Luxurious upgrades for your bathroom

Phantom Screens / May 1, 2015

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Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s where you get ready in the morning. It’s a place everyone uses. If there aren’t enough of them in your home, there’s a fight over space. You need your bathroom, but why not transform a necessary space into a luxurious one? Whether you’re remodeling a small half bath or revamping a spacious master bathroom, there are a few important features to include.

Natural light

Many homes tuck the bathroom away in some corner of the house that doesn’t abut an exterior wall. Bathrooms need to be private, so why have a window, right? Wrong. Natural light is pleasing no matter what room you’re in. Be sure your bathroom has a window to get the most out of the daylight hours. Hopefully your bathroom has an exterior wall in which you can install a window if need be. By installing retractable screens with block out mesh in your windows, you can ensure that no one can look into the bathroom.

If you have a spectacular garden, increase the size of your bathroom window so you can enjoy it. Marvel at your garden while brushing your teeth. Phantom Screens’ retractable window screens can be fitted to any size or style of window. Not only will you have an amazing scene to enjoy while taking a rejuvenating bath, but you’ll also get to bathe in natural light.

Big showers

A trend in bathroom design right now is the inclusion of large showers. Many homeowners are finding that these airy showers are reminiscent of a day at the spa. Add a bench inside yours for the option of sitting and steaming. If your bathroom is small, replace the tub with a shower. While unwinding in a sea of bubbles is nice, a steamy shower will be just as revitalizing. When it comes to reselling your house, many buyers will appreciate having a shower over a tub. Not everyone has time to soak, but everyone has time to shower.

Move the toilet

Another bathroom design trend is creating a separate space for the toilet. The concept can work whether its a smaller room or just a wall separating the sink area and toilet area. This design allows one person to use the toilet while the other uses the mirror to put on makeup or shave. Privatizing the toilet further creates the image of a spa-like bathroom. Worried about moving all that piping? Actually, with PVC piping, rearranging some plumbing is neither difficult nor expensive.

Storage options

When remodeling your bathroom, be sure to include plenty of storage in your plan. To save floor space, choose vertical shelves and cabinet units. Use the storage to keep clean towels and toiletries in the room where they’ll be used. Add dividers to your vanity drawers to organize makeup.

Going green

Energy-efficient appliances and home designs are all the rage. Incorporate energy-saving concepts into your bathroom to cut back on the cost of bills and to decrease your carbon footprint. Luckily, there are plenty of upgrades you can install to go green in the bathroom. Start saving water by purchasing low-flow shower heads and faucets. Another way to cut your water usage is by getting a dual-flushing toilet. These designs use a small amount of water for liquid waste and a larger amount of water for solid waste.

Your retractable screens will help you be more energy-efficient as well. Retractable screens filter ultraviolet rays that come in through the window, which keeps the room cool. In the summer, this will prevent your air conditioning unit from overworking.