Your bathroom should be a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the modern world – it’s somewhere where you can switch off your smart phone, dim the lights and sink into a relaxing bubble bath, safe in the knowledge that you deserve a break from the world for a while. Installing a new bathroom or updating your existing one is one of the best ways to add value to your home, and can help you to relax and unwind after a long day at the office. Here are a few ideas for how to add some funky style to any bathroom.
It’s all about the Lighting
Choosing the right lighting is vitally important in the bathroom – you want to be able to relax, but you also need to be able to see clearly when looking in the mirror. Installing halogen spotlights on a track is a great way to light your room, but why not consider funky LED lighting strips to really add some drama? Installed at floor level (around the tub is a great location) and under the basin, these easy to install lights are energy efficient and come in a wide range of colors, adding instant contemporary style to any bathroom.
Get back to Basics
Strip your bathroom back to basics and create a wet room. Not only does this type of bathroom look modern and sophisticated, but it requires significantly less cleaning than a traditional layout. You can splash around in the shower to your heart’s content and never worry about having to clean up spills. Installing a waterfall shower head in your wet room will turn your morning shower into a few minutes of pure bliss.
Work with your Space
It’s important to work with what you have – if your existing bathroom is small, you might need to compromise when re-fitting new bathroom furniture. If you don’t use your tub, invest most of your money in a cool new shower cubicle. If soaking in the tub is the best part of your day, why not choose a beautiful Victorian roll top style and install a shower attachment? Visiting bathroom showrooms and browsing online will provide you with inspiration for your dream bathroom; try websites such as Pinterest and Tumblr to see what others have achieved with a similar space.
Re-designing your bathroom is a fun experience and a great project to take on this summer and when the time finally comes to sell the house, you will have created a space that will have added some value too.
This article was written by the interior design team at Ventura Design. They frequently blog on all matters related to interior design and comfort.