4 Ways to Update Your Bathroom
Tired of looking at the same old grubby tiles and faded shower curtain? You likely aren’t alone. Many people at some people in their lives will look at their home surroundings and decide that they need a change. If you have found yourself in that exact moment, then here are four ways that you can update your bathroom in time for summer.
1. Swap the shower for a wet room
Are you tired of stepping into a bathtub and pulling the shower curtain around you, carefully ensuring that the bottom of the shower curtain was in the bath to prevent a flood? Or, if you have a separate shower, stepping into a one-metre by one-metre square to wash with a slow trickle of water? A wet room, by contrast, is a deluxe showering experience. A walk-in shower area unconstrained by doors, you would be mistaken for thinking that this is a flood waiting to happen, but gently sloping floor tiles direct the water to the drain. As an increasingly popular option in any bathroom showroom, wet rooms provide a stylish and modern showering solution.
2. Re-do the paint and tiles
With bathrooms exposed to heat and moisture several times a day on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that any paintwork and tiling soon starts to look tired. Despite all your best efforts to keep grime and mould away, the warm, damp bathroom environment contributes to the problem. Fortunately, you can easily freshen up the bathroom with a spot of DIY: a new coat of paint will brighten up your bathroom, and there are plenty of online guides showing you how to retile a bathroom. Carrying out easy renovations yourself can give you a fresh new bathroom while keeping costs down.
3. Replace your bathroom accessories
As with tiles and paintwork, many bathroom accessories dislike the humidity of the bathroom. In keeping with a nautical theme, wood is a popular material for a lot of bathroom accessories (for example, wicker laundry baskets). However, they can soon become dull and grubby in a humid bathroom if not looked after properly. Why not give these items a dose of TLC? Or, if they are simply too tired, or no longer fit with your bathroom aesthetic, finding other bathroom accessories to replace them with?
Additionally, have a look at your towels. As something used on a daily basis, they can soon become worn out. Are they threadbare and snagged? Has the colour faded? If so, now might be the time to invest in a new set of towels. There are plenty of home décor stores to source bathroom accessories to fit with any style and budget.
4. Add some house plants
While paint and tiles might not like a warm, damp environment, there are certain types of houseplants that thrive in this setting. Look for plants that thrive in low light, high humidity, and temperature swings (factors which are present in most bathrooms). Aspidistras, spider plants, and peace lilies are all low maintenance options. A bathroom might not seem the most obvious place to put a houseplant, but seeing the green leaves of a spider plant waving at you as you take your morning shower is sure to cheer you up!