I spent the day painting laundry room cabinets at the fixer house, it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, I’m excited to share that space with you next week! Meanwhile let’s continue the topic of bathroom renovation from yesterday’s post on five ways to update a bathroom with four additional ways to make improvements.
Update the Lighting. Modern vanity lights are far more attractive than the dated marquee vanity fixtures leftover from the 1980s. Another stylish upgrade is to swap the overhead vanity light for two sconces that flank the mirror, a change we made in our hall bathroom. We paid an electrician to do the job and the result was so worth it!
Chandeliers or statement light fixtures also add personality to a bathroom space, remove the boring overhead "boob" light and upgrade with something unique or glamorous, one you’ll appreciate every time you enter the space!
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Replace the Vessels (Sinks and Tubs). The vessel sink is a thing of beauty, one that may require a new countertop or vanity to go with it if you replace an older overmount, but the look is one that’s desirable to many homeowners for its contemporary appeal.
A more expensive but oh so stunning vessel is the freestanding tub, so lovely and such a luxurious retreat where you can relax at the end of a long day.
Cover Those Walls. Board and batten, tongue & groove planks, and wallpaper all upgrade a bathroom space in a dramatic way. Since the bathroom is a room that is smaller in square footage compared to the rest of the house, you can have some fun and make a major style statement while you’re at it! Bold or soothing, it’s your call.
Soften with Textiles. The multiple tile and stone surfaces in a bathroom make it a moisture friendly space but from a design perspective can leave it feeling cold – soften it with textiles beyond the obvious plush set of towels. A pretty roman shade or patterned shower curtain are both opportunities to add color and pattern.
Don’t miss yesterday’s post on Five Ways to Upgrade a Bathroom (vanities, flooring, etc!). What would you include in your dream bathroom makeover? Glass tile? A freestanding tub? Do share :)