If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, there are many advantages. A bathroom remodel allows you to adapt your restroom to better suit your current needs and adds value and style to your home. However, not all remodels are created equal, and you will have to put thoughtful consideration into what features you would like to include. Some improvements in particular can have a transformative effect on your bathroom. In this blog, we will go over some remodel improvements that you should strongly consider.
Low-Flow, Hidden-Tank Toilet
When it comes to the future of toilets, this type will become increasingly typical in residential homes. A hidden tank gives you far more space than you realize, and is particularly advantageous if you have a small powder room you would like to remodel. Additionally, low-flow toilets are an environmentally friendly choice, saving water with each flush. While you can make these toilets work for any type of aesthetic, they fit in particularly well in contemporary decor.
This is an improvement that you probably haven’t given much thought to because it isn’t visible, but it can actually make a huge difference. Typically, bathroom plumbing is 1.5 inches. This often results in clogging, particularly if you have multiple family members using this bathroom. It costs the same to install two-inch plumbing, and it can dramatically improve drainage.
This feature is dependent on whether or not you will actually use it. Sometimes, people install tubs during their remodel just because they believe it is going to help with a future resale without thinking about how it is going to impact the function of their bathroom right now. If you only take a bath once in a blue moon, it may not be worth the precious space; a large shower will suit your needs just fine. However, if you would use it frequently enough, a bath is a great way to add value to your home; just make sure it is a functional choice for you right now.
A Shower Window
Bathrooms are subject to a lot of humidity, and without proper ventilation, this often leads to mildew and mold. You could install a fan, and while this will help, natural ventilation is the best option. Adding a window in your shower allows you to naturally ventilate your bathroom, preventing the growth of mold and mildew, particularly if you keep both the window and bathroom door open after showering. It’s wise to use frosted glass for privacy, and speak with your contractor more specifically about the right type of window for your needs.
Recessed Medicine Cabinet
You can get more storage space with a recessed medicine cabinet. With just a few inches inside the wall, you can create more needed space for your toiletries, giving your bathroom a sleeker and less cluttered look. This is particularly advantageous if you have a shallower vanity.
At Hubbard Plumbing, we can help you achieve the bathroom remodel of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our remodeling services!