Did you know that you’ll spend more than two full years of your life in the bathroom? Whether you’re getting ready, soaking in the tub, or scrubbing the grout, this is one room in your house that sees plenty of regular use.
That’s why it should be beautiful and built exactly how you prefer!
A custom bathroom can elevate your home and increase its resale value. It also makes your daily routine easier and more enjoyable.
Planning to remodel yours but unsure where to start? Today, we’re sharing a few important tips to help you create the space of your dreams from the ground up.
1. Consider the Bed/Bath Flow
Ideally, it should be easy to navigate from your primary bedroom to your bathroom. When designing yours, think about how you’ll naturally move from one space to the next, and be sure to allow plenty of walking room. As you plan the layout, remember to account for closet spaces and furniture placement, too.
When thinking about where to place your bathroom, consider the spot that will allow users the greatest amount of privacy. If possible, it should be away from a common gathering area, and guests should not be required to walk through it to get to another shared room in the house.
For instance, if your primary bedroom has doors that open into a bath suite, consider placing a walk-through closet between the two spaces. This way, you can close the doors and shut the room off if required. This ensures that when one person is getting ready in the morning, the whole house doesn’t have to wake up.
2. Choose Durable Materials
Your bathroom will see plenty of splashes, spills, and general wear. That’s why it’s a smart idea to invest in materials that can maintain their beautiful appearance despite daily use.
For the floor, tile is always a smart bet, as long as you place plenty of non-skid bath mats around for safety! If you want the look of real hardwood without the upkeep, you can also look into luxury vinyl planks (LVP). Designed to be waterproof and scratch-resistant, these won’t warp or change, no matter how wet they get.
When it comes to vanity designs, choose a countertop material that won’t retain water, such as quartz. Unlike granite, you don’t have to seal quartz because it isn’t porous. It won’t discolor or stain if water sits on it, so you can freely use your sink without worry.
3. Strategize the Layout
When designing a bathroom makeover, think about both form and function. You want the room to look great, but it should also meet your needs and be fully accessible.
Once you know the basic fixtures that you need, it’s time to think about where you’ll place them in the space. The way you lay out each section will determine how you walk through and ultimately use the room, so it needs to be natural.
A good rule to follow is to place your most frequently-used fixtures the closest to the door. In a typical bathroom, this is why you usually see the sink first, followed by the toilet, and then the shower or tub. Otherwise, you’ll have to walk past certain fixtures to get to the ones you really need, which adds extra time and complexity.
If possible, try to keep most of the water features and associated appliances as close together as you can. Most bathrooms only have one main drainage pipe, and connecting to it takes time and labor. If you can keep most of your waste pipes short, the plumbing job will usually be quicker and less expensive to complete.
4. Consider the Aesthetic
When designing your bathroom, think about the mood and overall vibe that you want it to project.
For inspiration, take a walk through the rest of your house. What does your decorating style look like and how can you continue that same look in this new space?
For instance, if your home decor style is mostly contemporary, then a modern bathroom will look right at home! Clean lines, primary colors, and minimalist fixtures all lend themselves well to this style. You can also design a traditional, bohemian, or mid-century modern bathroom based on your unique preference.
The good news is that you don’t have to overhaul the entire room to make a big impression. From statement mirrors and wallpaper to decorative accents and framed art, there are plenty of ways to showcase your personality without spending a fortune.
5. Think About Shower vs. Tub
Years ago, homeowners wouldn’t think twice about adding both a shower and a tub in their bathroom, or a combination unit that allowed them to have both. Today, it’s becoming increasingly common to choose a luxury shower only. Or, some prefer to create all-encompassing “wet rooms” that include space to shower and bathe.
When designing your dream space, think about the fixtures that you know you’ll use. If you love to soak, invest in a gorgeous free-standing tub, either with or without feet. If you prefer showers, go all out and use the space you would have reserved for a tub to create an extra-spacious walk-in shower complete with multiple showerheads, built-in niches for toiletries, and even a seat.
Either way, don’t feel pressured to conform to any type of norm. The bathroom you create should be perfect for your family, regardless of what features and fixtures are currently trending.
Create a Custom Bathroom You Love
Now that you know a few key design tips to use, are you ready to create a custom bathroom of your own? If so, our team is here to help.
At Las Vegas Remodel & Construction, we have the skills, experience, and design expertise required to help you transform any space into one that you’ll love, cherish, and use forever. This includes luxury bathroom remodels!
As your dedicated design center and installer, we’ll walk you through every step of the process, ensuring the final product meets your vision and exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to request a consultation!