Tuesday, September 27 2011
Does your bathroom really need a redesign?
So you've made your mind up that something has to be done about the bathroom.
Now you face the important decision of exactly what needs to be changed and why.
Not every bathroom needs a complete overhaul in order to satisfy the average household and renovations can generally fall into one of two categories - aesthetic or structural.
Aesthetic changes stem from the desire for more comfort and peace of mind when entering the space.
This could involve changing the colour scheme and laying down new tiles, or perhaps replacing the old vanity.
Other superficial modifications can be new towels, mirrors and accessories, giving the entire space a facelift.
The other end of the bathroom renovations spectrum is structural work.
This is more to do with functionality and capacity - with some bathrooms simply not being practical for usage by the number of people living in the home.
If you find that movement in the space just doesn't flow and you feel like you're bumping into everything and have no room to properly get ready - it is probably time for a large-scale renovation.
The placement of the shower and toilet, vanity size and plumbing layout are all areas where you can make improvements to what many believe is the most important room in the house.