Master bathroom remodeling or refurbishing your home in any way or form can be stressful. This is a room you use every single day and is very much the most functional room in your home (apart from saying, your kitchen), it can all be somewhat overwhelming!
When it comes to remodeling, you might think that your bathroom is the least of your worries as it only needs to be functional and has no real aesthetic value. But that might be the wrong attitude to have; ultimately, it is a room you use all the time and should be a calm and relaxing space as this is where you get ready to face your day.
Master Bathroom Remodel Options
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Remodeling is usually an expensive process so you also want to make sure that the changes you are making to your master bathroom are durable, effective and make sense for you and your budget.
So, what really are your options? How do you go about remodeling your bathroom? What can you change? What should you change or add? What should you keep the same? And how can you add a little style or flair to this highly functional space?
To answer these questions and more, here is a list of the 4 most important remodeling options that you should take into consideration when remodeling your master bathroom.
What Options for Master Bathroom Can You Do?
When it comes to remodeling your master bathroom, there are tons of options out there for what you can do with this space. But there are only a few remodeling options that can really change the atmosphere of a room and transform the way you experience and use the space.
These changes can either be drastic or small, that is entirely up to you and what you are looking to change about your master bathroom.
Here are some of the ways in which you can remodel your master bathroom to put these changes in effect!
Change Your Flooring
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One of the most obvious but underrated ways to successfully remodel your master bathroom would be to change the flooring of this room. Surprisingly, postmodern ideas work well for bathrooms as well.
Bathroom floors are especially important because you spend the vast majority of your time barefoot when you’re in the bathroom, which is something people often forget. So treat your feet right and change your flooring so that you’re not slipping and sliding all over the place!
Do not underestimate what a change in flooring can do aesthetically (as well) for your master bathroom; it could work wonders!
During the winter months, we all dread stepping out of the shower onto the cold tiles of our bathroom floor; it’s definitely the worst part of my morning! This is where radiant-heat flooring comes into the picture.
This system, which goes under the tiles of the room it’s in is particularly perfect for your bathroom floor. You can even throw a cozy rug or bath mat over the tiles so that you can step straight onto its warm surface the second you get out of the shower!
So go ahead and treat yourself to some radiant-heat flooring! Doing this is one of the top home decor ideas.
Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
It makes sense to have tiles for your bathroom floor and porcelain or ceramic tiles (both from the ceramic family) as they are the perfect blend of style and practicality when it comes to your bathroom remodeling options.
Here are some of the advantages of having either porcelain or ceramic tiles and how you can choose between them:
- Porcelain tiles are not only stylish but they are a practical option as they are waterproof and are good value for money.
- Though ceramic tiles are cheaper, porcelain has the advantage of being more impervious to water as it has a water absorption rate of 0.5% or less.
- There is tons of variety when it comes to ceramic tiles so rest assured that you will find the specific tile that you want for your remodel!
- Even though porcelain is a more expensive option, it is also the more durable option.
Regardless of whether you choose porcelain or ceramic tiles your new master bathroom will look and feel fantastic!
If tiles are not the best option for you for whatever reason, don’t worry you still have another great option to give your master bathroom a new look!
Natural stone, is, unfortunately, an expensive option but it is worth every dollar, especially if you are only changing the flooring of one room, namely your master bathroom.
You can choose from multiple options such as granite, limestone, and marble, among others.
You should be sure to texture the surface of your stone floors so that there is no danger of you slipping and falling.
If you can afford it and it makes sense for your taste, natural stone is a stylish and durable option for your bathroom floors!
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Large and spacious bathrooms are often considered a luxury. However, if you are going to remodel your master bathroom, then you should indulge yourself by finding smart and innovative ways to increase the space of your bathroom.
Here are some suggestions for things you could add to your master bathroom that would not only increase the space but also increase the functionality of your bathroom.
More Natural Light
If at all possible, you should try and increase the amount of natural light your bathroom gets as this could really open up this space.
You could do this by either replacing a wall with a window or even adding a skylight to increase the amount of natural sunlight that shines through to make space look fresh and new.
Most of us have to share a bathroom with someone else, be it a spouse, a sibling or even a roommate.
One of the best ways to increase the space and functionality of your bathroom is to install two separate sinks. Naturally, this will depend on your bathroom’s existing structure and plumbing but if it is at all possible, this is definitely worth having!
There are so many advantages to having your closet, and a walk-in closet at that, inside your bathroom.
This makes practical sense from the point of view of getting dressed, reaching for a clean towel and ensuring that your bedroom is free of clothes and laundry!
This might be a smart and aesthetically pleasing way to remodel your master bathroom to make it more functional and more stylish!
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Having a leaky or erratic shower head can be one of the most frustrating aspects of your bathroom so it might be the first thing you want to fix or change when remodeling your master bathroom!
A multi-head shower could be just the addition to your master bathroom that you’ve been looking for!
This is one way of upgrading your bathroom and is an ideal option for something new for your master bathroom when you’re remodeling it.
It is also a functional change for your master bathroom and is an unusual way to expand your bathroom.
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You might think that the bathroom is the last place that you would want to display artwork but in actuality, it could do a lot to brighten up space when you are remodeling your master bathroom.
The artwork doesn’t have to be particularly fancy or extravagant or overwhelm the space, but a small painting or two could do a lot to spruce up your bathroom and is definitely an option you should keep in mind when remodeling your master bathroom!
So What Should You Do to Your Master Bathroom?
Now you have plenty to think about when it comes to remodeling your master bathroom so I hope you are buzzing with ideas!
Remodeling your bathroom should be a fun and stress-free experience and should make your morning routine more relaxing. In other words, remodeling your bathroom should be a way to improve your bathroom.
If that’s the case then how and in what way you remodel your master bathroom is entirely dependent on what your bathroom is like; do you already have radiant-heat flooring? Is it your shower head or your sink that needs replacing? Do you have the space for a walk-in closet?
Feel free to mix and match these various remodel options to get the perfect remodel for your specific master bathroom. At the end of the day, it comes down to your budget, your particular aesthetics and what it is you want to change about your bathroom.
Also, remember that you should use the opportunity of a remodel to fix any quirks that your bathroom might have in terms of leaky taps or rusted pipes.
Now all that’s left to do is to figure out which of these options sound like the best choice for your master bathroom and then get to work!