Bathroom & Kitchen Remodel Ideas Trending Right Now
If you’re looking for bathroom and kitchen remodel ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Revitalizing these two rooms is well worth the effort, as the master bath and kitchen have a huge impact on resale value.
In this post, we’ll share some bathroom and kitchen remodel ideas to help you craft timeless spaces that enhance your enjoyment of your home without breaking the bank. Let’s start with the bathroom.
Bathroom Remodel Ideas
We’ll break each room up into key concepts or elements to consider in order to refresh the space.
Shower Remodel Ideas
Try To Revitalize Before Replacing
Unless your shower or bathtub is particularly damaged, you can likely forgo replacing it. That will save you a lot of money since bathtubs cost an average of $3400 to replace.
Ways to restore your bathtub or shower include:
- replacing the caulking
- changing hardware (faucet, showerhead, etc.)
- etching, sanding and refinishing the surface
- cleaning with a strong abrasive
If you have chips in your porcelain bathtub, buy a porcelain repair formula from your home hardware store. Most formulas are simple enough that you can have your bathtub looking like new in a matter of hours, even without any prior experience.
If You Must Replace, Consider Alternative Materials
Tile is a classic material for shower walls. If you’re looking to get unique with your bathroom makeover, though, consider using an alternative material. Quartz shower walls are a classy option if you like a sleek, uninterrupted look. Acrylic panels are also worth considering for similar reasons.
Consider Tile Size Carefully
If you do settle on tile for your bathroom shower wall, carefully consider the size of the tiles. Using large or small tiles can have a huge impact on the bathroom’s overall feeling.
Larger tiles can make a room feel more grandiose. If you’re using patterned tiles, just make sure they’re proportioned in such a way that the pattern does not get cut off at corners.
Smaller tiles can look great if you’re forming a mosaic but most contemporary designs skew large.
Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas
The goal of a small bathroom remodel should be to make room for the essentials while preventing the space from feeling too claustrophobic.
Tuck The Sink Into A Corner
One of the best small bathroom remodel ideas out there involves tucking your sink into a corner. If multiple people regularly need to occupy the bathroom at once, you can place the sink in a corner directly opposite the shower or main door. This will help you better manage the flow of traffic in and around the bathroom.
Swap Your Shower Door For A Curtain
Another great small bathroom renovation idea involves swapping your swinging shower door for a curtain. If that’s too old-fashioned for you, consider having a glass panel installed in such a way that it keeps water in but has a cutout allowing you to get in and out.
Choose Colors Wisely
Your choice of colors is important in any room but especially with small bathroom makeovers. If your bathroom has been plagued by a dark, claustrophobia-inducing color scheme, treat your remodel as an opportunity to change that.
Use light, breezy color schemes to make the room appear bigger than it is.
Bathroom Remodel Ideas On A Budget
Because not everyone wants to spend a small fortune on their renovation, here are some bathroom remodel ideas on a budget.
Keep Tile To A Minimum
Tile isn’t the most DIY bathroom remodel-friendly material to work with. Most people end up having to pay a professional to lay and grout the tile. While you’ll likely have to use tile at least somewhere in your bathroom, avoid going overboard.
Look at your bathroom remodel as an investment. Spend your money on improvements that will give you great returns, whether that be financially (by increasing your home’s resale value and saving you maintenance costs) or making your life easier.
Quartz countertops can help you achieve both.
Watch out for bad investments, too, like granite (which is porous and susceptible to water damage) or wasteful appliances.
Kitchen Remodel Ideas
Because this website is filled with kitchen remodel ideas, we’ll keep this section relatively short. Here are some kitchen renovation ideas worth considering.
Small Kitchen Remodel
When doing a small kitchen remodel, remember that you don’t always have to follow the ‘kitchen work triangle’ guideline. As we mentioned in this article, small kitchens can often benefit from a one-walled design. This involves placing all of your appliances and cabinets up against, as the name would suggest, a single wall.
This is a particularly useful layout if you’d like to merge your kitchen and dining/living room areas.
Other small kitchen remodel ideas include incorporating as much natural light as possible into the room, either through windows or even skylight installations. Natural light can help you avoid having the room feel claustrophobic.
DIY Kitchen Remodel Tips & Ideas
Give Your Hardware A Refresh
You might be surprised at how much of an impact swapping out your kitchen hardware (faucets, cabinet handles, etc.) can have on the room’s overall look and feel. Doing this is quite simple and affordable.
Change Your Lighting
As with hardware, changing the lighting in your kitchen requires minimal effort but can breathe a breath of fresh air into a stale kitchen design.
Even just swapping the bulbs out for color-adjustable ones can go a long way. If your fixtures themselves have gone out of style, though, take some time to swap those out.
Use Backsplash Sheets
Backsplash peel and stick sheets offer the look of tile without the expense of a professional installer. As their name would suggest, you just have to peel, align, and stick. These kits also typically come with pre-mixed grout, allowing you to get the job done easily and in a much shorter timeframe than tile would entail.
Caesarstone: Your Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel Companion
No matter what approach you take to your kitchen or bathroom remodel, Caesarstone has surfaces to help you bring your vision to life. We are the most trusted name in countertop manufacturing thanks to our relentless commitment to innovative design and quality surfaces.
Check out our quartz visualizer tool to experiment with our various surfaces in a bathroom setting.
Then, visit one of our Caesarstone locations to bring your vision to reality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average cost to remodel a bathroom?
The average bathroom remodel costs between $9,600 and $11,000 according to Angie’s List.
In what order should you remodel a bathroom?
There’s no hard and fast rule but generally, you want to leave the floor for second to last (followed only by the toilet). Otherwise, they’re very likely to get damaged by paint or falling tools.
Approach ordering the other tasks with this same logic in mind. Look at your bathroom’s configuration and plan the remodel in such a way that damage is unlikely.
How can I save money on my kitchen remodel?
A great way to save money on your kitchen remodel is to leave plumbing and large electrical appliances where they are. Shifting things around drastically will require expensive electrical and plumbing work.