Tap talk: how to update your bathroom for the new decade

bathroom update

The bathroom is one room in the home that most of us spend a significant amount of time in. From bubble baths to hot showers in the morning, there is no denying that your home bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your humble abode. It only makes sense then, that one would want to spruce this important space up in order to reflect your overall home aesthetic and vibe. If you’re giving your bathroom a makeover for the new decade, then this is the article for you. Today, we look at 6 ways you can update your bathroom and inject some modern style into it with minimal costs. Read on to find out more!


  • Silver Is So Last Year


One of the features of the toilet or bathroom that is often overlooked is fixtures such as taps, showers and other accenting accessories that may seem small but can actually contribute greatly to the overall look of your bathroom. Silver is so last year, with many modern designers turning to options such as chrome and matte black kitchen taps that look incredibly stylish and elegant. The kitchen isn’t the only room in the home that deserves a little upgrade though — your bathroom is the perfect place to showcase some elegant new tapware, showerheads and other fixtures with an elevated modern touch. You’ll be amazed at how something that seems like such a slight change can impact the overall mood and feel almost instantly! 


  • Hidden Tank Toilet


Toilets with hidden tanks have been taking the design world by storm in the last few years. If you haven’t come across a hidden tank toilet, it is simply a toilet that has its water storage vessel mounted inside the wall, leaving it completely out of sight and opening up your bathroom space like never before. Hidden-tank toilets are fantastic if you’re looking to save precious space, with the added benefit of low-flow models that save water every time you flush. 


  • Window, Window, On The Wall


One of the most common issues that occur in a home bathroom is the formation of mould and mildew. One of the best ways to ensure that you avoid this nasty situation is to install a window by the shower. If your house blueprint allows for it, adding a window is a great way to improve ventilation and also bring in some natural light into the room. We recommend discussing options with your contractor and choosing frosted glass for the sake of privacy.


  • Liven It Up


The bathroom is the one space in the home that is the most private, making it the perfect area to explore and have a little fun with. If you’re a fan of bright colours, funky curtain designs and all things glamorous, we highly recommend going out and purchasing new blinds/curtains, accessories and funky looking mirrors that you can have fun with in your bathroom. Vanity mirrors are all the rage at the moment and are an inexpensive way to add a touch of Hollywood glamour to any bathroom. If you’re looking to re-tile, choosing tiles in colours other than white is a great way to lay the foundations of your eclectic bathroom space. 


  • Upgrade Your Lighting


Light is a crucial aspect when it comes to giving your bathroom a makeover, so it’s time to go out and purchase some modern and aesthetically pleasing lights that will add a whole new element of style to your space. The first important lighting change you should consider is a dimmer for the main lights. This will enable you to set the mood for a leisurely bath without being blinded by artificial light. Recessed lighting around your mirror is also a great way to give yourself the perfect environment for styling your hair, putting your makeup on or shaving. 


  • Accessorise For Functionality and Style 


Last but not least, accessorising your bathroom with important bits and pieces is the final touch in your bathroom makeover. Install extra towel rails, floating shelves and hooks that automatically increase your storage space without making the space look cluttered. Even the containers you choose to store your toothbrush, cosmetics and other personal grooming items can add personality to your bathroom without having to sacrifice on style. 

Giving your bathroom a makeover doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars or take up a massive amount of your time. We hope that this article has inspired you to make small yet important improvements that will truly transform the overall feel and look of your bathroom space. 


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