Bathrooms are probably one of the most challenging rooms to renovate. Making even the smallest changes requires a lot of money and work. This is the main reason why most homeowners stick to the same plain bathroom decor for decades. Nowadays, however, remodeling a space has never been easier. With reliable, high-quality building materials like magnesium oxide boards, the sky is the limit.
While the entire process might require careful planning and may take a lot of time to finish, the results will be worth your while. Lounging in your mini spa heaven after a long day at work will make you forget about any potential hurdles you have encountered during renovations.
We have compiled a list of tips and suggestions that will help you make the right choices during this process.
Having a safe germ-free bathroom should be on the top of your list.
Since moisture accumulates in these rooms on a daily basis, it is no surprise that germs can develop quite quickly and persist for a long period of time. The question is — what can we do to reduce their presence to a minimum?
Using an MgO board for your ceilings and as a subflooring option may be a solution to your problem. Magnesium oxide boards have antimicrobial properties that make them highly resistant to mold, fungi, and insects. Therefore, they are a perfect choice for your bathroom.
Now that ceiling and flooring are out of the way, we need to focus on the second most important aspect of a bathroom — tiles. While the sheer amount of tiles on the market is overwhelming, and they come in various designs and shapes, we recommend that you play it safe. Go for the classics, like earthy tones or white subway tiles, which will be easy to combine with different bathroom accessories.
If subtlety is not really your style, you can consider the timeless checkerboard floor tiles. They are the perfect balance between modern and classic design. Alternatively, adding subtle stripes in a neutral shade, like light grey or beige, will spice up your space without being over the top.
Accent walls have practically become a must in the world of interior design. There is something so refreshing about them that makes us all secretly covet them. And what better way to make your bathroom pop than putting up an accent wall in a bold color?
You can opt for a magnesium oxford board instead of going for regular drywall. It is known to be moisture-resistant, which makes it an excellent choice for humid places like bathrooms. This MgO board can then be covered with a wall treatment of your choice.
Bathtub vs. Shower
An eternal dilemma, and might we say a completely valid one. It all boils down to how much space you actually have. If your bathroom is small, to begin with, cramming a bathtub into it might not be such a great idea. In that case, getting a walk-in shower is a much better option. Plus, it’s not like showers don’t have their own appeal. They require less space, and you’ll save water.
If you do have space and like affording yourself small luxuries from time to time, then a bathtub is the right choice for you. Studies have shown that baths have numerous health benefits. Also, there is nothing more enjoyable than soaking yourself in a warm bath, which is bound to help you relieve stress and muscle tension.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
It’s hard to imagine a bathroom without a mirror, which is why choosing the right one is so important. Keeping your bathroom style in mind, try to decide whether you prefer a wall of mirrors or a single one. If you are more extravagant, the former is a better option for your space. If you are a minimalist, then go for the latter.
Lighting is extremely important, too. Bathrooms should be bright and well-lit. Mirrors and lights go really well together and can visually enlarge your bathroom space if combined well. Opt for the so-called task lights that you will put above your mirror so that they can easily light your face.