When it comes to home remodeling, the two most common individual areas chosen by homeowners are kitchens and bathrooms. These are both areas where home occupants tend to spend a lot of time, and both also have a direct connection to home value if you’re considering selling in the near future.

At Red Rock Construction, our general contractors can assist you with every element of a bathroom remodel for your home. We’re proud to work with you during your vital planning stages – some people think these are as simple as picking out some tile from the local home improvement store, grabbing a few tools and smashing away, but this simply isn’t the case. Let’s go over some of the central planning elements you should consider when preparing for a bathroom remodel.

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Color Schemes and Lighting

The first thing you or anyone else will see when they enter the bathroom is the overall color scheme, which sets the tone for the entire room. We generally recommend warm colors on the walls, with bright accents in tile and other areas. This is due to the way these warm colors will interact with the sleeker, cooler look of bathroom fixtures, offering a great complementary tone.

Another major concern here is lighting, which affects the climate of the bathroom. You need adequate lighting for safety purposes, of course, but consider subtler tones to keep things relaxed and calm for all those who enter the bathroom.

Tile Details

Color is also important for your tile selection, but it’s not the only element to consider here. You also want to think about shape, which is important for your overall theme, and texture, which will define how the tile feels. Our pros can suggest some good options here depending on your exact needs and desires in the bathroom.

Sink Options

There are a huge variety of sink options out there for you to choose from, from conventional white ceramic choices to clay-based, granite and even glass sink selections. There’s no right or wrong answer here – we listed this one later in this blog because the sink is the type of bathroom element that can blend really well with a variety of previous designs.

Your primary mission here should just be figuring out which design complements the rest of the bathroom, plus fits the practical needs you have. If space is a concern, consider a pedestal style sink that takes up less room. You can also find sinks with matching countertops.

Tub Choices

Another area with tons of options is the tub. Soaking tubs, whirlpool options, or even just traditional bathtubs are all on the table here. First make sure your home can handle the water and drainage needs from a given tub type, but then consider both your space and your bathing needs when making this choice.

Toilets and Fixtures

Toilets come in any variety of color you might desire to match the rest of the bathroom, and they have several features you might desire – automatic bidets, inherent fans and low-flow options, for instance. While you’re considering these areas, also think about other fixtures like showerheads, sink knobs, and even additional areas such as cabinetry and countertop space.

For more on the important elements of designing a great bathroom remodel, or to learn about any of our general contractor or home remodeling services, speak to the staff at Red Rock Construction today.