conditions for the growth of mold and fungus, thus compromising the hygiene of a bathroom. Invest in a good quality exhaust fan and install a window in there to allow for increased air exchange.
Apart from giving it a spooky vibe, low lightning also affects the functionality of a bathroom. As it is the place where you do your hair, apply makeup, shave, and do countless other tasks that need bright white lights. But having too much light near the bathtub can interrupt your relaxing bath experience. Therefore, it is suggested to add various sources of light, with dimmers to adjust the intensity according to mood.
Blindly Following A Trend
Oh, how we regret the pink bathroom phase of the late 90s and early 2000s. If you are one of the victims of this trend and still has an all-pink bathroom, then you know the struggle. So before jumping on a trend bandwagon, it is important to question its durability, practicality, and life cycle. Because everything in the bathroom renovation is interconnected, and any small mistake can cost you a lot of time, money, and energy.
Whatever you do, remember that you will have to live with that choice for the next 15-20 years.