Tips on Renovating the Master Bathroom in Your Modern Portland Loft

by | Mar 31, 2016 | Living Urban | 0 comments

As home renovations go, the projects that are most likely to show return on investment are the kitchen and the bathrooms. If you also want to get the most enjoyment out of upgrades, remodeling the master bath is a good way to go.

Whether you’re talking about Portland modern homes or lofts, you want to make sure you add equity to your property even as you make it more attractive. So here are a few tips to consider when upgrading your modern Portland loft is on your radar.

Budget and Plan

When you started perusing Portland neighborhoods in search of the perfect loft, you probably had a budget in mind, as well as some ideas about preferred features. You should take the same approach when renovating your master bath.

Start with an idea of what you want to upgrade and replace, get bids from several contractors, and set a realistic budget. Don’t forget to plan for overages so that you don’t end up out of money before the project is complete.

Make the Most of Your Shower

Modern Portland Loft offer notoriously tight quarters, which means you might not have enough space in the master bath for the jacuzzi tub you’ve been dreaming of…or any tub at all. In this case, you need to make the most of your shower space.

You can start with modern materials like faux stone tile or even river rocks, and with a large shower stall you have the option to include a bench. You should also consider multiple shower heads or even steam features that can help to create a spa-like atmosphere.

Choose Durable Materials

If you lived in a million-dollar mansion, you’d have to choose pricy, high-end materials like natural stone slabs or hardwood flooring and cabinets. When you’re renovating Portland condos or lofts, however, you’ll never see your money back if you overspend on materials.

Instead, it behooves you to choose modern materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also durable. You want them to hold up under use and remain in good condition until you’re ready to sell.

Look for Hidden Space

Many bathrooms in lofts are short on space for storage. If you’re gutting the master bath anyway, ask your contractor to make the most of hidden space between wall beams to install extra shelving where appropriate.

Upgrade to Efficient Options

If you’re installing new fixtures anyway, there’s no reason not to upgrade to energy-efficient lighting and even heating options (ambient floor heating, for example), as well as water-saving features like a low-flow or dual-flush toilet, motion sensor faucet, and aerated shower fixtures.