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For many, the bathroom is the one room in the house where you can escape from every other human. You can “sit” in a tranquil and peaceful place by yourself – for a few minutes at least. On average, both men and women spend over 2 years of their life in the bathroom. With the bathroom being such an important part of the home, as well as a place you spend quite a bit of time, it might be time to consider whether you’re spending those 2 years in a bathroom you like. If not, here are a few simple bathroom makeover ideas to help you create your perfect bathroom.
A simple upgrade you can do for your bathroom is to update your showerhead. With this affordable update, you can get a showerhead that’s more stylish and offers better water pressure. Many shower heads offer water conserving options that will also increase the water pressure.
If you have a shower which is looking pretty old and the water flow just isn’t what it used to be, then just changing the showerhead might not be enough – it might be time to retrofit the entire shower. If you have an electric shower currently, you may want to swap it out for a fitted one which will be much more powerful and stylish in the bathroom. With a fitted shower, you will have to drill into the wall, however, you will also be able to pick a sleek, chrome unit to fit your relaxing and modern feel in the room.
When it comes to finding the perfect bathtub for your bathroom, you have plenty of options to choose from. You could buy an elegant freestanding bathtub, a large square tub, or opt for the ultimate luxury and get one with Jacuzzi jets inserted in the sides. Whichever bathtub style you choose, remember it will not only be the focal point of the room but is also the place where you fully relax after a stressful day or week. Make sure you consider comfort and style when redesigning the bathroom.
The Bathroom Tiles
The next step to creating your perfect bathroom is tackling the tiles. If a good cleaning isn’t enough, it’s time to retile your bathroom. There are several design routes you can take with bathroom tiles. You could opt for a full wall of plain white, spice things up with a little bit of marble, or go for something with a little more color. When you are choosing your tiles keep in mind the size of the room and the amount of light which penetrates through. If you don’t have a lot of space, choose a lighter color to keep as much light as possible in the room. This, in turn, will add a feeling of space and openness to the bathroom.
After everything is tiled, it’s time to start thinking about any other pieces of furniture you want in your perfect bathroom. A great place to start would be a mirrored cabinet or vanity which can hold toiletries and toothbrushes. This will usually be situated directly above the sink for maximum effect and convenience. Secondly, you may want some extra storage in the room for other items such as linen and towels. For this, you can look into how much space you have left – and if you don’t have that much; consider something along the lines of a tallboy cabinet in the corner of the room which won’t take up that much space. Finally, you may want to install a heated towel rail for your bathroom. This is a great thing to have for those winter evenings when you step out of the warmth of the shower into the freezing cold. It will also provide a lovely design feature for the room.
Once you’ve accessorized your bathroom the way you like it, you can add those final touches to make it your own. A bathroom is a great place for plants such as succulents, cacti and orchids. The steam from your shower should be enough to keep them alive without additional watering. This is a great option for people who want a splash of green in the home without having to worry about remembering to water them each week. Plants have a calming effect on the home and are a great addition to your final design.
If you have any shelf space, you could also add small candles for those evenings when you want a relaxing soak in the bath. You’ll make the room feel like a spa sanctuary and it will be the ideal getaway when you need to relax and refresh from the stresses of daily life.
What are the things you want in your perfect bathroom?