We all love our bathrooms, but it can be one of the toughest places to keep clean. It’s a high-traffic area, and if you have an older bathroom it can mean an even bigger headache when it comes to cleaning day. When it’s time for your bathroom renovation, you will revel in the glee of tossing out that old tub and getting the opportunity to pick easy-to-clean fixtures, ultimately decreasing your stress and increasing your house love.
Tubs and Showers
When choosing your next shower or tub, you want to pick good quality:
If the quality isn’t there, the material loses its finish prematurely, making it a perfect place for soap scum to collect. Even with your most valiant efforts, at a certain point that dreaded black ring isn’t coming off.
By choosing a better quality product, the finish will last longer, letting you clean it easily. Not only is your life simpler, it also means that your tub or shower will continue looking as gorgeous as the day it was installed.
If you’re installing a shower, consider putting in tile walls instead of glass, if your space allows. Sometimes glass shower doors or walls are necessary, but if you can, try to minimize that amount of glass in your bathroom. In a space that is constantly wet, you want to opt for surfaces that could disguise the water stains a little better than glass.
Counters and Sinks
If you’re concerned about keeping your high-traffic bathroom clean, one thing to consider is minimizing the amount of counter space you install. A pedestal sink is a great solution for an easy-to-clean bathroom as it minimizes the amount of porcelain you need to keep clean and you have no additional counter space to look after.
If you do opt for more counter space in your new bathroom, you want to pick a good quality, non-porous material, similar to your tub or shower. Easy-to-clean options for your counter space might include:
While tile is a usable option, the likelihood of keeping the grout lines clean is slim.
The fixtures and final touches in your bathroom are critical choices to helping make your bathroom easy to clean. You want to consider things like:
- Wall finishing
- Taps and faucets
- Accessories, like mirrors
Like with all things in a renovation, you don’t want to pick cheap fixtures as they will lose their luster, making your bathroom look dull and perpetually unclean. By picking better quality materials, your time will be spent enjoying your new bathroom rather than always cleaning it.
When choosing wall finishing, you want to pick something that can sustain a lot of wear. Not only is your bathroom always damp but you also will want to wipe down the walls every now and again, especially the wall space directly behind the sink, especially if you have kids.
After your kitchen, your main bathroom is the most used room in your whole home. When it comes time to renovate, you want to maximize the opportunity, ensuring that everything you choose will make your overall life easier. Choosing quality product is the easiest way to minimize your cleaning time while maximizing your bathroom remodel.