Being hard-pressed by your wife to get that bathroom remodeled? We’ve all been there so we understand. When the nagging gets too much, you find yourself on the internet looking for answers to plan the remodeling.
Don’t worry. Here are a few ideas to help you go about remodelling your shower.
Get a rough estimate
Yeah, your wife’s been nagging about the remodel, we get it. But before saying yes to that, did you bother to figure out how much it would cost? Well can’t blame you there if you didn’t. Put your expectations into perspective when it comes to how much money you’re willing to invest. The size of your bathroom, the quality of materials you want to include and whether you’re planning to do some of the labor yourself all can affect the cost of a remodel.
Open the door and there’s your toilet
Do not make your toilet to be the first thing you see when you open the door. The reasoning is simple. Oftentimes bathroom doors get left open, meaning that you or any guest in your home walking by will see the toilet — which, come on, isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing thing to look at. If you’re hoping for a spa-like vibe, putting the toilet front and center in the design can sort of kill the mood as you’re transitioning into the room.
Sit in that bathtub before you buy it
Bigger isn’t always better. A 60-inch tub is fine for most people. It offers enough room to stretch out and provides a secure foothold, so you don’t float into oblivion when the tub is full. Assess the angled back and lip for comfort and neck support – a tub for two people slants at either end and has taps in the middle. If you only have enough space for a small tub, buy an extra-deep one.
Build a shower area
Consider building an open-concept shower area that doesn’t need a curtain or door and is less confining than a standard shower stall. In addition to well-designed drainage, a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead and/or a high wall-mounted showerhead that splashes less water will keep the area outside the shower drier.
Get the height of your sink right!
Countertops are usually 32-34 inches off the floor. You need to consider how your sink will add to or take away from the countertop’s height. If you have an above-counter vessel sink, for example, you’ll want to make your counter height lower so that you can wash your hands or brush your teeth comfortably.
You will need a professional plumber or a plumbing service to get all the new fixtures fit and your bathroom remodelled. So get that bathroom remodeled and appease your wife for all the right reasons.