5 best bathroom remodeling ideas for function and looks

Five bathroom remodeling ideas that can make your bathroom more functional as well as pleasing to the eye – – the feedback we hear from you homeowners every week!

Before you remodel your bathroom … ask yourself if you’re going to achieve better FUNCTION as well as a better LOOK.  Sure, it’s may seem nice to have pretty tile & counter tops, but will you achieve better storage solutions? A more comfortable shower? Better lighting?

Next  – ask yourself how long will I live here? Many changes such as tile or counter tops might be your taste, but they may not be what the new buyer wants when it’s time to sell. Perhaps you like wood stained cabinets but they prefer white cabinets….. perhaps you’d like a large shower, but they prefer a big garden tub….or vice-versa.

Here’s 5 upgrades that are easy and effective to make.

1) Recessed niches in shower stalls and jacuzzi tub areas in the bathroom
allow you to store towels, shampoos, soap, etc. 

2) A recessed bathroom cabinet (as above, flushed with the sheet rock) will provide lots of storage 
3) Drawers may be more expensive than drawers – but it’s easier  to find things in drawers! 
And if you’re on a budget, never underestimate the impact that paint can achieve!!
4) A ceiling mount shower head, and/or a hand held shower head 

5) Update the vanity. Tip – a small bathroom will look best with a cabinet up on legs 
(not flushed to the floor). The shelf allows storage. 

If you’re only going to be in your home a few years,  you won’t recoup the expenses of a bathroom remodel. After all, many of the changes would be personal preference. 

Below we’ll show some reasonable and quick options! Consider the impact that wall paint, or a custom shower curtain, or a bench, a window valance, or a couple of nice accessories can make.   
Our client was thrilled with the additions below – for very little expense

We updated the rug, accessories and added a bench for THOUSANDS less than the homeowner was going to 
spend to replace the tile. Instead of dealing with the hassles of a remodel — like the dust in your duct work from chiseling out the old tile, she had a new bathroom look in 5 minutes!


For many more bathroom changes, including color changes, window treatments, 
vanities, and more, see this link


New bathroom paint, new light fixtures, hardware, and a custom shower curtain make 
a huge impact in the bathroom above. 
Comments? We love to hear from you. OR — Questions? Be sure to email instead.
We all like to think our choices will be appreciated by all, but let’s face it, each of us has our own personal taste, and we’re all unique. Remodel if it’s for your own goals, but know that it often does not increase resale value.

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