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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas For Beach Homes

If you have a beach home with a bathroom that needs remodeling, it's important to sit down and make some clear plans before you start digging in and doing the work. A bathroom in a beach home needs to be able to stand up to sand and other beachy grime. Plus, you generally want it to have that relaxed, beachy vibe. The following are some tips and ideas that should help you design an excellent bathroom for your beach home.

Choose a flooring type without grout.  

Tile flooring often works well in bathrooms, but in a beach home, you may want to stay away from it. The grout lines between tiles in tile floors can grab onto the sand, and the rough texture of the grout can make it hard to clean up that sand. In a beachy bathroom, you are better off with flooring that is smooth all around. Sheet vinyl can work well and is very affordable. Vinyl planks are also a good option if you choose a design where the planks are lined up directly next to one another without big gaps.

Pick a soft, soothing color scheme.

Designers often recommend choosing three colors to use in your bathroom. One is the main color, which is typically the color you use on the walls. The other two are accent colors that you use for decor like your towels, shower curtain, and shelves. When picking the three colors to use in your beach home, focus on ones that are soothing and cool. Pale green and blue are good options as they remind you of the water. Cream and white, pale gray, and pale pink also work.

Don't go overboard on beach decor.

It's definitely okay to decorate with a few shells or flip-flops if that is your style. Just be careful not to overdo the beachy decor and patterns. For instance, you probably don't want to use wallpaper with beach umbrellas and flip-flops. Tile with seashells might be a bit much, too. These themes tend to be polarizing, and if you sell the home, buyers may not love them. Try to instead limit the beach decor to items that you can easily move, remove, or replace. A flip-flop candle or flip-flop towels, for instance, are better than flip-flop tile.

The ideas above can help you decorate and plan for your next bathroom remodeling project for your beach home.