In a bathroom remodel, homeowners have a lot of choices, from tubs, sinks, tile, and more. But it’s the small details that could have some big impact. Realtor.com® recently featured an article on the smaller details that can help elevate a bathroom’s look, including:
A luxe showerhead
“These days, many people opt for massaging showerheads and models that can remember your temperature preferences,” Rob McDowell, a master plumber with All Star Plumbing in Columbia, Mo., told realtor.com®. Low-flow showerhead systems and models that detach from the wall are trending. Designers also suggest raising the showerhead a foot or so higher. “When people ask us for the secret to the perfect bathroom, we always recommend raising your showerhead,” McDowell says. “Older homes typically have showerheads, so raising yours will bring your bathroom into the present at very little cost.”
Clean tile grout
Grout has the potential to make a bathroom look cleaner. “This is my personal design preference, but I love the white grout in the bathroom,” says Lynn Schrage, a bathroom design manager at Kohler. “But I also see a lot of public places choosing black grout with a lighter tile.” Make sure the grout blends with your tile.
A place to hang the towels can actually become a focal point in a bathroom. Schrage recommends choosing a towel bar that’s wide enough for at least two towels—about 24 inches. She also says the towel bar doesn’t need to be the same finish as the plumbing. Consider the placement, too. Towels should be accessible as you exit a shower.
“Sink faucets are basically statement earrings for your bathroom,” Schrage says. “I love the look of a widespread—at least 8-inch—faucet.” They can appear more contemporary and faucets with some room around them are easier to clean, she notes.