A bathroom remodel should strike the balance between aesthetic appeal and functionality. Thus, its layout should be one of your top priorities when planning this particular project. Maris Home Improvements, the leading exterior renovation services specialist in the area, shares these do and don’ts to keep in mind.
DO focus on storage. The function should bear the same weight as aesthetics when planning your bathroom layout. This way, you won’t run out of storage for your daily essentials. There are many storage ideas to consider other than your typical vanity drawers and cabinets. Vertical wall-hung cabinets, for instance, can be incorporated into the floor plan because they can store larger items. For a more streamlined look for the space, recess your medicine cabinet into the wall instead of having a mirror adhered to the wall.
DON’T forget lighting. Layering your bathroom lighting can bring your bathroom space to life. Apart from ambient lighting for whole-room illumination, consider adding task lighting on top of your vanity and accent lighting in the form of concealed LED strips under cabinets. Of course, you can take advantage of our replacement window services if you want to let natural light stream through your bathroom during daylight hours.
DO add zoning. Creating zones allows bathrooms with enough floor space to feel more inviting and functional. You may consider putting a stud wall in the center of the room to divide the space into separate zones for the bathtub, shower, vanity and toilet.
DON’T install the toilet where it faces the door. There’s nothing more unappealing than seeing the toilet in full view as soon as you open the bathroom door. Make sure it is located somewhere that’s concealed upon entry, like the side of the vanity or behind the bathroom door.
Maris Home Improvements is a fence and deck contractor that also specializes in bathroom renovations. We’re proud to offer services to elevate your bathroom’s design and make it more functional and enjoyable to use. We can replace an old bathtub or shower enclosure, as well as install new flooring or vanity. To learn more, give us a call at (636) 778-4343 or fill out our contact form for an estimate.