After your kitchen, your bathroom is one of the main rooms that can help sell your house. But even if you aren’t planning on selling up, a stylish bathroom can turn a functional room into a relaxing retreat that oozes style.
If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, think about what changes you could make to up its style stakes. Small, simple touches might all be that’s needed to bring a design together. Some new towels can brighten a room up, and a heated towel rail is not only functional but stylish as well. Adding some spotlights can create a relaxing ambience. New taps can smarten up a bathroom suite without needing to replace it.
Think about what your needs are first, and how much spare cash you’ve got, before making any major changes. If you want a complete re-design then bear in mind that it’s going to be costly.
Consider size. Obviously, the bigger your bathroom, the more space you’ve got to play around with, but even small rooms can be made to feel bigger. Adding a mirror can give a sense of space as can pale, reflective flooring. Mounting shelves onto walls can free up valuable floor area, making the room seem bigger. If you want a shower and a bath, but don’t have the room for both, then having a shower over the bath makes perfect sense for maximizing your space. But if you do have a good-sized bathroom, then adding a chic piece of upholstered furniture such as small chair or chaise longue can really make the room stand out.
If bottles and potions are starting to build up on the side of the bath or shelves, then ask yourself if you really need them all. Could you incorporate some extra storage space into your bathroom to tidy these away?
Get repairs done
Cracked tiles, loose fixtures and fittings and mouldy areas are all problems that need addressing, and can transform your bathroom no end. They needn’t be costly either. But make sure you do the job properly. If there’s something you don’t know how to do, then consider getting a plumber or builder in, especially if making radical changes. A botched job will be expensive to put right again, so never skimp on any installation work required.
Your bath is one of the main features of your bathroom, so consider what state it’s in. A chipped shower tray can be fixed with some shower repairs to make it look new again. And if your coloured suite is looking dated but you don’t have the funds to replace it, then bath resurfacing work can turn it into a gleaming white, a more preferable and modern colour choice.
Inject your personality into the bathroom to make it unique. Select fixtures and fittings in keeping with your personal tastes and the character of your home. There are many different sizes and shapes of sinks and baths, so if you are going to get your old ones replaced, take time to consider which are going to maximize the space and add style as well.