Is your bathroom ready for an overhaul? Or are you planning a bathroom remodel at some point down the road? Bathroom remodeling projects are one of the most popular projects that homeowners tackle. According to Zillow Research, 72% of homeowners will consider a home improvement project in the coming year.
One of the best reasons to choose to remodel your bathroom is because of the future-proofing. Preparing your home for the future with a fresh bathroom design is an excellent way to improve your quality of life and prepare your home for the day you might choose to sell it. Most homeowners find their kitchens and bathrooms outdated and decide to remodel these areas in the house over other spaces, so potential buyers will also find bathrooms and kitchens outdated. Consider future-proofing your home with a new bathroom design.
How to Future-Proof Your Bathroom Design
So, where should you start? It’s important to remember that when you remodel your bathroom, you don’t need to sacrifice style for functionality. Keep this in mind as you think about how best to future-proof your bathroom design.
Before you can get down to the basics of surfaces and tiles and shower heads, first consider if your bathroom could do with a restructure in the floor plan. As homeowners get a bit older and as kids move out, you might find that you no longer need as much space in that third bedroom and can cut into it for some extra square footage in the shared bathroom. If you don’t want to knock down any walls, perhaps a revamp in the bathroom design layout is in store for your remodeling project. Relocating the shower space or vanity space to make more sense can instantly improve the quality of life.
When future-proofing your bathroom design, it’s important to try to think of the future. This is not only applicable to those planning to stay in their homes for years to come but to those planning to sell eventually. You have to consider design choices that are not only safe to navigate around but also trendy enough that future home-buyers will be impressed with.
The glossy tiles or backsplash might be appealing and are definitely in style right now, but they can also be very slippery when wet. Luckily, most tiles nowadays come with anti-slip properties. When choosing surfaces, prioritize safety without sacrificing style.
Faucets and Shower Heads
Faucets and shower heads might seem low on the list of priorities when remodeling your bathroom. Still, some very noteworthy faucets and shower heads exist nowadays to help you future-proof your bathroom. If you’re planning to live in your current home well into old age or anticipate young ones, you want to ensure your water temperature is regulated. This is when you might consider a thermostatic shower, which allows you to control the temperature of your water. Furthermore, what about an app-controlled smart shower? This shower will enable you to control the temperature without messing with the controls.
Potential buyers in the future will find these features attractive, and as you grow older, you’ll grow to appreciate these changes that make your bathroom simpler to use.
The Little Things
Maybe you don’t plan to do a full-blown bathroom remodel. Or maybe your budget just doesn’t allow for that right now. Whatever the reason, small remodels aren’t something to be ashamed of. Chopping and changing where you can and when you can is a smart way to still prepare for your future in your home. Just make sure the renovations aren’t spaced far apart. Otherwise, you might run into an issue where the tub you installed five years ago no longer matches the tile you plan to install this year.
Small, quality of life improvements to your bathroom will help with future-proofing your bathroom design. Adding a seat in your stand-up shower is a trendy and smart addition to any shower. There are many possibilities to create a more navigable shower while still being aesthetically pleasing.
Future-Proof With the Professionals
Whether you plan to undergo a new bathroom design this year or in the future, choose Space Construction. Our team of specialists will work closely with you to design a bathroom that will last you years to come, whether you plan to move or stay in your current residence. Call us at (469) 397-4600 or get a free estimate.