Renovating the bathroom is necessary and is more than required of homeowners. Aside from it being the place where personal business gets done (everyone reads the news there, too!), bathrooms have become the amazing respite that is worthy of a day tour spa. Simply put, bathrooms are so necessary and more so, renovating them keeps them working for us, especially when it truly matters.
However, it’s time to also spice things up and push for unique ways to spruce up the bathroom on the next renovation cycle. Here are some ways to do so:
1. Who says the bathtub has to be white?
Also, why does it have to be brand new? A trip to the flea market and other state fairs opens up your horizons when it comes to home pieces that are one of a kind and carries in itself the kind of history that you can never experience with brand new items.
And since the price tag is probably a fraction of what you will spend for if you went shopping in a big store, there is much more room for you to experiment (read: it’s not as nerve-wracking when it messes up!). Start with the knobs and showerheads and door handles. Does it really have to be stainless steel and silver? Find yourself some low maintenance rose gold-colored knobs and copper to make you happen, despite the stressful odds. Bust out as well the paint and start going crazy on your bathtub! Color it shocking shades such as turquoise or crimson. For sure, the professionals at the paint counter can tell you the kind of paint to get to prevent chipping.
2. Leave it unfinished
There is a growing trend among homes and hotels about the state of their bathroom. Today, homeowners appreciate the unfinished look which is basically varnished cement – no paint! Coupled with a bit of creativity, exposed cement for the sink counter top most especially makes for a very New York, very modern makes your day job look really good. Aside from that, it’s also a dream to maintain as cement finishes are easy to clean and requires no regular painting jobs.
3. Place ample storage
It’s a wonder really that most bathrooms exist with little to almost no storage. Doing so makes the bathroom look even more unkempt and smaller, no thanks to all that clutter. Instead, go ahead and place some cabinets. Placing a full cabinet as the area for the sink is not just economical but it’s also the current trend in terms of shabby chic/inspired bathrooms.
4. Remember to not have too many blind spots though
A word of caution still – too many blind spots in the bathroom such as areas that you cannot reach or see is not good. It’s the fastest way to invite a lot of pests over. Instead, design the bathroom in such a way that all areas can be cleaned and reached by a mop unlike most bathrooms out there. This makes for a bathroom that is not just edgy but also lasts forever.