Successful Practices for Remodeling A Dream Bath
Homeowners in the Upper Valley, especially those who are working from home either part-time or full-time, dream about creating an in-home spa where they can take a few minutes all to themselves to wash away the stresses of the day, recharge and rejuvenate the bodies and spirits. Demand for in-home spas featuring steam systems, message therapies, aroma, sound, and color therapies, heated floors, smart mirrors, toilets, and faucets has skyrocketed. If you want to join other homeowners in the Upper Valley to create the primary bath of your dreams, here are several of the most successful practices for your dream bath remodel.
Don’t start demolition until you have received all of the fixtures and components that have been specified. These can include the shower system (valves, body sprays, rain heads, handheld showerhead, benches, steam unit, controller, etc.), faucets, sinks, storage solutions, toilet, vanity, countertop, lighting, hardware, mirrors, heated floor, ventilation systems, and other products. Request that your designer and installer develop a renovation timeline and projected lead times.
Determine another bathroom that you will use when the primary is being renovated. This can create challenges in busy homes with children. Many homeowners in the Upper Valley overcome this challenge by developing a schedule for when each family member will use the bathroom. If there is only one bathroom that will service multiple family members, pare down the number of products in the bath to make it easier to manage. It may not be practical or probable to have four different shampoos, conditioners, lotions, soaps, towels, hair dryers, etc.
Similar to kitchens, stuff tends to pile up in vanities and storage cabinets in bathrooms. Prior to the renovation, pare down what you will need to use in the alternative bath when the primary is not available. Put into storage all items that family members do not use every day. Don’t overlook the medicine cabinet as an opportunity to create more space.
Identify alternative spaces in the home where family members can apply makeup, shave, brush teeth, and perform other typical tasks that are ordinarily performed in the bathroom.
Create extra storage in the bathroom that will be used by adding a bathroom and shower caddy that can be used to store toiletries and hang an over-the-door travel cosmetic bag or shoe bag that can be used to store different toiletries. For towels, create additional options by using over-the-door hooks either in the bath or in a nearby closet. If you have a linen closet near or in your bath, that represents another great storage option for bath supplies used daily during a renovation.
Focus on the end result. Bath renovations can be challenging, but they are definitely worth the effort. How can you better prepare for a primary bath renovation that converts your existing space into an in-home spa? Give us a call at 603-448-9700 or make an appointment to visit our showroom at 105 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH, and let us design a dream bath that will make you smile every day.