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Renovating Your Bathroom

Renovating Your Bathroom

Bathroom renovating ideas should incorporate ways in which to make your bathroom more space efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Don’t be stuck on what you’ve known from the past. You’ll be amazed by the newest innovations for bathrooms.

Creating space

In order to create more space in your bathroom, install an over-the-toilet shelving and cabinet unit. These units are simple to install, stylish, and provide plenty of extra space. There are many colors and styles to choose from, so be certain that the unit you choose matches your decor. Additionally, you can remove the medicine cabinets, if you have them, from the wall and replace them with open shelves. You will not only have more wall space, but you’ll also be able to store more supplies or even place accessories on the added shelves.

Improving the look of the room

Creating an overall theme or feel for your bathroom is a great way to improve its overall look. Choose a theme and coordinate the wall color, accessories, and furniture to complement your theme. For example, if you would like to create a beach theme for your bathroom, use blue paint for the walls, purchase white wood or plastic furniture, and accessorize the room using white candles, sand, and shells. If you do not have the budget to create an entire theme, simply change one area within the room to give it a lift.

Deciding What to Replace

Do you want to replace the entire bathroom? Just the floors and walls? Decisions like this will impact not only on the time it will take but also the cost of the renovation.

The Walls

There is a good chance you will want to replace the walls. Because bathrooms collect moisture, the walls should be made of proven steam and moisture resistant materials.

The Shower

The tub/shower is the main focal point in any bathroom. If you are fixing a few cracks, this is an easy and relatively inexpensive project, however many homeowners choose to replace the entire tub with a new liner or in extreme circumstances, tile a new shower. Consider a one-piece shower tray, perhaps in combination with tiled walls.

The Floors

Bathroom floors are a critical component in the water tightness of the home. Insist on code-compliant materials and installation.

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