When we built our home two years ago, I told the designer that the bathrooms weren’t my first priority. Since we had limited resources and a tight budget, I planned to DIY our bathroom upgrades later, when it was more realistic. Now that time has come. I’ve been focusing on designing a beautiful guest bathroom, and I’ve found some impressive DIY Continue Reading
As far as decorating trends go, plants are king in all kinds of spaces right now. Decorating with plants is something I’ve really enjoyed doing in my new home. My husband jokes that our living room is slowly becoming a green house, which I take as a compliment! If one day the corner of my living room looks like this one Continue Reading
So you’v caught the DIY bug and are feeling inspired by the new year to tackle your own bathroom remodel—congratulations! You’ve got this under control and can be confident that you’re making the right decision in remodeling your bathroom to add extra value to your home. Plus, if you’re doing this on a budget you’re adding even more value to your pocket by Continue Reading
Bathroom storage can be tricky. Finding places for all of those toiletries, hair tools, rolls of toilet paper, spare bobby pins, and cotton balls can be a challenge, especially when you’re working with a small space. Cabinets and closets are the most obvious choices for bathroom storage, but small bathrooms don’t always have space for these kinds of built-in units. Continue Reading
Your friends all call you crazy. They say you’ll live to rue your design decisions. But the heart wants what it wants: and what yours wants is carpeting—in your bathroom. Yes, it’s not just some mad decorator’s fever dream: whether you’re tired of walking on a cold floor in the middle of the night, or just want an inexpensive alternative Continue Reading
Tile is truly a superhero building material. We almost always see it in bathrooms, because it stands up well in damp conditions, it’s resistant to staining, and it’s easy to clean. It’s durable and stylish enough to be used on the floors, walls, shower stalls, and even as a decorative accent. Sometimes the entire room is tiled! But if you’re choosing Continue Reading
One of the biggest trends in bathroom remodeling today is using repurposed furniture as bathroom sinks and vanities. Not only do recycled vanities add a chic and interesting design element, but they are also functional. Here’s how to create an instant focal point in your bathroom using a completely unique piece that’s every bit practical. Choose a piece that fits your space. Continue Reading
While bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in a home, they can also be the most time consuming and costly rooms to remodel. Before beginning your revamp, it’s important to carefully research the many options for each area of your bathroom, and plan carefully based on your budget, skill level, and desired time frame for completing the remodel. Here’s an Continue Reading
Yes, it’s possible to have a bathroom that’s both sophisticated and high-style in its modern aesthetic, as well as sustainable, too. In fact, many modern looks are designed with sustainability at their heart. By following these simple steps, you can create a bathroom whose contemporary-chic style also leaves a light ecological footprint. Ditch the tub. It’s sad but true. Your bathtub is Continue Reading
Take control Clean lines, uncluttered surfaces, and airy rooms look beautifully elegant in photographs. However, living with less can be hard to achieve 24/7. So if you love to collect, prefer an eclectic style, or simply like having your “stuff” within easy reach, minimalism isn’t for you. Purists, meanwhile, can enjoy sleek and efficient living spaces, maybe with some of Continue Reading
Create the Perfect Bathroom
A bathroom is typically a small space, but it has to have a ton of functionality and flexibility while still looking clean and comfortable, preferably spa-like — so it definitely deserves some careful planning when it comes to remodeling to make sure it’s done right. According to US News and World Report, homeowners can expect an average 62 percent return on their investment so long as their remodel isn’t done fast and cheap and includes the things that homebuyers are looking for, like good lighting, two sinks, and neutral colors.
While remodeling an existing bathroom is on the minds of many, a lot of homeowners are considering adding a whole new bathroom or enlarging a half bathroom. Buyers typically want at least two full bathrooms in a three-bedroom house, and because a lot of homes feature a mere one-and-a-half bathrooms, sellers are seeing the benefit of making their house that much more appealing to potential buyers while still incorporating elements that they personally like.
Our bathroom remodeling ideas can help make your dream bathroom a reality.