5 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
When it comes to home remodeling, don’t shortchange your bathroom! Though it may not be a space where you spend hours daily, it’s still a well-used part of your home, and one deserving of your general contractor’s utmost attention.
It’s also a place that makes for some unique opportunities in terms of design and self-expression. Read on for a few favorites from GCM Construction & Maintenance, your Eden Prairie bathroom remodeling pros.
SLEEK AND MODERN
Is your bathroom far too 90s, with the era’s characteristic sleepy blues and clunky wood cabinets? Perhaps it’s time for a modern and minimalist upgrade! Bright whites are the belles of the modern era’s bathrooms, along with seamless silhouettes and delicate lines.
Consider replacing your rinky-dink tub, for example, for a breathtakingly streamlined newer model, or brightening up the space with light-colored walls. A touch of chrome on the fixtures and lots of natural light finishes the look.
POPS OF COLOR AND ACCENT WALLS
Looking to stand out from the crowd of natural hues? We get you—for some, it can get tiring to live in a sea of browns and grieges. These folks might consider adding some razzle-dazzle to their bathroom remodeling with painted cabinets or a prominently colored wall. Snazzy knick knacks can also serve the same purpose.
As for what colors you can use? The sky’s the limit! So long as it stands out, it’s fair game. Before falling in love with any particular shade, though, consider the connotations of the color; neon pink, for example, might be associated more with a child’s room than an adventurously designed bathroom.
SMART SPACE SOLUTIONS
Far too many bathrooms suffer from feeling cramped and stuffy, thanks both to their size and the sheer amount of personal care items they’re expected to accommodate. Floating cabinets can solve both of these problems, making the room appear larger while also providing much-needed storage space. You can even stash things beneath them, like step-stools or small waste baskets.
Even if you don’t opt for the floating option, don’t underestimate the power of a vanity revamp. What was once the sleepiest part of your bathroom can quickly become a centerpiece with the right colors and silhouette.
MAKE MARBLE THE CENTERPIECE
Nothing beats the classical beauty of marble, regardless of what room it’s used in. But your bathroom specifically can majorly benefit from its presence in a variety of ways. For one, bathrooms, because they’re so utilitarian, can struggle to feel as luxurious as the rest of a home that’s designed as such. Marble comes to the rescue, bringing an undeniably sumptuous feel to this so-often overlooked space.
Marble of a certain type also takes advantage of one trend that we mentioned earlier: that of bright whites and sharp silhouettes. Plus, the look is just trendy in general, making its way onto everything from laptop cases to planners.
While marble as a material is incredibly tough and long-lasting, it’s also expensive—so you may have concerns about welcoming it into your bathroom from a monetary standpoint. Not to worry, though! Plenty of products, such as vinyl flooring, can be made to look like the stuff without the price tag.
ENERGY EFFICIENT UPDATES
If you’re more of the practical sort, here’s a bathroom remodeling idea for you: appliance upgrades! Not only will the space get a fresh new look, but you can also save loads on your energy bills. For instance, ENERGYSTAR certified light fixtures “Use 90% less energy than traditional models using incandescent light bulbs,” as per ENERGYSTAR’s official website.
Low-Flow Aerators can also help cut down on your water bill. These devices cut down on the amount of water that flows through your faucet or showerheads—but rest assured that doesn’t mean you’ll notice a difference in performance. Using a sink or shower equipped with one feels much the same as it would otherwise.
While aerators today “are standard components on nearly all kitchen and bathroom faucets,” according to The Spruce, ask your remodeling pro about low-flow options. Your water bill will thank you.
Want to learn more about energy-efficient home upgrades? Check out our blog that touches on insulation!
GCM CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE: YOUR SOURCE FOR ON-TREND BATHROOM REMODELING AND MORE
Kitchen remodeling, basement finishing, bathroom remodeling—you name it and our general contractors are ready to spiff up your home with the hottest trends. Give our Eden Prairie office a call today at 952-922-5575.