Amazing bathroom makeovers
If you are planning to renovate or update your bathroom in the near future, here are some inspiring bathroom makeovers.
ABOVE: Natural stone tiles on walls and floors create a stunning effect against dark wood and black sanitaryware.
When installing tiles, particularly slate, in a bathroom, treat tiles with a non-slip sealer for additional protection.
ABOVE: A long galley-style bathroom needs to be planned so that everything can fit into one space and still leave room to move around.
In this attic transformation, the empty space was divded into three zones: a bedroom, dressing area and master bathroom.
To create a spa-like feel, added fittings include a soaker tub, a frameless shower enclosure, a new toilet and luxurious finishes including marble, glass mosaic tiles and a crystal chandelier. A new skylight also helps illuminate the many amenities in this divine bathroom.
ABOVE: In a small bathroom, glass panels create a more open space in this large walk-in shower. A watery-green palette is the perfect backdrop for all-white sanitaryware. while rich mahogany cabinets, white quartz countertops, marble mosaic tile and sleek vessel sinks are among the fine finishes in this bathroom. The old, cracked flooring was replaced by heated marble tiles.
If your shower is till bricked off, think about installing glass panels, or glass blocks, to create a more inviting space.
ABOVE: This luxurious retreat not only invites relaxation, space has also been provided for fitness.
On the wall across from the shower is a chic double vanity comprising of dark wood cabinetry topped with a white quartz countertop, topped off with two very tall mirrors and two modern polished stainless steel basins with funky wall-mounted spout faucets.
ABOVE: To create a modern, boutique-hotel vibe, a palette of greys, blues and pure snow are incorporated. Elements, like the ceiling mural, stainless steel chain window treatment and grey and white mosaic-tiled wall, are pieces of art while also adding function and personality to the space.
ABOVE: Cool, clean colours, modern fixtures and smart yet stylish storage combine to create a refreshing, luxurious bathroom. The frameless glass enclosure of the walk-in shower keeps the space light and airy while separating it from the deep soaker tub.
Accessories and bathroom ware in modern design lines and tiles in earthy tones can fashionably transform a dreary-looking bathroom and bring it in line with current trends.
If you have big bucks to blow on a complete new look and layout you may want to consider one or two key pieces and stand-out design elements. However, it is possible to update a bathroom that’s in desperate need of a make-over on a shoestring budget.
For those bigger budget projects consider these items:
Include a column of colourful mosaics or sandstone cladding to create a feature wall or add beautiful listelli borders as a finishing touch to the walls.
Invest in an impressive-looking free-standing or spa-bath to make a statement.
With a big bathroom an impressive double vanity could be your focal point. Make sure to round the vanity off with a matching mirror for extra flair.
Install under-floor heating and a heated towel rail for the ultimate luxury of warm feet and towels during the cold winter months.
Items that won't blow your budget
Glass or natural stone mosaics laid either horizontally or vertically as a border in-between neutral tiles. The border can be a single row of tiles or a couple of rows, depending on your budget.
Bathroom ware such as a new toilet, basin and vanity in current designs will immediately update the look.
Affordable items that can make a difference
Glass shelves are fairly inexpensive and easy to install yourself.
A stylish mirror above the basin reflects light and makes the bathroom appear bigger.
If the tiles are outdated and extend halfway up the wall, consider a border in glass mosaics to uplift the look and add a modern touch.
Shop for a secondhand cabinet and make your own unique bathroom vanity.
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