The bathroom is certainly one of the most functional, utilitarian rooms in your home — but there is no reason it cannot also be one of the most stunning, luxurious, and calming. Think of this space as your sanctuary. If the feeling you get now, though, is outdated instead of oasis, it may be time for an upgrade.
While bathrooms are one of the smaller areas in the home, it has some of the most important things to consider when it comes to remodeling (e.g. toilets, sinks, showers, faucets, tubs, vanities, and flooring to name just a few). You will also want to keep in mind the latest styles, trends, and innovations, so your bathroom won’t just be functional, it will look great, too
And with so many decisions to make for your bathroom remodel, you’re probably wondering how to even begin. That’s okay—we’re here to help.
Bathrooms are a necessary component of our daily lives. Remodeling your bathroom can have a big effect on your day-to-day life and bring some major benefits.
Whether you choose to do a full remodel or just make a few updates, remodeling your bathroom can transform a small space and make a big impact in your home.
Here are the top 5 reasons to upgrade your bathroom space:
It’s tough to know where to start with a bathroom remodel considering all the elements that make up such a complex space. Think about your daily getting-ready routine and you’ll soon realize how much you actually use the powder room for.
To get you started on the right foot, here are some important considerations:
One of the most common questions our clients ask us about when it comes to remodeling is the budget. However, with each home being different and needing different updates, it’s nearly impossible to give a set figure on what a renovation should cost.
First, consider how long you intend to stay in your home. If you think you’ll be selling within the next five years, you’ll want to look at any improvements as an investment.
However, if you’re planning on staying in your current home for longer, choose updates that will make you happiest and make your life easier.
According to Remodeling Magazine, the average budget for an upscale bathroom renovation is about $63,000. Understanding how much a project will cost will help determine the scope of the project and whether or not financing is needed. Learn more about the cost of remodeling your bathroom, then check out our bathroom remodel calculator to help determine your budget.
Whether your day starts in the shower or ends in the bath, both are places to get clean, rest, and relax. If you’re going to use your shower or bath every day, shouldn’t it be a feature you love?
The latest luxurious shower updates combine function and luxury to create the feeling of a spa right inside your bathroom. Do you want a spacious shower? Dual shower heads? Shower seating? Or a steam shower? All great questions to ask yourself before diving into your bath remodel.
Anyone else love a good soaking tub after a long day?
If you have been pondering the idea of replacing your current tub in your bath renovation, knowing the basic bathtub options is good place to start:
Each has their own pros and cons but no matter what you choose, make sure it’s something you’ll love.
There are many features to consider when it comes to selecting a vanity for your remodel. Style, aesthetics, storage, function, materials, shape, and room size can all play a big factor when designing a vanity with cabinets for any bathroom in the house.
The three main types of vanities we install most often are:
Remember, the main thing to consider when designing your vanity is your lifestyle—pick something that’s functional and something you’ll love.
Shower, check. Vanity, check. Wall tile, check. Flooring, check. What’s left? Your toilet of course.
Your first decision when selecting a toilet is the toilet type, which is broken down by the flush method of the toilet:
Depending on what type of toilet you chose (and your dimensional capabilities), the style of your toilet could be a one-piece, two-piece, or wall-hanging toilet with single-flush, double-flush, or even a smart toilet. Again, lifestyle should dictate what style and flushing technology is best for you.
Some toilet manufacturers offer customizable options such as color, bowl shape, toilet seat, trapway, and flush handle.
Choosing bathroom flooring is a little different than choosing flooring for other parts of your house due to the larger amounts of water. If not selected carefully, it can quickly ruin the space and damage the floors. Here are the top five flooring options for your bathroom remodel:
Looking for more on flooring in and throughout the rest of your home? Check out our flooring guide to learn more.
Remember the days when you were limited to dreaming about what your bathroom remodel might look like, only to be let down by your own imagination once it’s actually finished?
Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR), those days are all but gone.
VR is transforming the home remodel process by eliminating the gap between your imagination and the space you’re remodeling.
What does that mean for you?
Using VR technology, you can experience an immersive, 3D rendering of your home remodel before construction even begins. Now, you can see how everything in your remodel—the walls, ceilings, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, furniture, and lighting—aesthetically interacts to ensure your new design meets all of your needs, removing surprises down the road and helping manage costs.
Check out the tools ACo uses to make it happen.
Are you ready to tackle a home improvement project and seeing your bathroom design ideas some to life? ACo is here to help.
Using video conferencing, in home measuring apps, virtual reality, and even our flooring visualizer, our designers will guide you through design and installation of your project from afar.
At ACo, we want you to love where you live. That is our promise to you, and it guides everything we do.
Implementing bathroom design ideas can be daunting, but we are here to help! We guide you through our simple approach – The ACo Way – to ensure a worry-free new bathroom experience that allows you to love where you live.
Our cultivated team of experts, specializing in everything from design to construction, partner with you through every step of your project. Through open communication and well-defined expectations, we help you manage the emotional rollercoaster.
When you’re ready to love where you live with a luxurious kitchen, lavish bath, beautiful cabinets, or stunning flooring space, we’re ready to make it happen.