Got a basement in the house? You are lucky! Create a walk-in shower or a whole bathroom in the basement and you won’t regret it! If you hesitate if it’s a good idea and how to do that right, our ideas will help you. Adding a basement bathroom is a big, complicated project. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Thousands of DIYers successfully tackle the job every year, and so can you, or you can always hire some people to help you.
Think over the plan of you future bathroom carefully, find out where you want to place a bathtub, where you’ll have a shower cabin, a toilet or a steam room. Be careful as the next step is plumbing and you won’t be able to change a lot after it.
Insulate And Do The Plumbing Properly
Insulate the basement bathroom properly otherwise you won’t be able to go there during cold months. Do the plumbing properly, if you hesitate that you can do it, just hire some plumbers.
Decorate Your Basement Bathroom
After the most difficult part of work is over, decide what colors you want here. Decorate according to the style you’ve chosen but better opt for some light shades because they visually enlarge your bathroom and reflect the lights. If not, go for neutrals or warm shades to feel comfortable.
There are a lot of styles you may try for your basement bathroom: modern, minimalist, rustic, industrial, retro, farmhouse, rough stone and so on – it’s up to your taste. Add accents according to the style chosen: brass for retro bathrooms, pipes and industrial metal for industrial bathrooms, rough wood and stone for nature-inspired ones.
Be creative with décor, use various materials and textures that fit your style: wood, metal, various cool tiles and rough stone, make a relaxing oasis in the basement. Find out where you’ll place the lights and attach them, don’t forget to protect them from water – it’s not only the water after taking a shower, basement are often a bit damp. Lights should be bright enough for you to feel comfortable, and again it’s a way to expand the space, don’t forget that basement often lack natural light, so it won’t be enough.
Voila, when the work is done, it’s time to enjoy it, go there, light up some candles and relax in a bathtub or a steam room.