Updating your bathroom may sound simple, but it isn’t just about getting new cabinets and appliances. Often, the bathroom is usually where you begin and end each day—why not make it a place where you enjoy being? There are plenty of ways to make your bathroom a private haven, but before you begin the heavy-duty work, you need some ideas. Don’t know where to start with your update? Don’t worry—we’ve got plenty of modern bathroom ideas to spark some inspiration!
Modern Bathroom Ideas
Balance form and function.
One approach to a modern bathroom is to emphasize efficiency—combining form with function is a very contemporary design choice. The key here is keeping everything as simple as can be. Look for appliances with streamlined design and no frills. You’ll also want to pay attention to the details: cabinet handles and lighting fixtures should look sleek and functional. For a color palette, stay neutral. Opt for earthy browns or soothing, sophisticated grays.
Tear down those walls.
This is a popular technique for many remodeling projects: if your home’s support structure allows for it, consider knocking down part of the wall between your master bedroom and master bathroom (install a door to the toilet for privacy, when applicable). This open plan will give the impression that both your bedroom and bathroom are bigger.
Indulge in amenities.
It may not be as exciting as the living room or kitchen, but that’s no reason your bathroom shouldn’t be a place you enjoy spending time as you start or end your day. Update your shower to make it a luxurious piece of your home you can truly appreciate—waterproof speakers, LED lighting, or adding shower heads at different angles will take your daily shower up a notch. For even more ideas, some homeowners like to update with new sliding doors to the shower, adding a built-in bench for even more relaxation, or installing a “rain shower”. This is where you can really treat yourself!
Go green (not in color!).
Updating your bathroom is the perfect time to make your home more environmentally friendly. When you’re getting new appliances, shop for ones with low-flow functions to reduce your water usage, and look for products using recycled materials.
Go retro to go modern.
Oxymoronic as it may sound, vintage is in and can give your bathroom a very modern feel. Many homeowners praise the decor seen in mid-20th century homes, ones that feature angular, geometric design. Look for these elements when picking out flooring and lighting fixtures. When it comes to appliances, a freestanding bathtub would fit right in. And if you want to weave in a vintage color palette, try for black and white with the accent color of your choice.
Looking to update your home’s bathroom? If you live in southwest Missouri, consider calling the Bailey Company for help. We’ve provided high-quality, trustworthy work to the area for over four decades—and we love remodeling. Feel free to contact us with this or any building or maintenance project, and we’ll work with you to achieve your results. You can reach us at 417-887-6177 or click here to request a free quote.