Nobody enjoys cleaning the bathroom. Yet, when remodeling their bathroom, most people tend to focus more on what looks good or what’s trendy than on what will make their life easier. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, there are features you can incorporate into your bathroom design to make it easier to clean and maintain.
- Eliminate grout. Scrubbing grout lines is a tedious chore. Selecting solid-surface materials for your walls and shower enclosures will eliminate those grout lines. Stone, marble and back-painted glass are all great options that resist stains and bacteria and can be easily wiped down.
- Opt for colored grout. If you can’t eliminate the grout completely, chose a colored grout, such as light grey or light brown. Stains will be must less noticeable than on white grout, which becomes stained easily and can be difficult to clean and maintain.
- Choose larger tile. Using larger tile for your floor, backsplash, or shower enclosure will reduce the number of grout lines that need to be kept clean.
- Select wall-mounted fixtures. Toilets, vanities, and faucets that are mounted to the wall make it easier to wipe all the way around and reach all of the surfaces. Mopping the floor is also easier without fixtures mounted to the floor that you have to mop around.
- Choose a vanity with an integrated bowl. This all-in-one design eliminates seams and cracks that can accumulate dirt and gunk.
- Opt for a frameless shower. Eliminating the frame also eliminates all the gunk that collects in it.
- Get rid of the glass. Replacing a glass shower with a walk-in shower means no more glass shower doors to scrub.
- Include plenty of storage space. If everything has a place, your bathroom is less likely to become cluttered.
- Incorporate good ventilation. An efficient exhaust fan will reduce moisture, which will in turn reduce the likelihood that mold and mildew will develop.
Incorporating these features into your new bathroom design will allow you to spend more time enjoying your new bathroom and less time scrubbing it.