Are you thinking about redesigning your bathroom? If so, you should know that it’s often a much bigger and more involved project than you might initially think. In fact, a lot of people enter into the redesign process only to be shocked by how in-depth it is and how much time and commitment it requires.
None of this means, however, that you shouldn’t redesign your bathroom. In fact, it is a very rewarding process and can help you have a bathroom you truly love and are proud of. This is especially true if you have someone to help you with your bathroom renovation. And, here at Glass Solutions, we would love to assist you with your bathroom redesign.
Not only do we offer outstanding custom glass shower door installation in Raleigh and surrounding areas, but we’re also happy to provide you with advice and assistance as you redesign your bathroom. To help you get started, here are some things to consider before you jump into the renovation process.
Consideration #1: How Many Bathrooms Do You Have?
One of the first things to think about when redesigning your bathroom is how many bathrooms you currently have and what they consist of.
If you have multiple bathrooms, you might make one your “shower room,” in which case a glass shower renovation would be wise. You could make another bathroom your “tub room” and have another bathroom, if applicable, as a simpler “powder room.”
When you have multiple bathrooms, you have a little more freedom, and you can spread the things you want and like across the different rooms. You have fewer possibilities with just one bathroom, but you’ll be surprised at just how much a small change, like a shower renovation or shower redesign can improve things.
Consideration #2: What Do You Want as Your “Focal Point?”
Whenever people enter your bathroom, their eyes automatically go to something. This “something,” whether it be your tub, the flooring, or anything in between is considered the “focal point” of your bathroom.
Obviously, you want the focal point of your bathroom to be something beautiful and well designed, like a custom glass shower. If you’re not careful, though, the focal point could end up being the toilet (never a good idea) or that water spot you can’t seem to get rid of.
When designing your bathroom, think about where in the room the eye is drawn to first. From there, and with the help of professionals, you can create a bathroom with a great focal point…and a great “rest of the room” as well.
Consideration #3: Do You Really Need a Tub?
A lot of bathrooms have tubs that never get used. In today’s world, people’s lives are busier than ever before, which means that most people don’t have time to lie around soaking in a tub. For this reason, having a bathroom that only features a standalone shower is something that is growing in popularity.
If you currently have a tub, consider how much it gets used. If it barely gets used, you might not want to include a tub at all in your redesign. And even if it does get used, think about how much it’s costing you to run all that water. Is it really worth it?
Of course, it’s up to you whether you have a tub or not, but, in many cases, it will not hurt you to not have a tub.
Consideration #4: How Safe is Your Current Bathroom?
When most people upgrade their bathrooms, they do so in order to improve the way they look. And, while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, renovation time is also a good time to improve overall safety.
If, for example, you have older people in the home, a deep tub that’s hard to get into and out of might not be the best idea. A shower with grab bars would be a better option. Non-slip flooring is wise as well.
For those with older family members or children in the home – or for those who are just safety-conscious, making upgrades to both safety and appearance is always smart.
Consideration #5: Upgrade Your Lighting
Finally, as you redesign your bathroom, don’t forget that lighting can actually make a big difference in the overall appeal and attractiveness of your bathroom.
Accent lighting or other nice lighting touches can easily take a bathroom from basic to brilliant. Make your bathroom a cozier, more relaxing space. You can even light up your shower or tub with specialized lighting, so definitely give lighting some thought when you renovate.
As you can see, there are lots of things to think about when it comes to bathroom redesign. You don’t have to think about it alone.
How long do bathroom renovations take?
Depending on the prior condition of your bathroom, it is recommended that you allocate between 3 and 6 weeks of time for an appropriate renovation start-to-finish. When renovating a bathroom, Glass Solutions takes several details into consideration such as:
- Carpentry work needed: If the underlying structure of your bathroom is in good shape, you’ll likely need minimal to no carpentry work done
- Plumbing work needed: Tubs and toilets can be time-consuming aspects of bathroom renovation projects
- Electrical work needed: Connection issues or changes will likely result in time-consuming and costly add-ons
- Additional insulation needed: Depending on how many walls are involved, additional insulation costs can add up quickly