4 Easy Ideas for On-Trend Bathroom Transformations

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The bathroom is such an important room in every home. As well as being a highly practical room, it also offers the opportunity to create a space that’s calming and relaxing. In addition, bathrooms are a major selling point in homes. Having an attractive bathroom can add value to the selling price of your home.

Experts believe that an updated bathroom can add as much as 4-5% to your property’s value. Updating your bathroom also makes your property far more appealing to potential buyers. So, there are many reasons that making changes to your bathroom is a good idea. 

While there are obviously lots of reasons why changing your bathroom is a worthwhile investment, there’s no doubt that a bathroom upgrade can seem daunting. After all, this is a room that gets a lot of use, so going without your bathroom while renovations take place can be a bit of a worry.

Many people also worry whether they will spend lots of money on bathroom improvements, and not achieve the desired finish. If you share these concerns we have some helpful tips to ensure that your bathroom renovations deliver the perfect results you are looking for.

1. Set a Budget

Before you go any further with your plans, it is vital that you set a budget for the renovations. Unless you have a strict budget in place and monitor it regularly, your costs will likely spiral, and your funds will run out. Running out of money part of the way through a project could mean that your bathroom stays unfinished for a considerable time while you try to find the funds needed to complete the project. 

A modern bathroom with a glass wet room shower stall.

To avoid being left with a half-finished bathroom, it’s advisable to set a realistic budget and then monitor it throughout the project. To exercise extra caution, you may wish to also create a contingency fund. This will provide you with a buffer in case some costs spiral over budget through no fault of your own.

2. Pick a Colour Scheme and Decorative Theme

Thinking about the style you would like for your new bathroom is essential. Before you call in the professionals, it is advisable to think carefully about your vision for the room. Are you hoping to create a vintage-inspired bathroom with a roll-top bath and monochrome tiling?

A contemporary bathroom with a freestanding bathtub beside a lit fireplace, wood storage, DIY improvements, and a potted plant, with magazines on the floor.

Or, do you like the look of a luxury bathroom inspired by a boutique hotel? Maybe you prefer the idea of an ultra-modern bathroom that’s sleek and understated with a focus on the latest technology. Thinking about how you would like your new bathroom to look and developing a clear vision for this right from the start is so important. This will help you to stay focused on what you want to achieve.

Knowing what you want from your finished bathroom before work gets started will also help you to avoid wasting a single penny of your budget. With a clear vision in mind you will be able to shop around for exactly what you want and to maximise your budget.

3. Select Your Fixtures

Choosing your new fixtures is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your bathroom remodelling project. Choosing a new bath, sink, and toilet are among the biggest expenses that you will face during the renovation. But before you part with your cash, it’s helpful to consider whether everything needs to be replaced. If these main fixtures are in perfect working order and still look perfect, you may be wasting money if you change them merely for the sake of it. 

Instead of replacing the bathroom, sink, and toilet, you may choose to simply update them with some new accessories. Changing the taps and adding a new shower panel may be all that’s needed to transform your bathroom fixtures and to give them an entirely new look. 

Other fixtures that you may want to add or replace in the room include shelving and cabinets that you can use to store clean towels and all your bathing essentials.

4. Add Finishing Touches

Your new bathroom’s finishing touches can be just as important as its bigger fixtures. It is the finishing touches that bring together all the elements of your bathroom to create an impressive look. While items like new towels, pot plants, and candles may be relatively inexpensive, they can make a huge difference to the finished look of your newly updated bathroom. So, pick these items with care to ensure they compliment your finished bathroom to create your desired look for the space.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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