Build a Better Bathroom

Bathroom Remodeling TipsIs your bathroom a throwback to the 1950s or even the 1970s? If you’re planning to stay in your home through retirement and beyond, one of the best upgrades you can give yourself is a modern bathroom. You don’t have to expand it or create a whole new floor plan that would require moving pipes and plumbing fixtures. A good custom remodeler can create a whole new bathroom in the exact same space and give you the most updated fixtures, flooring and cabinetry. Today’s bathrooms are minimalistic and sleek. They are easy to navigate and have safety features that take into consideration an aging population.

Consider replacing a cumbersome built-in vanity sink with a pedestal or vessel sink. Can’t sacrifice the storage, you say? Build a vertical cabinet next to the sink for linens, toiletries and necessities. Or, place a free-standing sink of any geometric shape on a long, suspended countertop. This solution is minimalistic but gives you the counter space necessary for placing things alongside the sink.

Investigate suspended tubs or walk-in showers. When is the last time you used that soaking tub that’s in the corner of your current bathroom? Is it that you’re afraid you’re going to fall climbing over the ledge and into or out of the tub, or is it that you simply don’t have the time or the patience to wait for the water to fill it? Either way, it can free up a great deal of space. A walk-in shower with a no-slip floor is ideal for those aging in place – it’s both aesthetically pleasing and safe. Add a grab bar or a shower seat – in today’s marketplace these are not intrusive, they are fashionable and designed to blend into your new décor.

Finish with choices of tile and flooring that you love – there are endless selections and they will make your bathroom a haven – same space, better bathroom.