Master Bathroom- Preparing for a Makeover

If you are living in an older home that was built a while ago, the bathrooms may have been state of the art at that time but if your bath no longer appeals to you, change is necessary. Perhaps the lighting makes you look exhausted as you stand at the sink, the shower valve is ancient or the vanity is lower than you want it to be. Regardless of the reason, remodeling a bathroom can make your home more valuable and enjoyable.

Rather than living excessively, emphasis is on being strategic with the improvements you make, investing your money wisely in things that actually matter and creating a bathroom that serves as a wonderful retreat. Accomplishing this requires a checklist of possibilities. You will be able to move forward with what you need for a functional bathroom.


For several years homeowners have included tubs in their bathrooms even if no one was going to use them. The cost of the tub was also not considered, including the long-term financial implications and building an additional area to accommodate it. Resale was a priority and the tub ensured that the house would be sold. Consider whether you really need a tub. If you like to take baths, ask yourself about factors such as size and positioning.

Vanity Height

For older homes, bathroom vanities can be low, which is fine for children but not effective for most adults. A comfortable height is ideal and you can opt to invest in a customized vanity or a floating one. Vanities can be placed at virtually any height you prefer by changing the amount of space between the vanity and floor. Ensure that there is adequate support within the wall during your master bathroom makeover to keep the vanity situated.

Shower Heads

The modern showering experience is linked to limitless possibilities. There are rain heads, handhelds, body sprays and standard shower heads. Keep the cost of each item in mind and its impact on the project in terms of plumbing and fixture costs. Plan the locations of every element like placing a showerhead higher if you are tall. Controls should be out in an accessible place when you get into the shower.

Safety Bars

Contrary to what some people may think, grab bars are not just for hospital bathrooms. They are effective and useful safety elements for your bath. They are available in a variety of designs and are beneficial to everyone who raises themselves from a shower bunch or tub. Make sure there is enough space on the walls if grab bars are included in your project. The bars should be securely anchored in order for them to last for years.

Shower Seats

Shower seats are not only comfortable places for relaxation; they can also be used for support. You can utilize space more effectively with a folding bench that takes up less floor space.  Make sure the bench is attached securely to the wall.

Other Installations

The placement of tissue holders, towel bars and hooks should be determined. These can be interesting design elements as well as necessities. Think about where they will be installed in advance.