Bathroom updates aren’t all one-size-fits-all. The following tips build upon Part 1 to help you create a beautiful update without wasting money.
Select Surfaces with Texture
Because water and the bathroom naturally go hand-in-hand, it’s essential to consider how surfaces will perform when they are wet. A lot of tiles can often be extremely slippery when wet, creating a hazard. To ensure your bathroom remains a safe space for you, your family and your guests, make sure to select surfaces with texture. This helps provide additional stability when water eventually does get on the floor and the counters.
If you’re updating your bathroom with the intention of living in place, consider installing a curbless shower. It’s a simple safety feature, but it can offer a substantial amount of freedom as you or your family’s mobility becomes compromised.
If you’re also thinking about grab bars, these can be another fabulous safety addition. But they can almost always be added relatively easily and affordably after the fact. So you don’t have to feel like those are a must right now.
Keep Your Bathroom Door
Does your bathroom door match the rest of the doors throughout your home? That’s great! Keep it. This is an easy and affordable way to save, whether you’re gutting your bathroom or making a few changes.
Even if you give it a more modern look than the rest of your home, keeping the door is a good idea. This keeps a new door from being visually jarring to the rest of the house.
Consider What’s Outside the Bathroom
It’s common that bathrooms will share walls with bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and the kitchen. And, you likely don’t want to share your bathroom sounds with any of those spaces.
If you’re updating the material on the wall or replacing the insulation, take where the bathroom is located into consideration. Certain materials and extra insulation can help insulate your bathroom — providing the desired privacy you deserve.