Have you ever thought about how your bedroom flows into your bathroom? If so, you have probably thought of upgrading these living spaces to create a more comfortable and cohesive environment. Your bedroom and bathroom should be a retreat for rest and relaxation, and there are several upgrades that can make this possible.
Often, different flooring types are used in the bedroom versus the bathroom. For example, hardwood flooring can be great in the bedroom, but it is not suitable in the bathroom. There are several waterproof flooring options that look identical to hardwood and can be used in your bathroom.
If you’re not familiar with luxury vinyl plank (LVP), it is rapidly becoming the most popular type of bathroom flooring. LVP resembles many hardwoods such as oak or hickory and is waterproof. If your primary bedroom has hardwood flooring, using LVP in your bathroom can create more cohesion in this living space.
There are several other benefits of LVP that many people don’t think about.
· Affordability – LVP is one of the most inexpensive flooring options available.
· Installation – LVP is very easy to install.
· Beauty – LVP is aesthetically pleasing.
· Upkeep – LVP is easy to maintain and clean (since it doesn’t have grout like tile).
· Long-lasting – LVP can last three or four decades with proper care.
There are several flooring options for your bedroom. The type of flooring you choose should depend on how you use the space. For example, if you spend a lot of time at home you should choose a durable flooring for your daily routine.Flooring types such as hardwood, bamboo, and laminate will provide the durability you need. Make sure to choose a flooring that also flows well with adjacent living areas, so you are not disrupting the ascetics of your home.
Matching the color and tone of two different types of materials can be very difficult. However, our representatives at Monumental can assist you with your flooring needs. Monumental carries many flooring types in several colors and tones that can easily be paired to upgrade your bedroom and bathroom. We can also match existing flooring in your home if you choose to keep your bedroom flooring or vice versa.
Your bedroom and bathroom should provide a calming environment, and believe it or not, paint selection can greatly affect the feel of a room. To create a restful space, you should choose cool colors such as cool whites, cool grays, or cool beiges. Cool colors mean the undertones of the paint are derived from blues, versus warm colors which have undertones derived from red and yellow.
It is also important to consider the finish of the paint for the two different rooms. In bedrooms, paint finishes commonly used are satin and eggshell. Being able to not only offer the best color of paint for your bedroom and bathroom, but to also offer the proper finish for each room is important.
When selecting paint for your bathroom, be sure to choose a finish that is water resistant like a semi-gloss. Additionally, if you decide to use a cool white on your walls, choose a wall paint that will provide a slight contrast to the doorframes and baseboards.
Replacing countertops can be very difficult and costly, especially if you’re wanting to install granite, marble, or other stone. Right now, marble is a little more expensive than granite, but is perfect for bathroom countertops.
Marble is softer than granite and is much less porous, which means it does better in the high moisture areas of your home. Many homeowners are moving toward marble for their countertops over granite because of marble's ability to repel water and prevent mold and mildew so well.
You can spend up to $5,000 for a marble countertop in your bathroom, but if it’s done right, it can provide a level of elegance that few materials can. Prices can also vary depending on if you’d like a double vanity or single vanity. If you’re married, a double vanity is something that I believe is worth every penny.
Anytime people see wall removal, they get anxious about the perceived cost of difficulty that removing a wall entails. The average cost to remove a wall depends on whether the wall in question is load-bearing or non load-bearing.
The average cost of removing a non load-bearing wall is only around $500-$1,000 and takes very little work. However, even if a wall is non load-bearing it can get expensive if there is plumbing or electrical running through the wall. These are things our contractors can find out quickly and get you an accurate and fair quote within our first meeting.
A load-bearing wall can be much more expensive and run upwards of $10,000 to replace, so we always recommend finding another way to save space if the cost gets that high. Placing a beam in place of a load-bearing wall can be a great asset to creating your perfect bathroom.
However, you’ll need structural engineers, and general contractors that have the experience and knowledge to do it safely. Fortunately, at Monumental, we have a great team that is standing by to help you create a more open space.
Many of the houses and row homes that we have in DC were built decades ago and are meant to be very structured with specific spaces for a specific purpose. We’ve reached a point in society with the technology and knowledge to modernize these old structures that we have in our city.
Monumental Contractors can potentially open up your primary bedroom to your bathroom in a way that you’ve never thought possible. We pride ourselves in our ability to work within any structure and make it better than it was before.
One thing that is often overlooked when installing cabinets in your bathroom is how well they flow with the cabinets in your primary bedroom. I’ve seen many primary bathroom cabinets that look beautiful, but are completely different from the primary bedroom.
Our designers can show you how to improve the feng shui of both rooms with proper coordination and color schemes. It may not seem like it’s important to match bedroom and bathroom cabinets, but it can change the entire feel of the room. If you’re still doubtful, we can show you a digital remodel of the great things we could do for you.
Bathroom and bedroom cabinets can be very similar, even if they need to be built with different materials. For a bathroom, it’s vital to get a material that can withstand the moisture and water from the sink and shower.
The most important feature for a bathroom cabinet should be the finish. The finish will dictate how well water, steam, and other liquids like toothpaste can be cleaned up. Toothpaste can be detrimental to a lot of finishes that older homes have due to the baking soda and alcohols inside. Ask our contractors which finish will be best for your situation and they can give you all the info you’d ever want.
Improving the flow of your home can be as easy as refreshing paint or matching the flooring throughout the home. However, finding the right colors, tones, textures, and materials can be daunting and near impossible for homeowners. If you’ve ever considered turning your primary (master) bathroom and bedroom into an oasis of calm and relaxation, let us help.
We’re a family run business in the D.C. Metro area that has been serving our community for the last 20 years as a company. No matter the job, Monumental Contractors has the resources, manpower, and knowledge to make your remodel dreams come true.