How to Give Your Bathroom a Stunning Makeover

by GuestPoster on October 26, 2011

Renovating can be a great way to revive a tired home and bring your living accommodation up to date. The two rooms that usually benefit the most from a renovation are the kitchen and bathroom, but both of these can be expensive to get right. It’s easy to spend lots of money on designer fixtures and fittings and other fancy items, but it’s also possible to modernise your bathroom without the risk of blowing your budget.

The first place to start is by picking a neutral color scheme, and it’s best to avoid any sort of patterned tile as they can tend to age the room. Pick a color, and then use different tones of this color in various places around the room – for example, if you choose a light grey tile for the walls, then a darker grey worktop and floor will help make the room blend together better than having different colors that might clash.

You should try to maximise the amount of natural light in the room, and this can mean extending windows or fitting roof lights or sun tubes if practical and the budget allows – if not, then your choice of bathroom light fixtures will be more important than ever before. You will want to create an even and balanced lighting effect, and this means spreading the light into the far corners of the room so there are no gloomy spots. Recessed spot lights are perfect for this, and they’ll also give the bathroom a sleeker more open feel as you’ll be removing anything that hangs from the ceiling.

Keep sinks, baths, showers and toilets plain white and, if you can, try to reuse old ones to save some money – it’s amazing just how well these clean up with the right products and a little elbow-grease. If you have to buy new then there’s no need to spend a lot of money – choose from one of the cheaper ranges and then fit designer taps and fittings. This is where you can splash out a little, as these little touches will have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the room.

If you have a lot of toiletries and other essential items in the bathroom, then some fitted storage units will be a great way of hiding them all out of sight. Again, choose a plain color – white will go with anything and won’t over power the room. Some of the new vinyl floor coverings that are available are great value for money – many of them look just like tile, but are more comfortable and warmer underfoot. Finally you should create a focal point in the room by using illuminated mirrors behind the sink areas. The larger the mirror, the more light you’ll bounce around the room and the larger it will appear to be.

So now the room is finished and you should be left with a great modern look. By keeping the décor plain and using neutral colors, you will keep the room fresh and stylish for many years to come and avoid the need for any other renovations for as long as that house is your home.

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