Hey, Beth Frey here. As BellaDomus’ interiors specialist I spend a lot of time working with bathrooms. Along with kitchens they are one of the most popular and rewarding home renovation projects. But they can get expensive! We are overloaded these days with design images from shelter magazines and do it yourself television shows that tempt us to extensive and pricey overhauls, but if yours has a good layout and works well for you, perhaps it just needs a facelift. There are easy ways to add some updated touches to your space if you have just a few hours and a few dollars to spend.
An exciting way to make a major visual change is to paint the walls a fresh, contemporary color, then complement the paint job with a bright new shower curtain. This is one area where you can try something bold and if it doesn’t turn out as expected or if you tire of it, it is easy to change! Depending on other finishes in your bath, new trends in wall colors are earthy, jewel tones. Think deep blues and forest greens.
Perhaps your bathroom needs new lighting. New lighting over the vanity, mood lighting around the bathtub, upgraded general lighting make cleaning easier can all make a huge difference Lighting has come a long way in the past 3-5 years, is your bathroom up to speed? Take some photos and go to your local lighting store for assistance.
How about updating your space with something as easy as new pulls and/knobs for your cabinets? There are thousands of options available in local stores and online. Just be sure to measure what you have so you replace it with something that will work. Don’t be afraid of all hardware choices in your bathroom matching! Just because your faucet is chrome doesn’t mean your cabinet hardware has to be also. There are a lot of new finishes out on the market - matte gold, brass, black, pewter and many more.
And last but not least, get new towels! How many of us have tired, faded old towels in our bathrooms? Cut them up and use them to wash the car or polish furniture. A fresh, fluffy towel - all in matching colors/patterns will wake up any space. Personally I love white towels, they always look clean. And in the end, is that what we want most in our bathrooms?
Have fun with these changes. And if you feel the need for a bit of professional guidance, give us a call or send us an email. A one time consultation maybe what you need to get you started in the right direction.