A 2018 Forbes article reported that, after the kitchen, bathrooms are the most common home renovation in the United States. To the homeowner, an updated bathroom not only makes life less of a hassle, but it also doesn’t hurt your home’s resale value.
Even Forbes notes that remodeling data shows that homeowners can expect to “recoup” somewhere between 56 and 70 percent of the cost of a bathroom remodel. Basically, updating the lavatories is a win-win when it comes to home renovations.
Check out these 5 great ways to make your bathroom cozier.
1. Update the plumbing.
What’s the worst thing that happens to you in the restroom? It’s when the toilet doesn’t flush, clogs, or overflows, right? Then there’s the frustration when the sink sputters getting you all wet and/or the water won’t drain. By checking out Advanced Plumbing Technologies you can get a free video inspection of your cast iron plumbing to see what your best options are.
Advanced Plumbing Technology, LLC specializes in replacing and/or restoring plumbing systems in Florida and Georgia. Have you noticed signs of failing cast iron plumbing such as mold or other signs of water damage, sewer backups, pests, or having to spend money on plumbers to clear your drains/toilets? Then it’s time to schedule your free cast iron plumbing inspection.
Advanced Plumbing Technology’s team of contractors and plumbers will explain the best options for updating your plumbing with a durable option so you will no longer suffer a home full of moisture and deterioration.
2. Get a houseplant.
WebMD notes that having a houseplant can have many health benefits such as relieving allergy symptoms, improving your mood, improving humidity levels (which can prevent you from getting sick), purifying the air, improving sleep, improving focus, and improving healing. Getting a split leaf plant for your washroom will not only give you many health benefits, but it will give the room a natural and cozy look with little effort.
The Split Leaf Philodendron is a tropical plant native to Central America also known by the names Monstera deliciosa, Monstera, or Swiss Cheese Plant. It’s a popular houseplant due to the fact that it can withstand high winds and heavy rainfall (it’s basically a hurricane plant). This means, as a houseplant, the Monstera plant will need little water, moderate sunlight (never direct sun – making them ideal for bathrooms), and they thrive living in a place with high humidity.
3. Consider installing a terrazzo floor.
Interior design experts have weighed in and seem in agreement — terrazzo is making a comeback! Since terrazzo hasn’t been very popular since the ’80s, many may wonder what is terrazzo? Terrazzo is a mixture of cuts of precious stones or glass chips and a composite material such as resin or concrete. A terrazzo floor made from marble can be the ultimate way to give your restroom a glamorous upgrade. Especially since marble chips come in a variety of colors to match the backsplash.
Terrazzo installers can install elegant flooring on every square foot of your bathrooms, but they can also be installed as backsplashes behind your sink or as bathtub walls. If you really love the terrazzo look, you could even consider an exterior application for your terrace instead of a boring plain concrete slab (keep in mind that you must not use terrazzo that uses epoxy outdoors). Terrazzo will make every square foot of your home look refined and stylish.
4. Update the bathtub.
In bathrooms that have bathtubs, the tub tends to be in the metaphoric spotlight. If that focus is outdated and unstylish, it’s just not going to look cozy and inviting. According to an article published last year in the INDEPENDENT, a survey revealed 30 million people “fiercely advocating” for baths in Britain, noting reasons surrounding unwinding and relaxing behind this advocacy.
5. Consider the overall interior design.
If you’re on a budget, consider the overall interiors. For example, on a budget, you can still update the paint, add shelving, add cute storage options, add decorative towel hangers, etc. Even merely looking up DIY ideas on Pinterest for arranging and decorating your shelves can truly make it look like a completely different room.