A renovated bathroom adds value to your home, updates its style, and makes it better adapted to your current needs. Renovations are the best time to introduce improvements that will serve you and your family for years to come. If you're spending money for a bathroom remodel this year, consider making one or several of these essential changes to improve the functionality, storage, and comfort of your bathroom:

  • Small, Textured Tile Shower Floor:
    You'll have tons of flooring, wall, and tile choices to make during your bathroom remodel.
    The most important for safety will be the floor tiling of your shower. Choose a small, textured shower tile. The texture and the extra grouting will keep your feet from slipping once the floor gets soapy and wet. Most modern bathroom tiles are easy to clean and they use grouts that resist mold, humidity, and stains.

  • 2-inch Plumbing Drain Pipes:
    This is a small, invisible improvement that will make a big difference in the functionality of your bathroom.
    Typical bathroom drain plumbing is 1 1/2-, or sometimes 1 1/4 inch-diameter pipe, usually PVC plastic. This type of drain pipe can clog easily, especially if you have several family members using the same shower and/or bath. Installing two-inch-diameter drains costs the same, and will dramatically improve the quality of drainage in your bathroom.

  • Include a Window in the Shower:
    One of the biggest enemies of a clean bathroom is the humidity that stays trapped in the space because of bad or insufficient ventilation. Although a good bathroom fan will make a big difference, the best ventilation is always natural ventilation.
    Adding a window in your shower is going to help keep your bathroom clean and free of mold and mildew. The natural ventilation is effective, especially if you leave the bathroom door open after using it.

  • Add a Recessed Medicine Cabinet:
    Get more storage space and a sleeker look with a recessed medicine cabinet above the vanity. By installing it a few inches inside the wall, you save yourself some needed space and make your bathroom look sleeker and more modern. The extra wall framing job doesn't usually cost much in the grand scheme of a full bathroom renovation.

Bathroom Customization Planning

Find Your Purpose
Are you doing a full bathroom or a half-bath? What about a powder room? If your bathroom is in the master bedroom, are you incorporating other elements as well?

Materials Selection
Make sure the products you are shopping for will actually meet the needs of your remodel.

Consider Your Space
Design and space go hand in hand. You may have lofty ideas for your new bathroom remodel, but will you have space to properly execute those ideas?

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