san diego bathroom remodeling trends

San Diego Bathroom Remodeling

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.

Top 10 San Diego Bathroom Remodeling Trends and Ideas

Bathroom Vanity Remodel by HK Construction Rancho Bernardo CA

Bath Vanity Remodel

1) 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 wainscotting.

2) Add more storage

Stand alone shelves and racks are great because no installation needed. Or you take it to a new level by adding storage closets and built in cabinets for extra storage and appeal. Or replace a sink pedestal with a vanity that has storage capacity and/or drawers.

3) Trick out the shower

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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 because you can get the right one to your liking. Also a held on a hose is handy. Why settle with a simple boring spray head when you can have pulsating goodness raining down upon you?

4) Paint

Another relatively easy bathroom remodel technique is a quick paint job. Wall paper too if you’re so inclined.

5) 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.

6) Flooring

Change it up for a fresh new feel so you can show your personality and style. There are many fun textiles, colors and patterns to choose from in vinyl, linoleum and ceramic or natural tile that you can choose from.

7) Increase the size

Bigger may be better when it comes to your bathroom space because size matters. The latest trends in today’s bathroom renovations focus on a light, open feel.

8) Consider changing the floor plan layout

Moving the sink or cabinets is easy (for a San Diego bathroom remodeling contractor). However, moving the tub and toilet is a little more involved and costly but still doable.

9) Add a standalone tub

Jacuzzi Tub Upgrade

Photo by Jonathan Borba

A freestanding clawfoot 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 atmosphere. A more robust option would be a “Jacuzzi” style tub with jets.

10) 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. Due to great lighting you can enjoy an experience that ranges from soothing and relaxing to waking up to start your active day with an invigorating and exciting display.

How to Choose Best Bathroom Sink & Countertop

San Diego Bathroom Remodeling

Your bathroom sink and countertop combination, AKA “vanity”, is more than a sink-cabinet-mirror combo; it’s the centerpiece of your space. Explore the Top 10 San Diego bathroom remodeling considerations for finding the perfect vanity for you and your home.

1. Size Matters

Consider both width and height when choosing a bathroom vanity. Height matters more than you think; it affects daily use. Vanity height varies, so find the right balance. Too low, and bending down becomes a hassle; too high, and it’s a challenge for kids. For a tall family, a pedestal can raise the vanity, while a shorter one suits kids. Customize sink, mirror, and cabinet heights based on users. Catalogs and big-box stores offer diverse options, keeping it simple for a personalized fit.

2. Make Sure it Fits

Before falling in love with a vanity, ensure it fits through the bathroom door. Disassembling and reassembling is doable but costs more in time and labor. For budget-friendly choices, double-check measurements. Confirm it fits the designated space—avoid mid-installation redesigns. Match sink size with built-in cabinets. Take the drafting stage seriously; it prevents unexpected installation costs, as advised by our bathroom remodeling consultant.

3. Get Your Plumbing Right

Coordinate the sink and vanity fixtures with the existing plumbing. Extending piping around the inside of walls is not a minor consideration and the cost could outweigh the convenience. Especially in an older home, where plumbing is always an expensive and tricky business and could even be a recipe for disaster. If you’re ready for a complicated and expensive remodel then know that anything thing is possible for the right price. But if you budget doesn’t allow it then maybe it’s better to try to finesse your exquisite taste around the plumbing that’s already there.

4. Match Design to Floor Plan

Bathroom Design Idea

Photo by Max Rahubovskiy

Bathrooms come in a few standard shapes, each suited for different vanity styles. Corridor-shaped bathrooms work well with smaller fixtures on one wall. L-shaped bathrooms prioritize a discreet spot for the toilet and ample space for the bath and a larger vanity. U-shaped bathrooms are spacious, accommodating extra-large or custom fixtures in various locations. Small rooms turned into large bathrooms require extra planning. Large round or double kidney-shaped counters suit large bathrooms but aren’t suitable for corridor or L-shaped plans. Tailor your vanity choice to your bathroom’s unique layout for the best fit.

5. Choose Function over Appearance

Beware of cheaper vanities that look like they have doors and drawers but are just for show. Opt for real, functional doors and drawers when replacing sinks and cabinets. If storage isn’t needed, go for a pedestal or wall-hung sink. Don’t fake it! Choosing non-functional features may be embarrassing and wastes floor space without storage. Choose wisely for a practical and aesthetically pleasing bathroom upgrade!

6. Door and Drawers

Pay special attention to space when installing bathroom vanities. Allow at least 30 inches in front of the sink for easy access to cabinet doors and drawers. Keep the toilet 18 inches away from cabinet sides for door swing and elbow room. If the vanity is by the bathroom door, ensure the door swings away from the sink. Plan ahead with a tape measure to avoid nuisances and ensure smooth use of your bathroom vanity cabinets.

7. Countertops

Photo by Curtis Adams

If you desire a stone or marble counter for your vanity but lack the budget, explore faux finishing or alternative surface materials. Embrace creative solutions for bathroom vanity design challenges. Don’t settle for less! Seek inspiration from images of bath vanity tops online, ask around, or consult with us for assistance. Your dream bathroom is within reach with thoughtful alternatives and creative choices.

8. Lighting

Opt for soft, enhancing lighting in the bathroom instead of colored lights. Explore numerous options to add personality, considering styles and materials. Choose fixtures with ease of maintenance in mind; often, the cheapest options are harder to maintain. Prioritize quality over cost for lasting satisfaction with your bathroom lighting.

9. Mirrors

Coordinate mirror size and design with your room’s size, decor, and the style of your new vanity. Enhance the upscale appearance by framing the mirror or opting for a beveled edge. These choices add a touch of sophistication without significant extra cost.

10. Budget

A quality vanity, including cabinet, countertop, sink, and faucet, typically costs around $600. Remember to budget for installation costs too. Allocate a sufficient portion of your San Diego bathroom remodeling budget to the vanity, as it serves as the focal point. Even if you can’t afford other upgrades, a new vanity can significantly enhance your bathroom’s overall look. Ensure it complements any existing fixtures you choose to keep for a cohesive aesthetic.

Start Now

HK Construction Poway Home Remodeling and New Construction

Start now on you San Diego bathroom remodeling project. Because whether you embrace one or all of these ideas and trends, you’ll likely wonder why you didn’t start your bathroom remodel sooner. Contact us for a free consult and price quote. We’ll guide you through personalized remodeling ideas within your budget.

Contact: Marc Gieselmann, general contractor
Company: HK Construction, Inc.
Phone: 858-748-6580
Location: Poway, CA and San Diego areas

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