Bathrooms are one of the places we spend the most time in our Northern Virginia homes. If you are looking to add value to your home and update the functionality of your bathroom, a renovation is a great way to ensure the space will better fit your needs. These long lasting updates can make a big difference in the space for your family for years and years. Before starting a renovation, consider the ideal layout you would like for your bathroom.
Overall Basic Bathroom Layout
Different bathrooms can vary slightly with what is included, however, most full-bathrooms include a toilet, a sink, and a bathtub/shower combination. When embarking on a bathroom remodel, you will need to consider the optimal layout for the space. You have the option to separate the bathtub and shower or include only one or the other. If the bathroom is often shared, you may also include a double vanity.
Maximize the Space
It is important to optimize any bathrooms space, especially if your bathroom is on the smaller side. A few design tricks you can implement in your bathroom design are:
- Glass Doors for Tubs and Showers
- Pedestal Sinks
- Additional Storage Options
- Cabinets Above the Toilet
- Towel Racks
- Corner Cabinets
Keep Existing Plumbing or Move it
One of the biggest decisions in any bathroom remodel is whether or not to move the existing plumbing. There are two key factors when it comes to this question: saving money and replacing outdated plumbing and wiring.
It is recommended if you are trying to save money to keep the new plumbing as close to the existing plumbing as possible. In cases where your wiring and plumbing is outdated and needs to be replaced, you have the option to move the location.
Are you preparing for a bathroom remodel? Contact TR Young for expert renovation professionals to get started with a free estimate today. We look forward to walking you through every step of the process.