Friday, January 6, 2017

5 Ideas for Bathroom Refurbishment

I have a guest writer in the house today: Emmery. I hope you will make her feel welcome!

If you are tired of your apartment or house looking the same day in – day out and you wish to improve how they look, the perfect way to start would be by refurbishing your bathroom. Thinking about what to do to make it more stylish andinnovative, we came up with these five tips…

1.      The ultimate question: Tub or shower
If you are one of those people who like to relax in a tub after long working hours, perhaps it is time to change your pace. Replacing your bathtub with shower will bring you more space in the bathroom, which you can use for the toiletries, or even a small boudoir, with a makeup table that can serve as your beauty corner. On the plus side, you will have some extra time for other important things in life aside from lazy hours spent in the bathtub.

And on the other hand, if you are one of those efficient people that take short showers, your daily routine can change significantly with this slight refurbishment – change your shower with a bath. And make sure you throw in some scented candles for moments of relaxation that await you!

2.      Tiles, tiles, tiles
Only think about Portuguese azulejo tile work, or Hungarian zsolnay ceramics, and you can be able to grasp how much tiles can do for your bathroom! They come in wide range of shapes, sizes, and what is particularly important – colors, but they can also give perfect scope of wall designs when they are combined in the proper way. Try to be creative in using them, so that you can refresh your bathroom looks –arrange them up to your height, leaving the rest of the wall painted white, or use vertical lines of tiles to break the symmetry.Another option is to use different tile styles for floor and walls.



3.      Mirror, mirror on the wall
Bathroom mirror is most often central piece in your bathroom. In order to change its looks, you can just change its frame to make it seem vintage or modern, or you can add some light bulbs for some Hollywood mirror effect. Whatever you decide to do to change it, the perception of your bathroom will change significantly.

4.      Lights, action!
Lights can really bring some needed change of atmosphere in the important room in your home. By providing more natural light, you will surely make your bathroom more pleasant and natural, so you will be happier to spend more time there. Or, if putting more windows is not possible, try to refresh your bathroom by including small wall lamps or extra neon lights. The style of the space will change immensely –it will look more rustic,or more modern, respectively.

5.      Color code
They affect our mood the most, therefore they are one of the most valuable aces up your sleeve if you wish to renovate your home. Choose light colors for natural and cheerful atmosphere you wish to accomplish, and darker shades if you believe your bathroom to be huger than you like. Think about your color scheme before you paint the walls and choose a strong contrast for a vivid and powerful design, and slight,ombretransitions between shadesfor a sophisticated, soft look.


Whatever you choose to accomplish with the changes to your bathroom, make sure you have our tips in mind if you want to do it yourself. In case you are tired of constant renovations to your home, get some advice from interior designers, this way the improvements you make will have a long-lasting effect.

35 comments:

Colleen Lanin said...

These are all great ideas. I'm a HUGE fan of tile in the bathroom. It's easy to clean, and I think it looks absolutely beautiful.

Sandee said...

Tub and shower, granite, windows, bright and airy. I love our master bath. and putting it together was very fun.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Cat said...

These are great tips. I want to redo my bathroom starting with the tub and title. Catherine S

Marcie W. said...

We recently made some changes to our half bath and were surprised by just how much you can do. Even a new faucet and fixtures made a big difference.

Kelly said...

I have been wanting to redo my bathroom for a while now. I picked out a really neat mirror online and should just order it to get things rolling.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Our bathroom renovation took forever, but I love it now! We opted for light colors since it is such a small room. It definitely gives it more of a spacious feel.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I would love to do any of these in our place. We rent though so I'm really not too sure if I'd be able to do more than painting but I want to spruce up my bathroom, bad! These are great ideas! - Jeanine

Lisa Favre said...

For me, a bathroom must have good lighting and a good-sized mirror. It's where I do my makeup so I need to be able to see what I'm doing!

Terri Beavers said...

These are all great tips. I had such a dark bathroom before, I'm happy with how much lighter it is now. I haven't thought to color code it though and I'm going to try that next.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tiles would be really nice in the bathroom. Getting rid of the tub would also be cool.

Pat Hatt said...

I'd need my own bathroom first haha but a shower with power would be nice, none of those dumb environmentally friendly crap things.

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

These are great tips! I love the lighted mirror! I'll use these tips for our next bathroom makeover!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

Our 2nd bathroom needs to be renovated. It's been so stressful trying to decide what we need and want!

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

Nice break-down of the important categories to consider when redoing a bathroom. You do a good job summarizing this effort, as well as bring in some good suggestions.

Chrystal Mahan said...

These are great ideas! I have never been much of a tub person, mostly because I can't really lounge in regular tubs but I would totally find a place in my bathroom for a jet tub to help with all my aches and pains.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

My bathroom is in serious need of an update. We have a house from the early 80's, so lots of oak, big lights and an outdated tub.

Colette S said...

Ahh yes, very nice ideas.
I'd love to renovate my bathrooms also.
I'd love especially to paint the walls!

Cynthia Wright said...

Great tips! I love the idea of changing the mirror to spruce things up. I wish my bathroom mirror was more appealing. I'll have to think of some ways to change that.

Kita Bryant said...

We're currently struggling with the tub or shower thing. We honestly want a bath AND a shower. Not sure how we're going to do it yet.

Beeb Ashcroft said...

I am so glad I'm not having to go through making those decisions again any time soon. Just finished and you covered it nicely!

~ Noelle said...

We just painted our one bathroom a BRIGHT BRIGHT YELLOW

Maddi'sMommy said...

For me, it's all about the shower. I like tubs but enjoy them so little that a shower just makes more sense.

Elizabeth O. said...

You're going to have to think about these carefully when you're planning to remodel and renovate your bathroom. You're going to be using it for a long time and it's never easy to just remodel any time you please. Awesome ideas!

Launna said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog Rosey... I know I didn't fail but I definitely had a big set back... I know I can find a way to get back on track... working from home has given me that opportunity xox Have a great week xox

weekend-windup said...

We have done them good. It looks good and attractive:)

alissa apel said...

That mirror is really pretty! I bet anyone would feel like a rock star with it.

Our Family World said...

A shower's always more practical but having that space for a bath tub is always welcome. I prioritize tiles because they're what makes everything look good.

Camesha |Mama Motivator said...

I love our master bath. The only thing I'd change at this point would be the counter tops. I'd replace with quartz.

Binky said...

Bathroom renos are one of the most popular.

Cindy Ingalls said...

Lighting, lighting, lighting is so important. I can't tell you how many bathrooms I've been in where the lighting is not efficient. A good mirror is also key, but I think the most important thing is to make your bathroom feel like an oasis from the rest of the world.

Amanda Love said...

There's definitely a lot of things that you need to look out for when it comes to renovating your bathroom. These are all great ideas!

Ron Leyba said...

Yay for amazing bathrooms! Thanks for sharing these tips. Will put them in good use too!

Kristi Maloney said...

These are great tips! Guess who is getting a bathroom remodel this year? This lady! Yeah, we are going heavy on the tiles and going to check out the jacuzzi bathtubs too! ;)

Vicky K. said...

Good tips. I could use a remodel in the upstairs bath.

Brianne Manz said...

Oh my bathroom so needs a re-do! These are great tips!