So. You’re planning to remodel and build your dream bathroom, but do you ever think about how easy (or not) it will be to keep clean? Likely you don’t want to spend a vast amount of time scrubbing your shower area and wiping, rubbing, spritzing, and generally keeping your shower enclosure clean and spotless. Who has time for that?
If you don’t want to waste precious time cleaning your bathroom every time someone uses it, here are four considerations for an easy-to-clean bathroom remodel.
Say goodbye to water spots
There’s nothing like the sparkle of a brand spanking new bathroom, but in time little white water spots, limescale, hard water deposits or whatever you want to call them will undoubtedly appear. The answer? Invest in a water-spot-resistant glass coating for your shower when you’re remodelling. Simple.
Opt for easy-to-clean hardware
If you opt for oil-rubbed and matte hardware for your shower taps and showerheads, they can lend an air of elegance and style to your bathroom’s overall design. They’re also notorious for mineral and stain buildup as well. While attractive and stylish, if you don’t want to spend too much time dealing with the buildup of water and mineral stains, think about opting for satin nickel or chrome instead. Much easier to clean and maintain.
99 problems, but grout ain’t one
Nobody likes cleaning and scrubbing the grout in between bathroom tiles, but you have to do it to maintain that bright white. Scrub too hard or use an abrasive cleaner, you can easily erode the surface of the grout and pave the way for mould and dirt buildup between tiles.
If you’re in the process of a bathroom remodel and would like to replace old tiles, you can go for stone tiles which come with minimal or fewer seams, or opt for larger porcelain or ceramic tiles that can be placed closer together.
Better yet, shower wall panels that are very easy to install. They’re made from high-quality PVC and fabricated to look and feel exactly like granite, marble, or other natural stones, for a fraction of the price. Since they’re also non-porous, they’re a more hygienic option, and can help you do away with grout issues once and for all.
Add an extractor fan
While all those hot steamy showers in your new bathroom will bring bliss, steam can create condensation and cause humidity levels to rise—thereby potentially leading to mould.
One of the easiest ways to eliminate the cultivation of mould is to ensure you have sufficient ventilation. An extractor fan is excellent addition to help remove moisture (and, uh…unwanted odours). Today’s models are sleek and stylish, with ultra quiet noise levels and rapid extraction rates.
Need renovation or remodel advice? The Merenda Real Estate Group can help. With 20+ years of industry knowledge and a client-forward approach, let The Dealmakers get you the results you want and the experience you deserve. Contact us today or call 416-240-SOLD (7653).