by Elias Deukmajian | Bathroom Remodel
Remodeling any room of your home has its advantages, but there are certain rooms that make more sense to renovate. Usually, these rooms include the bathrooms and kitchen. It makes sense to remodel the rooms that we typically spend the majority of our time in; however, it is also critical to think long-term. In other words, in ten years from now will it have made sense to add on that extra room or expand the living room? Many times homeowners spend money on renovations that don’t add to the overall value of their homes, or wind up paying so much in renovation costs that they come out of the experience with less return value.
As we previously mentioned, the kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms that prospective buyers pay the most attention to—and they’re the rooms that people tend to be most unhappy with in the first place. If you’ve recently decided that renovating your bathroom makes sense for you, take a moment to think about why you want to renovate it in the first place. If you do choose to renovate, it’s important to evaluate what you deem as the most important changes you’d like to make to your existing bathroom. Here’s a little more food for thought to help you through your bathroom renovation:
Why to renovate in the first place
Again, when you begin thinking about renovating your bathroom, it’s helpful to make a list of the reasons why you want to renovate it in the first place. This can serve as a model for how you will approach your renovation project. In other words, what you seem to be currently lacking in your bathroom can help dictate your decision-making process when it comes to adding elements that you consistently wish were a part of your bathroom design. For instance, if you only have a shower and constantly find yourself wishing you could take a hot bath at the end of the day, you might consider making space for a soaking tub in your bathroom. However, there are other things to consider when it comes to your bathroom renovation.
The biggest factors to consider in your bathroom renovation
When remodeling any room in your house, it’s important to weigh your options carefully so that you make the most of your project the first time around—being cautious not to spend too much money on any one element causing you to have to sacrifice in other important areas. With the help of professional, you might be able to better stick to your plan and budget without getting off track. Here are the big things to consider:
Does your bathroom currently deliver on storage space? What are you or your family’s needs when it comes to storage? These are good questions to ask when selecting the cabinetry and planning the layout in your bathroom. Maybe you don’t even need cabinetry! By planning storage options ahead of time, you can make the most of what is usually one of the smaller areas in a home without making it feel cramped. Here’s a tip: use the most of your space by designing upward!
Another buzz word to keep in mind during your renovation is functionality. Does your bathroom currently function well as is? Is the layout impeding on your ability to make the most of the space? If this is the case, it might be worthwhile to re-evaluate the layout of your bathroom. Sometimes this can mean adjusting your budget a little, but if it fits with your goals and needs, it could be worth it.
The overall tone and feel of your home and bathroom might be two entirely different things currently, and one of your goals might be to better unify your home by tying in the bathroom design more effectively. By incorporating our individual aesthetic into the bathroom, we can create a space that is inviting, warm, and relaxing. After all, that’s the goal of a bathroom space—isn’t it?
Our approach to bathroom renovations
The experts here at Kitchen Emporium have performed countless bathroom renovations in the Southern California areas of the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. As California-licensed contractors, it’s our mission to ensure that every project we encounter is completed to the highest standards in construction, but also meets the needs of our client. For help tackling your bathroom renovation or more renovation ideas, please contact us directly. We look forward to transforming your bathroom space into a relaxing retreat.