One of the most expensive home makeover projects can be the bathroom. Things such as demolition, fixtures, hardware, flooring and plumbing can cost a fortune. An out-dated bathroom is unsightly and could have other hidden issues.
Take this opportunity to give your bathroom a makeover. Don’t break the bank but take the time to recreate your bathroom with modern, yet efficient features.
Start with paint. This is always an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your bathroom. Whatever colour you choose, you want to be sure that it’s perfect for the space. Anything overwhelming, too light or too dark can be an eyesore. Typically for the bathroom, clean and fresh hues are used. If you aren’t sure, stick to neutrals: grey, taupe, white, beige, etc. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to go bold!
Your shower. How old are your tub, shower and tiles? Are you stuck with soap scum build-up that just won’t go away? Chipped tiles? Now is the time to fix all of that. If you’re going to splurge, splurge on a wet room. A wet room is convenient, cleaner and safer than a traditional bathroom. Using a wet room kit, you should easily be able to install the proper equipment. It fits perfectly in small places, accommodates those with mobility issues and increases the overall value of your home. Wet room shower kits, drains, waterproofing and other features are easily accessible – another benefit. It might cost you a little more up front, but it’s sure to pay off in the long run.
Wall décor. Everything in your bathroom will generally focus around the mirror, so make it special! Find a mirror that is functional but makes a statement. It should complement the modern style you’re trying to achieve. If you decide to hang anything else, keep it simple and sophisticated. Glass shelves are a functional and modern way to keep your bathroom updated and organised.
Lighting. Take your time when it comes to the lighting in your bathroom. There are many modern options available to you that will fit within your budget. Keep in mind that it is a bathroom and the lighting shouldn’t be too harsh but, rather, soft and relaxing. This is one room that should be well lit. If you’re displaying art work, adjust your lighting around it to draw attention.
De-clutter the space. One strategy for updating your bathroom is getting rid of all the clutter. Add storage if needed, but clean off the counter space. Store things in drawers and cabinets. The key to modern design is cleanliness and organisation.
Pay attention to detail. Giving your bathroom a makeover can be as simple as replacing the hardware. Items such as towel racks, shower curtains, knobs, etc can really date your space. This strategy is simple and cost-efficient.
Don’t burn a hole in your pocket with expensive renovations. Use these 6 easy tips to get your bathroom looking and feeling new again.
Author, Rylie Burns, is an experienced Content Creator for Wet Rooms Design. Her passions are writing, home renovations, modern bathroom design and puppies.