Best Bathroom Remodel Features & Ideas

Three New Bathroom Remodel Features & Ideas

When considering a bathroom remodel, you will want to give this some thought and planning. This is the room in your home that you use each and every day to look your best. Your bathroom, especially your personal bathroom, you  want it to reflect your personal style and still be user friendly. Whether you are getting ready to go to work or soak in your bathtub after a difficult day, creating a bathroom that gives you the look and relaxing atmosphere  should be your ultimate goal. Look at your current bathroom and think about the features you like or don’t like when remodeling your new bathroom.

We would like to share a few trends and unique ideas that have the potential to really create an inviting bathroom space for you in your home. These ideas will take your bathroom remodel to the next level, leaving you with a bathroom you look forward to spending an hour or so on a regular basis!

bathroom flooring, lighting and vanity ideas

Light Your Bathroom Right – Bring Focus Where You Need It

Lighting can be challenging for any room in your home. The right bathroom lighting is essential! The proper amount of lighting in your bathroom is just as important to consider as the bathroom fixtures you choose.

Most bathroom lighting is a ceiling fixture that cast light throughout the room. When it comes time to use the mirror at your vanity, light emanating from the ceiling can often cast shadows. That’s where you may want to consider the difference between up lighting and low lighting. Make sure that you have lighting placed near or around the mirror to ensure that the light on your face is even and bright. This can be done with pendant lighting or wall sconces, for example.

Bathroom lighting can also be your opportunity to go bold! Don’t be afraid to experiment with various lighting fixtures! You can always choose to go for classic bathroom lighting, but you may want to try something a little different. If you want to take your bathroom from blah to stunning, you may want to consider trying chandeliers or decorative wall sconces. Some other ideas are perimeter and maybe even recessed lighting! Lighting variations may be exactly what your new bathroom needs! It really can add a pop of character to a bathroom that oftentimes can make it go from quite ordinary to brilliant!


Choose Your Flooring Carefully – Turn Your Attention Downward

Now that we’ve discussed your various lighting choices, let’s take a look down and think about your flooring options for your new bathroom remodel. Bathroom flooring can also be a well of untapped potential in many bathroom remodels. You have plenty of choices when it comes to flooring options. An increasingly popular choice is porcelain. So let’s talk about some other features you may wish to add to your flooring.

The first one is heating the floor beneath your feet. We’ve all been there: stepping out of a warm shower on a cold bathroom floor. It doesn’t have to be something you deal with anymore! Installing radiant heat to the bathroom flooring can make your bathroom that much more enjoyable while adding more value to your home as well.

Another growing trend is the concept of seamless flooring that allows for a curb-less walk in shower. Not only does this add easy accessibility to your bathroom, but it also adds a certain look of sophistication that many seek in a new bathroom remodel these days. Seamless flooring that melds right into the tile of your bathroom is a great new look many people are opting for these days.

Personalize Your New Vanity – Don’t Waste Any Space


We get it: you spend a lot of time in front of your vanity getting ready each day. We all do. It’s an essential piece to your entire bathroom setup. It’s where the finishing touches get put on; it’s where your nightly routine takes place. Because of this, it’s important to take into consideration your new vanity. Bathroom remodeling is all about taking what you had before and learning from the frustrations it left you with and build yourself a better bathroom.

Another bathroom trend that has become quite popular is a floating vanity. A floating vanity is created by wall mounting the vanity with plenty of open space underneath. The concept of a floating vanity is a great one because it allows you to use the space under the vanity. You may wish to have wheelchair access or a place for a step stool for children, which makes it’s versatility endless. You get to choose the height; you get to choose the depth. It can be a win win situation. New vanities can be customized to give you the freedom to choose how much cabinet space (if any) you have below the sink. Some people need a lot, others not so much. Don’t waste your money or space on installing a pre-built vanity, if it’s simply not going to do the job for you.

Another growing trend is for couples to forgo the double sink. His and hers sinks were a popular choice a few years back. Today, many homeowners are seeing the benefit in using a single sink because it allows them to have more counter space. This can be a better choice depending on your needs.

As always with any remodel, consider you needs and functionality and you’ll be reaping the benefits of a bathroom remodel that you will enjoy for years.

About Ron Hatchett

Mr. Hatchett studied Business Management at Old Dominion University and Architectural Design at Thomas Nelson Community College. He holds a building technical license and is RBC and CBC certified. He was a past participant and winner in the annual showcase, Parade of Homes. Mr. Hatchett is member of the National Association of Home Builders, Peninsula Housing and Builders Association, and Better Business Bureau. His motivation for starting Hatchett Contractors, Inc. was his family and his skills in the building and remodeling industry.