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Tips for Upgrading Your Bathroom

The bathroom is an important area in the house and this is where you do self-care and rejuvenate after a long day. There are many things you can do when upgrading the bathroom so you have to consider whether you’re going for a big change or some subtle adjustments.

You have to define your goals clearly when going for a bathroom upgrade.

Maybe you are looking to create a modern aesthetic or a spa like atmosphere in the bathroom. Maybe the functionality of the bathroom has to be improved. You also need to have a realistic budget so that you have a better understanding of what you can do regarding the upgrade. You can visit to get an idea of the upgrades that can be done. They can also help you understand the realistic cost of upgrading the bathroom. This will allow you to prioritise elements. The current layout of the bathroom has to be assessed to see whether any structural changes are needed. You may not always need to do a complete overhaul. Even small changes can have a big impact. For example, you can change the position of the fixtures or add functional storage so that practicality is prioritised. If major changes are done to the bathroom layout, you will need to change the electrical and plumbing system. This needs to be done according to plumbing and electrical safety requirements.

Instead of focusing on current trends, look for finishes and fittings that are classic and timeless.

This will offer more flexibility if you are thinking of changing the décor in the future. The design will also be more durable this way. Some of the classic materials that can be used are brushed nickel fittings, white subway tiles and neutral colour palettes. The lighting is an important element in a bathroom upgrade. You can have lighting for functional and aesthetic reasons. You need to ensure visibility in the bathroom while also maintaining a welcoming atmosphere. You can have a mix of task, ambient and accent lighting. Also, you can have a very low intensity light that can be switched on when you want to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

The flooring selected should be durable.

Some moisture resistant flooring options you can use are ceramic or porcelain tiles. While you can choose marble or natural stone for a luxurious touch, these materials will need more maintenance compared to tiles. The fittings in the shower area can be upgraded so that you can have a luxurious experience. For example, you can have a rainfall showerhead, shower jets, handheld showerhead etc. You can then have a frameless glass shower door so that the space will look more open. Make sure to have sufficient storage by installing vanity cabinets, built-in shelves, floating shelves etc. The bathroom vanity can be the focal point of the bathroom. Undermount sinks are easy to clean and make sure to avoid pedestal sinks so that floor space is conserved.

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