A couple looks at their new master bathroom remodel completed by Poulin Design Center

As you read about bathroom remodeling ideas, you’ll learn:

  • Which upgrades are the best investments
  • How these upgrades improve the convenience, functionality, and style of your bathroom
  • How to change the look of your bathroom

One of the most overlooked rooms in your house is the master bathroom. You may spend a lot of time redecorating your living room or renovating your kitchen, but your bathroom might be one of the last spaces on your list to renovate. However, updating your master bathroom is a great way to make your living space more comfortable and add more value to your house. Here are some master bathroom remodel ideas that can help you make the most of your space.

Upgrade Bathroom Hardware

Changing out your bathroom hardware is a simple upgrade but makes a big impact on the aesthetic of your space. Go for a modern look with black hardware, or choose silver fixtures for a classic, timeless look. If you want your space to look elegant and luxurious, try gold hardware. You can find hardware in a wide variety of styles and colors, making fixtures easy to match and fit every preference.

Add Recessed Shower Shelves

Recessed shower shelves are great for both convenience and style. They add dimension to your shower and give you a convenient place to store soap, shampoo, and conditioner. You can choose from shower shelves of different sizes to find one that meets your needs.

Create Built-In Shelving Everywhere

Every bathroom needs plenty of storage space. If you just don’t have enough closet or cabinet space, consider installing built-in shelves on every available wall in the bathroom. You can use the space as open storage to display your items or organize bathroom essentials in cute baskets for convenience.

Include a Shower Bench

One of the things you need to consider about upgrading your master bathroom is future medical needs. If you have any condition that makes it difficult to stand for long periods, or you are worried about losing your balance as you age, a shower bench is a great option. Choose from built-in benches, fold-down seats, and corner seats for your shower.

Update Shower Walls

Shower walls can be made of various materials. Changing the material can drastically change the look of your master bathroom. While many of our customers have tile in their showers, we encourage them to change to a solid surface like our Re-Bath wall surrounds or Corian. They naturally repel mold and mildew, are easy to clean, and have great warranties available.

Update Your Shower Head

The technology for showerheads has grown so much in the past decade and there’s no reason to have the original shower head that your home came with. Consider a dual shower head that includes 2 heads: the standard head or handheld—the handheld is especially useful if you need to sit while showering and make cleaning your shower a breeze. There is also a rain shower head, which can provide more spray coverage. Lastly, take a look at a high-tech shower head that can adjust the flow and pressure during your shower.

Add a Soaking Tub

Few things are more relaxing than soaking in a hot bubble bath. Standard bathroom tubs allow you to submerge most of your body, but they don’t give you much space to move around. If you like to take baths, a soaking tub is a great investment, and you can choose from a wide variety of styles to accommodate your personal taste. And don’t forget about walk-in tubs for those who need an accessibility option, which are typically loaded with jets.

Opt for Floating Cabinets

Choose floating cabinets instead of standard ones to add a little extra style to your master bathroom. Instead of extending all the way to the ground, floating cabinets are vanities that hang on the wall and stop a few inches from the floor. You can use this extra space for storage or leave it empty, so you can see the wall behind the vanity to make your space feel bigger.

Double Up On Sinks

Installing double sinks is great for both functionality and style. Instead of having to take turns getting ready in the bathroom, you and your significant other can get ready at the same time with two sinks and extra counter space. A long vanity also gives you more storage space. Having two sinks makes the bathroom look bigger and more luxurious, so this upgrade is a great investment.

Install a Makeup Vanity

You may not have enough space to get ready every day at your bathroom counter. Consider upgrading your bathroom with a smaller makeup vanity instead of having makeup supplies spread all over while you get ready each day. This will become your designated place to get ready each morning, and you can incorporate plenty of storage, so you have a place to keep makeup without cluttering up the counter. You can even place a padded stool at the vanity so that you can sit down and stay comfortable while applying makeup.

Add a Backsplash

You may already have a backsplash in your kitchen to add style and color to the space, and you can use the same concept in your bathroom. Incorporate a tile backsplash on your walls to give the space a pop of color without being overwhelming. If you’re going for a timeless look, stick to classic black and white tiles. A neutral backsplash is a great option for a luxurious aesthetic.

Swap Out Old Flooring

A lot of bathrooms have laminate flooring. Changing the type of flooring in the space can change the entire look of your bathroom and make it easier to clean. Consider installing luxury vinyl tile flooring. You can choose from wood-look colors and enjoy the benefits of it being waterproof, durable, and warmer to the touch than tile. Of course, if tile is your style, there are many customizable options to use in your master bathroom. You can even incorporate a mix of colors to add dimension to your bathroom. Use a bunch of small tiles to create elegant patterns, or choose large tiles to make your bathroom feel bigger and more open.

Maximize Natural Light

Lighting is an important element of any space. There are many fixtures you can install to adjust the amount of artificial light in your bathroom, but there is nothing quite like the effect of natural light in a bathroom. Consider installing at least one large, open window or skylight to allow plenty of natural light to filter into your bathroom. Natural light can make even a small bathroom feel larger.

Design Your Dream Bathroom Today!

If you are considering a master bath remodel, it is important to partner with an experienced contractor to make your vision come to life. Poulin Design Center is happy to help people who live near Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico, with bathroom remodeling. Our design center is conveniently located on the Pan American Freeway, just north of Paseo Del Norte, and our Santa Fe location is off Rufina Circle, just around the corner from Meow Wolf. We have been remodeling bathrooms for more than 40 years, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you need help visualizing your new bathroom before we remodel, our team would be happy to create your 360˚ photorealistic render of your project. Contact us today to schedule a free design consultation with one of our professional designers.

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