Your bathroom doesn’t just have to be a place where you take care of your hygienic needs. It can also be a place where you relax, unwind, and enjoy a little piece of luxury. When it comes time for you to remodel your bathroom, let your creative side come through and think beyond practicality.
To create a private retreat within your home, you’ll want to try these five life-changing bathroom upgrades during your next remodel.
Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your shower during your next remodel, just because it will do. Take a close look at what it needs for TLC. Does the grout need to be replaced? Is your shower sealed to protect the grout and floor underneath from leaks and mold? Invest in Shower Base Repairs to create a relaxing environment, reduce the stress of potential future damage to your home, and make cleaning significantly easier.
While you’re working on the practical aspects of your shower, look at how you can make it more luxurious. Consider replacing your current showerhead with a rainfall showerhead. Look at the options for precise temperature control to create a consistent environment suited to your comfort levels every time you step into the water.
The reason most bathrooms have small windows is obvious. One, they tend to be smaller rooms. Two, you don’t necessarily want to show your neighbor everything as you get in and out of the tub. However, installing larger windows, especially above the tub, can create an airy, spa-like feel that bathes your room in natural light.
There are two approaches to installing large windows in a bathroom. You can either be strategic about their placement, option to have your windows off-center or higher off the ground or you can use frosted glass. Frosted glass maintains your privacy while muting the natural light in a calming, ambient way.
Radiant heating is a lovely addition to any home, but particularly in the bathroom or bedroom. In your bedroom, it will help you take that first step out of bed in the morning. In the bathroom, it might be the encouragement you need to get out of your hot shower on a cold winter day.
Work with a trusted expert to install your radiant heating. For an incredible addition to your bathroom, have them extend the heating upward to create a heated towel rack. This luxury addition can be installed for a minimal extra fee. Once you experience warm towels, you won’t know how you lived without them.
If your bathroom doesn’t have a properly installed fan, get one as soon as possible. This practical item will help protect your walls and your lungs from the accumulation of mold. Fans aren’t always included in bathrooms and put on the backburner when broken.
Fans are no longer the noisy, clunky addition that they used to be; modern fans are almost silent. Get a new, eco-friendly fan with a timer that shuts off automatically. That way you keep your walls dry, your power bill low, and the world a little greener.
It might sound crazy to install a television or radio in your bathroom but just think about it for a moment. If you’re someone who likes to know what’s happening in the world or you have a habit of watching the news before work, you can do so while getting ready. Listening to your favorite playlist while having a bath or unwinding in the shower after a long day can be fun and rejuvenating.
The idea is hardly new; manufacturers have been making radio-friendly showers and televisions for years. Now the technology is better and more accessible to all.
Instead of having a bathroom because you need to, create the bathroom that you want to be in. Make it a room that complements the rest of your house. It will add to your resale value in the future.