It’s officially fall. In a few months time, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season. During those months, you’ll be having a series of holiday parties and welcoming guests into your home. Your extended family and some friends will be arriving and staying with you for a few days.
With everyone busy with other plans and preparations, remodeling projects often take a backseat. If you think your bathroom is your home’s biggest downfall, begin planning your bathroom remodel today. By having it done early, you can be sure that it is completed before the holidays.
Old plumbing fixtures are more likely to give you problems. With all the cooking and activities you have planned out over the holidays, there is no way you can deal with additional problems. Updating your current fixtures will not only prevent plumbing problems, it is also a great way in changing the look of your bathroom.
Over the years, we tend to accumulate toiletries, cosmetics and cleaning supplies. Your guests will need some space to place their things. Empty out the drawers and get rid of your nasty trash.
If you need additional storage, old wooden crates are a great option. You can use them to hold rolled bath towels and extra toilet paper.
Make sure it’s slip-proof
Your parents are probably coming over for the holidays. We all know that accidents such as slipping are common among older adults. So you need to make the bathroom safe for them.
Keep your parents safe by placing non-skid mats inside and outside your tub or shower. We also recommend installing grab handles.
Proper lighting is a necessity in any bath. Unfortunately, the bathroom is often given the least consideration when it comes to interior lighting. Make sure your bathroom is well-lit. Install task lighting, ambient lighting and dimmers.
Also, since your guests are unfamiliar with the place, consider adding a night light. You don’t want anyone to get hurt in the middle of the night.