When you think of beautiful bathrooms, does your current bathroom measure up to those you adore?
While it’s the most private part of your home, your bathroom is also one of the most important spaces in your house. It can be easy to overlook sometimes, but a boring or old-fashioned set up can be uninspiring and in need of change. By making your bathroom a bit more modern, you can give your home a subtle yet powerful facelift.
Small renovation projects can go a long way toward giving your bathroom a new identity. If you’re ready to step up your game and modernize your old bathroom, consider these 10 ideas to create a beautiful, more current bathroom:
1. Replace Your Old Wallpaper
One of the first things you should consider when revamping a bathroom is the wallpaper. Tacky, older patterns and designs date the room and will likely show wear-and-tear in the forms of stains and tears. Even an outdated paint job can serve to make your bathroom feel more tired.
Look for colours that are simple but bold. A single splash of red or even a white bathroom can give your bathroom more light. You might also decide to try a new pattern or style. One suggestion is to use different shades of the same colour to create a more subtle but equally interesting vibe.
2. Paint the Inside of Cabinets
Beyond the walls, a hint of the chromatic can help make your bathroom not only feel more modern but also more personal. HGTV found that the inside of the drawers on your sink or vanity cabinets are an excellent place for some colour. Opt for bold choices like pink or yellow, and consider getting matching towels to give the room even more charm.
Fixtures: BRIZO, available in Kitchen & Bath Classics Showrooms
3. Consider a New Shower Head
Another part of your bathroom that can age rather quickly is your shower head. An old design isn’t just unpleasing to the eye, but may also not offer much in the way of water pressure. The most contemporary fixtures are sophisticated and will improve the quality of your morning shower.
Likewise, many of the newest models are also more efficient than their older counterparts. This can lower the total bathroom renovation cost because you end up saving money on your monthly water bill.
4. Opt For a Sleeker Mirror
Thick medicine cabinets that jut out from the wall aren’t particularly attractive, and the right mirror can really elevate your bathroom. Chose a more simple and elegant version. When paired with the right lighting, this turns an old upstairs bathroom into one of the most modern places in the house. it will make getting ready for work or preparing for bed just a little more glamorous.
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5. Install a High Efficiency Toilet
According to the organization Conserve H20, some older toilets use over 12,000 gallons of water every year. Not only is this detrimental to the environment, but it is also bad for your wallet. A high-efficiency toilet uses 20 percent less water than an equivalent standard model. Over the course of its life, this type of toilet can provide a major benefit to your home and Mother Nature.
Importantly, these toilets also look stylish and are another great way to give your bathroom a more stylish appeal. Older versions aren’t just bland, but are also more prone to issues related to plumbing and other maintenance.
6. Bring in Some Life
A few well-placed plants give your bathroom a little bit more sensibility and pizzazz. They can also help aerate a room and deal with stagnant conditions. Use a windowsill or shelf to place a few succulents or other low-maintenance species. For larger bathrooms, a fish tank is a fun way to really uplift the room.
7. Get Smart
A new paint job or potted plant is a simple way to make your bathroom feel more modern. To really bring the space into the 21st century, however, you may want to opt for some technology. Smart mirrors can display the time, weather and dozens of other helpful reminders. Smart speakers, meanwhile, can be summoned with a simple voice command to help you get ready for your day.
The addition of smart technology is a useful and fun way to make your bathroom sleeker and more contemporary. Other steps, like installing a new toilet, sink or shower head, are more timeless but equally powerful ideas.
8. Change Light Fixtures
Instantly update your old bathroom by installing newer light fixtures. Upgrade from the style you currently have to a newer, more modern lighting alternative. Whether your current fixtures are wall scones or ceiling lights, trade in the old for a simple improvement to modernize your bathroom. New light fixtures may also better illuminate your bathroom, making the space look much better as a whole.
Fixtures: Mirabelle, available in Kitchen & Bath Classics Showrooms
9. Kick Chrome to the Curb
Chrome taps are old news. Replace the chrome taps in your old bathroom with something more unusual, like brass or copper. This will give your new updated bathroom a unique and aesthetically pleasing look when the new modern tap glistens under the light.
When you kick your chrome faucets to the curb for brass or copper alternatives, you’ll want to make sure you also replace any silver coloured or chrome details and handles. This includes bathroom fixtures like the toilet paper roll holder and door or cabinet handles.
10. Swap Out Your Shower Altogether
If you’re looking for bathroom makeovers on a budget, you may want to opt for 9 of the other ways to modernize your old bathroom, as replacing a shower not only takes time but also money. However, it’s often time and money well spent. Replacing a shower can enhance and modernize any bathroom quickly.
Think about comfort as well. If your current shower head is weak and small, replace it with a waterfall shower head. If you have a tub that you never use, consider taking it out and installing a full walk-in shower with a sliding glass door.
Are you over your old bathroom? If you’re renovating a bathroom, head to a Kitchen and Bath Classics showroom to look for ways to make the space more modern.