The average adult spends approximately 416 days in the bathroom in their lifetime according to a new study. This equates to about 7-8 entire days a year. That’s a lot of time to play Candy Crush on the toilet. What’s shocking is in regards to interior home remodels, the bathroom often takes a backseat to the ever-so-popular kitchen and living spaces. Well, we are here to give you 5 new ways to bring your bathroom into 2021 with some of our favorite ideas.
- The Bathtub
If you are like most of us, you probably have the exact bathtub that your house was built with. Let’s be honest, the wallpaper and shag carpet has long left the building, and that bathtub is next. The options for what you bathe in are limitless, but here are our favorite ideas.
- The Simple Fix: Replace the bathtub altogether. Tired of that old tub that seems to get more yellow by the day? Replace it! The options are limitless. From freestanding tubs, recessed tubs, and corner tubs, to drop-ins and walk-ins. These type of replacements work well if you have a tub and a shower in your bathroom. You can still keep the convenience of your shower while bringing that bathtub out of the past. Plus it’s a good excuse to soak in that brand new tub you have.
- The Old Switcheroo: A lot of us still have these fiberglass shower/tub combos in our bathrooms and it’s just time for an upgrade. It is a no brainer that the majority of us take showers more frequently than baths, and if you are like most of us, it’s just time to replace that bathtub/shower thing with a real shower. If you don’t need a lot of space in your shower, you even have the possibility to add extra storage in that unused space once taken up by your bathtub combo. The options are limitless with replacements because you can do whatever you want. Small showers with extra storage? Walk-in showers? The list goes on.
- The Wet Room: Have a ton of space but just don’t like your current tub? Enter the Wet Room. This glorious bathroom addition takes what was unused space and transforms it into your own at-home spa. A bathtub shower combination for those of us that like things larger than life. Imagining a walk-in shower where your bathtub and shower are in the same enclosed space. This is our personal favorite to remodel, and the expectations always seem to be blown out the water.
2. Vanity Replacements
This is the one place we spend more time than any other in our bathrooms. Brushing your teeth, doing your makeup, and popping those pimples that should have left with puberty but seem to make an appearance every other week. You could make an argument that your vanity is the centerpiece of your bathroom, having a good looking vanity can transform your bathroom.
3. Paint & Walls
Something often overlooked is the color of your bathroom. While neutral colors have dominated the paint market for the last 20 years, there are also options such as backsplash, tiling, and stone. There are options at every budget level to really bringing out whatever style you desire. Interested in more details on wall options, reach out.
Just like your walls, the flooring in your bathroom is really limitless: hardwood, tile, epoxy, and more. We often recommend pairing your new walls with a fresh floor. What’s more is that many of these newer flooring styles offer benefits beyond just good looks, such as fast drying, easy to clean, and even the option to do heated flooring. The flooring is where you can really take your bathroom to the next level.
A good bathroom will mix natural lighting with artificial. Letting in natural light has many options such as crank or sliding windows. This let’s you also bring in some fresh air into that space when you relaxing in your new tub. For more options check out this blog.
In addition to natural lighting having good fixtures will ensure that your bathroom is well lit no matter the light outside.
Pairing these fixtures with the other features in your bathroom can go as a great compliment. For instance, if you have brushed brass hardware on your vanity as well as fixtures, it could look great to make sure your lighting fixtures go to match. As always, when replacing electrical work, it is always our recommendation to trust a professional.
No matter what route you take to remodel your bathroom, we hope this helps you get a start at inspiring you.