Bathroom Styling

Kitchen & bath | 1 Aug, 2013 |

Bathroom remodeling has come a long way in the last few decades. More and more people are realizing that the bathroom should be just as stylish as the rest of the home. When homeowners are looking to remodel their bathrooms, they have lots of different ways to go. There are many conflicting ideas out there, but here are some essentials that homeowners can think about when remodeling their bathrooms with style.

Hide the Toilet

The master bathroom should be much more about the shower or bathtub than the toilet. The best way to accomplish this is to tuck the toilet away into a corner of the bathroom. Hiding it behind a half-wall is one way to accomplish this. Those who like to do things economically can hide the toilet behind a beautiful piece of furniture like an armoire.

Shower Power

In times past, when people splurged on their bathrooms, it was usually for a whirlpool tub or giant soaking tub. Those days are gone. People have since realized that they do not really have much time in their lives to use those giant tubs. Instead, people are now splurging by installing lavish showers that they can use daily.

Installing these showers is not something that many people can do on their own. They will have to hire a trained plumber to install them. However, the cost is well worth it. These showers have amazing features like his-and-her showerheads, rainfall showerheads, steam showers and much more. The only limit to the luxuriousness of a modern shower is the homeowner’s wallet.

Ventilation Is Key

For DIY bathroom remodelers who like to tackle things on their own, it is important to remember that ventilation is a key to a good bathroom. Ventilation not only keeps the bathroom from steaming up the mirror too much, it also helps to prevent mold and mildew from forming in the bathroom. The key to good ventilation is to install a powerful fan. DIY remodelers should install a ventilation fan that moves at least 50 cubic feet of air per minute. They will want to double the fan’s power if the bathroom is bigger than 100 square feet or there is a steam shower installed.

Paint

For homeowners on a budget who want to give their bathroom a new look, one of the most inexpensive way to do it is to give the bathroom a fresh coat of paint. There is nothing like repainting to breathe new life into any room, including a bathroom. Just remember that the bathroom is one of the most difficult rooms in a house to paint due to all the detail work around areas like the sink, tub, shower, mirror and fixtures. Be sure to invest in a bathroom paint that is specifically designed to resist mold and mildew.

New Fixtures

Another inexpensive way for DIY bathroom remodelers to go is to install new fixtures in the bathroom. Putting in new towel racks, light fixtures, faucets and blinds may not seem like much. However, making a number of these little changes can add up to a profound impact on a bathroom’s overall look.

Style with Tile

When it comes to making a bathroom look beautiful, there is nothing like the old-school approach of investing in quality tiling. Tile is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination these days, which means that this is not an inexpensive way to remodel. It is especially pricy to pay the experts to do a good job of installing tile properly, but the expense is well worth the enhanced beauty of a bathroom that features lovely tile.

Matt works and writes for JT Spas, a bathroom company based in the UK.

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