Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to make the best design changes. Those looking into modern bathroom ideas will want to strike a balance between creating a sharp-looking space and making sure it doesn’t feel too sterile.
Use lighter wood color for cabinetry: If your bathroom has under counter cabinetry at the sink consider using lighter woods as opposed to dark colored woods. A light colored wood will allow for more light to reflect off of surfaces and will not make the eye stop abruptly at the dark cabinetry. If you are renovating consider using a light colored sink to coordinate with the lighter wood.
‘Problems are a sign of life’: Life for everybody is difficult. This is one of life’s great truths. The late respected psychiatrist Dr M. Scott Peck says ‘Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them?’. Whether we choose to acknowledge the fact or not we all face problems and the end result we end up with is how we respond to those problems. We need to accept them embrace them and tackle them head on; we need to give time to them.
We all know that design trends come and go but the next big thing is warm metal fixtures in bathrooms. Gone are the days of cold chrome and stainless steel. These days it’s about creating inviting spaces with the likes of copper bronze brass and gold.
Showers in the past used to be comprised of just a shower head inside of an existing bath tub enclosure and that was it. Today showers have come a long way and they are separated from the bathtub to give more space versatility and visual aesthetics for your bathroom. Enclosed showers are enjoyed by many for the added benefit of having more privacy and still looking stylish. Open showers are becoming more popular in bathrooms that need to be accessible for all and they open up a small space to appear larger. Here are the pros and cons of open and closed showers.
Choose smaller fixtures: Believe it or not they make all size sinks toilets bathtubs and shower/enclosures. If space is inadequate in your small bathroom consider replacing a few of your fixtures with smaller ones to gain more space to maneuver. In a small half bathroom instead of using a vanity sink with cabinet below opt for a pedestal sink. They look gorgeous and take up half the space