Double sink spaceRoom for 2 to get ready in the morning!

More than just a utilitarian room that every house needs, the bathroom has become the oasis to unwind and pamper ourselves.  And bathroom remodels are definitely worth the money as you’re able to get a 75-85% return on your investment. Here are some important considerations if you are contemplating a bathroom renovation:

1. Is the space adequate to accomplish all of your needs? If not, but you need to work within the given space, consider a bath designer who specializes in using the space to its maximum potential.

2. How many people will be using this room? Consider a second sink if there will be multiple users. This way more than one person can brush their teeth or put in their contacts as they  get ready in the morning.

3. Be sure to take into account the age of the users and their capabilities. If younger children will be using this bath, then consider the height of the countertop or plan ahead with a space where a stepstool can inconspicuously be tucked away. In the shower, if you have the space and budget, include not just a showerhead, but also a shower bar that allows for an adjustable and handheld showerspray.

4. All of the products that are going to be used in the bathroom should be appropriate for the users. If taller than average people will be using the bathroom, this is a good time to not only consider the heights of the countertops, but also the toilets and the showerheads. Consider using slip resistant flooring not only in the shower but throughout the bathroom for a secure feeling and for ease of maintenance.  Be sure to consider the height of everyone in the family when deciding whether to install a standard to “comfort height” toilet.

Multiple layers of lighting

Multiple and dimmable layers of lighting provide the necessary task and ambient lighting

5. Lighting is key in a bathroom. Natural light is preferable in a room, but it is not always sufficient to accomplish our personal grooming.  Makeup lighting is best achieved by having sconces on either side of the mirror.  Lighting in the shower is essential for practicality and for safety.  An adequate number of overhead lamps ensures general task lighting in the entire bath area. Putting them on dimmers provides the ambiance needed for a relaxing soak in the tub.

6. Lastly, be prepared emotionally for the upheaval that a bath remodel will cause to your daily life. Just like a kitchen remodel, a bathroom renovation upsets your daily routine. Understanding this ahead of time, eases the stress….and envisioning the end result will keep you grounded.