Let there be no doubt: a bathroom renovation will cost you time, money, and perhaps a few gray hairs. The cost of sprucing up an existing bathroom may vary from a few thousand dollars to six figures for a complete makeover of a high-end master bath. However, if you are frugal with your money, the investment will most likely be worthwhile.
First and foremost, before you begin mood-boarding or falling in love with a bathroom design you want to replicate, ask yourself the tedious questions. You may not even know they affect your restroom requirements, but they do! Of course, before starting, any designer worth employing would run them by their customers. So prepare your responses, consult with your designer, and then begin collecting inspiration pictures.
- What’s your daily routine? It will have an impact on the design.
- How much can you spend? It’s better to plan ahead of time than to be disappointed afterwards.
- How much storage do you need? It’s simple to add today, but it’s more challenging to add afterwards.
- How many people will be in the room at the same time? You’ll have to choose if you want twin sinks and mirrors or just one.
- What do you dislike about your present lifestyle? Of course, so that it isn’t duplicated in the new one.
If you have space, a standalone tub is excellent for resale value in a family-friendly area. However, if your space does not allow for both a large walk-in shower and a bath (and you do not have young children to bathe), a shower/tub combination is the ideal option.
Though it may seem to be a minor issue, selecting the proper enclosure for your shower or shower/tub combination will significantly impact. So, for the time being, let’s concentrate on showers. The key players are as follows:
- Curtains: Because a soft, flexible curtain is more convenient to bath children than a glass door. Bonus: If your style changes, it’s simple to replace.
- Glass Doors: These might provide the impression of extra space in the shower. Add some warmth with finishes.
- No Doors: The boldest shower enclosures are becoming doorless. If you use waterproof surfaces, you won’t have to worry about spills.
Last but not least, you’ll want to ensure that your shower has the proper fittings. Aside from conventional faucets, drawer pulls, and showerheads, other devices may be added to a bathroom to improve it without completely remodelling it. These are two of our favourites.
- Thermostatic Shower Valve: It may seem complex, but this is what allows you to have the ideal bathwater temperature.
A Good Showerhead: Don’t want to redesign? That doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice handheld showerhead. It is simple to install and requires no significant plumbing modifications.
- Natural Stone: Natural stone is a popular bathroom surface since it is the most elegant and formal. Any natural stone will perform well with the proper sealer in a damp climate so that the choice will be primarily based on pricing and appearance.
- Tiles: Subway tiles are a traditional choice, but you may also go for something more customized and handcrafted, such as zellige. And don’t dismiss little tiles like penny and hex: These tiny circles are still renowned for their affordability more than a century after their invention; buy them for as low as $5 per square foot and use them all around. Given their low cost and endurance in damp settings, they may be a good alternative to more expensive bathroom materials such as real stone (and they’re just as beautiful).
- Wallpaper: Yes, wallpaper may be used in a bathroom! The trick is to keep it out of the way of splashes and to install adequate ventilation to avoid moisture accumulation. It’s a fantastic technique to obtain various looks without committing to a pattern throughout the whole space.
Keep storage in mind at all times.
- In the Shower: Because most bathrooms have little storage space, a built-in shower niche is almost a must. Install one between the studs or purchase a prefabricated niche to tile over. Just make sure it’s large enough to accommodate all of your shower necessities.
- In the Vanity: Custom, you choose materials that thrive in high-moisture environments and pass them on to a designer-contractor team to implement or store-bought to save yourself the trouble. However, if you don’t have to, don’t tear up the pipes. Cabinet doors can conceal your clutter, or you may make your curtain and rod for a cottage-style appearance.
- On your Walls: Floating shelves, a mirror cabinet, towel racks and hooks, and a built-in linen closet are all useful additions—which you pick depends on your taste and the amount of room you have.
Look for trends that will complement your lifestyle while also increasing the value of your house for resale. Here are our top five picks:
- Smart Showers: A growingly fashionable luxury. Voice and Wi-Fi controls let you precisely change the temperature, blast music while bathing, and more.
- Nonslip Flooring: This is a no-brainer for the house’s wettest room. A slip-resistant grade of 0.42 or above allows for safer stepping.
- Drawer Chargers: Adding outlets to vanity drawers reduces clutter and simplifies: To use the hairdryer, just open the drawer.
- Body Jets: Large jet tubs may be a thing of the past, but shower body jets are making a return. When planning your location, keep your height and proportions in mind.
- Heated Floors: Warming your feet is the quickest method to warm up. Plus, they dry faster than unheated floors, reducing the likelihood of slips and falls.
We are the leading bathroom renovation company in Ottawa and the surrounding regions. We have the experience and understanding required to transform your bathroom into a luxury haven. We have been offering creative bathroom design solutions to assist customers in making their space more useful for over three decades. We are always ready to make your ideal bathroom a reality, no matter what kind of renovation you have in mind.