8 Splurge-Worthy Bathroom Features to Consider for a Remodel
Boost the look, function and overall comfort of your main bathroom with these fab features well worth the additional expense.
1. High-Impact Backsplash
Adding a backsplash behind your bathroom vanity is probably the easiest way to make a style statement because of it being the most visible spot in the entire room. For a huge impact, consider using patterned tiles all the way up to the ceiling.
2. Linen Storage
Incorporating a linen cupboard inside your bathroom is a popular and useful feature to consider. What’s better than the convenience of grabbing a soft, fresh towel without having to step outside the room?
3. Open Shelves
Not just for kitchens, open shelving is starting to make waves in bathroom remodels as well. It provides the perfect solution for placing bathroom essentials like cotton balls at your fingertips. Open shelves are also a fun way to decorate with houseplants and other accessories to create an attractive display worthy of a “shelfie.”
4. Dramatic Lighting
Functional lighting is non-negotiable in a bathroom, however, if you are looking to take your bathroom to the next level, then integrating dramatic lighting is essential. For example, consider hanging a statement chandelier over your bathtub for a striking addition sure to catch the eye.
5. Heated Towel Bars
Popular in Europe for years, heated towel bars are finally gaining traction in the U.S. as a luxury bathroom item. The coziness factor of being able to step out of the shower or bathtub and into the embrace of a pre-warmed towel is off the charts. Once you have heated towels, you’ll wonder how you managed to live without them for so long. Just be aware that some pre-planning is required if you want to include heated towel bars in your renovation so that the proper electrical connections can be set up.
6. Side-by-Side Enclosed Shower and Water Closet
Having a separate enclosed space for the toilet makes it so that two people can use the bathroom at the same time and still maintain privacy. With a layout where a water closet and an enclosed shower are side-by-side, this convenience is not only possible, but you won’t have to cut down on the size of the shower.
7. Wet Room
In some cases, there isn’t adequate space to separate a shower and a freestanding bathtub. The solution? A wet room. By tiling and waterproofing a section of the bathroom and separating it from the vanity area in some way (there are several options to choose from, including various styles of glass enclosures), you’ll be giving yourself the best of both worlds.
8. Makeup Station
Creating a dedicated sit-down area for applying makeup is a nice feature to think about if you have the bathroom space. It can be tucked away in a small corner or niche, or even built into a double vanity, in the area between the sinks. Add an interesting chair and this addition will take your bathroom from good to great.