Has your bathroom flooded? Or has it finally made it to the top of the renovation priority list? Maybe you’re adding on and need an extra bathroom? Whichever the reason, renovating a bathroom is an exciting project and today there are many options and choices to consider in designing your best bathroom. We’ll go over them in detail, but first let’s look broadly at the kinds of elemental choices and considerations you’ll be encountering. At Clean Earth Restorations we offer full-service general contracting, including San Diego bathroom remodeling.
Flooring: Like kitchen flooring, bathroom flooring is widely sourced these days. From ceramic (or other) tile, to stone, laminate, linoleum, concrete, pebbles, wood, and even cork.
Wall covering: Bathrooms are notoriously damp places and walls must face the possibility of extra vapor in the air, even with ample ventilation. Paint, tile, stone, glass, and even wall paper are all commonly used materials. It’s likely you may have more than one kind of wall covering in your bathroom, especially if it includes a bathtub or shower.
Sinks: The variety in choices of sinks is probably greater than you would expect just off the top of your head. Single, double, wall-mounted, pedestal, washstand, console, ceramic, glass, metal… the list goes on!
Showers: Showers are the star of today’s bathrooms. Glass-walled, doorless, with seating, multiple jets, teak-floored, metallic tiled — there are endless possibilities to fit your style and space.
Tubs: Tubs have quite a place in the heart of today’s bathroom designs as well. Often the tub and the shower are the most dramatic piece in the room. Tubs can be built-in or stand alone, above or below ground, integrated or not with a shower.
Toilets: Granted, a toilet is a toilet. But there are many variations on shapes and colors which play on the overall look of your bathroom. And for those of you who don’t know it, there is a breed of toilet out there called Super Toilets. More on this most fascinating subject in a future post.
Bidets: Bidets are uncommon features in American homes but are found in many homes around the world. Shaped similarly to a toilet but functioning like a sink, the bidet is used to keep your privates clean.
Storage: Cabinets are common forms of storage, usually around and under the sink. Other solutions include open shelving, medicine cabinets, and recessed niches.
Countertops: Countertops are one of those functional elements you can’t do without and that afford a vast array of design options. Granite, recycled glass, composite materials, again – variety abounds.
Lighting: Bathroom lighting can add so much to (or detract so much from!) your bathroom. You may have natural lighting from windows or doors, artificially sourced lighting or a combination of both. You may also incorporate heating lamps into your new bathroom for extra warmth and comfort.
Fixtures: Fixtures are the ‘bling’ of bathroom remodeling, the pieces that may be small but that make a big impact. Pieces like mirrors, faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls.
This is a quick list of the major elements that make up a bathroom. We’ll go over them in more detail in upcoming posts. Until then, call us with your questions and ideas regarding your upcoming bathroom remodels. We offer free consulations and are glad to help you in any way we can.