The Guest Bathroom: Adding, Updating, or Reorganizing a Welcoming Extra Bathroom for Your Home |  Bloomington Bathroom Remodeler

The Guest Bathroom: Adding, Updating, or Reorganizing a Welcoming Extra Bathroom for Your Home |  Bloomington Bathroom Remodeler



Whether you need an additional bathroom space or just want to freshen up the space you have (by remodeling or reorganizing), here are some great tips for making your guest bathroom welcoming and useful for your own family and visitors to come!

Layout: If you’re considering adding a new bathroom to your home, consult a designer to decide where it will fit best and how it should be laid out.  Ideally, a guest bathroom should be placed as near to the guest bedroom as possible, if not attached, while also being accessible to your own family when needed.  Your guests will appreciate both the privacy and convenience.

Storage: Install extra shelving and make sure you select spacious cabinetry, with room for your own bathroom storage as well as space for the guest’s travel items; leave some of the upper spaces empty for you guests.  Leave plenty of countertop space open as well, and install a few hooks for convenience.  Keeping a hamper in the room for used towels also makes things easy and keeps the bathroom floor tidy.  No room for large storage cabinets?  Try these clever bathroom storage ideas from hgtv.

Style: Keep the style of your guest bath simple, yet create a space where guests can feel pampered and relaxed.  You’ll want to create a room that appeals both to your own needs and style, while keeping guests in mind.  Select easy to care for materials for your bathroom countertops, shower, and flooring, but make sure it suits the style of the rest of your home as well.  The guest bathroom will likely be more basic than your main or master bath, but don’t skimp so that it looks lower-quality than the rest of your home, which will be a mistake in the long run with home investment in mind.

Lighting: A larger mirror and good lighting will be appreciated by guests, especially if they’re in town for a special occasion, prepping to look their best.  A combination of ambient, accent task and decorative lighting is often a good idea.  Pure white light is ideal, but don’t forget to either include a dimmer switch or a night light, so that guests can easily find their way in the dark!

Accessories: Creating a well-stocked bathroom will make life easier for both you and your guests.  It’s no fun to feel like you’re a bother by having to ask for every little thing you need.  Stock your guest bathroom with basics like towels, toilet paper and shampoo, and then go above and beyond by adding a stash of extras your guest might forget — extra toothbrushes, bandages, cotton balls, and more.  For more ideas on accessorizing a welcoming guest bath, check out these tips from hgtv.Need some more inspiration for designing or re-organizing the perfect guest bathroom?  Peak at the photos from Better Homes & Gardens here!

Ready to add or remodel a bathroom?  Prepare your home now to be an accommodating space for friends and family who may be coming to stay in the next few months!  Contact us here at Homecare Remodeling Inc for bathroom design and remodeling.  Serving Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, and more throughout the Twin Cities MN!