Posts Tagged ‘bathroom design’


Bathroom Renovation Mistakes

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

bathroom-remodelingMake-Over Mistakes That Downgrade Your Bathroom

Are you renovating your bathroom? Are you thinking of replacing your existing bathroom? Please do not make the awful mistakes some people have. Simple mistakes can lead to disaster.

Bathrooms and kitchens are rooms that are used by many people in the home and should be designed for function first, and style, second. Essentially, you should decorate a bathroom in a classic and neutral way, to keep it from dating, and to preserve the appeal, of your bathroom, for resale purposes.

1. Never Buy Cheap Fittings!

You’ve splurged on tiles, and a good quality bath, and now your budget is depleted, so, you opt for the more budget-friendly taps. Never do this. As a rule of thumb, you should over-budget by as much as 20% for a bathroom. It’s small room, but, highly functional, and in the long run, spending more, will pay you off tenfold.

When you look at reselling your home, you will deeply regret the cheaper fittings. Cheaper fittings will not last as long as more expensive, ones, either – invest in your fittings, and swap out the fancy flooring, for something that is a little less costly. It will pay you off, in the long term, to do this.

old-bathroom2. Is Your Toilet Squashed Into An Unsuitable Space- In between the shower and a wall?

Function. Function. Function. You are going to spend a proverbial penny, quite often, and your bathroom ergonomics are very important. Ease of use, and the placement of your shower, bath, sink, toilet, and bidet, in relation to each other – is extremely significant.

A bathroom is a small room that must function at a high level, and if you do not have enough space – it can be a disaster. Imagine how uncomfortable you are going to be, trying to squeeze yourself into a tiny space, to spend your pennies.

Never compromise space, for style, or extra storage, when it comes to the essential function of a bathroom.

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Does Your Bathroom Need an Update?

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

bath-update6 Signs Your Bathroom Needs An Update

The bathroom is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house, and among the most frequently used. However, it is easy for homeowners to overlook this space when it’s time to renovate or update.

Updating the bathroom is a worthwhile investment which not only adds value to the home but also increases the overall quality of your day-to-day life.

If you are not sure if you really need to make a change, here are the top signs that your bathroom needs an update.

1. The Bathroom Has Mold- Mold in bathroom

If you happen to notice dark spots sprouting up in the corners, parts of the ceiling, directly above the bathtub, or shower, your bathroom needs an update.

Keep in mind that not all leaks/drips are visible, so make sure you look for mildew and mold near the edges and corners of your shower and bathtub.

Sometimes mildew and mold problems can arise from minor issues like drips, leaks, faulty pipes, or improper ventilation which can be easily fixed by doing some minor repairs.

However, in case you have a serious mildew or mold problem even after you have done the minor repairs, chances are that you have a much bigger problem to deal with. Make sure you deal with that problem immediately, before it gets worse. If the water gets into your bathroom floor, it could eventually end up compromising its’ structural integrity.

moldy-bathtub2. There are Cracked, Chipped, Stained or Broken Glass in the Bathroom

As mentioned earlier, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house. This means that the shower tiles, sink faucets, light fixtures, and ceiling fans are all in frequent use, therefore when they start breaking down, your bathroom needs an update.

If the ceiling starts crumbling, you notice discolored tile grout, the mirror is broken, or there’s cracked linoleum and tile floor, you need to consider how you can repair the damaged materials while updating your bathroom at the same time.

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How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

small-bathroomCreative Ideas to Add More Space to Your Bathroom

After spending their whole day in the hustle and bustle of this modern world, more and more people now consider their bathroom as the best place to de-stress, relax and luxuriate. This is also the reason many homeowners engage in bathroom remodeling projects.

Aside from improving their quality of living, this form of home improvement can help sell their home faster in the future. This makes a bathroom renovation a very worthy investment.

But, what if your bathroom is small or cramped? Instead of being intimated by the size, gain inspiration from some creative ideas to make your bathroom look and feel more spacious.

When contemplating your next bathroom design, here are some great ideas you might like to try:

Mirrors Work Like Magic

Adding mirrors to small spaces is the oldest trick in transforming even the smallest space to a more spacious area. Add a corner mirror to your bathroom to effectively double everything in its view, such as the lights. It is a wonderful technique for bathrooms without a natural light.

bathroom-remodelBe Playful with Paint Treatments

Even by choosing the simplest and most affordable paint you can totally change the look and feel of your bathroom. While bold colors are stunning, creative paint treatments can also do wonders in small spaces. Paint is a very easy update to perform, so don’t hold back and play around as much as you want.

Try an Open Shower

It is not a secret that getting rid of the shower door can add more space and for the tiniest bathroom every bit of space counts. Of course, you have to take some additional waterproofing measures such as tiling from floor to ceiling yet this design is worth a try.

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