Bathroom Remodel: Tips to Design Your Dream Bathroom

Everyone has a different style when it comes to their dream bathroom. What about you? Do you prefer a walk-in shower? Do you want heated floors?

There are so many ways that you can remodel your bathroom and bring your ideas to life. Seeing a project through from just a simple idea to making it a reality is a great feeling. Not only is there the sense of accomplishment, if you plan correctly, you also end up with exactly what you want!

To make sure your bathroom remodel goes according to plan, make sure you take into account all of the details needed for creating a stunning bathroom.

Choosing the Bathroom Floor for Your Remodel

The floor of your bathroom is much different from the flooring in other areas of your house. What makes bathroom flooring so different is that it has to cope with something that no other part of the house outside of the basement does: mass quantities of water.

Water can quickly ruin flooring if the floor is not durable and built to withstand water issues. Here are a few floor options that you can consider:

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

  • Advantage: Tile cleans up well and is water resistant.
  • Disadvantage: It can be cold and slippery at times.

Natural Stone

  • Advantage: Hard and durable with great resale value.
  • Disadvantage: Can be cold and slippery. Also tends to be a bit more expensive.

Laminate Flooring

  • Advantage: Easy to clean and is resistant to dents and scratches.
  • Disadvantage: Flooring cannot be repaired if heavily worn. It must be fully replaced, which can be costly.

Shower, Bath, or Both?

When choosing between a shower or bathtub, think about your bathroom long-term. Do you plan to have children in the future? Do you prefer standing showers, or do you favor rest and relaxation with a spa bath?

Showers come in two types: full shower and shower/tub combinations. Choosing one over the other can affect resale value. To some, a shower is more sophisticated. To others, a shower/tub combo provides more convenience and safety for children.

Also, consider the costs between both and which one might work best with your budget. If you’re not sure how either will price out, give us a call. We can help you estimate different prices for different designs and materials.

Consider the Color Scheme 

Bathroom colors don’t have to be boring. Consider picking a color that matches your style and taste. For instance:

  • Are you going for a dramatic, tinted shade? Consider dark color tones like black and grey.
  • Want something light and fresh? Think about white and green to make your bathroom look more natural. 

Bathroom Lighting Tips

Natural lighting is the best way to light up your bathroom. However, if this lighting isn’t enough or if you don’t have a window in your bathroom, here are a few lighting tips to show off your bathroom’s best features.

Use Ceiling-Mount Fixtures

You can use a light fixture made for a wet location to light your shower with soft, directional lighting.

Reflect Light with Mirrors

This is one way to make your bathroom feel larger. Including a large mirror for the light to reflect off of is energy efficient and can look great.

Include Task Lighting

This type of lighting increases allows for spotlighting for specific tasks in your bathroom, such as applying makeup and shaving. For instance, you can use a pair of sconces on either side of your mirror to allow shadow-less illumination.

Bring Your Ideas to Life!

There is so much that you can do to create a beautiful, custom bathroom. Design your dream bathroom by considering even the smallest details. But remember: remodeling your bathroom can be a difficult process. Make sure you turn to an expert who provides high-quality, affordable home remodeling services to get those details right.

At JBS Construction, we have locations throughout Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin to conveniently help you every step of the way. Contact us for a free estimate for your home and bathroom remodels.