5 Bathroom Upgrades You Should Consider

Upgrading your bathrooms enables you to incorporate improvements tailored to you and your family’s needs, update its style, and increase the value of your home. According to a Zillow report, even the minor cosmetic changes during bathroom renovations could yield a $1.71 return on investment for each dollar spent. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, here are five upgrades you should consider to improve its aesthetic appeal, comfort, storage, and functionality.

1.   Paint

Painting is one of the most effective ways to evoke charm and character in your private space, especially when you have a small budget. If your bathroom walls have a lighter color like beige or white, you could consider using bolder colors to paint the cabinets to add personality to the space. However, be careful when choosing the right paint for your bathroom. Avoid paints that contain plastic because this ingredient creates a barrier that traps air on the surfaces. This results in mold development, compromising the air quality in your space and making the surfaces appear unattractive.

2.   Bidet or washlet

Make your bathroom more luxurious by investing in either a bidet or washlet. These bathroom fixtures are toilet paper alternatives designed to spray the bottom with water. They also enable people with mobility problems to keep clean in the bathroom.

Bidet bathroom fixtures are available in multiple styles and have adjustable water pressure and temperatures. However, a bidet is more expensive to install and takes up much space.

Washlets do not take up additional space, are affordable and easy to install, and have multiple features. However, a washlet heater is unreliable and you may have to invest in a new electrical outlet during installation. Check out this washlet vs bidet guide to learn more.

3.   Heated flooring

If you are thinking about changing your bathroom floors during your home renovation process, consider investing in heated flooring. These floor options will increase the value of your home. They are also affordable to install.  Heated floors are also more efficient in heating your bathroom than your air conditioning system, enabling you to cut your  energy expenses in the long run.

Additionally, heated flooring can make a significant impact in you and your loved ones comfort, especially when you live in cold climate regions or during winter. Turning on the floor heating, even for a short period, can enable floor tiles, which are often cold, to retain heat for an extended period.

4.   Better lighting

Be sure to add or change the existing lighting during your bathroom renovation to improve mood, comfort, and functionality. For instance, you could add the existing lighting on a dimmer to create the desired mood when taking baths.

You could also install lighting in the shower instead of around it to make your showers more safer and pleasant. Installing recessed light fixtures such as sconces around the mirrors can provide the best lighting to handle tasks like applying makeup, doing the hair, and shaving, to mention a few without casting unflattering shadows on the face. If you want to cut your energy expenses, swap traditional bulbs with LEDs.

5.   Additional storage

Installing additional storage in your bathroom creates more space and allows you to stay organized. Consider investing organizers, built-in shelves and cabinets. You could also install a recessed medicine cabinet in an empty corner in your bathroom to increase storage.


Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home or boost comfort, a bathroom renovation is an exciting and worthwhile venture. Consider investing in heated flooring and better lighting, adding extra storage, painting the space, or installing a bidet or washlet to create your dream bathroom.