It’s fair to say that some bathrooms are never out of fashion, with classic colors, timeless fixtures and clean lines. Unfortunately, however, all too often bathrooms are just a relic of days gone by, with unattractive tiles, outdated fixtures and old fashioned fittings. If your bathroom is in the latter category, it’s time to take action! Here are four ideas which are sure to bring your ugly old bathroom into the 21st century!
1.Update Those Fixtures
Let’s take a look at the small details first. Your pedestal sink might still look in pretty good condition, but if the faucets are leaking and tarnished it’s time for a replacement. What about your sconces? If they’ve seen better days, you can replace them with modern versions that will take your bathroom into a new century without any major renovation work required. Retiling a bathroom can be hard work and can be very expensive, but by making a few changes to details like the medicine cabinet, toilet roll holders and towel rails, you’ll find that your room looks much more modern without breaking the bank.
2.Update Your Fittings
Sometimes, it isn’t enough to just change the fixtures. The fittings too are so outdated that they require replacement with modern ones. If your toilet still has the scalloped edging that was so popular in the early 1990s, it’s time to replace it with a new, sleek modern one. To learn more visit Homeworthylist.com and get some advice about how to pick the right new toilet for you. You may not need to replace your bathtub, but it could probably benefit from being refinished and the same could apply to your basin.
3.Go For Color
You may not want to replace your tiles due to the hassle and the expense of doing so, but you can repaint them at a fraction of the cost and in a quarter of the time. If your current tiles are a hideous color, you simply need some quality oil based primer to turn your ugly tiles into a stylish and minimalist wall covering. You can even opt for the accent approach, painting the occasional tile at intervals in a different color to add visual texture.
While you’re thinking about color, it’s time to brighten up your space with some colorful curtains, fun wallpaper, painted cabinet or vanity doors and a colorful ceiling fixture. Choose something modern and vibrant to make your room more up to date and attractive. The bathroom is an ideal spot for trying décor ideas that are a little more unusual since you won’t be spending as much time in there as you do in your living area or bedroom.
You can even work with the colors that you have in your bathroom already to play with styles and to create an interesting and unusual décor. Choose colors for your curtains, shower curtains and towels that pack a powerful punch when contrasted with your existing tile or wall colors and create an intense effect.
Alternatively, if your tiles are an unattractive color or have an unappealing pattern, you can use color to distract the eye and create a diversion. You can use wallpaper or paint which neutralizes the tile’s color. Choosing a dramatically dark background color can help to draw attention away from unappealing room features. Bear in mind that if you’re opting for a colorful wall, you should avoid colorful shower curtains too.
4.Don’t Forget About Function
Although it’s nice to have an attractive and modern bathroom, don’t forget that it needs to be a functional space too. Pedestal sinks are useful when it comes to making compact spaces look more spacious, but where are you going to put all your things? Think about where your bathroom essentials will be stored and then accommodate those requirements. Glass shelving is very useful and will contribute to the illusion of space in a small room. Wall hung towel racks offer valuable storage at a higher level so you don’t lose floor space, and in-built cabinets around the sink will enable you to store away items where people don’t have to look at them.
Follow these four tips and your bathroom will be looking modern and stylish in no time!