Imagine ideas for remodeling your bathroom that will convert it into a relaxing, re-energizing, spa-like haven, a place to escape from the demands of everyday life.  Not only would this do wonders for your sanity, but it would also boost the value of your home when its time to sell.

In this age of COVID, we’re all spending more time in our homes, and we need to make them more comfortable. So, now is the perfect time to upgrade.  Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to start. There are many factors to be considered when updating your bathroom, but the ones that are most likely to bring instant improvement are wall colors, fixtures, lighting and ambiance, tiling and cabinetry. Let’s discuss ideas for remodeling your bathroom that will help you create an in-home oasis and improve the sale value of your home.

Top Bathroom Design Trends


A simple paint job can work wonders with your bathroom’s appearance. Today’s home décor trends are looking towards the unexpected — relaxing hues like blushing pinks, misty grays, and energetic aquas are great options. A simple eggshell will give you a clean, sleek look. You can complement these with deep jewel tones on the cabinetry or an accent wall to pop in contrast.

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Bathroom remodeling - Fixtures


The fixtures in your bathroom will wear with age, and if they are not in proper working order, it could eat into your home’s value. When making updates, don’t just think about functionality, think about aesthetics as well.

Consider adding a freestanding tub with a vintage clawfoot design or a stone resin exterior. Showers can be equipped with glass doors, or you can create a steam room layout. Your new commode may feature a bidet, a seat warmer, perhaps an automatic deodorizer. The new-fangled smart toilets can even play music if you like!

Lighting and Ambiance

An update to bathroom lighting can go a long way, especially if you live in a high rise and don’t have natural light.
Make a statement by installing a chandelier in your bathroom ceiling. Add curves with a vintage pendant light or go with something playful like a balloon shaped wall sconce.

Be sure to set the zones of the bathroom — shower, vanity, commode — on different switches with dimmers so that you can control the brightness for those wake-up visits first thing in the morning.

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Tiling Ideas for Remodeling Your Bathroom

The tiles and grout tie everything in your bathroom together and as such, they are very important pieces of the puzzle. Color, size, and material are the three features to focus on.

When you decide to update, integrate trending designs. Terracotta, geometrics, cultural prints and Art Deco are all ruling the home décor scene in 2021. Finish the look with a colored grout that complements the tiling perfectly.

Cabinetry and Storage Spaces

Today’s trends are calling for cabinets made of unique materials like mesh and marble. Alternately, wood is always a classic. Color contrasts will make the room more aesthetically pleasing.
New cabinets can make your bathroom more attractive in multiple ways, not only in their appearance but in their ability to hide clutter.

A less cluttered bathroom will look more appealing, so make sure your cabinetry has enough interior space to contain everything. An oversized door rack with multiple towel hooks, an old-school medicine cabinet, or a shoe bag organizer on the back of the door are also terrific for creating a neat aesthetic.  These may not be permanent fixtures, but they will make your bathroom look more spacious and attractive to sellers and they will inspire them in their design choices.

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Bathroom Smart Gadgets

Smart Gadgets

Smart gadgets provide a spa like environment in the bathroom. Consider installing mirrors that can be adjusted to the perfect color temperature via a remote or voice control.

A connected shower controller will get your water to the perfect temperature without the wait. You can even add fun to your ventilation system by getting a fan that changes color and includes a Bluetooth speaker.

Remodeling Your Bathroom Adds Value to Your Home Sales

Bathroom remodeling is a great way to update your home, and it will add value when it’s time to sell. When you are ready to sell your home, as your realtor, I can provide you with specific ideas for remodeling your bathroom that will get you the most value for your money.

Work With the Best, Rely on Terri Buseman to Help You Sell Your Chicago Home

I have more than 20 years of experience in the Chicago real estate market.  I know what updates are likely to generate the highest values. I will suggest easy, affordable remodeling ideas that will provide you with a terrific return on investment.
If you are selling your home, please give me a call. I will make the experience as stress-free and profitable as possible.

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