Bathroom styles come and go, so if you aren’t happy with your present bathroom or have just moved house, why not update it into a stunning place to relax? Many years ago the fashion was for bathrooms to have white, blue or pink tiles on the walls along with the same color bathroom suite.
Transform your bathroom with a new:
- Color scheme
- Place to store towels and toiletries
Pick up a bargain
There are many bargains to be had when choosing bathroom suites, cupboards and wall coverings. Take a trip to a local builder’s warehouse, DIY store or specialized bathroom retailers to see just what’s available. If you would prefer to have a new bathroom designed by professionals, make contact with companies that do everything for you from start to finish.
White is a very popular color for bathrooms making everything look pristine and clean. In the 1970s for instance home owners splashed out by buying bathroom suites that had exciting colors at the time such as:
- Avocado green
- Shell pink
- Jubilee blue
- Old ivory
Today more and more people are opting for pale, delicate colors for their bathrooms that include contrasting colored walls and paintwork. If pale colors like white, lemon, cream or beige aren’t to your liking, go for bold. How about just making small changes if your present bathroom suite is up to scratch like:
- Re-grouting wall and floor tiles
- Adding a new shower curtain
- Installing a towel warmer
- Replacing lighting
- Adding mirrors
It’s highly recommended to have flooring that’s not only warm but looks good too. Large floor tiles can make a bathroom really modern and up to date while a wooden floor will definitely retain heat as well as pleasant to walk on. Take a look at just what’s on offer to create a bathroom floor that will enhance the room:
- Ceramic tiles
- Glass tiles
- Mosaic tiles
- Natural stone tiles
- Porcelain tiles
If your bathroom has been wallpapered, get rid of it. Not only does wallpaper lift from the seams when the air is hot, it can also date quickly. How about tiling the walls in the same color as the floor? With a wall mounted shelf for toiletries, a mirror above the wash basin and maybe storage cupboards for towels, walls won’t look so bare. If the walls are fairly flat a lick of paint can also transform a large or small bathroom. Paint is generally more affordable than tiles.
For a truly modern bathroom, install corner units either inside or outside of the shower, great places to keep shampoo and shower gel. There are so many fixtures and fittings on the market that are easy to fit and will look amazing once in place.
The bathroom suite
Once you’ve decided to replace your old and well used bathroom suite, take your time to find a modern replacement. Full bathroom suites generally comprise:
- Bath with side panel
- Shower cubicle
- Wash basin
Choose from traditional, contemporary, space saving, boutique and easy bathing models that will suit your requirements.
With a host of colors, styles and designs available, consumers today are completely spoilt for choice.
Relax in comfort and style
There’s nothing quite like soaking in a hot bath, maybe even with a glass of wine. To relax in comfort and style make sure your bathroom is heated during the cold winter months. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than being warm in the bath then stepping out into a very cold room. Depending on the size of the windows it’s advisable to either have blinds or pretty semi sheer curtains for privacy and warmth.
If your bathroom is large enough, consider buying a free standing bath tub. How about a corner bath with Jacuzzi? This type of bath would really create a modern, stylish bathroom and be wonderful to relax in. Attach a rain head nozzle to your present shower and install glass panels around the shower itself.
Throw out the old, bring in the new
Lots of people hang on to their possessions and don’t like change. However a bathroom is entirely different. Throw out old cupboards, stained mirrors, washed out towels and grimy baths. Replace them all to enjoy bathing in a room that’s fresh and exciting.
Mirrors can almost double the size of the bathroom while new towels that match the décor and warm flooring can make bath time more pleasurable. It’s also advisable not to go over the top when choosing colors, better to stick to your favorite or neutral colors so you can enjoy the room for many years to come.
Just by changing shower cubicle doors can enhance any bathroom. Frameless glass doors make a fantastic alternative with modern accessories like:
- Shampoo and hair conditioner storage
- A soap dish
- Towel holder
- New shower head
Stay within your budget
If you have set a budget to transform your dated bathroom into a very modern space, there’s no need to overspend. A fresh coat of paint, new window coverings, new towels and maybe new lighting won’t cost the earth. It will certainly make the bathroom your favorite place to be.
Even a new shower curtain, if your shower is over the bath, can make a huge difference. Polyester or cotton and polyester are the best types of material as they don’t attract mold or mildew. Make a shower curtain yourself with a similar fabric along with a matching window covering to save a bit of cash. Just changing the taps can also add a modern look while buying new accessories will make the room look startling.
It’s an exciting challenge
There’s no doubt about it updating your bathroom into something more modern is an exciting and affordable challenge. A modern bathroom can certainly add value to your home if you decide to sell in the future.
About the Author
Thomas Smith is an experienced writer who has had several articles published in different sites. He currently works for Soakology, a provider of bathroom fixtures and fittings across the UK.