Here are 8 areas you need to consider whether you are thinking about just freshening up or completely renovating your St. Louis bathroom. The great thing about this list is you can choose to do 1, 2, or all of them in any combination, and still make a big impact on your St. Louis bathroom’s usability and look.
The first thing you are going to notice when you walk into your new bathroom are the cabinets. New cabinets will improve your bathroom almost instantly. Bathroom cabinet prices range from cheap particle board to high-end custom construction. But, you can usually find something elegant for a reasonable price if you shop around. Be sure to have an idea of what your St. Louis bathroom remodeling budget is before investing in cabinetry.
Even if you can’t afford to upgrade your bathroom cabinetry, new hardware will make a huge difference. Whether you have replaced your cabinets or not, there are literally thousands of different items you can pick out to enhance the look of your current cabinets. It is amazing how a nice set of hardware such as new knobs and handles will make even a mediocre cabinet look high end.
New bathroom fixtures (including faucets, sinks, etc.) should be chosen to fit in with the style of the cabinetry and the overall look of your St. Louis bathroom remodel. It’s rare to install modern bathroom fixtures with elegant old fashioned cabinetry and hardware and have a complimentary end result. Even if you can’t upgrade your cabinets, adding new fixtures, as long as they are a similar style, will make a big difference in the feel of your St. Louis bathroom.
Bathroom Flooring / Tile
There simply isn’t a better finish for a bathroom floor than tile. Usually bathrooms aren’t that large, so the cost difference over other options will not be that significant. It is possible find inexpensive tile if you look around for sales at home improvement stores and flooring outlet companies. It is also possible to find very expensive, elegant tile, depending on your budget. Another popular option is linoleum, but if you can find inexpensive tile, it will definitely have a bigger impact on your St. Louis bathroom remodeling project – and potentially at a similar price!
Creating a storage wall is always a great investment. Bathrooms never seem to have enough storage, but by building a storage wall, you can get small items out of your way, and create an attractive display.
Adding a big mirror to your bathroom will accomplish two things. First of all, it is a very practical addition, allowing you to get ready with ease. Second, it can make a small bathroom look larger.
If your bathroom is bright, it doesn’t matter if it is small. It will feel bright and comfortable. There are many choices of different bathroom lights available starting at the very inexpensive and moving up to very extravagant. Find what suits your tastes, compliments the rest of your bathroom design, and functions well within your St. Louis bathroom remodel.
Tub or Shower
Often times bath tubs are not very popular when compared to high-end showers (complete with spa-like jets, steamers, and shower heads), but they are gaining acceptance. Whirlpool tubs are built in many different sizes and shapes. They will fit into any spot where an existing tub is placed, and often even where there is an existing shower.
These eight bathroom improvements can be done on their own or in combination with a complete St. Louis bathroom remodel. It all depends on your budget and goals. But, if you want to freshen up your bathroom, these are the eight areas you need to think about. Consult with your local St. Louis remodeling contractor for more tips and ideas for transforming your bathroom into a wonderful space.