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A Home Redesign Demands Custom Bathroom Features

Planning A Home Redesign? It Demands Custom Bathroom Features!

Make Bathroom Remodeling an Integral Part of Your Home Renovation
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You may have heard many home improvement contractors say that a home redesign demands custom bathroom features. One of the main reasons for investing in a bathroom remodel is that it yields an average return of 62%. Which means, if you spend $10,000 on a bathroom renovation, the value of your home will likely increase by $6,200. This figure will be even higher for a bathroom with custom features.

At Flegel’s Construction, we believe that including a master bathroom upgrade is a smart way of maximizing your home remodeling budget. It is especially effective if you can achieve a good mix of timeless features and current trends. Our design experts share their top bathroom renovation ideas for creating stylish, relaxing, and distinctive bath spaces.

Custom Features for an Exceptional Bathroom Remodel

Upgrading or refreshing an old bathroom is as much about creating a rejuvenating, spa-like space as increasing the value of your home. Whether it is a powder room, guest bathroom, or ensuite bath, a few custom upgrades can make a big style statement. In fact, you can add a personal touch to one or more elements within your bathroom. It could be the sink, tub, shower, walls, floors, or even the light fixtures. For example:

  • Creative paneling: Using interesting and unusual materials for the flooring or wall paneling will give your bathroom a luxurious look. In one of our Palo Alto Eichler home renovations, we used the premium mirrored Duchateau wood on the flooring, back wall, and tub skirt for a plush, enhanced appearance.
  • Stylish sinks: Despite being one of the smallest elements in your bathroom, a bold, unique sink can make a big visual impact. Explore some of these options:
  • A self-rimming copper vessel sink with iron bracket mounts for a timeless, old-world charm
  • A clear glass pedestal sink to create visual interest in a compact bathroom or powder room
  • A handcrafted hardwood sink in a one-of-a-kind shape with natural resistance to mold or rot
  • An elegant floating washplane sink with no visible drains for a contemporary look 

In our Greenmeadow Palo Alto home redesign, which also featured on the Dwell Magazine Silicon Valley Home Tour, we incorporated a pair of gorgeous stainless-steel vessel sinks in the ensuite bath. These sinks tied in beautifully with the rest of the home’s custom stainless-steel cladding on the fireplace and in the kitchen.

  • Statement tubs: As one of the largest fixtures in your bathroom, a stylish tub can be the highlight of your space. Explore options that are new and unique. For example, a classic, claw-foot tub, a Japanese-style wooden soaking tub, a modern freestanding one, or a whirlpool tub with water or air jets. In one of our recent home remodeling projects in Sunnyvale, we installed a chic white, free standing tub with sleek lines and a slippered rim. Paired with other custom bathroom features, such as a floating sink, a curbless shower, elegant lighting, and soothing white floor tiles, this bathroom epitomizes the modern minimalist style.

From sensor-based ventilation and heating and hidden drains, to smart toilets, or bold accent walls, we have incorporated various other features for making bathrooms as understated or elaborate as the homeowners prefer.

Custom Bathroom Makeovers by Bay Area’s Trusted Home Building and Remodeling Contractors

At Flegel’s, we have decades of experience in building luxurious new custom homes and remodeling and reviving older homes, including Eichler homes. Our innovative designers and master craftsmen are passionate about delivering attractive, functional spaces, personalized to your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

Our past projects across the Bay Area will give insight into the quality of our work and the diverse design aesthetics that we can deliver.

For custom bathroom features and superior finishes on new home builds or home remodels, count on the experts at Flegel’s Construction Co. Contact us online.

Top Bathroom Renovation Trends in 2020

Inspiring Designs and Materials for Luxurious Makeovers

Exploring the top bathroom renovation trends in 2020 is an excellent starting point for planning a luxurious bathroom makeover. After all, when you spend thousands of dollars on creating a spa-like bath space, you want a look that lasts through the years, without feeling dated or over-the-top. The bathroom remodeling specialists at Flegel’s stay on top of the latest in bath designs, materials and fixtures, and offer a quick rundown on what’s in, and what’s here to stay.

Latest Designs and Styles for Remodeling Bath Spaces

  • Tubs are making a comeback: In the last few decades, people were doing away with bathtubs in favor of shower stalls. However, tubs are now making a comeback as an architectural feature that boosts the value of your home. Top interior designers favor the deep soaking tubs, such as the space-saving Japanese tub that comes with a bench seat. You can still have room for a stylish shower stall too!
  • Larger tiles are trending: The use of tile creates an interesting design sense in bath spaces, especially for wrapping the tub apron, or in the shower stall. However, subway tile is becoming passé. Instead of scrubbing tiles to keep the grout lines clean, current trends lean towards large-format tiles. Clean lines and minimal grouting offers a more continuous look, and creates an illusion of space, especially for compact bathrooms.
  • Curbless showers are in: In addition to larger sizes, the latest shower stall designs are all about clean, no-obstacle features. For example, curbless showers that do not have any raised thresholds make them easily accessible and safer for seniors and people with limited mobility.
  • Hidden drains are big: Camouflaging drains is a big trend in newer bathrooms. Another idea is to use linear drains that become a design element in themselves. They appear as long, narrow lines in the middle of the shower stall floor, or you can partially tuck them into the wall for greater effect.
  • Sleek, space-saving fixtures are popular: Freestanding or floating vanities, and toilets that are higher, elongated and hung on the wall free up floor space to make your bathroom look bigger. Square sinks provide a contemporary look and feel, while smart storage cabinetry keeps the clutter off the countertops.
  • Toilets with built-in bidets are an option: More manufacturers are introducing toilets with built-in bidets, in response to the aging-in-place requirements of older adults. Not only do they address the issues of limited mobility, they also help minimize the use of toilet paper.
  • Seating is a blessing: For larger bath spaces, adding a seating space is a smart idea. It could be for hair and makeup or general grooming in front of a mirror, or even a built-in bench in the shower stall.
  • Technology takes over bathrooms: While tech features are not necessarily new, they are becoming more popular ideas in bathroom makeovers. Smart shower controls, self-warming, self-cleaning toilet seats, mood-based lighting, are all geared towards conserving water and electricity while enhancing convenience and hygiene.

Hire Trusted Remodeling Contractors for Exceptional Bathroom Makeovers

At Flegel’s Construction Co., we have over two decades of experience in delivering quality bathroom makeovers to your exact specifications and complete satisfaction. Our creative designers strategically create personalized bath spaces that are on-trend, yet classic and timeless. Our master craftsmen ensure timely completion of projects, with top-notch materials, meticulous installations, and impeccable finishes.

Happy customers across the Bay Area vouch for our outstanding workmanship and consistent customer service.

For trending designs and quality bathroom makeovers, hire the experts at Flegel’s Construction. Contact us online. We can discuss more bathroom renovation trends in 2020 to help you decide what your remodeling project should entail.


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