Summer is the time when most people take off for family vacations.
If you have a steady stream of guests stopping by on their way from here to there or you live in a popular area, your guest bathroom probably gets a lot of use.
Are you ready to give it a whole new look for a new season of visitors?
Let’s dive into some great ideas for remodeling your guest bathroom.
Decide on a style
Look through design magazines, visit some kitchen and bath showrooms, and check out what’s new online to determine the look you want to go for.
Since the bathroom is for guests, you’ll want to keep comfortability and convenience in mind.
Your goal should be to combine your style with the needs of your guests.
How’s your layout?
Depending on how in-depth your remodel is, you may want to talk to a contractor about the possibilities for changing up your layout.
Your guests should have access to the essentials and be able to find what they need easily.
Think more along the lines of a hotel room and less like an elaborate master bath.
All visitors really need is a sink, a toilet, and a shower.
Lighting deserves its own category because it’s a bigger deal than you might think!
In addition to decorative lighting, you should also offer ambient and a brighter task lighting.
An ambient option is nice for guests who get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom and don’t want to feel like they’ve turned on a flood light!
On the other hand, women who may be using the mirror for applying makeup or elderly visitors who may have vision issues will appreciate a light that’s bright enough for them to do what they need to do.
The right materials
Your best bet is to find a happy medium between going all out and just the bare bones when redoing your guest bathroom.
Consider materials that are easy to maintain and don’t require a lot of extra care.
Countertops made from a solid surface with an under-mount sink are attractive but durable.
Choose flooring that can stand up to a lot of traffic and is easy to clean.
You can always dress up the space with the accessories you choose to add!
Generally, a guest bathroom doesn’t require a large amount of storage but just enough for the basics.
You want enough space to keep an ample supply of towels and toilet paper, as well as providing your visitors with a small drawer they can use to keep their toiletries, hair supplies, or other small items.
It’s also a good idea to provide a few hooks where guests can hang towels or their clothing and a hamper so they know where to put used linens.
Get creative with accessories
Once your contractor is done with his part of the remodel, you get to have fun dressing up your refreshed space!
Go ahead and splurge on a few things like luxurious bath mats, fluffy towels, fancy soaps, and delightful smelling candles.
Your guests will appreciate the extra little touches to make them feel special.
Bring on the visitors
Creating a guest bathroom space for your summer visitors won’t go unnoticed!
Talk with a trusted contractor about your options for the layout, provide adequate lighting, and use materials that are attractive but durable and easy to maintain.
Splurge on the items that will make your visitors feel good.
The next step is to start filling up your calendar!
For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts Virginia Kitchen and Bath.