Bathroom remodeling and decor ideas are all around us if we just know where to look, and keep an open mind.
Bathroom remodeling, or updating our ideas in bathroom decor is a great way to add value to your home since it is the second most popular remodeling project for homes. Not only does it add money value to your home should you decide to sell in the future, but it is also a factor in how fast your home will sell since it is the second most looked at factor by most home buyers.
But unless you are currently considering selling your home, the most important thing to think about is how much it will add to your enjoyment in your home. Being a room in your home that is much used, updating decor and adding amenities by remodeling can add much pleasure to your daily life.
Appraise your current bathroom carefully:
Sometimes it is just hard to know where to start gathering ideas for either remodeling or updating the decor of your bathroom.
First decide whether you really need to remodel, or whether you just need to refresh the decor in your bath. Take a good long look at your bathroom. Sometimes it is easy to just want to throw the whole thing out and start fresh. But wait. If remodeling is what you have in mind, then give it a good look, and determine if there are fixtures or elements that could stay and reduce your remodeling budget.
For example: If your bathtub is in good condition, and you are planning to keep a tub in your bathroom, maybe just replacing those grubby looking shower doors with new ones would give it a whole new look and for less money and hassle than removing and replacing the tub.
What about the cabinets? If they are basically in good shape, but a little dated and doggy, then consider sanding them down, applying stain in a non-wood color, and new hardware. Usually a new vanity top is needed after a number of years, because they get so much use, but if you can salvage the supporting cabinet, you’ve just saved some money.
Where to get ideas for bathroom remodeling and decor:
Start a folder where you can begin and continue to gather ideas for either remodeling of redecorating your bathroom.
Get out of your own head for a while and see what is available. We all get in ruts, and sometimes this can filter into our decor ideas. You are looking for something new, so find other sources for ideas besides the inside of your own head.
Many home improvement centers have model bathrooms and kitchens set up, and can provide a source for some new ideas.
Look at the bathrooms of friends or those in decorated model homes for ideas (just don’t get caught up and buy a whole new house).
Go online and surf around and see what is offered in the way of decorating and remodeling your bathroom.
Decorating books can be good if they are current. Even better are periodicals because they are published frequently and reflect what is current in decorating themes. When checking periodicals don’t limit yourself to just those featuring bathrooms, many ideas can be gained from living spaces.
When looking through periodicals consider decor elements in other living spaces besides the bathroom. This can be a mine field of ideas for color pallets, storage ideas, and accessories that can be incorporated into a luxury bath.