Bathroom Remodeling Ideas For Low Maintenance Design
Updated: May 31, 2022
Remodeling your bathroom can be a great way to change things up and help bring a fresh new look to one of the most used rooms in your home. And while there are many different ways you can remodel your bathroom, only some materials are considered low-maintenance and easy to clean. Others might require a bit more upkeep over time, which you may not have realized you were signing up for. In order to get you the best, low-maintenance installations for your bathroom, let’s go over a few options right now that are stylish and easy to clean.
Solid Surface Materials
Solid surface materials are probably the best choice you could make when it comes to low-maintenance bathroom installations. They are usually seamless, non-porous, highly customizable, non-slip, safe, free of grout, and very easy to install. They also require only one type of cleaner, compared to showers and countertops that are comprised of multiple different materials and require more than one cleaning approach as a result. The mildew-resistance of solid surface shower materials makes them a particularly good choice for shower walls.
Synthetic Stone Countertops
Non-porous materials are some of the easiest to clean, making synthetic stone countertops an excellent choice for a low-maintenance design. Much like quartz bathroom countertops, synthetic stone can be both beautiful and durable. They come in a variety of colors and styles so you won’t have to sacrifice anything in the way of looks.
Spot Free Shower Glass
The average shower door is subject to spotting over time. Shower spots will pop in the glass or plastic panes of your doors, requiring you to buy or create a cleaning solution that can remove them. This is pretty much the opposite of low-maintenance, so go with some spot-free shower glass instead. This glass is specially designed to prevent spotting, allowing you to enjoy years of use without a single spot-removal job.
Resealing surfaces is a great way to prevent yourself from a lot of potential cleaning work in the future while saving some money in the process — reglazing porcelain tubs and sinks can save up to $2,538. By putting a fresh seal on countertops, floors, sinks, tubs, or wherever else you’ve got porous material, you will provide it with another round of protection that could last quite a while. Of course, if you’ve got concrete countertops or floors, you probably have an old sealer that needs to be removed first. You’ll need a product to remove old sealer from concrete before you add a new sealant, so choose wisely. The higher-quality products you use during the sealant-removal and resealing phase, the better off you’ll be in the long run.
Invest Now to Prevent Future Cleaning Duties
Whether you’re getting older, or simply tired of cleaning your bathroom so often, remodeling with some low-maintenance materials is a surefire way to lessen your overall workload. From adding a new sealant on porous materials to installing solid surface shower materials, spot free shower glass, and synthetic stone countertops, you’ve got quite a few options when it comes to remodeling your way into a low-maintenance bathroom.
Mandy Lee is a contributor to Innovative Green Building Materials. She is a blogger and content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.