Have you made the decision to refinish your bathroom? Maybe it’s outdated or it no longer fits your needs, but no matter your reason, the time is here. Prior to starting your project, consider the following 6 tips for your bathroom refinishing project.

#1: The purpose of your project
Are you trying to add value to your home? Do you just want to update the outdated style? Do you just need a bathroom better suited to your needs? If you are spending a large chunk of money on refinishing your bathroom, it’s important to understand your primary reasons for refinishing. Doing so can save you a big headache in the end.

#2: Low maintenance features
When selecting bathroom finishes and products, choose features with low maintenance. This will save you time and money in the long-run and keep your project looking newer for longer! Consider the following features:

  • easier to clean toilets
  • darker surfaces and finishes
  • surfaces that are easy to maintain

#3: Energy Efficiency
Consider efficiency when planning your project, which will save you major dollars long-term. Here are a few products to consider:

  • tankless water heaters
  • low flow toilets, faucets, and showers
  • LED lighting over traditional lighting
  • heated flooring
  • insulated windows if your bathroom has windows

#4: Bright Lighting
Brighter bathrooms look larger, will look more open and will highlight the design elements you have added to your upgrade. You can create a brighter bathroom with:

  • skylights and windows
  • additional lights throughout the room
  • reflective surfaces and finishes
  • LED lighting over traditional

#5: Maximize the Space
Depending on the size of your bathroom, you might be concerned with the amount of space. Adding in storage areas behind doors and on the walls will allow more space in limited areas. You don’t want to spend money on an upgrade only to discover later you have no room for towels or accessories.

#6: Find design inspiration
Most people spend a decent amount of time in their bathrooms between getting ready and daily routines. Opt for a design that inspires you and you will enjoy constantly seeing. It’s important to put the extra thought into these decisions now rather than deciding later you aren’t 100 percent happy with your last-minute decisions.

It’s now or never. Before starting refinishing, decide what you definitely want or need in your bathroom. This is the time to make decisions that you will be happy with later. Bathroom remodels can be expensive, so it’s important to focus on the details now that will be important later. Even details you consider small, like your wall color, will make a huge difference in a few months or years!