One of the most popular rooms in the house for renovation work is the bathroom. There are all sorts of improvements that you can make whether or not you are not a tight budget. The following blog post is all about the easy upgrades that you can make. A lot of them may seem small, but they together can really add up to change the feel of a room. They also have the advantage of being doable yourself. So, take a quick look over the tips and tricks below.
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1. Add in a New Mirror
While it may seem small on the list of changes and not something you would call on bathroom renovators for, adding a new mirror is a great upgrade that introduces the feeling of more space and light into even the smallest of bathrooms. Choose the opposite side of the room to the window for maximum impact. If you want to create a bathroom from the future, you could even incorporate it with some lighting, a clock, or perhaps even a Bluetooth connection that you can hook up to play your favorite music or podcast every morning.
2. Replace Outdated Tiles
As well as offering an aesthetic improvement to your bathroom space, replacing some of the tiles that have become worn and outdated can also have practical implications as well. If they have been on your wall for some time, it may be the case that water had started to seep through them. They may also have become a magnet for mould and general discoloring.
Make sure you choose a modern style and color scheme that you are happy with, and one that offers a special visual improvement. If you like your tiles and on inspection think that their condition is fine, it may just be the grouting that requires some care and attention.
3. Paint the Room
You’ve heard it before and will it hear it again – a fresh coat of paint can really improve a room. Before you get to the task of painting, you should take the time to ensure that all surfaces are clean and free of mould. Generally, lighter colors work best in the bathroom, they allow light to bounce around the space, giving it an airier feel.
If you choose colors that are too dark, this can have the opposite effect to the one you were intending, making the walls feel like they are closing in on you.
4. Bring in Some New Accessories
Sometimes, just the addition of a few bits and pieces around your bathroom can make a big difference to how the room looks and feels. For example, you could add in a new toothbrush holder, shower curtain, or a soap dispenser. Alternatively, you could make the upgrade slightly bigger – like a new shelving system.
Often, practical upgrades are a nice touch, so why not put in a new showerhead? As well as looking better, it can also offer an improvement to your general showering experience!
5. Reduce the Clutter
A bathroom is supposed to create a sense of zen and calm. It is never going to do this if it feels like it is too cluttered. One of the best ways to reduce the feeling of stuff everywhere is to improve your storage options. A bathroom cabinet with plenty of shelves is an invaluable addition. However, you should make sure that you clear out anything unwanted first.
You are likely to find that you have two of the same product, expired medicines, and all sorts of other things that you don’t need to put back! Another nice storage addition is a hamper that you can fill with clean towels. This way, you will never find yourself caught without one to hand!
6. Make the Bathroom More Spa-like
While you may not be able to afford to go to an expensive spa all the time, feeling like you are at one in your own bathroom is a wonderful experience! You do not need anything too grand, some scented candles from brands like Devon Wick would be a great starting point. Also, if you put in a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, you can play some calming music – or perhaps even whale song if this is what you prefer!
As you can see from the list above, upgrading your bathroom doesn’t have to be too complicated. By adding in a few well-chosen features and making the right upgrades, you can create a space that you are proud of and a room in which you can relax and enjoy.
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