Summer is in full swing, and that means longer days, warmer nights, and more time spent outside. Summer can also be a great time for around-the-house projects and preparing your home for the cooler months to come. When your home is equipped for various seasons, it can help you reduce heating and cooling cost as well as maintain your home for longer. If you think your bathroom could use an upgrade this summer, here are a few solutions to look into.
Could you use more natural light?
While the bathroom might not be the first place you think of for natural light, finding ways to increase natural light without decreasing privacy can improve the energy flow and aesthetics in your bathroom. When there is ample sunlight in the summer, having a bit more light in your bathroom can improve your mood and offer a number of other benefits. Implementing skylights and natural windows with tinting, glasswork, or curtains to retain privacy are all great ways to increase natural light in your bathroom.
Is your air circulation adequate?
Summer heat can affect all parts of your home. If you live in a humid climate, poor circulation in your bathroom can lead to mold growth and other health hazards. Installing fan systems in your bathroom with minimal noise and maximal efficiency is a great way to cool down your space and prevent mold and other health hazards.
Could your layout or appliances be improved?
Assessing your bathroom’s layout is beneficial at any time of the year. If your bathroom needs more space or has an awkward configuration, it may be time for an upgrade. Considering the current spatial flow of your bathroom including placement of toilet, placement of sinks and shower, and functionality of storage areas are just a few items that impact your bathroom’s layout and functionality. Additionally, this may be a good time to consider the state of your current appliances to see if they need an update. This may mean upgrading shower fixtures, refinishing or replacing bathtubs, and more.
Is your drainage system ready for summer?
If you have family members coming home from the beach or kids coming home after a day of playing in the dirt, summer can take a toll on your drains. Being proactive about your plumbing and cleaning it frequently is an easy way to avoid big problems down the road. Rinsing feet with a hose to get rid of beach sand or playground dirt before getting in the shower is also a great way to be proactive about your bathroom maintenance.
Bathrooms are a crucial part of your home. Maintaining and remodeling them is a great way to keep them working for longer, increase functionality, and add value to your home. To learn more about bathroom remodels with Vertical Construction Group or to view our portfolio, visit our website today!