Adding a new bathroom or remodeling an old bathroom is amongst the most home improvement projects. But what if you’ve never had a bathroom remodeled before? It’s possible that you could fall into a situation where you end up regretting some element of your project. So in today’s article from the Scranton general contractors at Rudis Enterprises, LLC, we’ll explore a few common regrets when adding a new bathroom or revamping an old one and how to avoid those regrets!
New Bathroom Regret – Single Use Only
Today’s modern bathrooms are no longer designed for single use only; they’re built to accommodate two or more people at once. This is achieved by adding multiple his and her sinks, including a water closet for the toilet or by placing a partition between the toilet or shower area and the sink and vanity area.
This allows multiple people to use the same bathroom at once, without compromising privacy. This is especially important if you already have a limited number of bathrooms in your home. So if space permits, include design elements that allow multiple users to utilize the facilities.
New Bathroom Regret – Bad Layout
When designing a new bathroom, you’ll want to ensure it has an intuitive layout, particularly if you’re opting for a design that can accommodate two or more occupants at the same time.
Bathrooms tend to have limited space, so use caution to avoid a situation where you have trouble navigating or using the bathroom when another person is present. For example, you may find that while standing at the counter, another person needs to carefully sneak past in order to access the shower.
So consider how you’ll actually use the bathroom. Envision yourself moving through and performing various tasks in the room to get an idea of how the room’s layout will work.
New Bathroom Regret – Insufficient Storage
Just like your kitchen, you can never have enough storage in your new bathroom! Seriously. You’ll probably never hear someone complain that they’ve got too much bathroom storage!
If you lack sufficient storage, your beautiful new bathroom will take on a cluttered appearance, with toiletries and products scattered throughout the bathroom counter and beyond. Clutter not only makes the space look smaller, but it gives the impression of disarray (even when the clutter is perfectly orderly!)
So to avoid this situation, include plenty of cabinetry and drawers. If you have shelving, opt for decorative baskets to contain toiletries and small items so they’re not visible and on unsightly display.
New Bathroom Regret – It’s Dated
Few things can date your home like a bathroom that was super trendy…..ten years ago. The bathrooms and the kitchen often include fairly trendy elements that can make a home seem older than it is and replacement of the dated elements can be costly and/or inconvenient.
Therefore, stick with classic design elements that will look fabulous today and 20 years from now. If you do pick some very trendy elements for your bathroom’s design, make sure these elements can be changed with relative ease. For instance, it’s much easier to replace a sink fixture than it is to tear out the entire shower.
Trust Your Home Improvements to a Top Scranton Contractor
At Rudis Enterprises, LLC, we offer a full range of Scranton building and home improvement services, including bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations, landscaping and eco-friendly home improvement services, designed to improve home value and boost energy efficiency. We also handle urgent repairs, such as broken windows, damage from fallen trees, and beyond. We serve Scranton and the surrounding region of Pennsylvania.
To get help with your home improvement project, contact Rudis Enterprises, a top Northeastern Pennsylvania and Scranton contractor by calling 570.591.2453 or stop by our contact form to send your project details.