How to Add Functional Features to Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home. It handles loads of foot traffic and constant use by everyone who enters. And, since this room is frequently used, you want to make sure it can support all your needs and more. That is why we created this guide discussing how to add functional features to your restroom.

Shower to Tub Conversion

While many homeowners opt for showers in their homes, many buyers want at least one bathtub or a shower/tub conversion in a house. Having a separate shower and bathtub takes up space that you can use for other things. So instead of having the two, go with a two-in-one option. When picking out the right conversion for you, make sure to research and ask as many questions as possible. Also, this shower to tub conversion will add value to your home in case you end up selling it down the line.


Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms of a home. Even though this room is small, it still holds many items — towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries and more. You do not want to overcrowd your counter space or vanity with all these objects. Instead, you want to make sure you have adequate storage. You can easily obtain this additional yet needed storage space with baskets, drawers, racks, shelving and more. Find these storage options online or in-store at home department stores, storage companies or any home improvement shop.

Safety Measures

After the year we all just had, health and safety are on the top of most homeowners’ minds. And, the bathroom can house many germs, dirt and bacteria if not taken care of properly. To make your cleaning regime easier, we recommend going with features that have bacteria-fighting properties. You can find many grout-free, non-porous and water-resistant options to help combat mold and mildew. Safety goes beyond germs as well. It also encompasses keeping people from slipping and falling. That is why adding grab bars add the functionality and safety that every home needs. Plus, many beautifully designed grab bars are out on the market so it won’t look like an eyesore in your home.

Waterproof Flooring

Since this room of your home deals with a lot of water and can be prone to flooding, we want your floors to stay prepared for moisture. That is why you need to check out waterproof flooring. Waterproof flooring is 100% waterproof. If the room ever floods, you can take out the floors, let them dry out and then reinstall them back in with no damage in sight. Want more information about the benefits of waterproof flooring? Then, give us a call today.

Lighting Features

The lights you use in your bathroom will make a difference in how they will appear. In the restroom, you want bright or natural lighting to brighten and widen the room. Dim lights can cause the room to look small and feel cold as well as make it difficult to apply makeup, shave or do any other hygienic tasks. To avoid this, you will want to install lighting fixtures that are bright, functional and aesthetically pleasing. There are hundreds of lighting fixtures you can choose from. So whenever you are looking, we recommend looking at multiple options that will match your theme, house and budget.

Heating Sources

Bathrooms can get pretty cold. They do not have carpet or other insulation, so on those cold winter days, you may feel even colder while walking or bathing. Never let that become an issue again by installing heating sources. You can install heated floors, heated towel racks and more. Since you are dealing with heat and electricity, we recommend working with a contractor who has experience with these jobs. You want to make sure everything is correctly installed, so you do not have to worry about starting a fire.

Want to add these features and more? Check out our latest guide — ten reasons why people may need a bathroom remodel/update — to go into further detail if your restroom requires a renovation. If you are ready to start planning your restroom renovation, then you need to check out our free resources page to help you get started. If you have any questions, concerns or are ready to get things rolling, then give us a call today. We have helped homeowners in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville and the surrounding areas for over twenty years.