So you want to renovate your bathroom, but you are not sure where to start. Do you want to keep your new bathroom serene and simple? Or, would you like to have that luxurious, spa-like atmosphere? Do you want it to be modern or light and airy? There is no wrong answer.
To help you out, here are some ideas to consider if you’re looking to change things up a bit.
Opt for a Hidden-Tank Toilet
If you have a small bathroom, you have to be smart so that you can maximize the space. Start looking at your toilet. Instead of settling for the traditional toilet with the tank sticking out, why not try the modern version with the water storage vessel mounted in the wall? Doing so will help you save precious space. Plus, you will be able to achieve a more modern look for your bathroom.
Hidden cistern toilets are designed to conserve water every time you flush as well. They fit perfectly in all bathroom styles, but they are more appropriate to use along with modern and contemporary decors.
Create a Minimalist Bathroom
A cluttered bathroom with toiletries everywhere is definitely an eyesore. To achieve a clean and serene environment, try minimalism this time. With gleaming surfaces, simple lines, and a few decorations, you can have a calming atmosphere.
To create a minimalist bathroom, you need ample storage for all the essentials. The idea here is to keep surfaces clean and clear. You can also paint the walls white or anything light. As for old-fashioned fixtures, consider replacing them with modern ones. You have the freedom to still accessorize but do not overdo it. One or two decorative items like candles, vases, or bowls work great!
Do you have a windowless bathroom? Are your bathroom windows so tiny they are barely windows at all? If you want to make a high-impact change, consider adding or widening the windows that you do have! By installing windows, you can make your bathroom appear larger as these features can add dimension to any space. Your private area will also become brighter and more inviting since windows offer natural ventilation.
Take Advantage of the View
If there are nice views surrounding your home, all the more reason you should consider enlarging your windows. Imagine yourself enjoying the bathtub while watching the peacefulness of the ocean or perhaps the mountains. There is nothing more relaxing than that!
The bathroom is a private space, but that doesn’t mean that you can neglect its appearance. In fact, the better it looks, the more enjoyable and pleasing it will be to spend time in.
When it comes to flooring, try mosaic tiles, and transform your bathroom into a work of art. This type of tile comes with a number of benefits which include strength, reliability, durability… and of course the whole eye-catching glamorous part. Since they come in different sizes, shapes, colors, textures, and materials, your options for a mosaic theme are endless. Don’t forget to have fun with it.
We feel like we are harping on this one a bit… but plants have the ability to bring nature inside and make people feel happy and energized. Since your main goal is to make your bathroom more relaxing, comfortable, and beautiful, the obvious addition should be greenery!
Plants like Aloe Vera, Chinese Evergreen, Birds of Paradise, Gardenia, and Spider Plant thrive well in the typical bathroom environment.
Pro Tip: If you have zero sunlight visit your local plant store and ask what your options are. Alternatively, try dried eucalyptus or cut flowers form the local farmers market!
Include More Mirrors
Mirrors are not only useful for putting on makeup or styling your hair but they are also an excellent design element that can help give your bathroom a much-needed makeover. They can add light and expand the room visually. So aside from the primary mirror above the sink, go wild and considering adding another.
Improve the Lighting
Since the bathroom is where you wash and groom, optimized lighting is essential. Aside from natural light, you also need to install some light fixtures that can enhance the overall brightness of this section of your home. With this in mind, consider adding more lights when planning the remodel. If you are someone that takes baths, we recommend adding a dimmer to the main lights to create a spa-like relaxing experience. You can also add recessed fixtures around the mirror to provide you with the best lighting possible when you need to see yourself in HD.
Achieve a New Look by Simply Repainting
Repainting is perhaps the lowest cost, highest impact changes you can make to any room. This is by far the most affordable and fastest way to give your bathroom a completely new look.
We love deviating from the normal pastel bathroom colors and opting for jewel tones… or dare we say it… fun wallpaper.
Replace the Hardware
Hardware (think knobs, faucets, and rods) may seem insignificant, but updating these fixtures can really help take the decor in your bathroom up a notch! If you want to make your contemporary bathroom more modern – this is a great place to start. Gone are the days of white plastic or laminate wood drawer pulls. Opt for marble, brass, brushed nickel, stainless steal, matte black – we love it all!
Remodeling your bathroom is worth it. Why? Because it adds value to your home in a big way. Oh… and there’s also the part where you spent a whole lot of time in there, so you might as well like it.