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Master Bath Design Ideas for a Long Island Summer Renovation

When planning home renovation Long Island homeowners can’t choose a “wrong” time of year, though the summer months are often the least challenging. Many people are taking time off work, providing the time to plan and orchestrate the renovation from start to finish, and the weather is less unpredictable. At the same time, there is plenty to do during the day so you don’t have to sit around the house waiting for your bathroom to be done. If you’re planning a renovation of your master bathroom it certainly shouldn’t ruin your summer. Here are a few design ideas to help you plan a seamless master bath renovation that will look fabulous for years to come.

Consider Your Budget First

Before visiting any bathroom showroom Long Island homeowners should determine their budget and create a loose plan of what they want to achieve. Those with a big budget and a big bathroom can splash out for new additions such as heated floors, rainfall showerheads and whirlpool tubs. But if you have a smaller budget or limited space there’s still a whole lot you can do with an extra dose of creativity.

Choose a Personalized Color Palette

When it comes to bathroom design Long Island homeowners should choose the color palette, theme and style that reflects their personalities and preferences. If you have a larger bathroom you might want to create a subdued mood with dark shades of brown, green or blue. If you have a smaller bathroom, on the other hand, you might want to choose brighter or softer colors to create the illusion of a larger space. There are also stencils and other accents that can offset more bold or barren color choices. But at the end of the day it’s your choice!

Find the Right Theme to Suit You

You might not think your master bathroom needs a theme, but keeping a concept in mind will help you and/or your designer determine the right products to pull together a cohesive look that will leave you with a sense of calm. You might want to go with a vintage look including a pedestal sink and clawfoot bathtub with Victorian-inspired framed artwork. Or maybe you want a more clean and modern look with glass and metal, or a budget-friendly sea theme with stone countertops and seashell patterns throughout. It’s up to you.

Make Your Big Purchases First

Whether it’s a DIY project or a job for a general contractor Long Island homeowners will want to make sure they get the most costly and time-consuming aspects of the remodel project out of the way first. If you’re installing a new bathtub, adding arched ceilings or doing any other extensive work, it may cost more and take longer than you expected. So take care of the biggest parts of the project first, get them out of the way, and then see what you have left to deal with. You might not have time or money to do everything you desired, but last-minute touches like new towels and shower curtains can always help pull it all together. Getting halfway through a major project before running out of money or having to go back to work would be much worse.

However you decide to remodel your bathroom this summer, just make sure to have fun with it. At the end of the day it’s still going to be work, no matter how much help you have, but when you’re passionate about the project it won’t seem like such a chore.