If you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom, then you’re probably thinking about surfaces, colors, and toilets. Power shower or tub is the topic of conversation, not to mention how big a vanity mirror you are going to have installed.
While all those are important aspects to take into consideration and are probably the reason you are embarking on the project in the first place, a remodel also presents you with the chance to enhance one area that often gets overlooked in all the excitement – functionality.
Ripping out your bathroom and starting again from scratch offers the opportunity to upgrade the plumbing, increase the storage space available and improve, the lighting within your bathroom – all at the same time as making it a more pleasant and valuable room of your home.
Here are three improvements to consider when renovating your bathroom.
Have you ever stopped to think about how much hair, dirt, and other gunk goes down your drains when you wash or shower? We lose on average 50-100 hairs a day and that number increases when hair is being scrubbed in the shower. If there is a family of four living in a home, they’ll probably be getting through up to 16 showers a week. That’s 1600 hairs going down the drain which equates to 83,200 in a year, which leaves a pretty big chance of blockages occurring. Most residential homes use pipes one and a half inches in diameter, yet the cost of upgrading to a two-inch drain is negligible, especially when you consider the relief that extra space can offer. That’s why you should consider emergency plumbing services Castle Rock, CO and ask about the possibility of upgrading your plumbing systems during your bathroom refurbishment.
Given how important the bathroom is in terms of cleaning ourselves and getting ready, you’d think it would be the room of the house in which we pay the most attention to lighting. Yet often, the lighting of the bathroom is an afterthought to the whole remodeling process. The best way in which you can brighten up a bathroom is with recessed light fixtures throughout the ceiling, including one or two in the shower area with a proper shower trim. You should also consider a dimmer switch. Being able to control the lighting can help to set the mood, depending on whether you need bright lighting for applying makeup or shaving or darker, mood lighting for a relaxing bubble bath with candles and a glass of red wine at the end of a long day.
There are several ways in which you can improve the storage available to you in the bathroom. Whilst most bathrooms will go for cupboards, vanity drawers can actually be a lot easier to organize and access. They can be cut around the plumbing which hides behind the unit and can provide more space if built in the right way. You can find additional storage space by encompassing recesses into the refurbishment if your building structure allows it. These can be particularly useful when it comes to building a medicine cabinet or having an area in which you can store beauty products out of the way.