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you’ve purchased an old fixer-upper or even a newer home (as in built within
the last two decades) there are probably some changes that need to be made. Bathrooms
are something you’ll get a return on when it comes time to sell so it’s
important to make conscious design choices along the way. Functionality should
be high on the priority list but that doesn’t mean that it can’t also be
beautiful. No matter what the budget looks like, anyone can choose from these 5
ways to transform the look and feel of their space.
Photograph by Alexis Sassard
1. Update the faucet fixtures:
sink and tub or shower fixtures can either make a bathroom look lovely or dull.
Imagine soaking in a tub while looking at a gorgeous spout. Wouldn’t that make
your bath experience that much more enjoyable? When potential buyers are house
hunting and browsing through your home, that’s exactly what they’ll imagine
too. It’s best to hire a professional to install new fixtures that require
plumbing. The last thing you want is a stunning but leaky faucet.
move into a house and the one thing that often sticks out like a sore thumb is
the outdated hardware on the cabinetry. It’s usually cheap and unattractive.
Switching out the hardware can be a simple, inexpensive way to update your
bathroom and eventually be a great selling feature for future buyers.
of cabinets – custom cabinetry can be an investment with a major pay off.
Nothing will fit better than something that was measured to the exact
dimensions of the space. Adding small details like feet can make your vanity
look more like a piece of furniture rather than a generic storage cupboard. Shop
around and get referrals. You might be surprised by the cost. It’s not as
unaffordable as it may seem.
Photograph by Alexis Sassard
4. Upgrade the lighting:
your home is like mine, it was part of the 90s builder-grade madness with cheap
finishes and very cheap lighting. Track lighting and bathroom vanity bulbs are
never a good look. Ever. Replacing those blah fixtures can
make the biggest impact. Remember that fluorescent bulbs are incredibly
unflattering. Go for a softer, more natural lighting option for the bathroom.
but not least, make your bathroom memorable by being subtle. Everyone wants to
feel like they can be at ease in a bathroom. Think of a calming palette when
choosing paint and finishes. A safe bet is to go with a clean, refined
aesthetic but something that’s still inviting – warm whites, cool grays, and an
overall neutral scheme are a sure way to please everyone.