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5 Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2020

5 Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2020

Renovating your bathroom is important for several different reasons. First, it affects the sustainability of your home, which is a major factor that you have to tend to when it comes to reducing your monthly expenses. Second, it affects the resale value of the place and your home’s overall appeal to potential buyers.

Just think about it, the bathroom is one of the first areas of your home that people come to visit when deciding on whether to buy the place or not. Last, but in no way least important, is the fact that it substantially helps improve your lifestyle quality.

1.    Eco-friendly fixtures

bathroom 690774 1280The first thing you might want to consider is replacing your fixtures like your showerhead and your faucet with a low-flow alternative. The best thing about this is that it’s a project that you can do on your own, all you need is a bit of research. First of all, you need to crunch some numbers and see if the saving is really as substantial as you would hope it to be. Second, you need to do the research on the fixture in question.

Finally, what you need to do is figure out how to install them. When it comes to the issue of a shower, the things are, more or less, straightforward. On the other hand, when it comes to replacing a faucet, you might want to figure out the type and then lookup for a YouTube tutorial.

2.    An investment in functionality

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Photo by Vecislavas Popa from Pexels

The next thing you need to think about is the functionality of your bathroom. For starters, you need to think about the fixtures in your bathroom and find a way to improve them for your own convenience. For instance, a sensor faucet or hands dryer might be a good way to go.

Self-flushing (yet low-flow) toilet is also a great idea. Provided that your bathroom doesn’t already have one, getting a bidet is always a good idea. Nowadays, you can easily find a bidet buyers guide online, which will give you all you need for thorough research.

3.    The lighting

One of the biggest challenges in your bathroom renovation is the fact that you have a limited influx of natural light in the room. This means that you come to depend on the artificial lighting, however, this here is a double-edged sword, as well. Why? Well, first of all, it’s due to the fact that you need the room to be both relaxing and intimate, as well as functional, at the same time.

Tasks like shaving or applying makeup require an admirable vision. Therefore, what you might want to consider is layer lighting, which will allow you to get both of these things at the same time.

4.    The tiles

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Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels

While it is true that there’s a number of materials that you can go for when it comes to the bathroom floor, opting for tiles is definitely the way to go. Why? Well, because hardwood or laminate isn’t necessarily ideal around all that moisture and due to the fact that stone and marble tend to be incredibly expensive.

Regardless of your motivation or your point of view, ceramic tiles are probably your optimal choice. As for the aesthetics, you get to choose the texture and you can even get something wood- or stone-like.

5.    Shower instead of a tub

shower 2752478 1280For a lot of people, the question of getting a tub or a shower is one of the aesthetics. Still, this isn’t necessarily true. First of all, showering wastes less water. Second, it’s more time-efficient, which gives you a great head start early in the morning.

Other than this, it’s more hygienic and more efficient in every single way. In other words, if you’re trying to make a rational choice rather than a purely subjective one, going for a shower is an obvious choice.

In conclusion

In the end, the question of a bathroom renovation is one of the most important issues that any homeowner eventually has to face. The thing is that you need to know exactly what you want to get from it. First of all, you might plan to renovate your bathroom in order to boost the lifestyle, the resale value or the eco-friendliness of your home. Before knowing what you want, it’s impossible to make any plans.

This post was authored by:

Patrick Adams

Freelance writer and blogger

Sydney, Australia

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Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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