Easy Ways To Transform Your Bathroom
If there’s one thing Americans love doing when it comes to sprucing up their homes it’s remodeling. Whether they’re putting new cabinets in the kitchen or putting a new sink or a new shower in the bathroom or even putting in new flooring in the entire house, homeowners love remodeling projects and putting their own twist on their homes.
A survey by the National Association of Home Builders indicates that bathroom remodeling is the most requested job in the United States and accounts for 78% of renovations, so bathroom remodelers are always kept busy.
There are plenty of reasons why homeowners choose to renovate their bathrooms:
- Fixing safety issues
- Increasing comfort
- Increasing a home’s value
- Making the bathroom more efficient
- Improving the overall function of the bathroom
- Upgrading the overall style of the bathroom and a home
- Prepping a house for sale
Some statistics indicate that the average person spends more than 180 hours a year in the bathroom (about 30 minutes each day). With that in mind, there are plenty of good reasons to renovate a bathroom and plenty of DIY tips on how to do it. Whether you use bathroom remodelers or do it yourself, here are some things to consider as you renovate:
- Have A Plan: It doesn’t matter if you’re remodeling a garage, a kitchen or a bathroom, you need a game plan. That keeps you focused on what you’re doing and will ultimately help you meet your goals. Doing it willy-nilly will result in more time spent and possibly more frustration. The same applies if you use bathroom remodelers; you need to have a plan for them to follow.
- Leave plumbing alone: As you undertake a bathroom remodeling project, it’s tempting to want to replace everything from the décor to the toilet to the tub. It’s awfully tempting to do, but it’s also risky and expensive. Replacing plumbing should only be done by professionals and only if there’s a serious issue that needs fixing. It’s understandable that you want your remodel to be perfect, but you can compromise and work around the plumbing.
- Add furniture: No one says you have to go over the top with adding furniture to a bathroom, but a few pieces sized just right can add function and character to a bathroom. They can also help cover up some of the blemishes you might have in your bathroom and give you room to store all your essential odds and ends.
- Let the toilet be: There’s no doubt of the importance of a functioning toilet in a bathroom. But instead of busting up the one you have and replacing it, here’s a better idea: leave it alone. If you really want your toilet to look new and fresh, consider cheaper options like a new toilet lid and seat or a lid cover. You can even add some potpourri to the back of the toilet.
- Get rid of tile: It seems a lot of bathrooms have tile flooring, but there are plenty of other options you can go with and a remodeling project is the perfect excuse to put in new flooring. You can enlist bathroom remodelers to put in wood paneling, stone, laminate or even vinyl flooring. While some flooring options are more maintenance-heavy, it’s an easy way to spruce up your bathroom’s overall look.
- Add storage: No matter how fancy your bathroom looks or how much work bathroom remodelers may have put in, it’s very easy for a bathroom to feel cramped. Thankfully, you can add furniture or shelving or even storage bins to open up the bathroom and take away that cramped feeling as well as any clutter. This will help you get a handle on where everything is and ensure that your bathroom remodel isn’t just a simple shuffling of stuff.
It’s been estimated that bathroom additions have an average of 86.4% ROI for the average homeowner. So whether you contact bathroom remodelers to transform your bathroom or you do it yourself as a DIY project, you’ll have a spruced up bathroom and you’ll have plenty of benefits to reap.