Studies show that on average, women spend 136 days, and men take 46 days in a lifetime (assuming 75 years lifespan) to get ready. Most of these activities take place in the bathroom. The bathroom is a very important and sometimes underappreciated room of your home. It’s where you start your day, a place where you prepare yourself to head out into the world. It’s where we unwind in the evening before going to bed.
If you’re going to spend so much of your time in the bathroom, you might as well make sure it is a comfortable and relaxing sanctuary. In order to create such a space, we have rounded up a few simple tips.
Create Focal Points:
Highlight the features that you want to show-off the most. Select the colors of your walls, fixtures, mirrors, cabinets, window treatments, etc, to showcase the most prized item in the room. If you spent top dollar on a marble vanity top, chose the wall color and flooring color to make the vanity top the focal point people notice first. If you are installing amazing new tile design on the floor or in the shower, then tone down the other colors in the room to make that the most noticeable feature when you walk-in.
Harmonize your Accents:
What is the color and finish of your sink and faucet? How about your medicine cabinet, mirror, light fixtures? Coordinate the various finishes within your bathroom can be a simple, yet effective upgrade. For example, silver/brushed nickel faucets will go well with silver/brushed nickel light fixture and mirror finish. Oil rubbed bronze can go with either gold or silver color families. Even coordinating the small items such as toothbrush holders, soap dispensers, storage jars, etc can create a more clean and coordinated look.
Update Your Vanity Cabinet or Vanity Top:
Want to go a little bigger for your bathroom face-lift? Replacing or updating your major bathroom vanity can provide a huge uplift to the look, feel, and functionality of the room. Don’t feel like splurging on an entirely new replacement to your beloved vanity? You can do partial updates by replacing just the old vanity top. Stone vanity top is always a classic choice. Keep in mind, natural stone such as marble will require routine sealing to prevent staining. If you want the hassle-free option, there are a lot of faux stone finish to choose from.
Painting can be a simple and cost-effective way to create that new and improved look for your bathroom. Paint color preference is highly personal. In general, darker colors tend to make a room feel smaller. Lighter and soothing colors can create a tranquil, spa-like feel.
Follow these simple tips to get started in cultivating a fantastic face-lift for your bathroom! And remember, if you have any trouble with any of these bathroom renovations, trust Andy On Call to help with any of your renovations and refinishing needs.