For those of us that love to entertain, there’s nothing like the feeling of having a guest-friendly home that’s ready for company. One of the biggest areas of concern for homeowners is the guest bathroom. A dingy, dirty, smelly bathroom can put a damper on anyone’s visit to your home—and can be a huge embarrassment as well. 

Luckily, even the oldest, most deteriorating bathrooms are surprisingly easy and affordable to remodel. If your home’s guest bathroom is in bad shape, take a look at these great ideas from Home Concepts Custom Remodeling that will whip it into shape before your next guests arrive.

Focus on the Entrance

Just like the front door of your home, the bathroom door is an extremely important part of your space. A beautiful doorway creates a grand entrance and is better than an old, scratched, or chipped doorway that is hard to open and close. That said, functionality is the most critical factor here—and you’re going to want to make sure your door locks and unlocked properly for your guests to feel comfortable using. If your doorway isn’t beautiful or functional, it’s probably a great time to restore, repair, or replace it before your guests stop by for a visit.

Consider a Wet Area Upgrade

The wet area of the bathroom—that is, the area of the bathroom that’s designed to get wet, is usually the first part of the space to deteriorate. Your bathroom’s wet area should be free of water damage and stains, chipping, mold, and mildew. The older the shower and bath products are, however, the more likely the are to be falling into disrepair and becoming difficult to maintain. If you find yourself scrubbing away without making much of an improvement in the way your shower or tub areas look, smell, or even feel—you may want to consider replacing them entirely. 

The good news is that shower replacement and bathtub replacement—and wall surround installation, bath conversion, and other wet area renovation projects—are affordable and offer a very high return on your investment. If you’re interested in a fast, convenient way to upgrade your bathroom without spending a fortune, focus on your wet area and what you can do to improve it.

Maximizing Space

A bathroom that’s too small can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unattractive. Maximizing the square footage can be done in a bathroom reconfiguration, where the layout is changed and updated. This is usually a more expensive project to take on. If this is the route you choose to take, make sure you hire a very bathroom remodeling company to make sure it’s done correctly and without overspending. 

The alternative to this is to find ways to create the illusion of more or less space without tearing down walls or changing the plumbing. For example, a larger mirror over the vanity can make a bathroom seem bigger than it is. Another great idea is that will create the illusion of more space is to transform your current shower stall into a walk-in shower to eliminate curbs and breaks in space for smooth, even flooring. Ask your contractor for more tips and tricks that can help you to add space to your small bathroom without spending a lot of money on the project.

Vanity Lighting

A quick and affordable yet dramatic upgrade is to change the lighting scheme. If you find yourself struggling to see in your bathroom, your guests will probably have trouble too. Likewise, if the lighting is too harsh or too bright, this can make your bathroom less appealing to use. 

LED and smart lighting options can add a touch of modernity and value to your bathroom set-up. Dimmers are great additions as well, allowing you to adjust the lighting according to your own preference. If your light switches are older or the switch kind, adding touch lighting will give your space a much more sophisticated look. 

Luxury Bathroom Makeovers at Affordable Prices  

As a BBB-accredited company with an A+ rating, we’re proud to serve as one of the highest-rated and most trusted home remodeling teams in Arizona. We offer affordable products from top US manufacturer Luxury Bath and are proud of our team of highly skilled and experienced contractors. 

With one-day installations, premium products, and personalized service—you can rest assured that your home is in the right hands. For more amazing bathroom remodeling ideas like these, or to find out more about our services, give our friendly team of professional contractors at Home Concepts Custom Remodeling a call today. Or, if you’d prefer to go ahead and set-up a free, no-obligation estimate in your home with our leading bathroom remodeling company, just fill out our online form.