Is it Time to Update Your Bathroom?
Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. Outside of your kitchen, the bathroom handles more traffic than your front door. This well-used room is meant to be functional with a touch of zen. No one wants their bathroom to feel medicinal when they walk in. Your bathroom needs to exude peace and tranquility. It is not just the place you brush your teeth and wash your face. It is a place we all go to at some point in our day to regroup and take a breath. If your bathroom does not give off the feeling of being in a spa, maybe it is time to update your bathroom and take a look at some redesign ideas.
A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, and you can use this medium to your advantage. Take a few pictures of your bathroom from different angles to see what your bathroom really looks like. A photograph picks up elements the naked eye can sometimes miss. Pictures can help you to see whether it is time to change your wall color, fixtures, and/or accessories.
Color Me Brilliant
Times change and so do color trends. In the 70s, gold was the color to use. No one would use gold in their bathroom as a wall color unless it was as an accent color. Black, white and grey has experienced a resurgence in the recent past, especially in more modern style designs.
Lay Me Out Right
Your bathroom layout can make or break your bathroom. There was once a time when placing your toilet next to your bathtub made sense for the sake of space, however, nowadays, if room permits, you may find that placing your toilet in a more private section of the bathroom behind closed doors may be more comfortable and more pleasing to the eye.
Smells Like Bathroom Spirit
Every room in your house should have a nice fresh smell to it. When you walk in, you want your sense of smell to be just as keen as your sense of sight. Bathrooms have many reasons to smell less than fresh. Mold and mildew can fill a bathroom’s aroma if it is not tended to immediately. Take some time to address all leaks and replace all seals in the bathroom to prevent this from being an issue.
Why Is It Raining?
Leaks in the ceiling can be a major problem in a home. Leaks of any kind can call mold and mushrooms to grow. Checking for leaks and making changes to fixtures that no longer serve your bathroom well is the best way to keep leaks and mold at bay.
I Cannot See
Lighting is everything in a bathroom. For women, it is the pinnacle of what is needed in their space. You cannot put on makeup well if you cannot see what you are doing. One of the first things on your list of things to improve in your bathroom should be your light fixtures and bulbs.
How Old Is That?
Popcorn ceilings is a thing of the past and so is some wallpapers. Take a look at the wallpaper in your bathroom. If it is a print you could remember in your grandmother’s bathroom, it is time to upgrade to something more modern.
Storage, Storage, and More Storage
Let’s be honest! The bathroom is a room that stores your unmentionables. No one really wants to see your hair curlers, razors, or personal items. Your bathroom needs a significant amount of storage to hide all of that and provide you with a cleaner look. If you find there is not enough storage in your bathroom, it is time to update your space.
Sell, Sell, Sell
Selling your home is as important as buying it. We all buy our homes thinking we will be there forever and then life happens. If you are trying to sell your home, this is the best time to update your bathroom. Up to date bathrooms bring value to every home.
At the end of the day, whether you keep your home or sell, you want a bathroom that welcomes you in with open arms. Making minor changes, as well as major ones can give your entire home a boost it did not have before. Take a walk into your bathroom and pay attention to how it makes you feel. If you do not feel serene, it is probably time to give it a little facelift.