It’s the place where you go to freshen up for the day ahead. So, shouldn’t your bathroom look as fabulous as you want to feel? It’s no secret that a stellar bathroom can help sell a house, so investing in a bathroom renovation not only helps you feel better in the morning, but keeps your home equity happy too. EiEi Home spoke with Paul Napolitano of Royal Home Improvements, a GTA residential renovation general contractor, about how to breathe some new life into your bathroom.
Make a statement with tile. “You can be a little bolder in a bathroom,” says Napolitano. Since bathrooms are small spaces, you can play with textures and select a more unique tile than you might choose for a kitchen or a larger living space. However, if you’re going for the spa look that’s popular these days, keeping a neutral, soothing colour palette with clean lines is best.
Invest in quality countertops. When it comes to selecting a countertop, Napolitano recommends investing in a durable material like granite, quartz or marble. “The area is generally smaller so you can use these beautiful materials and stay within your budget.” says Napolitano. Light and bright is a safe choice since it seems to never go out of style but don’t be afraid of playing with colour and patterns to make a real design statement.
Soaker tubs are still in. A soaker tub will keep your bathroom’s value high. “People with families need tubs,” says Napolitano. Although stand-alone and barrier-free showers are increasingly popular.
Consider storage space. Maximizing bathroom storage is key to ensuring a bathroom functions properly. The last thing you want to see is all your stuff scattered across the countertop because there isn’t enough storage. “Vertical shelving is a great way to maximize storage if you don’t have room for a large vanity,” says Napolitano. In a small bathroom, a wall mounted vanity, instead of a pedestal sink, can also be a great way to maintain storage while still allowing for an open, airy feel.
Royal Home Improvements has been refreshing and updating bathrooms in the GTA for over 40 years. With Royal Home Improvements, seniors never pay tax!