Kitchen and bathroom remodeling tips abound. Go to a bookstore and access the remodeling section, and you will find many handyman books that offer both kitchen and bathroom remodeling tips.
Kitchen and bathroom remodeling are the most popular ways to prepare a home for sale. It was once thought that only kitchen remodeling was necessary to increase house value. Now, however, bathroom remodeling is also considered vital. Stained or yellowed fixtures, old-style, etc., are “turn-offs” to prospective buyers. Colors and lighting should also be considered.
Although both kitchen and bathroom remodeling are important, we will focus here on three bathroom remodeling tips.
Bathroom Remodeling Tip #1 – Color
Color is an emotional matter for humans. We all have preferences, and we are subtly or overtly affected by the colors around us. Fast food restaurants are notorious for their use of color. For success, they often choose colors that have been shown to arouse the appetite for food: yellow, oranges, and reds abound.
When it comes to bathroom remodeling, the emotional appeal of colors is important. Before you even begin remodeling, establish a color scheme. Then choose fixtures, paint, tile, and other materials to carry out the scheme. Consider what you want the room to be when your bathroom remodeling project is complete. Is it to be a child’s delight or an adult’s purely practical room? Or is it to be a serene retreat from stress? Here are some color tips to consider in bathroom remodeling.
- Red and yellow color schemes awaken lively emotions. They also awaken YOU in the morning! Bright red and yellow are best in small doses. One red wall can be lively. Four red walls can be overbearing, like the too-lively partygoer. When red and yellow are of subtler, darker hues, they can turn your bathroom remodeling project cozy and warm. A good plan is to use darker values of reds and yellows for large spaces and accessorize with brighter values of the same colors.
- Blue and green color schemes tend toward restfulness. The blues of the water, whether stream, lake, or ocean, can easily be adapted to your bathroom remodeling project. The greens found in the outdoors can complement blues. Add brown or beige to give your bathroom a subdued, natural atmosphere.
Bathroom Remodeling Tip #2 – Lighting
When you have chosen tentatively what colors you will use in your bathroom remodeling project, subject the colors to proper lighting. You may be changing the lighting fixtures you presently have. You may be upgrading to the popular Tuscan bathroom lighting. You may be using indirect lighting near the ceiling. Test your chosen colors in lighting as nearly as possible like that you will use.
Light fixtures, too, convey emotion and atmosphere. Look at your present bathroom light fixtures before launching any bathroom remodeling project. Are they old and stained? Do they “date” your bathroom as old-fashioned or worse? Visit a lighting store and see what’s new – especially if your bathroom remodeling project is intended to increase house value.
Bathroom Remodeling Tip #3 – Black
Since black is not a color, we give it third place in a discussion of bathroom remodeling tips. Black is often the missing ingredient in creating a bathroom that will both satisfy you and increase home value.
Once a bathroom remodeling project is complete, there may be a feeling that something is not quite right. Maybe the colors don’t “work” after all. Or is it the lighting?
Black may be the answer. Whatever color scheme you have used, a small splash of black can enhance it. Add a black-framed picture to the wall. Or use a black tumbler, lotion dispenser, and toothbrush holder. Your other colors will come alive in contrast to the black.