Older homes have their charms – there’s a reason we pay top dollar for antique millwork and hardwood floors – but they also have their drawbacks. One of the biggest drawbacks in older homes is the bathroom. In homes built before running water was the norm, you’ll find bathrooms that were added on later, often with no thought to the home’s design or symmetry. Slightly newer homes incorporated bathrooms, but they were limited by the plumbing of the time. These bathrooms were often small, poorly lit, and uncomfortable.
Flash forward to today, where we view bathrooms not only as a place to get clean and handle necessary business, but as a spa-like luxurious retreat from the world. We’re not saying our lives today are more stressful than our ancestor’s existence was – but we are saying that soaking in a free-standing tub or luxuriating in a vertical steam shower makes it all better.
What should you do when you need a better bathroom? Start the process by talking with your Auburndale building contractor. The first concern is often creating a room that’s large enough to meet your family’s needs. Working with a design/build contractor, like A.A. Tofani, allows you to access every option. One strategy is a room addition. Another strategy is incorporating a new bathroom into a larger addition. A third strategy is to alter the existing interior floor plan of your home to make the bathroom a larger, more usable space.
Your Auburndale building contractor will work closely with your plumber so you can take advantage of the latest, greatest plumbing trends to make your bathroom more comfortable and enjoyable. Common upgrades include adding second or third sinks, built in vanity, and increasing the amount of natural lighting in the bathroom. Making the bathroom a kid-friendly safe space is a top priority for growing families. If you have family members who are growing older and perhaps have some mobility challenges, your Auburndale building contractor can do the renovations to make the bathroom a safer space for them.
You can have the spacious, pleasant bathroom your family deserves! Contact your Auburndale building contractor today to get the process started.