Questions to Consider During Your Bathroom Remodel

If your Santa Maria, CA home was built any time before the 1980s, chances are pretty good that your bathroom could use some updating. Older bathrooms have lower vanities, standard tubs, and very few amenities compared with all that is available for bathroom remodeling now. Even if you live in a newer home, there are always upgrades to be made to a master bathroom.

Whether you want to upgrade your shower tile design, add a no threshold shower, or get more creative with the lighting, New Life Bath and Kitchen has a short list of questions you can ask yourself during the bathroom remodel process. Before getting started on bathroom remodel ideas in your Santa Maria, CA home, check out our best tips on getting started on your bathroom renovation.

Do you really need a tub?

Lately, we have seen a decline in the need for bathtubs in master bathrooms. Many homeowners are choosing to get rid of the tub altogether and make room for a large zero threshold shower instead. If your current bathroom has both a large tub and a shower, think of the added space you could have if you removed the tub. If you find yourself using it sparingly, or not at all, it’s time to say goodbye.

Does your shower need an upgrade?

  • Showerheads: Most of us use the shower everyday rather than the tub. So if your shower is the main attraction in your master bathroom, then it’s probably time to make it a little more luxurious. The days of the standard single showerhead are long gone. Your choices in showerheads are nearly endless. Consider a rain showerhead, multiple showerheads, and body sprayers. If you’re losing the tub, then go big with your master bathroom shower.

  • Seating: Yes, seating in a shower is necessary. Sitting in the shower can be relaxing, but a bench can also be a great place to prop your legs while you are shaving. For men, add an adjustable mirror near the seating area so that he can sit and shave, too.

  • Shelving: Add built-in niche shelving to your bathroom shower tile design. Having a place for all of your products will help to keep your shower clean and tidy. Create shelves for shampoos, conditioners, body washes, soaps, etc. With a beautiful new shower design, you certainly don’t want everything scattered all over the shower floor.

Is your vanity working for you?

Older bathroom vanities are typically 30 inches in height. Newer vanities are taller; usually around 36 inches. Find the height that works for you and how you use your bathroom counter everyday. If you use it just to wash up, brush your teeth, and dry your hair, then find the height that suits those tasks. For those who want a bathroom counter to act more as a makeup vanity, choose a height that allows you to sit comfortably. Add in drawers and cabinets to store all of the items you need on hand every day.

Whether you’re going big on your bathroom remodeling or want to get started on a few smaller upgrades, New Life Bath and Kitchen is ready to help you make the most of your bathroom in your Central California Coast home.