6 BATHROOM UPGRADES FOR YOUR REMODELING PROJECT

Bathrooms are one of our most used spaces but can be a tricky space to upgrade or update. With unmovable fixtures and often tight footprints, options can seem limited at first glance. With a little creativity, though, you can add style and bring your bathroom up to date. We’ve put together a list of 6 bathroom upgrades and ideas that will transform your bathroom and make your bathroom remodeling project a success!

6 Bathroom Upgrades and Ideas

Hide the Toilet

If you’re working with a larger, master bathroom, a half wall can provide a new look and add style while creating a discreet nook for the toilet. A piece of furniture like an armoire or dresser can also create a functional and stylish barrier without the need for framing.

Update Your Surfaces

Bathroom surfaces contribute to your overall look while also taking a lot of wear and tear. Changing out your tile can drastically change the look of your bathroom. Look for larger tiles to minimize grout lines, which will make cleaning and upkeep easier.

Modernize Your Shower

Many people don’t make use of their bathtubs. Why not remove the tub altogether and create a large, luxurious shower? Body sprays, overhead rain showerheads, and even steam generators can upgrade your shower experience.

Create Space on Your Vanity

Bathrooms with double ‘his and hers’ sinks can be updated to create storage space. Getting a new countertop with a single sink can drastically change the look of the room while maximizing counter space for storage and décor.

Light it Up

Utilizing different types of fixtures in your bathroom can do a lot to brighten and update the space. In addition to overhead lights, sconces or other vertical fixtures on either side of the sink or vanity will provide even lighting for beauty routines or shaving.

Think Outside the Box

Replace mirrors and hardware with vintage brass for a chic, homey look, or with chrome to make your more bathroom modern. When shopping for tile and fixtures, look for something that suits your style and personality – even if it comes from outside the bathroom section of the store. Break the rules.

Bonus Tip:  Remember when you’re upgrading and updating your bathroom to draw in design and style elements from the rest of your home. Having a functional bathroom doesn’t have to mean having a boring one!

Give us a call at Tri-Lite Builders at (480) 895-3442 if you’re in the greater Phoenix area and planning to remodel your bathroom in the near future. We’ll schedule a virtual or in-home consultation to help you design the perfect bathroom with amazing upgrades and style.  Explore our portfolio of bathroom remodels for ideas here!

Exquisite Bathroom Design Elements

 

The average bathroom is roughly 40 square feet or 5 x 8 feet. This is plenty of space for a shower and tub combo, toilet, and sink with vanity. But we aren’t here to talk about the average bathroom today; we’re going to talk about the important elements of exquisite, luxurious bathroom design. You may even consider this the ultimate guide for designing your dream bathroom if you wish. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

  1. Floor Space – Floor space can be used strategically to create the illusion of a larger bathroom in a small space or to give you plenty of separation in a very large space. A large bathroom will automatically feel more luxurious than a small bathroom, but floor space isn’t the end.
  2. Amazing View – Every luxurious bathroom needs an amazing view. Your view could be the landscaping in your backyard or the scenery in the distance, but large windows create a sense of luxury.
  3. Quality Materials – Never settle for cheap materials that will need to be replaced repeatedly when you’re designing a luxury bathroom. The materials you choose will reflect the quality of the bathroom, so choose wisely and choose quality.
  4. Multiple Textures – Use furnishings and decor with a variety of textures and designs. A solid marble bathroom would be amazing, but consider breaking it up a bit with copper, glass, and stone.
  5. Sumptuous Finishes – The perfect shiny finishes will make a big difference in the appearance of the bathroom. Choose finishes that reflect light and direct it in angles that are sure to be amazing.
  6. Elaborate Details – Ornately finished mirrors, decorative window treatments, and elegant lighting will help polish up the luxurious appeal.
  7. Decorative Artwork – Artwork creates a beautiful and sophisticated appeal in the bathroom. Use large pieces of artwork as an accent wall or to bring attention to a specific area of the room.
  8. Elegant Lighting – Make the most of your bathroom lighting options by highlighting the areas you love the most. Shine a spotlight on the artwork; add large candlesticks around the freestanding tub, install large windows and LED recessed lighting for ambient and natural lighting options.

Give us a call at 480-895-3442 if you would like to discuss bathroom design options and ideas with Tri-lite Builders. We have been assisting homeowners in the greater Phoenix area with incredible bathroom designs since 1982. Our goal is to remove the stress and allow you to thoroughly enjoy the bathroom remodeling process. Take a look at what our clients say about us before you make your final decision to remodel with us.

Kitchen Lighting can be Challenging

 

Kitchen lighting is one of the finishing touches that can be the most challenging. Remodeling the kitchen is never something we embark on lightly, and we always want to ensure that your new kitchen is better than the old in every way. Lighting is something not all homeowners take into consideration, so here are 8 things to keep in mind while choosing your kitchen lighting before we even finish the design process.

  1. No Set Rule – Please keep in mind that there is no set of rules to follow when lighting your kitchen. Most kitchens do have ambient lighting, task lighting, and a few other types. This doesn’t mean your kitchen has to have the same types or locations. You know how you use your kitchen – let that be the guide to choosing your custom lighting.
  2. Improve Functionality – Everything you add or change in your remodeled kitchen should add functionality to the room, and this includes the lighting. Add over-sink lighting if you need more light while washing dishes or preparing foods, add task lighting if you need more light on the countertops or over the stove, add over-cabinet lighting for a lovely room-brightening effect, and add under-cabinet lighting if you need it.
  3. Decorative Options – The cabinets you choose will make a huge impact on the overall appearance of your new kitchen. Choose cabinetry with functionality in mind, but don’t forego style entirely. Some cabinetry or floating shelving for decorative purposes is good, too. Backlight glass cabinet doors to showcase some of your nicest decor.
  4. Pendant Lighting for the Island or Bar – We agree that pendant lighting adds a lot to a room, but you have to be picky about where it goes. You can’t really use pendant lighting over the range or the kitchen sink, but it looks pretty amazing over the kitchen island or bar area.
  5. Ambient Lighting – There are several ways to improve ambient lighting in the kitchen. Add canister lighting, also known as recessed lighting, add a skylight or solar tubes, or add more windows. Transom windows are a lovely way to add a decorative appeal to your existing windows while bringing in more natural light.
  6. Track Lighting – Another beautiful and artistic way to add ambient lighting to the kitchen.
  7. Control Mechanisms – You don’t want to use a single point of control for every type of lighting in the kitchen so that a single flip of a switch turns everything This wastes energy and provides far too much light for practical use. Choose multiple on-off switches and place them in strategic areas. Consider also creating a smart lighting system that you can control with your smart phone or tablet.
  8. Fixtures and Faceplates – Choose decorative faceplates and fixtures that add to the overall decor of the kitchen. Really take your time when searching for the perfect fixtures and faceplates, because the more you customize them, the more unique they will be.

Tri-Lite Builders is home to some of the best builders in the greater Phoenix area. We truly enjoy helping homeowners transform their homes into something spectacular. Here are several examples of our work if you would like to view our handiwork before you give us a call at 480-895-3442 to get started on your kitchen remodeling project.

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