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August - What to Consider When Remodeling Your Master Bath

In every remodeling or renovation project, our clients were not aware of how much detail and planning actually goes into the project. You don’t know what you don’t know, right? That is what we are here for. So I thought I’d share some of what to consider when remodeling YOUR master bathroom!

This is an example of a simple bathroom remodel, but it is also a great example of all of the details that go into the process of a bathroom renovation.

In every remodeling or renovation project, our clients were not aware of how much detail and planning actually goes into the project. You don’t know what you don’t know, right? That is what we are here for. So I thought I’d share some of what to consider when remodeling YOUR master bathroom!

This is an example of a simple bathroom remodel, but it is also a great example of all of the details that go into the process of a bathroom renovation.



BEFORE

It is important to make sure to address even the smallest of details in order to get a remodeling project done right the first time. Here are just a few questions you should ask yourself if you’re considering a bathroom renovation anytime soon:

• How many people will be using the bathtub at once?

• Do you have another bathtub in the home? (This is important for future re-sale.)

• How many people will be showering at once?

• Do you want a private space for the toilet? (And how strong do you need the ventilation?)

• How old are you? And how long do you anticipate keeping the house?

Yeah. And you thought interior design was just making houses pretty.

The last question is key for those who plan on “aging in place” when details such as attractive grab bars and curb-less showers should be considered. The master bathroom is the second most important room in the house (behind the kitchen). This is true not only when you live there, but when you’re ready to sell the house too.

We encourage our clients to make a wish list of everything they can imagine in the bathroom, and then we scale it according to the budget and the “must haves”.

This is not just about updating the countertops and shower tile, this can include heated floors, towel warmers, intricate tile details, plumbing relocation and more! Because when you hire an interior designer to help you plan a renovation, we aren’t just picking out pretty finishes for you. We also ensure that the design will FIT into the space allotted. We create detailed floor and space plans down to the inch. Not only to meet general design practices and guidelines, but also for proper scale and balance.

Getting back to our example, you can see in the “before” photo, there is a huge picture window above the bathtub. In this space, there is so much natural light from other windows in the bathroom, it is not a lighting detriment to remove this window. Which is helpful, because in order to increase the size of the shower, and moving it to where the bathtub was was an ideal solution – except for that giant window.

You can see that there is room to create a niche to run along the back wall - providing a lot of storage for necessities.




AFTER

But don’t worry, folks, we are not creating a dark cave in this master bathroom. You can see in the image below that there are 2 large windows above the vanity and they flood the space with gorgeous sunshine.

The harmony in this space begins by the size of the mirror, which is the same width as the windows and the vanity. The balance continues as the vanity lights are each centered on a window, as are the faucets and the vanity doors. You may not think these details are important to consider when you are renovating a bathroom, but if they are overlooked, you will always feel that something is “off”. Not only did we create a beautiful space for our clients, but the consideration given to scale and balance also creates a peaceful harmony.






Storage is key and a linen closet where (part of) the shower used to be is a great solution.



If you are thinking about a small or large renovation in your home, please give us a call to ensure your satisfaction! Hiring a professional pay for itself in the kitchen and bathroom details, regardless of whether you are going to dwell or sell.

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