Which Bathroom Matches Your Home? Bath Remodel and Design
Posted on March 18, 2021
Posted in Bathrooms
In Texas, a variety of home architecture styles
are popular. You might be living in a farmhouse or a Tudor, a Craftsman or a
contemporary, a mid-century modern or a Mediterranean. Regardless of whether
you live in a sprawling ranch or a stately Victorian, you want the house to be
cohesive in style, from the exterior to interior and from one room of the house
Especially for older homes, this can pose challenges as the exterior retains its original style and the as interior undergoes updates and upgrades over the years. Among the most common home makeover jobs is the bathroom remodel, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The bathroom, no matter whether a guest bath or a main bathroom, is among the rooms of the home that quickly become dated and need updates.
Homeowners often upgrade their bathrooms for a variety of reasons: to update the bathroom's look to make it more stylish, to add functionality, to boost energy efficiency, to improve safety or ease of use, to fix problems like leaks or mold, and to increase the home's resale value. That last one is a significant factor: Zillow data has shown that homeowners get the best ROI from bathroom remodels of any home upgrade. For those reasons, homeowners often prioritize bathroom remodels over most renovations, with the kitchen being the other top renovation hotspot.
When it comes to bath remodels, the first step
is to form a plan, and that's where design comes in. Homeowners need to plan a
bathroom design that incorporates their needs and that looks cohesive with the
rest of the home. Have you set an overall theme or idea for the home's look? If
your home features mid-century modern design throughout, for example, you'll
likely want to carry that aesthetic through when planning your bathroom design.
How to Plan Your Bathroom Design and Remodel
Start by asking yourself a few questions to
guide your new bathroom design:
1. Does the bathroom need a refresh, a minor remodel, or a major remodel?
If your bathroom needs a new coat of paint, new light fixtures, and a vanity update, then it might just need a refresh. A minor remodel could include new faucets, sink, or bathtub; new or additional cabinets; and new flooring. A major remodel could include redoing the room's plumbing or electrical; creating a new layout of the cabinets or fixtures; or adding windows or skylights.
2. Do I know what permits, licenses, or inspections are needed?
If your remodel will involve plumbing or electrical work, it will likely require a permit. If it's a simpler update or refresh of the space, it likely won't.
3. Do I have the know-how to do the work myself, or do I need help?
A bathroom renovation requires a hefty degree of patience, a significant time investment, and a number of tools. It makes sense to evaluate whether the work will fall under your own capability or whether you should enlist help from experts.
Bath Remodel and Design Inspiration: Which Matches My Home?
When thinking about a bathroom remodel, you want to make choices that match your home's overall style and design. Below are just a few examples of bathroom design choices that many homeowners make so that their bathroom matches the architectural style of their homes:
Victorian — Many homeowners struggle to design their bathroom remodels to match their Victorian homes' inherent charm. But cohesion with the rest of the home might come through choosing wood floors or white mosaic tile, plain or white bath fixtures, nickel or brass fittings, and clawfoot bathtubs.
Mid-century modern — Homeowners can pull this style through the bathroom design by opting for simple and clean lines, dark wood and brass accents, retro vanities, jewel tones, and geometric patterned floor tiles, for just a few examples.
— The Mediterranean architecture style feels comfortable and sun-drenched. A
bathroom remodel to match this style of home might feature tile and
backsplashes in terracotta or mosaic patterns and walls with applied textures
such as stucco; and patterns and colors inspired by the life along the sea.
No matter what style of home you own, the possibilities are endless for designing a bathroom that reflects the home's character and style so that the design is cohesive through every room of the house.
Ready for a Remodel?
Are you ready to further explore updating your bathroom to match your home's style? If you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Central Texas, or San Antonio areas, Expo Home Improvement can help you update your bath with the latest materials that can be made to match any era.
Want to better understand what we can do and the service we can provide? Check out our current specials, get your free quote, or book an appointment with us. We're ready to get you started on your bath remodel project today.