Are you ready to remodel the bathroom in your home? Whether you’re looking for bathroom remodeling trends, ideas, tips and space saving tricks to help inspire your creativity in envisioning the perfect bathroom for you, consider these starting points for master bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms.
Some of the bathroom remodel trends and ideas listed below can be done by the homeowner with basic skills and simple tools. While others are more involved projects better suited for a San Diego general contractor to approach.
Get a fresh start by replacing old bathroom fixtures. Start with the easy stuff such as light switch covers, knobs, toilet seats, drain covers, shower curtains, etc. Then move onto more involved items such as faucets, sinks basins, light fixtures, medicine cabinets, base boards and wainscoting.
Add more storage: Stand alone shelves and racks are great. No installation needed. Or you take it to a new level by adding storage closets and built in cabinets. Or replace a sink pedestal with a vanity that has storage capacity and/or drawers.
Trick out the shower: Give a basic shower stall a boost with a sound system. A water-safe stereo and speakers could help you perk up in the morning. Or put in a digital panel that programs the water’s temperature and pressure. New shower heads are great too. Hand held on a hose is handy. Why settle with a simple boring spray head when you can have pulsating goodness raining down upon you?
Paint: Another relatively easy bathroom remodel technique is a quick paint job. Wall paper too if you’re so inclined.
Choose wood: Wood in the bathroom? Absolutely, but make sure it’s the right type of wood that is naturally moisture resistant and use a good sealer. Wood lends an organic, natural vibe to what can otherwise feel like a cold, sterile space.
Flooring: Change it up for a fresh new feel. There are many fun textiles, colors and patterns to choose from in vinyl, linoleum and ceramic or natural tile.
Increase the size: Bigger may be better when it comes to your bathroom space. The latest trends in today’s bathroom renovations focus on a light, open feel.
Consider changing the floor plan layout. Moving the sink or cabinets is easy (for San Diego bathroom remodeling contractor). However, moving the tub and toilet is a little more involved and costly but still doable.
Add a standalone tub: A freestanding tub can be a very upscale addition in a San Diego bathroom remodel. It’s not only a semi-retro design feature but also a way to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere, especially if you opt for a “Jacuzzi” style tub with jets.
Upgrade to modern high tech: Bathrooms can be remodeled with technology incorporated into its design. Such as toilets with self-cleaning mechanisms, heated toilet seats (my personal favorite on winter cold mornings) to smart lighting that lets you sync it with your music and favorite colors for an experience that can range from soothing and relaxing to waking up to start your active day with an invigorating and exciting display.
Whether you try one or all of these ideas and trends, one thing is for sure: Once the bathroom remodel and renovation is complete, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Call us for a free bathroom remodel consult and price quote. We’ll help you come up with bathroom remodeling ideas and options that are best for you, and for your budget. No job too big or too small. We can handle it all!
Contact: Marc Gieselmann, general contractor
Company: HK Construction
Location: Poway, CA and San Diego areas
P.S. You might want to read this true story of a recent bathroom remodeling nightmare (all too common) and how to avoid one just like it by hiring the right bathroom remodel contractor from the start.