5 Bathroom Remodeling Ideas for New Homeowners
October 30, 2019
As a new homeowner, one of the most exciting parts of moving into your new home is thinking about what renovations you want to make. In case you want to renovate the bathroom in your new home but are lost for ideas, here are 5 bathroom remodeling projects you can undertake that will help you put a unique touch on one of the most personal rooms in your home.
Solid Surface Materials
Solid surface materials are one of the most popular choices for new homeowners. They possess a variety of benefits and a few of the typical downsides you see with certain bathroom materials. The materials are non-porous, meaning they will resist water and liquids on their own without the aid of a sealant. This makes them great for countertops. Solid surface shower walls are also especially well-suited for the rigors of everyday use. The added mildew-resistance and non-slip qualities are a bonus as well.
When it comes to beauty, it’s hard to beat quartz. There’s a reason why quartz is found in so many kitchens and bathrooms around the world, it’s a wonder to look at. The spiraling, smoky patterns amongst the snow-white backdrop found in quartz are some of the most naturally beautiful in the world. No two quartz bathroom counters are the same, giving them an extra individuality that new homeowners usually love. Quartz is also great at resisting heat, stains, and scratching, making it hard to beat in terms of countertop material.
Exposed Concrete Sealing
If you have any exposed concrete in your bathroom, one of the best renovations you can make after moving in is to seal it completely. To do this, you’ll have to remove the old concrete sealer first. This might seem like a chore, but it is rather easy with the right product. Adding a new coat of sealant is also pretty simple, and will provide your concrete surfaces with the necessary protection they’ll need to handle the rigors of daily living.
One good way to save money while you recoup whatever financial losses you’ve incurred in the purchase of your new home is to install some green appliances in your bathroom. LED light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, and low-flow faucets are a few quick installs that can make a difference in your bills over time.
Redo the Caulk
Caulk tends to get ugly over time, so if the previous owners haven’t updated theirs, you can get the job done quickly and easily. Just buy a tube of caulk, and squeeze out some fresh lines wherever they’re required. Voila, a fresh new look for under 10 bucks!
Bathrooms Can Set the Tone for Your Home
The bathroom is usually one of the first places you go every morning when you wake up, so renovating yours exactly how you want it might be a good idea. By adding some new caulk, green appliances, solid surface materials, a new layer of concrete sealant where need be, and quartz countertops, you can build a bathroom that would make anyone jealous.
Mandy Lee is a contributor to Innovative Green Building Materials. She is a blogger and content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.