7 Ways to Modernize Your Bathroom
Bathrooms are the most intimate rooms in a home. They’re where we take care of our personal hygiene and prepare for the day ahead. They’re also where we spend a lot of time, so it’s important to have a bathroom that fits your needs and matches the rest of your house decor. The good thing is you don’t need to shell out big bucks for a full bathroom remodel to get a modern look.
Here are some simple updates you can make yourself that will give your bathroom the clean, uncluttered look of the present day.
If you’re looking to give your bathroom a facelift, repainting is an easy way to do it.
You can add a splash of color. If you’re tired of seeing white tiles, consider adding colorful accents in the form of decorative tiles or paint. These can even serve as a nice way to tie an eclectic look together in other rooms throughout the house.
Photo by Cabochon Surfaces & Fixtures
Remember to choose one color that will make the room feel bigger and brighter. Use multiple shades of white or light gray if you have tile floors or walls with dark colors.
If you’re not sure which colors will look best, talk with a professional designer or contractor who can help you choose them based on the size and layout of your space and your personal tastes.
Update Your Bathroom Fixtures.
Bathroom fixtures can easily date back to when your house was built decades ago, so replacing them can make your bathroom feel new again — without having to remodel everything else in it!
Replacing them with shiny new ones will not only make your bathroom look more modern but also increase its value if you ever decide to sell your home one day! New fixtures don’t have to be expensive either: You can find inexpensive options at big box stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s or online at sites like Amazon or Wayfair.
Modernize your bathroom with new fixtures.
- Choose fixtures that are made from sustainable materials.
- Choose fixtures that are energy efficient.
- Select fixtures that are easy to clean and maintain.
- Make sure they’re easy to install as well (i.e., most people don’t want to take apart their entire bathroom just because a new showerhead is not compatible with the current setup).
Don’t forget to add some elements that reflect your personality.
A macramé wall hanging is a great way to add some texture and color to your room. You can make them yourself using Ravenox Macrame Cord or buy them from a local crafts store. Add them to any area of your bathroom that needs some extra pop, like a vanity or shower stall wall.
Photo by Timber Trails Development Company
The best thing about macramé is that it allows you to express yourself through design elements without having to spend a lot of money on furniture or accessories. If you have creative friends who enjoy making things, consider asking them if they would be willing to make something for you out of macramé! It could be anything from a wall hanging or even decorative lighting pieces.
Change Your Lighting.
Another you’ll want to do is update your lighting. It’s important for lighting to be functional and decorative, so consider what you’ll use the room for and how often. If it’s a bathroom you use daily, then you might have different considerations than if this is a guest bathroom or powder room (which are often used less frequently).
Lighting should also be energy efficient.
LED lights are great because they’re easy on the environment and don’t require replacement nearly as much as traditional bulbs. You can also consider dimmers, which allow for more flexibility in setting the mood for whatever activity is taking place inside your space!
Finally, think about ease of installation and maintenance: does this light come with its own mounting hardware? Is there an instruction manual available online? Will I need special tools when I replace these bulbs? These considerations will make it easier for everyone involved when installing new fixtures around the house!
Cabinets are a great place to store things. They come in all shapes and sizes, from small drawers to large walk-in closets. If you have a smaller bathroom, consider choosing cabinets that can be made to fit the space you have. If you want more storage space and don’t mind adding some height to your bathroom, opt for higher cabinets or open shelving units instead of closed ones.
Photo by Baron Construction & Remodeling Co.
Cabinet doors can be replaced with glass or mirrored panels so that they reflect light and give your bathroom an extra sparkle! You can also choose different kinds of wood for your cabinets and paint them in any color of the rainbow – even neon pink if that’s what makes your heart sing. 🙂
If painting isn’t quite enough for you (or perhaps because painting is too much work), consider refinishing or refitting everything inside those hardworking boxes instead! This way, when someone walks into their newly renovated bathroom they’ll see all brand new surfaces as soon as they look up towards those tall shelves above their heads…and maybe even catch a glimpse of themselves looking back down at themselves through some stylishly placed mirrors along one side wall here or there…
Upgrade Your Shower Enclosure.
The shower enclosure is the most important part of a bathroom, since it’s where you’ll be spending a lot of time and money. You can get glass doors or frameless glass doors for your bathroom, but remember that the type of door you choose depends on your budget.
Photo by Kristen Elizabeth Design
There are many options out there, but if you have the budget for it and want to install something modern yet classy in your home, then going with a frameless glass door would be best. Custom frameless shower doors have become very popular recently because they give off an airy vibe while still providing privacy while taking showers or baths at home – just make sure to find someone who specializes in them!
Don’t Forget The Mirrors.
A mirror is a great way to make the room look larger. It can also be used as a reflecting surface that adds light and color to a dark space.
Photo by Smith Firestone Associates
Additionally, mirrors can bring depth and texture to certain spaces as well. A large mirror placed where it’s not obvious will give the illusion of having more than just one wall in your bathroom!
The backsplash is the wall behind your sink and is typically made of tile, brick or stone. It helps to protect your countertops from water damage (think of it as a barrier between the two surfaces). The material you choose should go well with the flooring and countertops so that they complement each other. If you’re planning on using one of these materials for both surfaces, then there’s no need to worry about this decision at all!
However, if you’re going for something different here, remember that backsplashes are often one of the most overlooked features in a bathroom redesign—but they shouldn’t be! For example:
Stone can be beautiful but also very expensive. If it’s out of budget but still high on your list of desired materials; consider using smaller pieces instead of large slabs. This will still give it some texture while saving money overall on installation costs since fewer tiles will have to be installed per piece.
Photo by International Custom Designs
Tile is another classic option because it comes in so many styles and colors nowadays that can blend perfectly with any existing decorating theme throughout restful design styles available today (especially if what we’re talking about here). However, there may not always be enough room which means installing smaller tiles might make sense depending on where exactly they’ll end up being placed within each bathroom space.”
Photo by Custom Surface Solutions
It can be a lot of work to modernize your bathroom, but it may end up being worth it.
It can be a lot of work to modernize your bathroom, but it may end up being worth it. The first step is figuring out what you want to do or change in the bathroom. Your final step is deciding how much time and money you want to put into this project.
Congrats, you’ve made it to the end of our list! At this point, we hope you’re excited about all the different ways you can modernize your bathroom. Before you finish up here and head off to the stores, make sure to set a budget and create some design ideas first- before you start your bathroom modernization project!