Design Your Own Stylish Bathroom
Redesigning your home can be a great way to add value or improve your living standard without having to go to the expense and hassle of moving somewhere new. It can be expensive though, and while most people would probably correctly guess that the kitchen is the most expensive room to renovate, many wouldn’t expect the bathroom to run a close second. We all want sleek and stylish bathrooms and luckily it is possible, by following a few simple tips, to get a great looking room on a tight budget.
One of the most important design considerations in a bathroom is to get the lighting right – if you’re working to a budget it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to increase the size of any windows in the room to boost the amount of natural light, but if it’s practical you can always consider fitting a skylight or a sun pipe as a cheaper alternative. If not, then it’s important to use the correct bathroom light fixtures – recessed spot lights are great, as they can be dotted around to make sure the light is evenly balanced. They also help to declutter the room, which should help towards its sleek look.
It’s best to choose a plain décor with a neutral color scheme, and using different tones of the same color in the room will give it a stylish touch. For example, a light tone of grey on the walls should be contrasted with a darker tone of grey on the worktops and floors as this will help to harmonise the color scheme, and bring the room together. If you need to store lots of toiletries and other essentials in the room, then try to tidy them away in fitted storage units. If you can get away with reusing the toilet, bath, shower stall, and sinks you will save yourself a fortune – and it’s well worth trying to give them a good clean before ripping them out. If you do have to replace them, don’t feel that you have to buy anything other than the cheapest you can find – they’ll all look great once you accessorize them with sparkling new taps ad fittings, and this is where you should concentrate your budget. A good little tip is to spend money on anything that will be touched in the room – taps, shower fittings, cupboard door handles, etc – as this will increase the visual value of the room.
Finally, you’ll need to create a focal point in the room, and the best way to do this is by fitting illuminated mirrors behind any sinks to create a bright light workstation. They’ll add a touch of sparkle to the room, as well as helping to bounce the light around and make the room appear bigger than it actually is.
So once you’re done you should left with a great looking bathroom that wouldn’t be out of place in a top boutique hotel. Best of all it won’t have cost a fortune to achieve, and you should have money left in the budget to splash out on the rest of your home.