Easy & Fun Bathroom Makeover Tips
Are you looking to bring new life to your bathroom space? Here are some fun and easy tips on making over your bathroom.
Have A Plan and Stick to It!
It’s important before beginning your bathroom makeover to have a plan in place. Whether you’re just freshening things up or doing a complete remodel, it’s essential to know how much space you have and what you’re willing to spend.
If you’re adding a vanity or tiling the floor, you need to be sure that what you buy fits in your bathroom. Better Homes & Gardens suggest you get a copy of your home’s blueprints to know your bathroom dimensions and the placement of plumbing and electrical.
Be sure to have a good idea of what you are willing to spend. To help stick to your budget, it is good to know exactly what you want to do from start to finish. Making adjustments to tile selections, faucet choice or even paint colors can change your final price tag significantly.
A bathroom makeover sounds like a small project, but it can turn into a headache. Having the right partner to help you navigate the planning process can help take the stress out of your project.
At Omorfia Designs Inc., we listen to what you want, and we help you put those ideas into a plan, and make your space beautiful.
Painting is a small investment and a great way to transform your bathroom. Because most bathrooms are small, it’s best to avoid dark colors that will only make it feel smaller. Light or muted colors and bold patterns do well to makeover your bathroom walls.
Be sure that you take moisture into consideration when purchasing paint. Many paint and hardware stores have bathroom-specific paint readily available.
Most of us have some experience painting walls somewhere in our house. Painting the bathroom, however, takes a bit more preparation than most rooms. To avoid bumpy textures and paint not sticking to the walls, The Spruce suggests you scrub down your bathroom walls to rid them of soap scum and other substances.
Easy Window Treatments
If you have the natural light of a window or two in your bathroom, there are lots of ways you can dress up those windows that also help to control the light they offer.
Roman shades are yet another way to add color and pattern to your space. They also soften the light coming from your window, giving a much more ambient feel.
Shutters, whether decorative or functional, work well in bathrooms to help accent your windows. Be sure the wood finish or shutter color you choose matches any trim in your bathroom.
Drapes, cafe curtains, balloon curtains, and valances can help you highlight windows and add privacy to more formal designs. White is the most popular color for bathroom curtains, giving a bright and airy look, but you can also add pops of color or pattern with the materials you choose.
Choosing faucets and shower heads aren’t the most fun jobs, but deciding on stainless steel versus copper makes a difference when you look at your bathroom. It’s also good to consider low-flow faucets, shower heads, and toilets to help conserve water and keep your water bill low.
Lighting in a bathroom is very important. Some bathrooms have little to no natural light available. Adding sconces on either side of or near mirrors can maximize the light they project and illuminate countertops. Pendant lights can add a second layer of lighting and work well in bathrooms with high ceilings or hung above freestanding tubs.
Update Your Vanity
Another great bathroom makeover element is the vanity. Finding the perfect style, height, and details help to bring the room together.
Better Homes & Gardens has some ideas on how you can update your existing vanity. You can paint it, stain it, or shabby-chic it with a distressed look. A fresh coat of paint in a shade that complements your color scheme can bring new life to your vanity. Add new hardware or use decorative papers on the cabinet doors to bring texture and depth.
If you’re not keen on the stock vanities available, there are lots of ways to create your own with found or purchased furniture. Get a dresser, desk, or media cabinet that has the right dimensions for your space and can accommodate a sink and plumbing. Be sure to think about the height of the furniture for washing hands and doing your morning hygiene routine
Time to Tile
Whether you do it yourself or call the professionals for help, installing new tile helps bring texture, and sometimes color, to your bathroom. There are a wide variety of tile styles and materials available now from classic ceramic tiles to floor tiles that mimic wood flooring. Whatever you choose, be sure that you know how much you need of it so that you don’t run into unforeseen costs during your project.
Adding tile to walls, floors, and showers or tubs gets expensive. To save time and money, Money Crashers advises you to add a feature to one wall or a strip of decorative tiles to break up your wall space. This is a great way to add a pop of color without breaking the bank.
If you opt to add a large amount of tile or no tile at all, be sure to take the time to clean the grout of any existing tile. There’s nothing drabber in a bathroom than grimy grout. The same goes for redoing your caulking. It’s a simple and effective way to freshen up your bathroom at very little cost.
If you’re still feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there or you don’t know where to start, we’re here for you! At Omorfia Designs Inc. we bring ten years of design experience, so we have the knowledge and skills to help you from the planning process right through to completion.
If you just need a bit of guidance as you begin your project, give us a call, the first 30 minutes are FREE. We also have a 90-minute personal design consultation for just $99 for those who want hands-on help. We look forward to working with you as you make your bathroom space beautiful.