Five Ideas to Consider When Renovating the Bathrooms in Your Bed and Breakfast

If you are opening a bed and breakfast, you may want to renovate some or all of the bathrooms in your home. Wondering where to start or what to do? Here are some ideas to consider:

1. Handicapped Accessibility

In some cases, you may be required to have handicapped accessible toilets in your bed and breakfast, but even if you are not legally obligated to have them, you may still want to offer them. Having options such as bars next to the toilet, walk-in baths, seats in showers and other handicapped-accessible items available can help you attract guests who may need those types of accommodations.

2. More Bathrooms

Rather than just renovating your existing bathrooms, consider adding new bathrooms to your home. In most cases, guests at a B&B aren't going to need large closets. As a result, consider turning some closets or other areas into extra bathrooms. Advertising en suite bathrooms is also something that can help draw more guests to your B&B.  

If there is a bathroom on the other side of the wall, adding a new one is relatively inexpensive. You don't have to worry about adding a lot of new plumbing. You just need the fixtures, walling and flooring.

3. Holiday Amenities

Do you want your guests to stay and luxuriate in your B&B? Then, you may want to offer some nice amenities in your bathroom. In particular, consider adding large jacuzzi tubs that fit two people, a spa shower with double heads, a sauna or other amenities.

4. Thematic Bathrooms

If you are renovating en suite bathrooms in your B&B and each of your rooms has a theme, match the theme in the bedroom to the bathroom. Have a Victorian theme? Pop in an antique clawfoot bathtub, a pedestal sink, painted wainscoting and other embellishments. Embracing a Japanese theme? Consider a Japanese soaking tub with wooden accents or make it modern with a high-tech toilet.

5. Lots of Waterproofing

With guests coming in and out of your bed and breakfast all the time, your bathrooms are hopefully going to get a lot of activity. As a result, they need to be ready to withstand splashes. To that end, talk with the bathroom renovator about putting in a lot of waterproofing. You want to ensure all the flooring is well sealed to protect it against puddles, and additionally, you also want to choose the most durable fixtures you can find.