The bathroom is the first room you stumble into in the morning—bleary-eyed, dazed, and yawning—should be a soothing oasis. A bathroom is second only to kitchens as the areas homeowners eagerly spend time and money renovating—and that catch a buyer’s eye when you’re trying to sell.
Below are a few bathroom remodel ideas that add value.
Invest in a double vanity
For shared bathrooms, installing an extra sink can be a brilliant move. As a rule, you’ll need a minimum of 60 inches to comfortably accommodate two sinks. Vessel or undermount styles will make the most of limited counter space.
Go for timeless tile
Bathroom remodel ideas in general should appeal to a broader range of people and provide better return on investment. Select timeless elements that won’t date the bathroom. Keep in mind, large tiles can help a small room appear more spacious, and diagonal installation can help a narrow room appear wider.
Upgrade your lighting
Lighting and lighting fixtures are critical elements.
Swap out contractor-grade light fixtures for something more stylish and functional. For a layered lighting effect, include overhead as well as task lighting at the vanity mirror. Install a dimmer for added versatility and control.
Swap in new fixtures
Old materials such as bronze can instantly date your bathroom. To knock out this easy DIY update, simply purchase new door handles, drawer pulls, and towel bars for a bathroom remodel that’s quick, easy, and inexpensive too.
Go for popular finishes like satin or brushed nickel that pair well with most tile. For a more classic look, chrome is a good choice. Just watch out for water spots!
Integrate custom storage
Consider how much storage you need when selecting vanities and other cabinetry, and don’t overlook the convenience of having multiple drawers for keeping cosmetics and toiletries close at hand. If space is tight, go vertical with shallow shelves or upper cabinets.
Add a neutral palette
Keep paint colors light and neutral in the bathroom for a clean, fresh look.
Play up the Tub
If you have a tub, transform it into a dreamy destination by styling it with your favorite bath products and accessories. Keep pretty towels, aromatic soaps and colorful bath salts within reach. Add plants and interesting vessels into the mix for a designer look.