5 Factors to Consider When Renovating Your Master Bath
Remodeling and renovating your master bath is a big decision as a homeowner. Oftentimes, your master bathroom is the room you visit first thing in the morning and the room you visit to relax after a long day of work. When it comes to your master bath, you must make a number of careful decisions when renovating. For instance, how much space do you have in your master bath and will you be sharing your bath with a partner? All of these considerations are important, so that you can get the best experience out of your master bathroom. Not only that, but these decisions may also determine the resale value of your home. Here are five factors to consider when renovating your master bath.
- Size. This is by far the most important factor to consider. Do you have a partner, or are you solo? Are you a shower person or a bath person? If you don’t have a lot of room, you may only be able to fit a standing shower. However, if you have a lot of room, you may be able to fit a bath – claw foot tubs can make a great addition to a bathroom, especially if you are a bath person. If you have a partner, you may want to install a double sink.
- Style. This is one of the most important factors, because you generally want your bathroom to fit the style of the rest of your home. If you have a classic craftsman style home, you probably want to stick with that aesthetic in the bathroom. If you have a more classic style, you may want to go with a more classical, or neoclassical, aesthetic. Breaking up this aesthetic can decrease the resale value of your home and it can make it aesthetically unpleasing.
- Efficiency. Everyone is going green these days. For one, going green saves you money. Also, going green is good for the environment. So, you may want to include some green design choices when you are doing a renewal design build of your bathroom. For instance, you may want to go with a low flow shower head, a low impact bathtub, and a toilet with a lower flush capacity. When it comes to water and energy waste, the bathroom is usually the culprit, but making green choices can change all that.
- Color. This is another big factor to consider, but it is certainly not something that you have to keep consistent with the rest of the house. The style of the bathroom should remain the same, but the color doesn’t have to. So, make sure to find a soothing, relaxing color that fits your lifestyle. Oftentimes, colors that are too dark can take away from the bathroom – rather than add to the look of a bathroom.
- Space. Size and space are two separate things. For instance, do you want to overcrowd the walls with art, or keep them sparse? Sometimes having a lot of art on the walls – and maybe mirrors too – can increase the bathroom’s coziness. Yet, sometimes overcrowding the walls can make the bathroom too stuffy. Of course, though, this is a personal decision that you should dwell upon when you are thinking of the final touches for your bathroom remodel.