As any realtor worth their salt knows, kitchens and bathrooms sell a home. Those two spaces also impact daily life for people who have no intention to sell. As our blog platform focuses on home improvement and housing renovations as well as home maintenance (specifically, window cleaning), indulge us as we focus on an important focus for home renovators: The Bathroom. Bathroom Renovation is one of the home’s most intimate and transformative space – a place to retreat and rejuvenate after an exhausting day. Since it is the most private of spaces, the bathroom calls for a design that celebrates the sublime as well as the functional. So, when you plan a bathroom remodel, embrace the use of space, light, texture and color with the specific intent to inspire tranquility.
“The kitchen. The bathroom. The yin and yang of the household.”
~David C. Holley
Before starting any bathroom renovation project, consider some critical questions:
- What is on the wish list for your bathroom?
- How many people will be using the bathroom at any given time? This is important for circulation and flow.
- What elements are most important to you for incorporating into the remodel? Tub, shower, tub shower combo, toilet, bidet, sinks, single or double?
- What devices (such as blow dryer, curling iron, shaving gear, etc.) are used? This is important for space organization.
- How important is easy cleanup?
Important Elements of a Bathroom Renovation
Many homeowners are opting to forego tub space to accommodate a dream shower.
Nothing says spa/retreat like a luxurious bathtub. And don’t forget – these also come in handy if you have kids who need to be bathed.
- Toilet | Bidet
Bowls and tanks continue to be made of porcelain, but you might be surprised at the variety available now relative to bowl shape, water pressure, color, and customization.
Take into consideration the way you will use the facility and make sure cabinets accommodate those uses.
- Circulation and Flow
How many people will be using the bathroom? Build the room with that number in mind.
Whether you prefer an ornate vessel or a sleek and modern inset sink with clean lines and a large basin, sinks can make a bold statement.
- Counter Tops
In the 1990’s, home renovators often chose wood countertop surfaces because they were easy to whitewash, as was the trend. However, wood counters do not wear well on surfaces that see a lot of water spillage. In their place, higher end counters have emerged as popular, such as quartz, Corian, and granite. If your budget does not allow for these upgrades, you may opt for lower cost options such as Formica, which comes in lots of great finishes.
- Natural Light
In times past, out of privacy concern, designers constructed bathrooms sans natural light. To make matters worse, they often incorporated fluorescent light to bring in artificial sun. That was a mistake. Fluorescent light is not only unflattering, but it is cold. Today’s bathrooms feature lots of translucent natural light. This is achieved by strategically placing bathroom windows out of the line of natural sight. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, make sure you include windows in the design. And hire a professional company to keep those windows clean and bright!
About Elliott Window Cleaning in Meridian, Idaho
We established Elliott Window Cleaning in 2019. But our history runs much deeper. In fact, this family owned, and operated business began in Hood River, Oregon in 1984, where Monty Elliott learned the window cleaning trade from his father. Over the years, Monty has always washed windows – whether it was on the side or as a full-time business. In 2019, Monty and his oldest son, Cody, decided to begin serving the Treasure Valley once again. As a result, all four family members spend their time running the most reliable, friendly, and thorough window cleaning company in the Treasure Valley. At Elliott Window Cleaning, we build trust with each customer and strive to provide an elite experience. For a free, no-obligation quote, call today (Call: (208) 600-3154.