Long viewed as one of the hardest parts of the homes to easily update, the latest products and techniques make bathrooms more malleable than commonly assumed. You might have only renovated five years ago, but if you are really struggling for storage, or just battling with a vintage pedestal basin that seemed like a good idea at the time, you can make changes without feeling you need to take out a new mortgage. Our team can guide you through what is possible, but the first step is to consider the existing elements you like – and those you don’t – to establish what you are trying to achieve.
If everything is functional but just needs to be brought up to date, there are numerous options that deliver big impact for little work. A great one is updating the tapware, as the choices now leave basic chrome taps for dust. Consider faucets in gunmetal, brass or perhaps two-tone, and don’t worry too much about everything looking the same, upcoming trends are all about the mix and match approach. Another easy fix is replacing the mirror, perhaps introducing something ornate with brushed gold edging, or choosing an oversized style that will enlarge the look of a small space. Curved edged options are not only on-trend, they soften the hard lines which can abound in a bathroom.
Nothing saps a bathroom of its energy like clutter; spare toilet rolls on the windowsill and oversized bottles of shampoo on the floor do not make great focal points. Happily, storage can be added relatively simply. Swapping the vanity for something with plenty of drawer space has the advantage of also giving the room a rejuvenated look. If you have the room, consider adding a matching wall-hung tower unit. Mirrored cabinets are also a handy dual purpose option, and don’t forget shelving.