3 Bathroom Essentials For Your Forever Home
So you found your dream home, and you intend to stay there for the rest of your life. Now it’s time to remodel in order to really put your own stamp on it. When homeowners remodel their forever homes, one room that almost always gets a facelift is the bathroom. But what should your priorities be when it comes to a forever bathroom? Fortunately, there are a few examples that should be staples in every home. Here are our favorite bathroom essentials for your forever home:
Safety and Accessibility
Plan to live in your home for the rest of your life? You want to make sure that your home is accessible enough to accommodate you at any stage of life. This may mean slip resistant flooring, standing showers or hand-rails. Of course, some of these things can be added later when you update your home for aging in place. But some of the choices you make now could age well into your twilight years and save you money when the time comes around.
If you plan to stay in your home for the long term, you want to start thinking about energy efficiency. This can help to save money on your heating, cooling, electric, and water bills every month. Consider motion activated lights, LED bulbs, or Energy Star rated faucets and shower heads. A water efficient toilet, often used in commercial properties, might also be a must. You can also have a window to crack open in order to vent the room rather than using a fan.
If you plan to stay in your home forever and you don’t want to have to remodel every few years, then make sure your surfaces are sturdy, low maintenance, and attractive. Keep in mind the moisture that builds up in bathrooms. If this is flooring, you want something that’s slip resistant or to at least include slip resistant mats. For bathroom vanity countertops, consider stone surfaces like quartz, marble, or granite. If that’s out of your price range, engineered quartz might offer many of the same benefits. Remember these will likely pay off in the long run.
Need help making your forever bathroom a reality? Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or to set up a free consultation.