So, the time has come to renovate your bathroom. We know that this isn’t the most interesting activity for a lot of people and that you would rather do something else, but you know how the saying goes: A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Or a woman, we don’t separate. Additionally, it’s always better to do these renovation jobs as soon as possible than to postpone them.
Postponing bathroom renovation can only cause more damage, and most importantly, it can drive up the price of the whole project. So, roll up your sleeves, get your tools from the shed, and listen up closely. We are about to share some knowledge with you, specifically, five bathroom renovation tips. Enjoy.
Upgrade the lighting
First, you should upgrade the lighting in your bathroom. In most cases, people have a single ceiling lighting fixture that is usually not enough to illuminate the bathroom. Even if you put in a high wattage light bulb, that doesn’t mean that your bathroom will be properly lit. Now, why is that?
Well, having only one source of light can create some shadows. While this won’t bother people in most situations, if you are shaving, putting on makeup, or styling your hair in the bathroom, there is a chance that shadows will get in your way. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this. Just install some lights around your mirror, and you are all set.
Bathtub over shower
For the longest time, people were more into showers than bathtubs. However, things have started to change. More and more people are seeing the advantages that modern bathtubs have to offer. For example, taking long relaxing baths is an ideal therapy after a long day of work.
Furthermore, bathtubs simply look more elegant and luxurious. But why are we talking about bathtubs in an article about renovation tips? Well, there is no better time than this to make a switch to a bathtub, so you might as well go for it.
Double-check the pipes
Installing a new bathtub and upgrading your lights should be done, but it’s not necessary. However, servicing your pipes is. While the renovations are underway, you should take the time to inspect your plumbing. Leaky pipes, clogged drains, and so on are serious problems that can potentially do a lot of damage to your house. That is why doing the regular maintenance is crucial, and this is the perfect time for it.
Smart storage solutions
Owners of small bathrooms know how it is when you don’t have enough room to store all your bathroom accessories. Fortunately, there is a solution for that as well. First, you should install some towel racks. Let’s face it: most of the bathroom space is wasted on towels. That is why you should leave them on racks, hooks, etc. Second, while having a big mirror on the wall is nice, it won’t help you clear up space. That is why you should get a cupboard with a mirror for a door. A win-win situation.
Finally, if you are having trouble with steam, bad smells, moisture, etc. in your bathroom, then you should probably upgrade your ventilation system. Some bathrooms don’t have windows, and they rely on ventilation to clear up the air. This is perfectly fine, and it can work if the ventilation system is working properly. So, make sure you clean it up or even upgrade it while the renovations are still ongoing.
That is pretty much everything that we have to say about bathroom renovations at this initial stage. As you can see, there are quite a few things to take care of, so you better start preparing for the renovations right away. Otherwise, you might forget about some of them.