Homebuyers will tell you the most important areas of a home to consider when they walk in are the kitchen and the bathrooms. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the bathroom is the sanctuary. If it is updated and beautiful, it will be a place of rest and rejuvenation.
Does your master bath fit that criteria? If not, you should consider a bathroom remodel. With the right interior design and attention to detail, it can become a favorite room in your home. At Interior Affairs, here are the 5 tips we think are the most important when considering a bathroom remodel.
Hide the Commode–let’s face it: it’s absolutely necessary but it is better if it not in a prominent place. So we work with contractors to place the toilet in an inconspicuous place: out of sight if at all possible. Sometimes we can do this by placing the toilet inside an alcove, with a door to shut it off from the rest of the bathroom.
Make the Vanity Beautiful with Considerable Storage–we think the vanity should be the focal point of the room. How does your vanity look? Often, it can get very cluttered with makeup, hairspray, curling irons, toiletries and Q-tips! We think keeping it organized and clean can be a real daily challenge. One of the solutions we recommend in a bathroom remodel is to be sure and have plenty of storage space for all of your personal items. That way, you can use the countertop for beautiful decorative items only. A granite countertop with a few carefully placed decor items can make your bathroom stunning.
Create Eye-Catching Functional Features in the Shower and Tub–so you have wandered into your master bath and love the clean, decorative vanity. Then your eye is drawn to other features in the room. Our interior design team at Interior Affairs can help you by choosing decorative tile and patterns in your shower and tub area. The best look is clean and fresh, but with creativity in design!
Strategically Place the Niches–this is something that is not often thought about when redesigning and remodeling a master bath. It is very functional to have niches built into the design in stone or tile, where you can have your shampoo, conditioner, razors and soap readily available. But in great design, you don’t want to walk in and see them! We work to hide the niches so you can easily access your bathing products without seeing them when you first walk into the room.
Let There Be Light–thoughtfully placed lighting does a couple of things: it can be extremely functional, giving you much-needed task lighting. But it can also become a design element, by showcasing the workmanship in the stone or tile layouts. We work to make the design elements the star of the show, while giving you flexibility to have the lighting you need. If you want to go all out for drama, a chandelier is always nice over the tub area, and we will work with you to make certain it is just the right size.
At Interior Affairs, we love remodeling an area that was so-so, and turning it into your favorite room in the house! Contact us and we will consult with you on making your master bath…fantastic!