Bathroom remodels are one of the most popular projects we complete. Most homeowners understand that it’s a big investment that requires time, money, and patience. The journey from your initial consultation to the final walk-through of the completed project can be a long ride, but can certainly be worth it if your bathroom truly needs a renovation. Are you wondering if your bathroom needs to be remodeled? Here are some of the most common reasons people choose to remodel their bathroom:
Guest bathroom remodels are frequently among the top items on our client’s wish lists. It might not seem as important as the kitchen or the master bathroom, but when you consider that the guest bathroom is what all of your guests use upon visiting your home, you can’t help but want it to look nice. On top of aesthetic appeal, you also want the space to be functional. In many cases, the homes that we remodel are at least 20-30 years old, and the bathrooms are not only outdated, but also have plumbing issues, poor lighting, broken or missing tile, and eroded fixtures – not ideal for guests or prolonged visitors! Our recent clients in Arlington, Texas had similar issues and chose to include the guest bathroom remodel with some other projects we were completing throughout their home.
One of the things we always try to upgrade in a bathroom remodel is the lighting. This usually involves replacing dated decorative lighting with strategically placed LED can lights and modern new fixtures. Another option to improve the lighting and atmosphere of a dim bathroom is to include a window into the design. Adding windows to a room is a great way to let in natural light and make the space feel larger.
Here are some of the most popular options for bathroom windows:
Our recent bathroom project involved renovating a large master bathroom in an upper-end Arlington, Texas home. The existing bathroom was quality and functional, but it was definitely dated with the typical brown tones, wallpaper and fixtures of the 1980’s. All of the dark, earthy colors paired with the poor lighting created a cave-like atmosphere, which made the space feel dim and smaller than it actually was. The clients wanted to brighten the room with a fresher, more modern look, updated features and specialty amenities to match the rest of their luxury home.
Our most recent remodeling project involved updating the master bathroom in a 1992 home in Grapevine, Texas. While the original bathroom was functional, it definitely lacked the aesthetic appeal of the rest of the home, which we recently helped the clients renovate. There was no need to change the layout of the space, aside from installing a smaller tub to allow for a larger shower. The idea was to simply upgrade the room with new flooring, tiles, vanities, counter tops, and lighting. It’s amazing what an impact these changes can make!
Our recent clients in Grand Prairie, Texas were looking to make updates and modifications throughout the majority of their 20-year-old home. One of their top priorities was upgrading the dated, crowded, and poorly laid out master bathroom. Not only were we able to create a beautiful, modern look, but also a more functional space with handicap-accessible features.
The original bathroom was designed by the builder to appeal to potential buyers, with double vanities, a corner garden tub, and a modern framed glass shower. While these features might sound good on paper and certainly would intrigue a new home buyer, the reality was that the bathroom was much too small for two vanities, the corner tub was difficult to get to, and the framed glass was small and quickly became outdated.
It’s amazing how much bigger a compact space can feel when a sleek, minimalist design is introduced. Take it from these clients, who were tired of their cramped and dated master bathroom. As you can see in the before photos, the narrow space was cramped with massive cabinets, a clunky built-in tub, and low hanging light fixtures. Luckily, our team of professional designers got to work and created an open-concept, flowing design to solve our client’s cramped bathroom woes.
In this before shot, you can see the toilet room and shower were very dated an felt over crowded in such a small space.
One common question we get from our clients that are considering a master bathroom remodel is whether or not they should keep their bathtub. Most people would rather have a large master bathroom shower and no bathtub rather than having a small shower and a tub they never use.
Here are some aspects to consider if you are on the fence about keeping your bathtub:
Does Your Home Have a Second Bathroom With a Bathtub?
Most homes are built with tubs or shower-tub combos in each full-sized bathroom throughout the house, so many homes have a minimum of two tubs. In this case, taking out the master bathtub is no big deal. However, if your master bathroom bathtub is the only bathtub in the house, you should not remove it!
Aging in place means preparing of your home to be a comfortable and safe environment as you get older through the installation of universal designs. Things like grab bars, shower seats, wheelchair accessible doorways, chair lifts for stairs, and curbless showers are all options that can be installed to help prevent falls and injuries within the home. One popular universal design choice among aging in place homeowners is walk-in tubs.
Traditional step-in showers and tubs can be dangerous to seniors or people with mobility issues. Walk-in bathtubs can be an easy solution to this problem. These unique tubs are designed with a door on the side, allowing for individuals to walk in and shut the door behind them, minimizing the risk of slipping or losing balance that is often presented when stepping into or out of a traditional tub.