Bathroom Remodeling

With bathroom remodeling good planning goes a long way in helping achieve the design of your dreams.

First decide whether you want to take up the project yourself or bring in the assistance of an interior designer, bathroom remodeling contractor or a home improvement expert.

Consider your budget at this stage and also prioritize the aspects you want to remodel.

Do you just want to make just a few changes with minor repairs or give your bathroom a whole new look.

The Bathroom Design

Next measure the bathroom for dimensions and to get an idea of how you can make the best use of the space available.

Now consider a good design that gives a feeling of class and space to the room.

Also remember not to use creativity at the cost of functionality of the bathroom.

Bathroom Walls and Floors

You can consider painting your walls or using ceramic or granite tiles to suit the concept of the bathroom.

Popular flooring options include ceramic tiles, linoleum and baseboards.

Bathroom Appliances

Consider the appliances that need remodeling with respect to the design of the room.

You may want to consider using some space for storage where you can stack things that you do not want to be visible outside.

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Use cabinets made of appropriate materials like wood, laminate or metal to suit the design of your bathroom.

Besides storage, consider ergonomics and keep modern usage trends in mind for a creative and functional bathroom.

Bathroom Furniture

We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and while we all would love a huge amount of space, with double sinks, Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in closets, and all the comforts of the rich and famous, most of us have little to no bathroom furniture.

But, just because you have space issues in your bathroom doesn’t mean there are not a few select items of bathroom furniture that can help spruce up the look and, at the same time, offer some practical solutions to help you maximize space.

In recent years, designers—from the high end to the department store—have realized that as people accumulate more stuff, they have the need to accumulate more stuff in and on which to put the stuff.

One practical solution to come out of this is the proliferation of over the toilet storage units.

Now, the idea of shelving or cabinetry over the toilet as bathroom furniture is not new, in fact, it has served as storage space for most bathrooms since the bathroom came into being.

But, lately, stores have begun to offer affordable and easy-to-assemble units that provide the added shelves and cabinets to store bathroom items and display decorative knick-knacks without breaking your bank.

As the popularity of box stores grew, so to do their offerings for home furnishings.

Many, if not all, large department stores now offer a line of home furnishings, including some practical and surprisingly nice bathroom furniture ideas.

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One doesn’t need to spend an arm and a leg to find a storage unit that will fit into their bathroom, regardless of space.

Color styles vary, but most fall into the white and not-so-white category.

To spruce things up and make sure your over-the-toilet storage unit doesn’t seem out of place, give it a fresh coat of paint to match your bathroom’s current style.

If you’ve come this far, maybe now is the time to think about changing up the style altogether.

So, when you purchase your new storage, think about other items that will look great on the shelves and the color scheme you plan.

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Bathroom color schemes must take into account a few things not usually considered when designing a room, like shower curtains, toothbrush holders and, almost most importantly, the existing color of the tiles, tubs, sinks, etc…

With all that in mind, use a wall hanging or a favorite decorative item, even a shower curtain, to dictate the color scheme in your new bathroom.

Pulling colors from smaller items in the bathroom to create the overall theme and feel is an easy way to find inspiration.

While bathroom remodeling can be an exciting project it can also seem daunting because of the various aspects that need to be considered for the look and design you require in your bathroom.

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