Having a luxurious, spa-style bathroom means focusing on more than just aesthetics. While you want your space to match your taste and style, you also can’t forget about the importance of form and function.
But what makes a bathroom both beautiful and functional? According to our design experts, it’s usability.
Before you start any home renovation projects, the first step is to decide what you want to get out of the end product. Do you want a space to relax? Are you more interested in streamlining your morning routine? Need something that grows with your young family? All of these questions and more have to be answered in the initial stages of your bathroom remodeling endeavors so that you and your builder can prioritize your needs while balancing your budget.
Your bathroom design should incorporate the basics of what you need. A place to bathe, storage, and a surface to hold your toiletries for easy access are a good start. You can build around these features to create a custom space that you’ll love. But remember, no investment is worth the time and money you’ll spend if it only looks pretty - you have to be able to use your
If you are renovating an existing bathroom, your builder will take measurements, which will play a huge role in the types and sizes of fixtures and amenities that you will ultimately wind up with. You’ll also need to take into consideration which bathroom is being renovated. If it’s a family bathroom, it might be best to stick with more durable and splash-proof surfaces. Updating your master bathroom leaves room for more luxurious upgrades. For the most budget-friendly bathroom update, leave the layout the same. This is also the best way to get the biggest ROI on your bathroom remodel when it’s time to sell.
Safety is your number one priority in the bathroom, and the types of lights you install can have an impact on your ability to see where you’re going and what you’re doing. If you don’t have a window for natural light, consider LED bulbs with a soft white light; frosted overhead bulbs can help reduce glare. For your vanity lights, consider wall sconces or a light bar to minimize
shadows on the face. Waterproof fixtures in the bath and shower can give you more light. And since the bathroom should be ventilated, consider adding an exhaust fan light to help circulate moisture out of the bathroom.
Your bathroom should be more than just the room you get ready for in the morning and night. It should offer a sense of relaxation and serenity. With this in mind, consider classic tile and soothing colors, such as grays and blues. Look for fixtures that match your personal likes and talk to your builder about design trends that may be going out of style. When in doubt, choose function first!
Ultimately, your bathroom remodeling goal should be livable luxury. Fortunately, you have many options to create the bathroom of your dreams, and Canaan Builders can help. Our design experts can turn your dream bathroom into a design masterpiece that beautifully blends form and function for a space that fits you and your family for many years to come.