Which room is the pride and joy of your home? You are probably thinking it’s the kitchen, the living room, or the basement that you have converted into a gigantic game room. All the same, you might have other answers – the garage workshop, the loft bedroom, or the gorgeous library and reading nook hidden behind a sliding door. Well, don’t forget about the master bathroom! By following these tips, you can make sure that it is a truly spectacular place to be!
Be Meticulous During the Planning Phase
During the planning phase, it’s a good idea to be as detail-oriented as possible. Granted, this advice is applicable to any project that involves remodeling your home. All the same, you will have to carefully consider the proper utilization of space, and anyone else who will share your bathroom. For example, two sinks might make sense until you realize that you would prefer a single sink that is deeper and affords you more countertop space as well.
Expected the Unexpected
This might sound hollow or trite, but unforeseen delays and other issues can slow down the progress of your master bathroom becoming something like you would see in a movie. Water damage and mold colonies aren’t always easy to find – but finding the problems now and addressing them right away will help keep costs under control.
Make Maintenance a Priority
Every bathroom in your house will need maintenance. This goes beyond simply cleaning the surfaces – floors, walls, mirrors, and the toilet, for instance. A glass-enclosed shower door is much easier to clean and so is a doorless open-concept shower.
Light Up the Room
Illumination is important no matter where you need to renovate. Balance the usage of natural light with enough privacy in your bathroom depending on where the window looking in or out is positioned. Some options include overhead lighting, sconce lights, and LED bulbs.
Rev Up the Water Efficiency
You are probably well aware that energy efficiency is a rising concern amongst modern homeowners. That has some bearing on the new design of your master bathroom as well. In this case, it has to do with water efficiency. All updated fixtures should be paired with water-saving features. Do this by modifying the shower, the lav faucets, and toilets to conserve even more water and do your part for the environment.
Pivot Towards Universal Design
If you plan to age-in-place after retiring, then you will want to pay attention to the concept of universal design. The master bathroom will continue to accommodate you even when mobility becomes more of an issue. Integrate wider doorways for wheelchairs, grab bars, shower chairs, walk-in showers, or built-in benches. It all comes down to what you want and what you need.
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