ArDan’s Top Ten Bathroom Remodeling Tips
Everything you need to know about remodeling your Scottsdale bathroom
Renovating your bathroom in Scottsdale can be challenging. However, it also provides an opportunity to design a space that reflects your style and meets your needs. Here are 10 tips for remodeling to achieve your dream bathroom, based on ArDan’s decades of experience.
1. Choose a Focal Point
One of the easiest ways to make your bathroom look cohesive and visually appealing is to choose a focal point. This can be anything from a bold wallpaper pattern to a statement bathtub or shower. After finding your main focus, you can use it as a starting point for the rest of your design decisions.
2. Think About Lighting
Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a bathroom. Good lighting makes a space feel bright and welcoming, while bad lighting can make a beautiful bathroom look dull and unwelcoming. Consider adding task lighting around your vanity or mirror, as well as ambient lighting to create a relaxing atmosphere.
3. Add Storage
In a small bathroom, storage is essential to keep clutter at bay. Add shelves, a vanity with cabinets, or a medicine cabinet to keep your things organized and easy to access. When choosing storage solutions, think about how you use your bathroom and what items you need to have on hand.
4. Right on Time
Certain design elements immediately call to mind a time period or esthetic. Avocado or marigold reminds us of the 1970s. Different colors and styles bring back memories of other eras. Sometimes personal taste or a sense of history in your home dictates a period-correct bathroom. However, there are also instances when going off trend or bucking the rest of a home’s prevailing esthetic can give your bathroom its own identity.
5. Play with Color
Color can have a significant impact on the mood of a room. In a bathroom, it’s a chance to make a statement or add a pop of personality. Consider bold, bright hues for a playful vibe, or soft, muted tones for a more relaxing atmosphere. Whatever color palette you choose, make sure it complements the other design elements in the room.
6. Design for Flow
You don’t need to believe in Feng Shui to understand that some rooms just flow better than others. Your bathroom, like your kitchen or your bedroom, should start from a solid foundation. You don’t need a cavernous space; it’s all about making the best use of the space you have.
7. Keep It Varied
For some homeowners, there’s a certain comfort in order. Matching everything perfectly and having a bathroom that looks like it could be from an art museum feels like home to them. For others, that regimented look is too antiseptic.
You can make your bathroom inviting by mixing different colors, textures, and materials. These materials can include tile, stone, wood, and metal fixtures. By doing this, your bathroom will feel just as inviting as any other room in your house.
8. Design for Yourself
It’s not uncommon to plan a remodel with an eye toward future resale value. The bathroom and kitchen are often the first rooms to be changed by the next homeowner if they don’t like them. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. Instead, design for your own use and pleasure. If you’re repairing and renovating for resale, err on the side of the simple and classic.
9. Purchase Carefully
When done properly, remodeling projects don’t come cheap. However, careful design and proper planning go a long way toward keeping you on budget. If you worry about spending too much, it’s better to reduce or prioritize instead of buying cheap fixtures. Cheap fixtures are less durable and reliable, which will lead to more expenses and regret in the future.
10. Choose Durable Materials
Bathrooms need strong materials to last long because they get wet and used a lot. Choose porcelain or ceramic tiles for floors and walls, or solid-surface countertops that resist stains and scratches.
If you’re thinking of a bathroom remodel, we’re excited for you. Bathroom remodeling can be an exciting and rewarding process, but it requires careful planning and attention to detail. With these design tips, you can make a bathroom that looks great, works well, and matches your style and needs.