For many people, the beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for a fresh start, particularly when it comes to switching up their home décor and creating their perfect home. The bathroom, for instance, is one of the most-used rooms in the house and, with damp and condensation from the bath and shower, can quickly sustain a lot of wear and tear. You might look round your bathroom and see that it does not look at its best, and as such want to give it a new year refresh. To give you some ideas, here are five ways to update your bathroom for 2021.
Completely renovate your bathroom
If you are bored of a dated peach bathroom suite, or are sick of being unable to get your grubby tiles spotlessly clean, then you might want to consider going ahead with a complete bathroom renovation. With the help of a bathroom specialist, you will be able to create a stunning new bathroom that suits your lifestyle, taste and budget. They will be able to advise you on ensuring that your bathroom has the best ventilation to prevent the room from becoming overly damp and steamy through condensation, so that your renovation remains looking fresh for longer.
Change your bathroom units
Instead of a complete renovation, you might alternatively have identified only a few elements of your bathroom that you want to change. For instance, you might want to change your bathroom units. For instance, you might currently have a bath tub with apower shower unit added on that you use more than the bath. If this is the case, why not remove the bath and instead insert a proper shower unit, in either an enclosed or wet-room style? Conversely, if you love nothing more than relaxing in a bath, but only have a shower, you could go all-out and add a fancy bathtub. To up the opulence, you could even go for a whirlpool bath, or perhaps choose a perennially popular claw-foot tub.
Freshen up your walls
The frequent humidity and condensation experienced in a bathroom can soon take its toll on your walls. Paint can fade and warp, and the grout in between tiles can become a damp breeding ground for mold. Freshen up your bathroom walls by giving them a new lick of paint or re-doing your tiles. Make sure you choose specialist bathroom paint, which has mildew resistant properties in a high-gloss finish to help prevent moisture from affecting your walls. If you decide on wall tiles for your bathroom, add a good anti-fungal mould spray to your cleaning routine to prevent mold from forming on the grout between your tiles.
Curtains, blinds or frosted glass?
Your bathroom is a room in which the utmost privacy is essential – you don’t want your neighbors to inadvertently spy you getting out of the shower. So, which window covering is your best option for both privacy and convenience? Although curtains lend a sumptuous look to a room, blinds are perhaps a better option for a bathroom, as their durable material can be easily cleaned and can cope with the humidity and moisture of the bathroom without attracting mold. Better still might be to install frosted glass into your bathroom windows. Frosted glass obscures the interior of the room from any prying eyes outside, giving you the peace of mind that you have maximum privacy while you are using your bathroom. Additionally, rather than blocking out the sunlight, frosted glass lets in natural light to your bathroom.
If you are reluctant to carry out a full-scale renovation, or lengthy and expensive tasks such as replacing your bath tub, but still feel that your bathroom looks a bit tired, don’t worry – you can easily give your bathroom a quick and easy update using a few accessories. You could, for instance, get a few cute ornaments with which to decorate your bathroom shelves, and don’t underestimate the stylish power of a matching set of fluffy towels. When shopping for your bathroom accessories, try to stick to a theme to avoid your accessories looking mismatched. For instance, a nautical look is a popular theme for a bathroom, or you might simply want to make sure that your accessories complement the style and color of your bathroom fittings – an ornate vase might look a bit odd placed alongside a minimalist wet room, for example.
There you have it – several ideas to improve your bathroom, from the quick and easy to the more costly and involved. The choice is yours!