Bathroom remodeling is one of the most important home improvement projects you can ever invest in, as any remodeling and roofing contractor would tell you. You don’t need many reasons to do it, either. Maybe your bathroom is looking a little dated, or it feels cold. You can also make changes to your bathroom to match other parts of your home that you remodeled recently. Or you can simply remodel your bathroom if you’re planning to age in place. The best part about it is that a bathroom remodel always has the potential to raise the value of your property.
You can make your bathroom feel cozier and more welcoming with these ideas:
Get That Spa Feel With Stone Tile
Tile is one of the most important parts of any bathroom. If you want that spa look in your bathroom, ask your remodeling and siding contractor about stone tile.
You don’t have to replace every tile in your bathroom with stone, although that wouldn’t be such a bad idea. You can contrast stone tile against porcelain to enrich the palette and add some spa-like sophistication. It’s also an idea worth considering to have one area of your bathroom tiled from floor to ceiling while leaving the rest un-tiled, turning the stone-tiled area into an accent. You’ll be happy with the satisfying feel and natural beauty of stone tile in your newly renovated bathroom.
Make White the Dominant Color
White is an architectural color that never goes out of style, as any remodeling and siding contractor. It can make the room airier, warmer and cleaner, all while also giving it that contemporary look that invites and welcomes. Use white or a little off-white to achieve balance in your bathroom while also giving the illusion of more space and warmth.
If white or off-white is too clean for your taste, and you would like something a bit more subdued, try a light gray or a gray-beige hue. You can also combine the white elements with the gray elements to bridge the gap between warm and cool. Marvel at the contemporary and welcoming feel of your bathroom once you’ve achieved such a combination.
Include Vintage Elements
Going full contemporary is well and good, as your remodeling and roofing contractor would say, but if you don’t want your bathroom to feel like a cold hotel bathroom, think about adding some elements that balance contemporary and traditional. An all-white or white-gray bathroom will have that lived-in look of warmth and coziness if you add some vintage elements, such as antique wire baskets and other vintage fixtures. Try some classic schoolhouse-style lights for your shower or your vanity. You can still achieve some of that minimalism without turning your bathroom into a cold, unfeeling area of your home.
Add Some Texture
Bathrooms are known for having flat, hard and glossy surfaces all around. It would definitely help to add some more texture to make your bathroom more inviting. For example, if you want a rich, inviting texture to break that glossy monotony, try adding some woven elements on the floor. You can also use wicker baskets for storage instead of just the built-in cabinets. Woven boxes or baskets are perfect for folded towels. Try some aged metal around your stone counters and porcelain fixtures to break up the “hardness” of the look. Add a fine rug here and there. Such textures can make your bathroom look more “at home in your home.”
Deck It Out With Wood
Wood is not a recommended material for areas with the constant presence of moisture, as bathroom and roof replacements contractors know. However, you can still enjoy some wood in your bathroom, particularly if it’s treated for water resistance. For example, instead of stone or porcelain countertops, why not consider wood for your vanity? You can also replace stone, porcelain or metal shelves with wooden versions. Need an accent stool in there? Get a cute wood stool.
Wood naturally makes any space look more elegant and cozy. Choose wood pieces that are lightly stained or hard-lacquered. Just remember to seal the wood against moisture and never leave wood pieces in pools of water for a long time.
Replace Your Vanity
A simple vanity is a minimalist fan’s dream. But sometimes, a simple stone, metal or porcelain vanity is not as cozy. It turns the space into a cold, uninviting or uninteresting part of your bathroom instead. This won’t be a problem if you replace your old vanity with a furniture-style vanity. A good contractor or craftsperson can turn a vintage piece of furniture into a new wooden vanity with loads of character. Just make sure the furniture is the right height and is strong and sturdy enough to hold a sink. Even an antique piece of furniture you found at a flea market can have a new life as your new and more interesting vanity. Give it a new stain and make sure it’s sealed against water damage.
Choose Your Color, Not Someone Else’s Color
When it comes to design, you’ll often hear about warm and cool colors. Warm colors like orange, yellow, red, etc., can make the room cozier, while cool hues like blue and green can make it brighter and livelier. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to this warm vs. cool argument. Talk to your contractor about the colors and styles you really like. What’s the point of remodeling your bathroom if you don’t feel welcome and happy whenever you use the room? As long as you do your research and stick to what makes you feel comfortable, any color should be fine. After all, your bathroom, your rules.
That being said, if you have any plans at all to sell the house in the future, it’s probably better to stick with a more traditional hue that any buyer would appreciate. If this is the situation you find yourself in, choose a color that you’re comfortable with but won’t turn off a potential buyer in the future.
Heat the Floor
You can make your bathroom warmer and cozier, literally, by adding in-floor heating. You can save money on heating bills too because the in-floor heating system will radiate heat upward and make the room feel warm. It will be nice to walk around your bathroom with bare feet even in the middle of the winter season. You might even be able to leverage that heated floor if you would like to raise your asking price if you ever sell the house.
We can advise you regarding the right remodeling ideas to make your bathroom look and feel cozier. Get in touch with us at USA Installations Inc. We also offer other services, including roof replacements. Call us at (253) 514-2474 or (800) 884-8640. You can also tell us about your project here.