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10 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Bathroom with modern stone vanity and glass shower

Written by My Home Handyman

January 13, 2022

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Your bathroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home. It’s the space for relaxation and serenity on a lazy Sunday afternoon. A bathroom is more than just a utilitarian space. From applying makeup to enjoying some quality time in the bathtub, self-care is the main event in the bathroom. No matter its size or your budget, your bathroom can become a place that reflects and supports your wellbeing.

So, when you look around your bathroom, is it time for an upgrade?

A well-appointed bathroom is necessary for modern-day life, and you don’t need a team of professionals or a ton of expensive equipment to upgrade the bathroom. These ten simple upgrade ideas will transform your bathroom into the spa you deserve.

Add colour

The proper use of colour can transform your bathroom into a cheerful oasis. If your bathroom is primarily white, adding a little paint can go a long way.

Painting the walls will add visual interest and harmony. Depending on your design style and scheme, you could choose a warm or cool palette. Generally, throwing a splash of rich colours like midnight blue or burnt orange will look amazing, even in smaller spaces.

Upgrade the lighting

Replacing the lighting fixtures is one of the simplest ways to improve a bathroom. Every bathroom needs a little glam. You can replace the old-school overhead lighting with new, sustainable LED lights that are not harsh and ideal for applying makeup. Upgrade with the wall sconces at eye level, chandeliers or pendant lights to add a touch of luxury and elegance.

Play with accent tile

Contrasting tiles provide an eye-catching focal point. Consider using bold-hued tiles with patterns like herringbone and chevron to add depth and dimension. Having the tiles reach the ceiling will add the perception of height and a sense of grandeur.

Hang artwork

Even though the bathroom is the last space you would consider placing artwork, it can transform the vibe of your bathroom. Consider hanging artwork over the bathtub, sink, or an empty wall that needs some attention.

This is also a great way to infuse extra colour in your bathroom and add character to your space. You can even add fun-loving quotes to make your bathroom look fun and engaging.

Apply peel-and-stick tiles

Peel and stick tiles can magically transform your bathroom space. There is a wide array of opportunities to infuse colour, pattern, and texture with the help of these peel-and-stick tiles. The best part is that you can easily DIY it without hiring a professional team.

All you need is a free weekend to design and place the Peel-and-stick tiles for a cheap and easy bathroom makeover.

Fun with mirrors

Mirrors are the jewel of a bathroom. So, why not elevate their presence in your bathroom? You can play with the shape and finish of the frame to align with the existing character and design of the space. For instance, picking a Victorian-style curved mirror is an excellent idea for Shabby Chic and Glam-style bathrooms. A rustic wooden finish is a must for industrial and Farmhouse-style bathrooms.

Introduce metals

There are various ways to play with metals in your bathroom. You could choose a singular theme (recommended) or pick a second finish as a base for the dominant palette. Get your creativity flowing as there are many ways you can incorporate metal in your bathroom, from mirror frames to pull handles, to shower door frames and other hardware pieces throughout the space.

Metal options include brass, matte black, chrome, and nickel. Depending upon your style and theme, you can mix and merge the matte black with chrome or brass with an antique nickel.

Upgrade the vanity

An outdated vanity is a huge turn-off in any bathroom. Since it tends to take up the focus in your bathroom, it needs to be crisp, clean, and polished. You don’t need to replace an old vanity with a new one if you follow these upgrade details.

A fresh coat of paint is a great start, and diving further into the details, like high-gloss, will make it stands out. Also, consider updating the old knobs and fixtures for a brand-new look.

Add a shower frame

Go for a fixed glass or panelled glass shower cubicle or door that adds a modern statement of elegance and sophistication if you have the space for it. And since it separates the wet and dry zones, you never have to worry about the bathroom getting slippery.

Here, you must focus on frame finish, colour, material, height, and span of the glass. You can also apply thin films to create a translucent or complete see-through effect on the mirror.

Consider countertop material

Bathroom modern farmhouse design

Countertops are an essential aspect when upgrading the bathroom. When choosing one, you must align the style and weight of the material with the function. For instance, natural stone countertops like marble or granite are highly durable and instantly update the look of your bathroom.

On the other hand, an inexpensive option is a laminate, though keep in mind that it doesn’t add much resale value. You could also choose to put in tiles, but the grouting will have to be cleaned regularly.

Don’t wait to upgrade your bathroom! It can be quick and inexpensive with some strategy and lots of creativity. It’s well worth the investment of your time and effort to get the bathroom of your dreams.

If you are in the Calgary area and plan to renovate your bathroom, contact us today for a free estimate.

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