If there are two key rooms in any home that truly sell a house, it’s the kitchen and bathrooms. As a potential home buyer yourself, perhaps you can cast back your memory to a time of house hunting, where a particular bathroom or kitchen might have put you off.
That’s why it’s so important to prioritize these key areas of the home, first, when it’s in your budget to remodel. And when it comes to bathroom remodeling, you’d be wise to keep storage, functionality, and comfort top-of-mind.
Here are some of the top bathroom upgrades you should consider.
1. Install a Hidden Tank Toilet
Now, we understand this might not be the most glamorous bathroom upgrade to begin with, but it’s one of the most beneficial and cost-effective. A hidden tank toilet means that the tank sits inside the wall, hence the word ”hidden”. All you really see is the toilet bowl and lid.
This type of toilet is beneficial because it saves on space, so it’s a good way to increase square footage in your bathroom — especially a guest bathroom. It also looks great, super modern, and sleek and will fit in well with any contemporary bathroom.
If this upgrade is not for you, then there’s also the option of installing a low-flow toilet. The main benefit is that it saves you water each time you flush, lowering your monthly water consumption (and bills!). This is a brilliant addition to your bathroom for improving overall home value.
2. Change Up Your Shower Tiling
While oversized tiling is definitely ”having a moment”, it’s actually not the most practical choice for your shower — especially the flooring. If you’re looking to update your shower tiling, don’t put it off any longer. There is a myriad of beautiful tile options on the market today, but do yourself a favor and opt for a small tile with texture for the bottom of your shower.
This type of tile is the best choice because it’s the most slip-resistant. The size, texture, and additional grouting ensure your feet stay put, no matter how soapy your shower gets.
If it’s within your budget, ceramic or porcelain tiles are some of the best materials in terms of longevity, look, and feel.
3. Opt for Recessed Cabinetry
Vanity cabinets above the sink are functional, but they’re not always practical or safe. A great way to increase your storage space and streamline the design of your bathroom is with recessed cabinetry.
That means additional wall framing that allows contractors to build cabinets into the wall. And in the overall scheme of remodeling, this is not an overly expensive job but has plenty of benefits.
You could install recessed cabinetry above your sink, toilet, or even your bath. It allows you to bend over and use these parts of your bathroom without bumping your head or compromising on space.
4. Set the Mood With Lighting
Nothing dampens the mood of a modern bathroom more than poor lighting. So when you’re planning your remodel, this is something you need to prioritize if you have outdated lighting.
This might look like swapping out an old light fixture for something more sleek and contemporary, or quirky and fun, depending on your personal style. If you’re a fan of taking long, hot baths, then a dimmer light for your main light fixture is a brilliant touch for creating the perfect mood.
Don’t forget about mirror or vanity lighting, too. Some of the best options are recessed light fixtures above the vanity or sconces on either side of it.
5. Choose a Reasonably Sized Bathtub
Large, spa-pool-type bathtubs were once all the rage, but today, they’re often seen as excessive and an expense no homeowner wants to maintain. Let alone the shocking water bill that comes with it.
If your bathroom has one of these tubs, it would serve you well to remove and replace it with something a little smaller or reasonably sized. One of the best bathroom remodeling ideas today is the free-standing bathtub. You can find an array of styles to choose from — whether you prefer an ornate, antique look, or modern aesthetic.
6. Upgrade Your Fixtures (But Keep it Neutral)
If there’s one thing that can overwhelm any homeowner when you upgrade your bathroom, it’s the choice of fixtures to choose from. The solution is actually simple though — just keep it simple and stick to neutrals.
Upgrading bathroom fixtures is a fast, simple, and pretty inexpensive way to revamp your bathroom. But you want to stick with fixtures that stand the test of time and remain classic and elegant, no matter what’s in style.
This includes the fixtures of your bathtub, sink, shower, and toilet. Think along the lines of chrome, silver, brushed gold fixtures, or matte black for a timeless look.
7. Replace Your Countertops
Nothing can age a bathroom faster than the countertops and vanity. One of the simplest yet most effective bathroom renovation ideas is to replace your countertops with something that’s not only aesthetic but functional.
If you’re looking for durability and longevity (which you should prioritize in a bathroom), then natural stone is your best option. This includes materials such as marble, granite, or quartz.
When you skimp on quality the results will speak for themselves in a short few years.
8. Maximize Bathroom Storage
You can never have too much storage space in the bathroom. When you’re thinking about how to upgrade your bathroom, brainstorm some ideas on how to maximize or increase your storage space. This will add amazing value to your home.
Whether it’s the addition of shelving above your toilet or bathtub, recessed cabinets, or replacing cabinets with drawers, storage space is like gold for potential home buyers.
It’s also important to consider the practicality of your storage space and how it fits in with your day-to-day use of your bathroom. In other words, add storage to the areas you access the most.
Considering Bathroom Remodeling in the Near Future?
Whether you’re looking at a full-scale remodel, or a few simple bathroom upgrades, our team at Cabinet Wholesalers has the expertise to completely transform this key area of your home.
We specialize in upgrading vanities, countertops, showers, tubs, lighting, flooring, and more. Get in touch with our team of pros to talk about your bathroom vision.