Many homes are built with a utilitarian bathroom, but a bathroom can be so much more than a simple place to wash and get ready for the day.
With the right renovation, your bathroom can be transformed into an oasis of luxury where you can rest and rejuvenate from the stresses of everyday life.
However, if you want your renovation to give you the indulgent room you desire, you’ll need to pay attention to five key factors.
There’s no one style that defines luxury for everyone, but truly luxurious bathrooms display consistent styling.
Everything in the room, from the materials you pick out for your surfaces to the décor that graces the walls, should work together to reinforce your cohesive style.
If you’re not sure about your preferred style, you can pick up any number of home design books and home renovation magazines that showcase a wide variety of styles.
Visiting the showrooms of bathroom and plumbing contractors can also help you hone in on your personal style.
The luxury of your bathroom rests on the foundation of its materials.
Cheap laminate countertops and particle-board cabinets will detract from the feeling of elegance and indulgence that makes a bathroom luxurious.
Your styling choices will help inform your choice of materials, but typical luxury materials include granite, marble, teak and hand-crafted tiles.
Space is the ultimate luxury, and a well-designed bathroom layout maximizes the feeling of openness and elegance by placing fixtures and furnishings in their optimum location.
Don’t try to figure out the best layout on your own; a professional bathroom designer has years of experience creating bathroom layouts and can help you create a design that makes the best use of your available space.
Among the design elements you’ll need to finalize are:
- Location of the Shower or Tub
- Luxury Tub or Luxury Shower?
- Number of Sinks
- Accessibility Features
The little details are what separate nice bathrooms from truly luxurious bathrooms.
These details can include things like heated floors, pass-through fireplaces or chandeliers over the soaking tub.
Many remodels now include technological features like waterproof speakers or in-mirror flat-screen televisions.
5. Getting it Done
Once you’ve decided on the details of your future luxury bathroom, you’ll need to see the project done.
Unless you’re extremely handy, you’ll likely want to leave this project to the professionals.
Ask your friends for recommendations and search online reviews for contractors with experience designing and building luxury bathrooms.
Any contractor worth hiring will also have a portfolio of completed projects that you can evaluate.
The right contractor will give you an accurate and honest assessment of the final cost of the project and the timeline for its completion.
If you’ll be sourcing the materials yourself, make sure that all of your materials are on hand before the project starts.
Renovating a bathroom isn’t easy, but the results of a well-designed and well-built bathroom remodel are worth all the work.
There’s nothing like a luxurious shower or bath after a long day.
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