4 Tips on Remodeling Your Bathroom


Bathrooms are very important spaces in today’s homes. Whether you are planning to stay in your home for a long time or are getting ready to sell your home, an up-to-date bathroom adds tremendous value.
Here are some things to consider when remodeling or refreshing your bathroom.

I. What is the correct vanity height?

In older residences, the height of the vanity was about 32 inches off the floor. Today that is considered very low. A recommended height is 34 to 36 inches off the floor. If you are using a vessel sink on top of the vanity, the vanity height is adjusted accordingly.

II. What special features should i include in my bathroom remodel?

Today’s bathrooms are considered a sanctuary with a restorative, healing environment the goal. Special features can add to that theme such as body sprays, hand-held shower heads, rain-type shower heads and aroma-therapy bathing.
Keeping with the spa-like feeling, bath tubs are again a big deal and a focal point in the bathroom when there is space. Some new tubs offer special lights and massaging air bubbles to help you relax.

III. What safety features should i put into the new bathroom?

This is especially important in the bathroom. Non-skid floors, non-scalding water valves, proper lighting and ventilation are important in reaching that goal.
The choice of materials used for showers, counters and floors is important for a clean, easy to maintain area. Mold and mildew are not invited so make sure to use materials that can be disinfected and not destroyed.

IV. How can i make the bathroom function better?

Having everything in its place and a place for everything is most important in the bathroom. Plan for good storage for all kinds of items and focus on keeping medications secure.
Planning now for the future is especially important in a bathroom. Grab bars and fold down seating are not just for the older set. Showers are now being designed without a curb and in some cases without a door! Design for accessibility no matter what your age!

This is a new shower head from Kohler that is called Moxie. It allows the bather to stream their own personal music, news or talk radio right into the shower. The insert is magnetic and is a portable, waterproof speaker that works wirelessly with your Bluetooth enabled devices. Comes in colors too!


We are lucky to have all this cool stuff today…it costs about $200 and you can change out the old showerhead for this one with just a wrench and some Teflon tape.
Gives new meaning to singing in the shower!