Thinking about remodeling the bathroom this year? We’ve got 10 things to consider before you give us a call. We’ve helped a lot of Bristow area homeowners remodel their bathrooms to improve functionality and update with modern fixtures. Here are some of the things we’ve encountered throughout the years.
Tub or Shower?
Do you need a tub, shower, or both? Your bathroom may be used by multiple people, so take this into consideration as well. Consider building a nicer and larger shower if your tub hasn’t been used in a year or more.
Get rid of that toe-stubbing threshold and create a perfectly smooth walkway into the shower. This will also help in a few years when you’re considering other ADA compliant remodeling ideas.
Stool or Bench in the Shower
Everyone needs a spot to just sit and relax while in the shower. A bench or stool provides just what you need to get off of your feet after a long day. You can also use it as a comfortable spot to sit and shave your legs.
Built-in Storage in the Shower
Recessed storage in the shower is perfect for all of those shower necessities. No more using a wire hanging basket to store all of your toiletries.
Recessed and Lighted Mirror in the Shower
Many homeowners shave in the shower. A well-lit shaving mirror can easily be recessed into the tile to protect it from breakage yet providing excellent visibility for a great shave.
Many homes built in the 90s have a 30-inch vanity height. While this works beautifully for children, the standard for adults is 36 inches. Consider adding a floating vanity to make a small bathroom look larger or to give you more control of the precise height of the vanity.
Don’t immediately roll your eyes and think you have to turn your bathroom into a public restroom or a hospital bathroom. Some of the more popular grab bars today match nearly any decor. Whether your overall design is streamlined or nature-themed, you’re sure to find fashionable grab bars that provide the same function as those found in hospitals.
Makeup Desk or Large Sink Vanity
The vanity area or makeup desk is very important if someone in the household uses makeup on a regular basis. This is a time-consuming task and comfortable seating is a nice addition to the routine.
Separate Toilet Area
Most people prefer some type of privacy while using the toilet. A separate toilet area provides that privacy while also allowing odor control. This area doesn’t have to be very large, but it should be big enough to be comfortable.
Reading Material and a Charger
We all read in the bathroom. Make sure to add an area to store reading material as well as a charger that can be used while on the toilet if necessary. Install an additional charging station near the makeup desk or in the walk-in closet.
Bathroom Remodeling in Bristow
Many Bristow area homes were built in the 1990s. The area was growing very quickly and new neighborhoods were cropping up all around. Those homes are likely undergoing their second or third remodel soon. Give us a call if you’re in the planning stages of your remodeling project. We’ll help you finish a design that we’re sure you’ll love. Together we’ll create something impressive.