If you have been in your home for many years or want a project during the winter months, a bathroom update may be just what you need. Whether it is a master bath, hall bath or guest bath, simple changes can make a big difference in the appearance of a bathroom. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier Boerne Custom Home Builder
, shares signs it your bathroom might need some TLC.
If you have a bathroom you think could use some updates, do what the pro’s do and take some photos of your bathroom. Sometimes, it is easier to see areas that need improvement in a photo than to the naked eye.
The next thing to look at are the colors in your bathroom. Whether it is your paint color, flooring or tile, are any of the colors outdated? Sometimes a simple fresh coat of paint or new tiling can completely transform the look of a bathroom. Try to aim for ageless colors like white, gray and black that can last a long time.
Another update that can make a huge difference, is fixing the issue if your bathroom smells like a bathroom. If your bathroom doesn’t smell as fresh as it should, consider replacing the wax seal on the toilet and making sure your sink doesn’t have a leak that could cause a moldy-odor. If you have carpet in your bathroom, that would be a good thing to replace as well. Consider tile as a great alternative. If it gets wet, you don’t have to worry about mold growing. Also, if you have bathroom rugs, you should have them cleaned or consider purchase new ones to help remove the “bathroom” smell.
If you are looking for a true winter project, you may consider a bathroom renovation. Especially if you have an older home or a bathroom with a bad layout, a renovation could completely change the way you use your bathroom space.
Lighting is another small fix that can make a huge difference in your bathroom. If you have poor lighting in your bathroom, updating your light bulbs or light fixtures themselves can give the bathroom a whole new feel.
Lastly, if your bathroom lacks storage there are several things you can do to increase the storage space in any size bathroom. First, consider installing a larger vanity. Especially if you just have a small free standing sink in your bathroom, replacing it with a larger vanity that has shelving below the sink can make a huge difference and give you counter space that you didn’t have before.
Also consider installing shelving above the toilet area in your bathroom to house things like extra towels, toiletries, etc.
Lastly, you can consider knocking out a wall and adding a linen closet for additional storage with the extra space.
No matter the bathroom you choose, these simple tips can transform any bathroom in your home for better.
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.