A beautiful, updated bathroom is a great investment. It not only improves the comfort of your home, it can increase its resale value as well. Some experts say that the investment return on an average bathroom remodeling project is 80 to 90 percent!
In addition to updating old plumbing and fixtures, your bathroom remodeling project is the perfect chance to add color and creativity to your home. Creative wall finishes, artistic tile and updated basins and fixtures can be combined for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind room. With help from our skilled designers and craftsmen, you can choose a traditional, modern or eclectic look. Because bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in a house, our clients are pleasantly surprised that they can afford more luxurious choices such as marble and granite floors and designer fixtures.
If you are remodeling a small bathroom or a guest bath, we can help you make the most of the space you have through the correct use of lighting, color and design. Older bathrooms can often lack the counter and storage space needed to meet the needs of today’s families, so our designers work with you to balance your needs with the structural limitations of the room. Will small children, teenagers or just adults be using the room? Morrell Construction will ensure that your new bathroom meets your unique requirements, personal style and budget.
Master Bath Remodeling
By remodeling your master bath, you can create a place to relax, rejuvenate and escape from the daily grind. Beyond beautiful design elements, you can incorporate spa elements such as Jacuzzi and decedent soaking tubs, showers that double as steam rooms, towel warmers and heated floors. Today’s families are also incorporating the latest technologies such as televisions mounted in mirrors, or stereo systems with shower speakers. With the right design advice, you can have a luxurious master bath even on a budget. Call us to learn more about the many options you have to choose from when designing a custom master bath for your home.
1. Lighting is more important in the bathroom than anyplace else in your home. You need to see yourself well when looking in the mirror, so do your research and consult your contractor about how to achieve a well-lighted bathroom. Recessed floodlights are appropriate for general room lighting, but you may need another type of light in the vanity area to combat shadows or harshness. Soft focused or diffused light fixtures over the mirror can diminish the sharp focus of a halogen floodlight. Ideally light fixtures should be mounted at eye level or just above eye level on either side of the mirror.
Dimmer switches let you set a relaxing mood at the end of a long day. They also allow you to adjust the light levels for day or night makeup applications.
2. Sinks can be an artistic focal point for your bathroom. The traditional white porcelain basin has given way to a wide range of colorful and elegant options including gemstone, natural stone, copper, stainless steel, and blown glass basins. Faucets come in a wide variety of stunning modern and traditional designs. A pedestal sink may be ideal for a guest bath while an in-counter or above-counter sink may be more practical for your master bath. With so many designs to choose from, you may want to visit a showroom first before making your final decision.
3. Bathtubs come in many shapes and sizes today as well. The traditional rectangular tub is no longer the norm, especially when it comes to master baths. Consider adding mood lights in and around your tub to create a relaxing environment. A tiled tub offers a sense of elegance that a standard tub lacks and will give your whole bathroom a distinctive look. Make sure a whirlpool tub has an adequate depth for a comfortable soak. Finally, make sure your wiring is done per manufacturer’s recommendations and is compliant with State Code.
4. Steam showers are a popular trend. With a steam shower, you can enjoy a spa experience at home to reduce stress and relax sore muscles. Steam showers have control panels that can be used to set the steam temperature (90 to 125 degrees) and duration. Your shower can also be designed with a double shower head or stereo speakers.
5. Current shower design is trending toward a more open look, with expansive glass enclosures instead of tile walls. Talk to your contractor about the many tile options including glass tile, an emerging favorite. Some homeowners are opting to combine glass and porcelain tiles to stay within their budgets. Stainless steel and chrome accents are popular as well.
6. Today’s bathrooms can be equipped with more than just the traditional bath and sink. Homeowners are experimenting with armoires for storage, music, television, and chaise lounges for reading and relaxing.
7. Design and color choices are limitless in the bath. Natural colors are still popular, but many designers are using bold reds, blues and greens as accent colors. If you aren’t certain about the design and color in your new bathroom, a professional designer is recommended. An experienced designer can help you avoid color mistakes and make the best choices within your budget.