One of the most important areas of a home's interior is the bathroom. For better or worse, it says a lot about a homeowner if their bathroom is clean, vibrant and full of life. For those looking to upgrade their space, there are a number of fabolous features that will improve your bathroom leaps and bounds. From sky windows to humidity-controlled exhaust fans, you'll have a room with style and long-term value without spending a boatload of money. Here are a few features that will make your CT bathroom remodel worth every penny.
Frameless Glass Showers
Aesthetically, glass showers look ten times better than older, traditional models and a modern, luxurious feel to your bathroom. However, on occasion, functionality is on par with style and this shower doesn't have any ledge to step over when entering, making it more accessible for older family members.
Dull, dark bathrooms are a drag but can be quickly fixed with a skylight or window. Sky windows offer ventilation and light as well as having frames that match the wall windows. Use proper judgement, and let the proportions of your room determine the size of the lights. If the space is too small, consider the skylight. To prevent moisture problems, choose high quality windows and install them using the manufacturer's specifications. If there's any issues, call a professional.
Tile rugs can be incorporated into any bathroom as it adds a custom, personalized look to the bathroom. If you're adding one to an existing bathroom, simply remove the original tile from the area you're looking to accent and put down the new tiles. This will give the space pattern and additional color.
A beautiful bathroom should always be complemented with equally practical storage. You don't want your new CT bathroom to be overflooded with grooming products and quick, efficient storage puts everything in one place. Add an array of open and closed storage to keep the space looking spontaneous, and break up a wall of cabinetry.
Contrary to the aforementioned glass showers, adding a freestanding tub is not as safe nor inexpensive of an option to your CT bathroom remodel. It's tougher to enter, and you'll need lots of hot water to fill the tub which adds to your water and electric bills. However, it looks great, and the larger models offer soothing jets that are equivalent to a whirlwind tub.
Humidity-Controlled Exhaust Fan
According to a report from the National Association of Home Builders, an exhaust fan is a homeowners' most-requested bathroom feature. A fan and/or window is required in a bathroom, so having a humidity-sensing on/off switch that turns on when moisture levels are high and shuts off when they're back to normal is a great commodity. It prevents the fan from using any power longer than it needs to while keeping mold at bay. Fans usually run between $400 to $600 depending on the model.