Renovated bathroom adds value to your home, updates its style, and better adapts it to your needs. Renovations are the best time to introduce improvements that will serve you and your family for years to come. If you are spending money on bathroom remodeling in Barcelona, consider one or more of these necessary changes to improve the performance, storage, and comfort of the space. Hiring a reputable bathroom designer is a great investment to ensure a cohesive design.
Choose a Hidden-Tank and/or Low-Flow Toilet
Toilets with hidden tanks – which have a water storage container installed inside the wall – have several advantages. They are especially worth considering for small bathrooms, as the design can save space. Their stylish appearance also matches the modern and contemporary designs of the bathroom. Note, however, that routine maintenance can be difficult because there is usually no easy access to the tank if internal attention is required.
In addition, another style that should be considered is the low-flow toilet. These models save water every time you wash. They are a smart choice that will not only reduce your water bill but also increase the value of your home.
Use Small, Textured Tile on the Shower Floor
During the renovation of the bathroom, you will have many choices for floors, walls, and tiles. The most important choice for safety will be your shower floor tiles. Choose a small shower tile with texture. Extra tissue and grout will prevent your feet from slipping after soaping and soaking the floor.
Most modern bathroom tiles are easy to clean and use grouts that are resistant to mold, moisture, and stains. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are offered in different styles. Combine and match different patterns and colors to get the most visual impact, or do less to get a harmonious look.
Install 2-Inch Drain Pipe
This is a small and invisible development. However, it does make a big difference in the performance of your bathroom.
Typical bathroom plumbing is usually 1.5 inches or sometimes 1.25 inches in diameter. This type of drain pipe can be easily blocked, especially if your family members are taking a shower and/or bath. The cost of installing a 2-inch-diameter drain pipe is about the same, and it dramatically improves the quality of your bathroom drain.
Add a Recessed Medicine Cabinet
Gain more storage space and at the same time do not sacrifice a sleek look for a built-in medicine cabinet on top of the toilet. The extra work of wall framing done in the cabinet recess usually does not cost much in a large bathroom remodeling in Barcelona.
A built-in medicine cabinet is especially useful when your toilet is on the shallow side. Compared to a cabinet that protrudes from the wall, it gives you more space to bend and use the sink. There will be less worry about banging the head on the edge of the cabinet.
Improve the Lighting
As you plan to remodel your bathroom in Barcelona, change or add your current lighting to improve the performance and mood of the space. One of the useful lighting improvements is a dimmer for the main lights. If you like bathing quietly, you know that in full artificial light, they are not so much fun. A dimmer lets you set the correct state.
Also, add sunken items around the mirror to give you the best possible light when doing hair, makeup, shaving, or anything else that requires a lot of light. In addition, instead of showering, add light to the shower. They may become more comfortable (and safer) when your showers are properly lit.
Make the Tub Optional
A bathtub is not always a necessity, especially if you have never bathed. While there are real estate experts who argue that baths with bathtubs are more appealing to potential buyers than baths with showers, this is far less true for buyers today than ever before.
In addition, if your home includes another family bathroom that has a bathtub or a combination of a bathtub/shower, there is no reason why your main bathroom could not eliminate the bathtub in favor of a luxurious shower. Your main concern should be how you want to use your bathroom.
Keep the Main Fixtures Neutral
You will be faced with many choices when choosing bathroom fixtures during renovation. Of course, you have to choose the items you like the most. But it is ideal to use neutral options for main appliances such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs.
Bathroom light fashions can fade quickly. And if you decide you do not like them anymore, they can be expensive and difficult to replace. In addition, the old bathroom can negatively affect the resale value of your home. You can always add a little bolder design with smaller fixtures and accessories that are easier to replace when it comes time to update.