After a long, cold winter, spring is the perfect time to start a few home remodels. The warm weather brings about a rejuvenation and a need for change. If you’ve been considering remodeling an area of your home, now is the perfect time to do it. The bathroom is a great place to begin your first remodel. You and your guests will be able to enjoy the new bathroom renovation for many years to come.
As far as hardware goes, there are a lot of changes to be made. It all comes down to personal preference and what you want to remodel in your bathroom. A full on remodel requires fixing up several different sections such as the countertops, cabinets, floors, lighting and your shower/tub. Keep on reading for more ideas and inspiration on how you can bring your dream bathroom to life.
If you’re in the market for a new vanity, K&D Countertops offers a variety of quartz and granite countertops as well as many styles of sinks and faucets to choose from. You can never go wrong with a neutral toned countertop to match your existing bathroom or a brand new countertop. A few of my favorite designs that we offer for countertops are Colton, Summerhill, Berwyn, Swanbridge and Brittanicca.
Floating and double vanities are very on trend this year. Floating vanities are gaining popularity because they give a chic illusion of added space, and they’re easy to clean under. Double vanities are also sought-after because they provide more counter space and storage for you and your loved one. A new vanity is beautiful to look at and a great way to add extra counter space for all your makeup, hair and hygiene products.
A cabinet remodel can also make a big difference in the way you store your items and how your bathroom looks overall. White countertops and wood countertops are very popular. White cabinets make your bathroom look brighter and bigger, while wood countertops give your bathroom a more cozy, modern farmhouse style that is also a big trend. Gold knobs and bars look luxurious against white cabinets. Sleek, black bars match the modern farmhouse trend perfectly against wood cabinets.
The modern style trend is ditching wall cabinets to make your bathroom more of an open concept while storing your personal hygiene items in your vanity cabinets. Try floating shelves if you need more storage with a minimal look. Cabinets doors come in many colors, stains and finishes. Keep in mind how you want your bathroom renovation to look overall when picking out your cabinet doors.
Floors & Paint
Brighten up your bathroom with a fresh coat of paint and new floors. White, gray and taupe are great neutral tones to match your existing bathroom if you just want to freshen up your space. These colors will be easy to pair with your bathroom decor. Add an accent wall behind the vanity for a fun pop of color. A new coat of paint or accent wall can really make a big difference in the way your bathroom renovation looks.
If you want to keep your walls and cabinets simple, flooring is a fun way to add a pattern or design. Mosaic tile, for example, is nice to use because it comes in many different shapes and styles made of glass, stone, metal, porcelain, pebbles, etc. If you want to stay more traditional with your flooring, you can install light brown or dark brown wood tile. It’s amazing how a few coats of paint, accent wall or new floor tile can completely transform a bathroom.
Lighting can create a warm, serene atmosphere in your bathroom. It definitely sets the mood to come home, unwind and relax after a long day. Lighting is just as important as new flooring, cabinets or paint. Lighting is so unique to every home, and there’s a lot you can do with it. If you want a glamorous bathroom, add a chandelier above the vanity. If you want a modern farmhouse style, add wood sconces on either side of your mirror.
The mirror itself can be a simple square, rectangle or you can go trendy and choose a fun circle mirror! If you choose to install a double vanity, you can add one mirror above each sink to complete the look. Recessed lighting is another option and a neat way to backlight your bathroom mirror or shed some light in your shower. It all comes down to what style will work best for your bathroom renovation.
Shower & Tub
If you really want to go all out, you can upgrade your shower and tub. Freestanding tubs are very on trend this year. It is nice to have a tub that’s separate from your shower area, especially if you love lazy days where you can take a long bath to unwind. You can put the freestanding tub next to a window to relax with a view. It’s like having your own little escape to paradise right in your bathroom.
Sometimes a simple shower renovation can be as simple as swapping out your shower head. Rain shower heads have become increasingly popular due to their large coverage span, different spray patterns and pressures, and peaceful ambiance of the water flowing down. Pair your new shower head and freestanding tub with heated flooring, and you’ll have a new luxurious bathroom that will have you feeling like royalty every time you step inside.
If you’re ready to start a bathroom remodeling project, now is the time! In the midst of all the spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to update your bathroom. It will be an investment that will be beneficial for you, your family and your guests. Whether you are simply repainting the walls or doing a complete transformation, now is the best time to get started.
Don’t forget that if you’re looking for a new vanity top, sink or faucet, K&D Countertops can help assist you with your project! We have six different showroom locations across the greater STL area. We can also offer you a free quote from the “Request A Quote” page on our website. If you need a hand designing your dream kitchen, feel free to stop by a showroom, call us or send us an email. We’d love to assist you and help you make that dream bathroom or kitchen a reality!