We have written a lot about the kitchen and how it has become, for many families, the most favorite room of the house. But, if the kitchen is the most favorite room, then perhaps the bathroom is the most important room in the house.
American humorist and newspaper columnist Erma Bombeck had this lovely gem to say about the bathroom, “My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.” Hmm, we never thought of it that way. But on second thought, it’s pure genius!
All kidding aside, the bathroom is more than just a maintenance room for life where we, often-times, both start the day as well as end the day. In answering the question of why remodeling your bathroom should be taken seriously, let’s first discuss why the bathroom, is so darn important.
Why Is The Bathroom So Important?
Well, other than obvious reasons, there’s more to the bathroom than we might give it credit for. The bathroom, quite frankly, is also probably the one room in the house that we take most for granted.
Just think about it. What does happen in the bathroom? Here are 4 reasons why your bathroom is your most important room:
Bookend The Day
Other than our bed, the bathroom is where we essentially begin and end each day. Often, what happens in the bathroom will set the tone for what will happen the rest of the day. Furthermore, did you know the average person will spend at least 1.5 years of their life, in the bathroom? (For some, it might be 1.5 years of your life, just waiting to use the bathroom.)
For many, their best ideas come to them in the shower. It’s that sacred space where you can also rehearse that big presentation you are giving later that day or even to prepare for your job interview.
Sets Tone For Home
In how a bathroom is put together aesthetically can play a major role in setting the tone for the rest of your home. For certain, accenting the bathroom design with candles, artwork, and matching towels can be just the exclamation point for the look and feel you are wanting to project with this all-too important room in the house.
What is the one room in the house where most people understand that if someone is in the bathroom, this means, do not enter. The bathroom can offer that momentary space of solitude as well as a great place to unwind from the stresses of the day with a nice hot shower or warm bath. In this, the bathroom becomes much more than just another room in the house, it becomes a safe space.
So, as you can see, we do take the bathroom for granted a lot more than we would like to admit. And, if the bathroom is so important, the question is, what’s the state of your bathroom? Is it time to give your bathroom a little love?
Top Reasons Why People Remodel Their Bathroom
Did you know that on average, American homeowners will get back 71 cents back from every dollar they spend on remodeling or updating their bathroom? True, it would be great to get every cent back, but there is no arguing that 71 cents is a significant return on investment.
From broken cabinets, tile, or even a leaky shower, many homeowners choose to remodel or update their bathrooms for this very reason. And, if the bathroom is as important as we previously wrote and for all those reasons alike, homeowners want a bathroom that works. Let alone the thousands of dollars some homeowners must spend due to mold caused by leaking tub valves, etc.
For all the reasons listed above as to what makes the bathroom so important, creating your own personal space, or oasis is a major reason why people decide it is time to remodel or update their bathroom.
Updating Bathroom Aesthetics And Where to Start
When remodeling your bathroom’s aesthetics, there is a lot to consider. For certain, and like all rooms, balance is key in how all the components work with each other to create the ambience you are looking for in this most important room of the house.
Are you getting to remodel your bathroom? Here are 3 ways Simple Floors Portland can partner with you to help make your bathroom, the perfect oasis and bookend to your day:
For certain, durability, look, feel and cost are key aspects to deciding on the right type of flooring material to install in your bathroom. But, no other aspect is important to consider than which flooring type handles water the best.
The top choices for bathroom flooring are:
- Porcelain or Ceramic Tile
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Sheet vinyl flooring
When it comes to choosing the right bathroom countertop, blending durability and aesthetics is critical. Just think for a moment about the different elements, like moisture, cleaning supplies, and toiletries that bathroom countertops will face over the course of their life.
As we said earlier, we really do take the bathroom for granted.
As you decide on which type of countertop material is best for your bathroom, here are some that are popular choices:
Bathroom Wall Tile
Having the right wall tile in your bathroom can make all the difference when seeking that special “wow” factor to the overall ambience of this most important room. Whether it matches the flooring or accents the flooring, choosing the right bathroom wall tile will put an exclamation point on your bathroom design.
Here are a few different types that are favorites of home owners alike:
- Matte Finish Tiles
- Subway Tiles
- Slate Tiles
At Simple Floors Portland, we have unlimited tile flooring, back splash tile, countertops and the tile accent products you need for your bathroom remodel. We also have an experienced and friendly team ready to partner with you today.