A renovated bathroom can add serious value to your home. It can be a major improvement in your daily life. So, if you’re planning on spending money to upgrade your bathroom this year, you should absolutely consider one or more of these essential improvements that will lead to a happier you and a more valuable home!
Now, that’s a serious win-win.
Install a hidden-tank toilet
Toilets with hidden tanks, where the water storage vessel is mounted inside the wall, has a number of benefits. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that they save quite a lot of room in a smaller bathroom. On top of that, low-flow models help you save money every time you flush your toilet.
One thing to be aware of is that hidden-tank toilets do require more expert maintenance because the tank itself is not easily accessible.
Install a textured tile floor in your shower
Changing up the colour and tiling in your shower is a great way to keep things stylish and exciting in your renovated bathroom. Not only does small tiling look great, but it also makes slipping much less likely as the texture and extra grouting will keep your feet from slipping on the floor.
One great idea is to mix and match different patterns and colours and install see-through glass walls and sliding door to see the maximum visual impact of your new shower.
Two-inch plumbing drainpipes
This is probably going to be a completely invisible improvement, but its impacts will be anything but invisible. Typically, bathrooms come with 1.5 inches or 1.25-inch diameter pipes. This diameter of pipes will likely lead to clogs someday.
Getting two-inch drainpipes will dramatically improve the quality of drainage in your bathroom and don’t cost any more to get installed than the typical diameter pipes.
Talk to the bathroom remodelling contractors you are considering working with to see what they think about a pipe replacement.
Only install a tub if you actually take baths
A lot of people install big and fancy tubs in their bathroom because they feel like they need to, but the truth is you really don’t! Instead of wasting time and money installing a bathroom that is basically just there to show, consider expanding your shower to something more luxurious and spacious.
Of course, if you do use a bathtub for evening soaks, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting a large tub.
Include a window or sunroof in the shower
There is something truly special about showering and taking in some bright sunlight. It is also a great idea to have a window near a shower because one of the most common causes of mould damage and unpleasant smells is the humidity that stays trapped in your bathroom.
Adding a window or sunroof not only makes sure that your shower stays dry and clean, but it’s also simply serene to rinse off while watching the clouds go by.
Improve your lighting
Despite the benefits of a window in your showers, bathrooms tend to have little access to natural light. For that reason, it is great to upgrade the light fixtures in your bathroom. The first important thing to do is install light dimmers so you can enjoy pleasant light while showers or if you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
In fact, motion-activated floor lights so that you can see in the bathroom if you have to use it in the middle of the night is a useful and classy touch.