Wednesday, March 26, 2014

4 modern and stylish bathroom updates

One of the telling signs of a home’s age is its bathroom design. Gone are the days of colored lavatories, toilets and intricate styles. Today’s bathroom trends favor the modern look, coupled with new developments in fixtures and amenities.

Carving out niches in the walls can add architectural interest and serve as a fashionable storage solution for shampoo, conditioner and the like.

1. State-of-the-art fixtures

Swap outdated bathroom fixtures for sleek and modern ones.

State-of-the-art shower systems offer large rain heads, massage jets and integrated mood lighting and music. These are a must for a stylish bathroom, however, be wary of water usage as some of these state-of-the-art fixtures can consume more water. 

2. Built-in amenities

Built-in storage and seats are the 'in thing' so get rid of your shower caddies and stools. 

Carving out niches in the walls can add architectural interest and serve as a fashionable storage solution for shampoo, conditioner and the like. On the other hand, a built-in seat can be a convenient perch for the shower, particularly for older people. It may also come in handy for ladies who shave their legs. 

3. Safety first

Install grab bars in your bathroom for safety. While these are usually thought to be for the elderly and persons with disabilities, they are a 'safety net' for everyone. The bathroom is an accident prone area in the home so having safety bars installed is an investment which will pay off in the long run.

4. Streamlined design

Opt for a clean and sleek look. Modern design trends lean towards minimalism. Bathroom tiles are usually kept plain and fuss-free, with just a portion of accent wall. Shower enclosures and shower curtains have also become outdated. To keep your bathroom looking current, go for glass partitions instead.


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