There are things you want every bathroom to be: practical, because of course it must function; relaxing, because we spend time bathing, or getting ready, or freshening up in a bathroom; tasteful, because it should reflect something about you, while also feeling like an extension of your house.
Outfitting and decorating different types of bathrooms forces you to think about each space separately. Here are some of our suggestions for how to approach the task.
In addition to being the functional space where you bath and get ready, a master bathroom is a place to retreat and relax. If you want your bathroom to give a really relaxing vibe, blue and all-white are popular choices; for a room with more energy think about strategically using brighter hues like red, orange, or yellow.
A refurbished master bath is also an opportunity to add luxurious features like soaking tubs and large, glassed-in showers.
For guest bathrooms, practicality is a must. Keep things on hand guests might forget such as soaps, shampoos and conditioners, combs, razors, tissues, lotion; fill a bowl with travel-size versions of these items (plus anything else you can think of) and leave in the guest bathroom. Do you have a picture of you and your guest? Frame it and leave it on a shelf in the bathroom, or in the guest room—it’s guaranteed to make them smile!
Installing low-flow toilets and shower heads will help your guests save water without even thinking about it.
Half Bath/Powder Room
Your half-bath should also be practical for guests. In addition to hand soap, leave a small bottle of hand lotion out for guests. Clean linens are always a must. If you want to refurbish a half bathroom or powder room on a budget, try simple changes like hardware (knobs, pulls, and faucets) and change the accent colors on knick-knacks and linens.
A bathroom remodeling can be big—a complete overhaul—or as simple as switching out a few colorful details. If you are thinking of remodeling a bathroom in your home, meet with one of our designers at Cabinets & Designs to get started today.