Design inspiration and ideas for your next bathroom remodel

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So you just bought a new house and want to make it your own. Or maybe you’ve lived in the same house for a few years and are bored with the space…and ready to make a design change. Or maybe you’re ready to sell your home but want to increase your place’s value. Whatever your motivation is for wanting to remodel or do some home improvement, you are not alone. Milennial homeowners are just as likely to renovate their homes as any other age group.

But where do you begin? What space should you upgrade first? We suggest the bathroom. And so do a lot of other people, apparently. According to a National Association of Home Builders survey, bathroom remodeling is the job most requested in the United States, making up about 78 percent of renovations. We have rounded up some of the best ways to design your bathroom and make it even better than you imagined.

Install energy efficient toilets. These toilets typically use less than 1.6 gallons of water per flush and are incredibly environmentally friendly (which is a huge plus to your home’s value). And it is an upgrade that about 91 percent of home remodelers choose to do when they’re changing up their bathrooms.

Choose a glass shower. Having a glass enclosed shower space makes your bathroom feel more spacious and open and honestly, feels like a spa. It creates the illusion of a seamless transition from the shower to the rest of the room.

Increase the size. If you are planning on selling (now or anytime in the future), keep in mind that full and three quarter baths are much more attractive to buyers than half baths. It never hurts to enlarge any current half baths you have.

Pay attention to the details. While the above projects are fun and will add value to your home, you don’t necessarily have to undergo a major renovation to upgrade your bathroom. Updating the vanity, adding elegant lighting and mirrors or simply redoing the paint or grout can make a huge difference.

Home remodeling
is a fun project and allows you to add some personality and flair to your home. And even if you are one of the people making design upgrades in order to sell your house at a higher price, it’s still worth it. On average, bathroom additions and remodels receive around 86.4 percent return on investment (ROI).

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