What’s your favorite room of your house? Is it the bedroom, where “the magic” happens (i.e. sweet, sweet sleep)? Is it the kitchen, where all your favorite foods live? Is it the living room, where you and your loved ones spend time together?
Well, if you’re anything like me, you probably said “the bathroom” without a moment’s hesitation. There’s nothing like a hot shower after a rough workout or a long, relaxing bath after a stressful week at work. And, honestly, it’s the only place I can get any real privacy sometimes.
Want to take your sanctuary to the next level? Here’s some helpful advice!
Organize Your Finances
Remodeling any room in your home is an expensive undertaking. Thanks to several of the most commonly used materials porcelain, marble tile, etc.), as well as the potentially extensive plumbing work involved, bathrooms are often even more expensive.
Before you can start remodeling your bathroom, you need to consider how extensive your renovation plans are and what you can afford. Ask for quotes from local contractors and try to come up with a budget plan.
If you need some extra help, there are always avenues of home renovation financing worth exploring, such as bathroom improvement grants. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of whatever assistance you can get.
Balance Form & Function
When beginning a bathroom remodeling project, it’s important to remember that the bathroom isn’t an extraneous or recreational area. It serves a key function in your everyday life, and thus has to be properly equipped with fixtures and features that complement its functionality.
In other words, don’t be afraid to pick designs and decorative items based on how attractive you find them. But at the same time, don’t forget that you need to be comfortable actually using the options you choose.
An awkwardly placed toilet or a shower that robs you of privacy may look nice, but if something is inconvenient to use, what good is it really?
Make Yourself Happy
At the end of the day, your home is supposed to be your castle. That means the best advice to listen to, ultimately, is your own. The key to remodeling your dream bathroom is to remind yourself who you are doing this for: yourself.
If you expect to resell your home at a later date, thinking about adding features that will increase your home’s value is a legitimate consideration. But don’t prioritize that over your own comfort and happiness.
Likewise, don’t put too much stock in what other people consider stylish or tacky. Whether your personal taste runs towards the baroque or the minimalist, the kitschy or the chic, embrace your signature aesthetic and mark your territory.