One of the first things any homeowner should do when getting their home ready for company is to prepare the guest bathroom. A bathroom that’s not properly stocked, cleaned, and guest-friendly can be an embarrassment for both the homeowner and the guest using it. Doors that don’t lock properly, burnt-out lightbulbs, missing toilet paper, and toilet clogs are all issues that can quickly turn a pleasant visit into an awkward one.
At Baths by Bee, we specialize in transforming ugly, smelly, non-functional bathrooms into stunning showpieces that you can be proud of. If you’re worried about the condition of your bathroom and are hoping to make it friendlier for guests to use, these pro tips from our bathroom remodeling company will help you whip your bathroom into shape in no time.
The Basics: Stocking Your Guest Bathroom for Guests
Keep your guest bathroom stocked for guests with the essentials they’ll need while they’re visiting your home. Toilet paper, clean towels, hand soap, air fresheners, and lotion should all be available so that they don’t need to ask for them.
If they’re overnight guests, make sure you have toothpaste and extra new toothbrushes ready just in case they forgot theirs. Also, you can stock the shower with body soap, shampoo, conditioner, and place clean towels on the vanity for them to use.
Dealing with Leaks and Water Damage
Before your guests arrive, take a look around your bathroom and check for water leaks. Run the shower, bathtub, sink, and toilets and make sure that water is draining out where it should. If there are leaks anywhere, you’ll want to address them. Leaky floors in the bathroom can be slippery and dangerous, and you won’t want your guests to fall down while using your bathroom. Water damage is also a big problem that can cause your bathroom products to rot, stain, discolor, and grow mold or mildew.
A bathroom remodeling company or plumbing expert can fix leaking toilets, showers, tubs, and sinks—or at least diagnose the cause. If the leaks are caused by cracks, foundation issues, other more serious problems, you might need to replace your shower base or another product. If this is the case, consider having this done before guests arrive. Most bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet replacements are quick and easy projects, and replacement can prevent further water damage to your bathroom.
Sniffing Out Issues
Is your bathroom smelly? Older bathrooms can have a musty, dirty, or grimy smell caused by mold, mildew, humidity, bad plumbing, and many other issues. This can often be remedied by having older or deteriorating bath products refinished or replaced completely. You can also consider having water damaged flooring or grime-covered tile removed and replaced with new tile, or high-quality acrylic tub or shower liners.
As we mentioned before, make sure you provide air freshener in the bathroom to help guests cover up bad smells that might be embarrassing to them. You want your guests to feel happy and at-home while visiting you, so give them what they need to leave your bathroom as clean and fresh-smelling as they found it.
Consider a Quick and Affordable Remodel
Older bathrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean. If you find yourself scrubbing away with harsh chemicals, and still battling mold, mildew, dirt, grime, and bad smells in your guest bathroom—it could be a good time for an upgrade. You may also want to consider remodeling your bathroom if you’re unhappy with the layout, if you’re hoping to add a tub or a shower, or convert one into the other.
Baths by Bee offers a wide variety of quick and affordable remodeling options for bathrooms that can make a huge difference in the way your space looks, functions, and feels. From bath conversions to shower and tub replacements, wall surround installations, and so much more, it’s surprisingly easy to get the bathroom of your dreams. In fact, many of our services can often be completed in as little as just one day.
Get Your Bathroom Ready for Guests with Indiana’s Leading Bathroom Remodeling Company!
Baths by Bee is one of the most trusted bathroom remodeling companies in Indiana. With over 35 years of experience in bathroom redesign, our expert team of contractors is proud to bring our customers the most cutting-edge products and installation techniques that make remodeling the bathroom easy and affordable.
If you’d like to transform your bathroom into a stunning masterpiece for guests, or if you’re thinking about renovating your master bath or another bathroom in your home, we can help. For more information, give our team a call now or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home estimate and design consultation.