Making the bathroom chic is not only about aesthetics! It’s also about function. It’s a matter of keeping the place hygienically clean. What does that have to do with elegance? It’s simple. A bathroom with filthy grout will be neither chic nor healthy.
A bathroom design with nearly no storage space will eventually clutter the room – not chic at all.
The secret is to think the bathroom remodeling through and from all angles to achieve maximum function, comfort, hygiene, and luxury. It’s not always necessary to spend a ton of cash to make a huge impact. So, let’s see some ideas on how to transform the bathroom into a glamorous space. Shall we?
Add storage space
Bathrooms can easily clutter. Do I need to mention how many items we keep in the bathroom? Clutter and elegance are not in good terms. If you aim at the latter, you need to fight the former.
Tell your bathroom remodeler to incorporate storage space for everything you like to keep in this room – from tiny items (like brushes, face creams, etc.) to towels and all usual accessories. If there’s a shower, create a wall niche big enough to keep all shampoos and shower gels. That’s important for both function and elegance.
Pay attention to the bathroom’s layout
Here’s the paradox of big and small bathrooms. One would say that there’s a need to change the layout of the fixtures in tight spaces. But this is not often the case with small bathroom remodel projects, whereas big bathrooms may need some changes. This is happening because the space provided for the layout of the fixtures is limited, to start with, when it comes to small bathrooms. With big bathrooms, where there’s ample space, there’s often some anarchy. Throwing the toilet, the tub and the vanity just anywhere in the bathroom is not the way to make the room chic. There should be some harmony that would bring tranquility, while the tub or shower and the sink should be near the toilet – for convenience alone.
Change the bathroom floor & walls
Bathroom floors and walls take their share of beating over the years. If there are bathroom tiles, the grout is likely dirty – a true eyesore. Besides, if you are paying money for a bathroom renovation, it’s best to have the pipes hidden behind walls and under floors replaced too. To keep the bathroom hygienically clean and beautiful, prefer monolithic slabs. If you prefer tiles, get a big size – it will minimize the presence of grout.
As for the aesthetical part, there’s no need to have the same exact wall and floor design, especially if you want something intricate. Unless you decide to go for a solid color concrete – hence, avoid the corners where two materials meet too. They are hard to clean and easy to get nasty.
Choose consistent colors
You don’t have to go all white or all black, although monochromatic bathrooms are gorgeous. But sticking to the same color family is the best way to create some consistency, which in turn will create tranquility – a basic ingredient of chic spaces.
You can play with contrasts too. It all depends on what bathroom style you like – industrial, traditional, modern…For example, you can have an all-white bathroom with a black door, window casing, and toilet. Or you can have one color throughout the whole bathroom, apart from one wall. This could be your statement wall – you can have wainscoting, an intense color, wallpaper.
Prefer natural materials
Although natural materials, like wood and marble, are absorbent and not the best choice for wet environments, like bathrooms, they are still gorgeous. Depending on the look you like, you may use marble for the bathroom countertop or even the floor and the walls. You can even go for a wooden floor or use accessories, like stools, made of wood.
Small things that make the bathroom chic
Speaking of accessories, there are quite a few things you can bring in the bathroom to make it particularly elegant, always depending on your style, preferences, and the space available. Some examples?
• An antique stool or piece of furniture
• A golden framed mirror – if you like French décor
• A chandelier or vintage bathroom lighting
• Vintage bathroom floor tiles and wide crown molding
• Black framed pictures covering one wall
• A beautiful chair or a wooden ladder for the towels
Little things can make a difference. Just put the basis with the initial bathroom remodel design.