What to Consider When Completing A Modern Bathroom Remodelling Project

Did you know the average person spends more than two years in the bathroom?

That’s a whole lot of time spent on the toilet, in the bath, under the shower and all the rest, regardless of the size of the space. Spending much of one’s life in such a seemingly inconsequential but essential room somewhat justifies a proper remodelling project, don’t you think?

But, what essential changes do you need to improve your space’s functionality and comfort? A lot goes into a bathroom remodelling project, and unless you’re a professional, you may be left wondering where to start and which elements to focus your attention on.

We’re here to help with that. Here are some tips to make your modern bathroom remodel smooth and efficient.

Recesses

When space is tight, build in; recessed medicine cabinets, toilet roll holders, and soap dishes  pry out more space. Compared to cabinets built out, recessed ones offer more room to bend over and use the sink. You’ll gain more space without foregoing sleekness.

Using recessed light also makes a tiny bathroom appear spacious. Consider recesses since they don’t cost much in the grand scheme of your remodelling project.

Ventilation

If you don’t want to deal with mildew and mould (hey, who does?), a bathroom fan can certainly help.

With any renovation project, your decisions are from a design or functional standpoint. While the look of your bathroom is, of course, essential, sometimes functionality comes first. Your bathroom needs an exhaust fan that drives moisture out, removes odours and reduces the issues associated with condensation

Be careful what bathroom fan you install, or you’ll run into a mould or mildew problem. If it’s at all possible, use open windows to help with humidity and improve your bathroom aesthetic, too. 

More Mirrors

Many people think mirrors are only for checking hair or makeup, but they do so much more than that. Instead, think of bathroom mirrors as design elements to give the illusion of space and grandeur, as well as adding some much needed light to this conventionally darker room.

There’s a reason why so many interior designers place emphasis on using mirrors to create more space across their designs. If you want to make your small bathroom appear larger without having to invest in costly solutions, a few simple mirrors – or one large one, for that matter – can work wonders. 

Use large-format mirrors that span over an entire wall for small bathrooms. If you have a large shower, add a second mirror to the primary mirror above your sink. Companies like CNM Online have various mirror options and other bathroom appliances.

Lighting

In a room where you need to see your face and hair, lighting is sometimes dim or confined to one area— the ceiling.

Shed a little light on corners of the bathroom not often illuminated, by adding lighting to improve the mood and functionality of your space. If you enjoy long, languid soaks in the bath, then you’ll know there’s no leisure in full artificial light. Dim lighting will set just the right mood. Add a few flickering, scented candles, and you’re away.

Go further, and introduce recessed lights around your bathroom mirror to give the best lighting for tasks that may need lots of illumination. Finally, consider having lighting in the shower rather than around it. You might find your showers more fun when appropriately lit – safely and as approved by a qualified electrician, of course.

Floors

Speaking of safety…

You now have a hypothetically spacious, well-lit and ventilated bathroom, but is it safe if there are slip hazards under foot?

Textured floor tiles come with extra grouts to keep you from slipping when the floor is wet. They are also easy to clean, and the grouts resist stain and mould. 

It’s not just safety you should consider, here; aesthetics matter where flooring is concerned. Fortunately, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bathroom tiles; they come in different colours and patterns. Mix and match them to create a harmonious look.

Read: Ways to make your bathroom a safe place

The Bottom Line

A modern bathroom remodelling project will make a big difference in your home renovation project. A few tricks and tweaks will give you space and aesthetics. Investing in recessing cabinets and more mirrors might be what your bathroom needs.

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