Bathrooms are reclaiming their throne!
Kitchen renovations are stepping down and bathrooms are stepping up. Studies show a bathroom update is the first choice for 81% of homeowners.
So, why are kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms making their way to the bottom of the to-do list? People are realizing the impact a less expensive, small scale bathroom renovation has to offer.
All across the country, homeowners are transforming their ordinary bathrooms into extraordinary spaces. On top of enjoying the space more, they also are saving money, improving reliability, increasing their home’s value, and more! Read on to learn the 5 key benefits of remodeling your bathroom.
1. Increase Value with a Bathroom Update
You can add value to your home with both major and minor bathroom renovations. A minor bathroom remodel would include things like replacing the tub, floorings, fixtures, and vanity. To add in even more value, you would want to go a step further by adding in an extra coat of paint.
If your main goal is to add value, rather than enjoy the space, you’ll want to plan accordingly. Rather than adding in the colors or decor style you prefer, you’ll need to think long term.
Will the colors you’re choosing still be trendy in the future? Renovating a bathroom just for resell purposes means having to predict what sellers will be looking for.
Avoid redoing your bathroom with any extreme new styles that only you might prefer. Instead, you’ll need to choose decorating trends that are likely to stay popular for years to come.
2. Improve Bathroom Functionality
When a bathroom isn’t intentionally designed and decorated, it invites in a hodgepodge of clutter. When you give your bathroom a makeover you can add in extra storage space to get rid of the mess.
Here are a few suggestions to improve the storage space in your bathroom:
- Extra towel rack
- Dual-purpose mirror
- Basket shelf
- Tiered storage
- Adhesive hooks
Now towels, toiletries, kids’ toys, and cleaners will all have a place to go. It’s amazing how much better you’ll feel walking into a decluttered bathroom.
On top of looking and feeling better, decluttered bathrooms are also safer. No longer will you have to worry about tripping on items laying about the floor.
Instead of looking like a disaster your bathroom will be a place of peace. An area you look forward to spending time in.
3. Save Money
You probably don’t think of saving money when you hear the words “bathroom update”. After all, aren’t updates supposed to cost money, not save it?
Well, it turns out updating your bathroom can do both! When you update your bathroom with energy-efficient technology you’ll save money over time. In some cases, the money you save outweighs the entire expense of the update.
One of the best ways to save money with your bathroom remodel is to install low-flow fixtures.
These fixtures reduce the amount of water used and the energy needed to heat the water. There are a lot of water-saving products you have to choose from.
Here are some of the different low flow fixtures that can save you money:
- Low-flow toilets
- Low-flow showerheads
- Low-flow faucets
Studies show that these water-saving fixtures can reduce water consumption by 20% or more. For example, a regular shower head uses 2.5 gallons every single minute, while a low-flow showerhead only needs to use 2 gallons of water per minute. This can save over 2,000 gallons of water every year!
4. Enjoy More Luxury
Do you dream of living a more luxurious life? A bathroom update is a fast way to turn a boring room into a special spa-like experience.
It may be hard to imagine your restroom as a place for serene relaxation. However, with a few simple additions, you can easily add in a little luxury.
The best part is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your bathroom area appear expensive. Here are a few ways you can turn an ordinary bathroom into a place of luxury:
- Gold accents
- Potted plants
- Chic containers
Gold accents made the top of our list because of their ability to transform small spaces. Gold-toned metals will infuse your bathroom with a warm and welcoming feeling, similar to the feeling someone might have when using a bathroom at a 5-star resort.
Realistic-looking fake plants (or real potted plants, if you have a window) will help bring your bathroom space to life. Choose plants that have a fresh look to help brighten up the room. If you want to make your bathroom into a tropical paradise, pick plants that have colorful flower blossoms.
5. Re-Energize Your Day
Every day you get up and look at yourself in the mirror. What if instead of looking in a regular boring rectangular mirror, you were looking into a piece of art? Installing unusual looking mirrors can elevate your bathroom decor to a whole new level.
Try installing a larger than a normal-sized mirror that has an unusual shape. Here are a few of the different types of unique mirrors you should consider:
Next, make sure the mirror you choose has an original type of finish. A tortoiseshell or gold finish will be sure to help your mirror stand out from the rest.
Now you know more about the benefits of completing a bathroom update. Saving money, enjoying your space, and living in luxury are all motivating factors to start remodeling today.
As you approach your upcoming bathroom remodel, you might find yourself wondering, “Where do I begin?” If you’re looking for inspiration, make sure to check out the other articles on our site.