This second part of the two part blog series discusses things you need to know and consider when you are about to re-do your bathroom. Bathroom and kitchen makeovers are not cheap tasks so although we can suggest ways to cut costs, don’t cut corners.
Showers: Showering possibilities are endless. A standard showerhead in a plastic corner shower is simply just a starting point. The options are vast and varied. Body sprays, handhelds, rain heads and more. Consider the features you want and consider the function and make a selection that will best fit your needs. Having a handheld shower head is great when you are shaving your legs. If you are 6 foot 5, consider having the shower head nice and high. Put the controls in a place that can be reached without having to put your clothed arm in the water.
A place to rest: Following on from above, a permanent shower seat or a folding bench seat is a good idea for shaving your legs or having a sit down while your conditioning treatment sets for 10 minutes.
Your game face: Do you stand at the vanity to put your makeup on? Would you rather have a place to sit to do so? A place with a big mirror and all of your cosmetics stored neatly at hand? If so, consider a makeup desk. Lighting is important here. Try for natural lighting or white bulbs.
Counter Top: Granite countertops are as popular as ever at the moment but have a pretty big price tag. To cut downs costs, see if you can access an offcut containing imperfections. Keep in mind that your sink basin will take up a lot of surface area, so if the imperfection is located where the sink or faucets will be then you won’t see it anyway!
Sink and Vanity: Right now, one of the biggest trends in bathrooms is also one that budget DIYers can pull off with style. The trend is using old dressers as sink pedestals. You simply cut out the top of the dresser to accommodate a sink insert, cut into or remove interior drawers as necessary, and cut holes in the back for plumbing.