The process of keeping a bathroom clean and smelling good can be a challenge for most people. Now that we’re getting really close to summer, and since that’s the best time of the year to work on some home improvement projects, we thought these ideas to remodel your bathroom could come in handy. They’re all about making your bathroom easy to clean and avoiding the buildup of mold and mildew. Enjoy!
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The Right Flooring
When installing a new floor, keep in mind that not only does the material itself matter but also having the floor slope at the proper angle will prevent standing water (and therefore prevent mold and mildew growth). The two best flooring material for bathrooms are vinyl and bamboo, so you can start planning from there.
Grout is the place in your bathroom most likely to grow dirt and mold. To make things super easy to clean, you can build a whole new bathroom without grout! A few options you could use are:
- Stone slabs
- Vinyl wall coverings
- Back-painted glass
It’s possible that some of these materials will require a bit of grout around the edges and joints, but still, that’s already a lot easier (and healthier) to clean than most materials.
Wall Mounted Appliances
Wall mounted appliances, such as toilets and faucets make not only floor cleaning easy, but also the appliances themselves. Vanities and countertops can also be mounted on the wall, making your whole floor accessible - which will also prevent scratching from having to move furniture around to clean.
Along with mounted fixtures, sensor-operated faucets will make your life a lot easier! That’s because you won’t be spreading germs all over the place. Though they may require slightly more maintenance than regular faucets due to the electrical connection, the advantage of easy cleaning makes up for that.
Get Rid of Framing
Bathroom shower doors usually have some kind of framing around them - usually aluminum. When you go frameless, not only do you get a clearer, more clutter-free look, but you also make your cleaning process really easy.
Ensure Proper Ventilation
This is probably the most important tip for anything bathroom-related upgrade. If your bathroom doesn’t have the proper ventilation, it will never be easy to clean - it’ll even be quite uncomfortable to use.
Your solution is:
Get a good exhaust fan!
It’ll help fight mold and mildew while also protecting your walls, paint, and trim. Make sure to get a modern model since they’re more energy-efficient and quieter.
Make sure to get a professional to help you on your bathroom remodel. Get a free quote today!
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