Renovation Tip


Bathrooms are the number one place that homeowners love to renovate, even more than kitchens. One reason why bathrooms get renovated more often than kitchens is simply because the space is smaller and you will typically spend less for a bathroom renovation project for less money than a kitchen project.

Following are some basic bathroom renovation tips to aid you with your remodel:

  1. Recess It – For an older look, consider built-ins as such as recessed soap dishes, medicine cabinets, and even toilet roll holders.
  2. Flooring – Wood floors are not the best type of flooring material for bathrooms, from a practical standpoint, but they do infuse bathrooms with great character. Properly sealed and stained wood floors are durable enough for normal bathroom use.
  3. Sizing with Color – To make a small bathroom look bigger, make sure that your color palette stays in the white-to-cream color spectrum.
  4. Think Lighting – It is ironic that, in a room where people need to visually inspect their hair and faces, lighting is usually very dim and concentrated only in one spot—namely, from a ceiling fixture. At the very least, consider having added lighting around the bathroom mirror in the form of sconces.
  5. Fixtures and Color – Use white or cream colored fixtures (i.e., toilet and bathtub) is that colored fixtures tend to look very dated after only a few years. And while it is possible to switch out the toilet with very little effort, you will have a considerable demolition and cost issues involved with switching out a shower or bathtub.

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