Every second counts when you’re preparing to face the day. The less time you spend in the bathroom, the more time you’ll have to savor a cup of coffee or enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the family. Using these design strategies in your Seacoast New Hampshire, Northern Massachusetts or Southern Maine bathroom remodel just may make your mornings a little less hectic.

Splurge on Custom Cabinets

Do you waste time in the morning because you can’t find anything in your overflowing bathroom cabinets? If your current bathroom has stock cabinets, keeping all of your toiletries and gadgets organized can be challenging. Luckily, your remodeler can build custom cabinets that offer separate compartments for makeup, shaving equipment, hair styling tools, and toiletries.

The choices are limitless when you choose custom cabinets. Want cabinets that not only feature ample storage but offer room for a small refrigerator or coffee station? Your remodeler can create any cabinet configuration you want using the materials you prefer. 

Maximize Privacy with a Toilet Compartment

It doesn’t make sense to tie up the entire bathroom if one person needs to use the toilet in the morning. Enclosing the toilet in its own compartment (complete with a door) makes it much easier to share the bathroom in the morning.

Adding a toilet compartment can make mornings much more pleasant in your house if you’re tired of listening to your kid's squabble over the bathroom or you share the bathroom with a spouse or significant other. While one person takes care of business, someone else can shower, brush their teeth, style their hair, or put on makeup.

Embrace Togetherness with Double Sinks

It’s difficult to stick to your morning schedule when you share a sink with someone else. Chances are both of you end up feeling rushed, which may start your day off on a negative note. Adding double sinks to your remodel is a simple way to remedy the problem. Choose side-by-side pedestal sinks, or ask your remodeler to create custom cabinets for matching under-mount or vessel sinks.

Turn Up the Light

Poor lighting is a problem in many bathrooms, particularly bathrooms in older homes. Although most bathrooms have windows, small or inconveniently located windows can block out natural light. Dim lighting or lack of task lighting is also a problem in many bathrooms. 

If you’ve ever shown up for work and noticed that you missed a spot shaving or failed to blend your foundation properly, you may be a victim of poor lighting. Luckily, your remodeler can upgrade overhead, cabinet, and task lighting; add skylights; or install large windows that let plenty of light in without compromising your privacy. 

Personalize Your Bathroom

Your remodel offers the opportunity to make your bathroom really work for you. Do you enjoy relaxing in the tub after a long day at work but your current bathtub is too shallow for a good soak? Add a deep soaking tub to your remodel. The tubs can be customized with chromotherapy lights or jets and are available in many styles that will complement your décor.

Hate the feeling of stepping onto a cold bathroom floor on a New England winter day? Although you’ll be wide awake the instant your feet touch the icy floor, there are more pleasant ways to start the day. When your remodeler installs radiant floor heating, using the bathroom first thing in the morning will be a much more pleasant experience.

Nothing is off-limits in your bathroom remodel. If you’re tired of your cramped, basic shower, why not update your bathroom with a steam shower, complete with a shower seat and a waterproof sound system? If sleek and contemporary is your style, consider installing recessed medicine cabinets that practically disappear into the wall.

Do you feel better after spending time in the sauna at your gym or health club? That’s not surprising since sauna sessions improve blood circulation, remove toxins, reduce inflammation, and loosen tight muscles and joints. When you add a sauna to your bathroom renovation, you’ll enjoy all of those health benefits in your very own home.

Other features that can make your bathroom more efficient or luxurious include:

  • A towel warmer
  • Bidet
  • High-tech, self-cleaning toilet
  • Waterproof television
  • Motion-activated faucets
  • Smartphone-controlled shower
  • Fireplace
  • Multiple jets or showerheads

Choosing a remodeling company that offers design/build services streamlines the bathroom renovation process and may even shorten the length of your remodel. The design/build team at Oxland Builders handles every step in the remodeling process. We’ll create a design plan that incorporates all of your preferences and must-have features and offers creative solutions to your bathroom issues.

Once you sign off on the plan, the building team will begin your remodel. The design/build approach not only saves time but eliminates communication issues because everyone involved in your bathroom remodel works for the same company.

Are you ready to renovate your outdated, inefficient, small or unattractive bathroom? If you live in the Seacoast New Hampshire, Northern Massachusetts, or Southern Maine areas, get in touch with us. We’d love to help you create the bathroom of your dreams.

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