No one wants to admit it, but many people spend a lot of their down time in the bathroom. Relaxing in a bubble bath, singing in the shower, reading on the throne or just primping. Why not make it a more enjoyable experience? Consider doing one or more of these updates in your bath.
Sink and Counters
Laminate countertops are common in many homes, but may not be your ideal surface. Consider a manufactured stone for good stain resistance and easy-to-clean durability. Vessel sinks are still popular, although keeping the counter clean right next to the bowl can be tricky. A mini version of a farmhouse sink may be helpful in the bathroom where you sometimes wash out your delicates or shampoo your hair. The easiest maintenance by far is the all in one molded countertop and sink. If you only have one sink consider upgrading to two – it can up your resale value.
Cabinets and Storage
Replace, repaint or resurface your tired old cabinets for an instant facelift. Or you might consider taking the doors off altogether – open shelving is very popular right now. Building in shelving above the toilet or behind a door can give you a lot more storage for linens and supplies. If you are in need of carpentry services Casper Wyoming has some great, skilled people who can help you out.
Add Some Seating
Speaking of carpentry, have you considered a window seat in your bath? Some rooms are quite spacious with large windows and a bench with a plush cushion and a few throw pillows may be a good spot for reading or visiting with someone who is soaking in the tub. It could also conceal a lot of storage space inside for seasonal items like beach towels.
While you are in the midst of remodeling your bathroom, especially if it is a master bath or a guest bath, you may wish to up the glamour quotient a bit. A chandelier is a sure bet to add some elegance. Add a couple of columns on either side of a large soaking tub or change out your fixtures to something with a little more class. Add crown molding or enhance your baseboards. Tile the floor with tumbled marble or add a glass tile backsplash.
Your bathroom is the most personal room in the house and besides serving its utilitarian functions; it should be a place of sanctuary. Making some simple changes – or some bigger ones can turn a room you hid away into a room to be proud of.