By Janet Myers | November 14, 2019

How to Create a Dream Bathroom Remodel

One of your goals for the new year is to update your bathroom. You've got plenty of ideas for what you want, but where do you start? Here's a basic guide to creating your dream bathroom.

Don't Neglect the Walls

bathroom walls

Photo by Mi-Kin Creations, Inc.

Wall color is important. It's the first thing you notice when you walk in, and the most prominent visual element. The right color can make your bathroom seem warm and inviting to family and guests, while the wrong color can turn them off and even make them feel uncomfortable.

You probably already have some ideas about what color walls you want in your bathroom, but don't forget: it has to go with the rest of your decor, too: fixtures, flooring, cabinets, etc. Try a virtual bathroom designer that lets you look at all different color options and see what they'll look like with your aesthetic. The right color can really tie the room together.

Invest in Smart Lighting

bathroom smart lighting

Photo by Denise Morrison Interiors & House of Morrison

Smart bulbs are a great way to save money and energy. Not only are LED bulbs much more efficient than other types, the smart interface allows you to adjust the wattage to meet your needs, via your smartphone. You can program them to turn off automatically if you forget, or turn them on or off through the app, from anywhere. You can even program different lighting colors, to change the mood.

Change Up Your Flooring

bathroom flooring

Photo by International Custom Designs

Ideally, you want a floor that will look good, is easy to clean, and lasts a long time. There are a number of different options, from ceramic tile to vinyl, and more. Not to mention design options, including a range of different colors, patterns, and styles. Do some research and consider your options. Get a floor that fits your overall aesthetic, will meet your needs, and is within your budget.

Reconsider the Focal Point

bathroom focal point

Photo by Breeze Giannasio Interiors

What's the first thing you see when you enter your bathroom? Is it the shower? The mirror above the sink? Do you want to change the focal point? As you're renovating, you can move elements around, or even add something to catch the eye, like a vibrant wall color. Like it or not, guests will judge you on what your bathroom looks like, so it's important to create a good first impression.

Get New Fixtures

bathroom fixtures

Photo by CM Natural Designs

When it comes to bathroom fixtures, you have a myriad of options. Do you want a mounted shower head, or a handheld one? A pedestal sink, or one with a cabinet beneath it? How many lightbulbs do you need, and where? You'll be using these every day, so consider the choice carefully and get something you can use comfortably and that meets your needs.

Don't Neglect the Details

bathroom details

Photo by Old Hillsboro Building Company

There are a thousand details to consider, from the molding along the baseboards to the type of wood in your cabinets, and much more. No matter how carefully you plan, it's easy to neglect some of them. Work with a professional who knows bathroom design and can help you figure out these details and make the right choice for you.

Your bathroom is more than just a room. It's a respite from the outside world. Both the look and the function should reflect who you are and be designed to meet your needs and tastes. Keep that in mind during renovations, and you can create the bathroom of your dreams. The designers at the Design Studio at David Gray Plumbing in Jacksonville, FL can help you choose the options that make your bathroom remodel dreams come true. Schedule an appointment with us today by contacting us online or calling at (904) 724-7211.

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