House and Home April 2016
Tips to Transform Your Bathroom
Photo: Kevin Miller - iStockphoto

Does your bathroom need updating? Here are some renovation ideas to transform your bathroom into a modern, comfortable space. Like any other home improvement project, it's important to plan ahead, set a realistic budget, choose quality materials, and hire a qualified contractor, if needed.

Elegant Fixtures
Instead of having a chunky cabinet vanity, choose a pedestal sink with sleek lines. Add modern fixtures and fittings to contrast earthy elements in your bathroom. If your bathroom is small, focus on simple structures and clean lines to make the area look more spacious.

Neutral Tones and Earthy Materials
If you're looking for a nice change from chrome and stainless steel, consider wood and other natural fibers complemented by warm, earthy tones and light colors. Simulate the luxurious feel of a spa by using sustainable wood, stone, granite, or marble. Large faux-wood tiles are also becoming trendy, as these tiles display a natural, wood-like print that is safer and more environmentally friendly than the real thing.

A Splash of Color
Bathrooms are usually filled with warm and neutral colors that give off a quiet and calming ambiance. Some of the most popular colors are white, gray, brown, beige, and cream. To contrast these hues, add colors such as earthy orange, forest green, and ocean-like turquoise. Small spots of color can make your bathroom pop and look stylish for a long time. Incorporate bright hues with printed shower screens, backsplashes, and mosaic tiles.

LED Lights
More and more homeowners are becoming fascinated with the shimmering effects of LED lights; these gleaming lights last long, require low maintenance, and feature superior energy efficiency. Colored LED lights can make a stunning statement in your bathroom when installed in the shower or around your bathroom vanity.

Water-Efficient Devices
Conserve water by using water-wise basins, dual-flush toilets, low-flow shower heads, faucets with aerators, and other water-saving devices. Additionally, find fixtures and fittings that are easy to clean so you don't have to use a lot of cleaning products.

William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  April 2016 

William Brundage, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, 294 E Brown St , Birmingham MI 48009
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