You may have your bathroom remodeling project completely planned out, right down to the tiles that will be used for the floor, shower, and backsplash. Before you commit to starting work, though, it's wise to think about some of the functional improvements and renovations you might want to make. Here are 5 ideas that will add practicality to your remodel.
Ventilation and Filtering
No room in your house is as likely to pump humidity into the air as the bathroom. That has the potential to make a bathroom into a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, and viruses. You can, however, use proper ventilation and filtering to fight back.
Even if there already is a fan system designed to draw out moisture, you out to consider upgrading it. Modern fans can draw out more air while consuming less electricity than models produced even 10 years ago. Likewise, air can be circulated through the room with a high-grade filtration system that will remove lots of gross stuff.
Heated Mirrors and Floors
Bathrooms get to be steamy places. A few heated mirrors, however, will help you clear the fog.
You may also run into the opposite problem in the chillier months, having a bathroom that's too cold. Rather than throwing down rugs and towels to combat the cold, a heated floor can make a huge difference.
Cabinets, shelves, and drawers are your friends. Don't be afraid to add towel racks in convenient spots, too. You can even install storage for consumables like toilet paper, shampoo, and conditioner.
A Curbless Shower
Getting in and out of the shower can be a challenge even for highly able folks. If you're not addicted to soaking in the bathtub, you might want to consider a curbless shower. This is a shower design that is flush with the surrounding tile flooring. A slight grade in the floor ensures that all of the water from your shower will be directed right into the drain, too.
Speakers and a Voice Assistant
If you're doing some bathroom remodeling work, it's probably a good time to stop keeping a radio near the bathtub or shower. Fortunately, modern smart home systems make it possible to install speakers and a voice assistant. Now you can just ask your digital assistant to access your playlist instead of reaching for the radio with a wet hand. It adds convenience and improves safety for a major win-win.
Speak with a professional about bathroom remodeling.