Renovating a 70s Bathroom

Lots of homes in desirable neighborhoods were built in the 1970s. The downside to these homes is that they often need extensive remodeling. One of the parts of the home that needs the most attention is the bathroom. They can be out of date in a number of ways. The plumbing may need to be replaced. The décor probably needs serious attention. Another issue can be the cabinetry and plumbing features such as showers, tubs, sinks and toilets and tubs in the room. There also may not be enough cabinetry. When you remodel the bathroom, the cabinets need to be updated to fit in with the new design.

Although a renovation to a restroom can be expensive, it is an advantage in many different ways. You’ll have the enjoyment of the renovated bathroom immediately. You’ll be able to enjoy it the entire time you live in the home. In the long term, the remodel will be an enjoyable advantage. You’ll enjoy showing it off when you have company and overnight guests. If you decide to sell your home, a new bathroom will be attractive to prospective buyers.

The first thing you will probably need to do to update a 70s styled room is brighten the space. During the 70s, darker room colors were common. Wood paneling was common as well as dark wallpaper. Today, most people prefer brighter colors. Consider brighter or lighter colors of paint. You can paint over paneling if you can’t afford to replace it. Remove dark window coverings or curtains and replace them with lighter coverings.

When you’re restructuring the powder room, take the design into serious consideration. Think about how you want the room to be laid out. You’ll want to consult with a contractor to see what your options are in terms of laying out showers, bathtubs, sinks and toilets if you want to make any changes. An important part of restroom design is also storage space. You want to make sure that you have adequate space for storing towels, toiletries and other items. Usually, the cabinetry in the bathroom is dark to match the paneling and the other colors in the room and will need to be replaced or painted.

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