We spend more time in the bathroom than we think. It’s usually where you start and end your day. So, it’s important that your bathroom is a comforting room that puts you at ease. To make your dream bathroom a reality, it may be time for a remodel.
When remodeling your bathroom, the two most important aspects to keep in mind are utility and comfort. Each aspect of your new bathroom should fulfill a specific function, or add comfort. To guide you, here are some of the basic essentials for remodeling your bathroom.
Incorporate a functional and accessible design
One thing that bathrooms tend to overlook is accessibility. From the sink height to shower access, keep accessibility in mind. When you work with a bathroom remodel professional at Kingswood Design, our designers will ensure that the layout of your bathroom is cohesive. The right layout will ensure that your bathroom is functional and easy to maneuver in.
Make the space efficient
Do you have a smaller bathroom space? No problem! A smaller bathroom can be equally as charming as a grand one. With the right design, your bathroom remodel should maximize on the available space.
So how can you achieve this? The secret lies in clearing clutter and avoiding a cramped feeling. You can also save on space by installing smaller but more efficient toilet and sink bowls. Walk-in showers can be made smaller without losing on comfort, and floating shelves can replace some cabinets. This gives the perception of space, even in a smaller bathroom.
At Kingswood, one of the first things we do is take accurate measurements and notes on the layout of your existing bathroom. This helps us decide which fixtures and appliances work best for the size of your bathroom, and the best way to arrange them. We will also show you a proposed layout of your bathroom remodel, so you can get a visual of how it will all work together.
Add luxury to your showers
After a long and hectic day, nothing feels more refreshing than hopping into a long, hot shower. The shower really is the center of your bathroom, so pay it special attention when taking on your bathroom remodel.
To make your shower as cozy as possible, you can include seating space and recessed shelving for your products. Your designer will help you achieve a luxurious feel by helping you choose high-end tiles and fixtures. A custom glass door or surround is also a good choice, because it lets more light into the shower and eliminates the need for shower curtains.
The right shower design will make it feel like you’re in your own personal spa. Don’t forget to include multiple showerheads and body sprays!
Light up the most important areas
Of course, no bathroom remodel can be complete without the proper lighting. Lighting can draw focus to certain areas of the bathroom. Rather than flooding the entire space with too much lighting, target your light fixtures to areas such as the sink, bathtub, medicine cabinets, and shower space.
Part of the fun of the design process is choosing your lighting fixtures. Your dedicated Kingswood designer will show you a variety of fixtures, ranging from the simple end, to some options that may surprise you. Don’t shy away from unique lighting ideas such as light bars, pendants, and chandeliers. A well-placed chandelier can centralize the bathroom and add a touch of class.
Make sure you have enough storage
Storage is absolutely essential to your bathroom remodel. You store a lot of items in the bathroom – from toiletries, grooming gadgets, appliances, and much more. Without ample storage, these items can create clutter in your bathroom. To keep your bathroom neat and tidy, work with your designer to incorporate a smart and efficient storage plan for your bathroom space.
Cabinets can be placed underneath the sink, adjacent to the shower, and suspended from the walls. No matter the size of your bathroom, there is always room for storage. The designers at Kingswood are pros at finding the space to give you as much storage as possible.
Bring your walls to life
Your bathroom walls can bring the entire design to life, so don’t overlook them. Consider using a bold accent wall to make a statement and add character. You could use geometric tiles or a bright, daring paint color to achieve your perfect accent wall.
Fixtures tie it all together
They may be small, but the bathroom fixtures you choose tie your bathroom remodel together. They’re a great way of adding warm tones and a unique feel to your bathroom. Brassy or gold-finished plumbing fixtures complement bathrooms with earthy tones. While stainless steel or chrome fixtures have a clean effect.
Finish off with the floors
When it comes to flooring for your bathroom remodeling project, you have options! Some homeowners choose to go with hardwood floors. If that is the case, your Kingswood designer will help you choose the size of the planks and the finish that’s right for your bathroom remodel. You can also opt for a ceramic tile that resembles hardwood.
Again, your designer will help you choose the shape, size and color of your tile. Tiling also gives you the opportunity to look at different tile layouts. For example, you may choose to have your flooring laid out in a herringbone pattern for some extra flair.
There may be a lot of moving parts when it comes to remodeling your bathroom, but the team at Kingswood Designs makes sure your bathroom has all the essentials, and then some. Our goal is to make your bathroom the perfect place for you to begin and end every day. Ready to get started? Get in touch with us today.