This post is all about Remodeling to a Luxury Bathroom. The safest assumption one can make about home and anyone living in a home is that the most used room in the house is the bathroom. Hey, bathrooms are the most absolute basic necessity in a home, right? With bathrooms being such a necessity, why shouldn’t we glam it up with simple tricks you can apply to your bathroom vanity, countertops, and overall decor?
Remodeling to a Luxury Bathroom
One of the ironic things about bathrooms is despite being the most frequented, it is usually the room with the least amount of windows, the least amount of space, and the least priority when it comes to natural lighting, ventilation, and placement. Most of the time, bathrooms are the after-thought when designing and constructing a house; they usually just put the bathrooms in the leftover spaces after the placement of all the other rooms has been decided.
Because of this, bathrooms in most houses are kind of small and cramped, which makes the owners of a house not look into designing their bathroom and mainly just making sure it is functional – with the bathroom being the most frequented room in the house though, it deserves to be designed in a way that’s merely just “functional”. Bathroom spaces, because of their necessity and the frequency that it is used, should not just be functional but should also put its user at ease.
A sense of comfort, serenity, and calm would make going about our personal business a much more enjoyable experience. How do we do that? By turning your bathroom into a luxury bathroom. Luckily, despite the daunting term that is “luxury” we have compiled a few tips and tricks for you to be able to remodel your ordinary bathroom into a luxury bathroom with a few cost-effective ideas.
Four quick and easy bathroom tips to turn your bathroom into a luxury bathroom!
Adopt A Minimalist Mindset
While a bathroom, despite being the smallest in size, is one of the most well-stocked rooms in a house – one of the ways to make it luxurious is to give the room the feeling of big and spacious. How do we do this? Being as minimalist as possible!
Try not to store unneeded items in the bathroom as much as possible. Since no one expects a bathroom to have a grand design, we often resort to using it as an alternate storage space for cleaning materials, extra supplies, and even medicines.
Utilize other rooms such as the laundry room, the parlor, and even your bedroom for the most personal items to store those items instead. Clear the bathroom of any of the items you don’t use inside and you’ll see how much it will lessen the space you consume. Free and open spaces reek of elegance so make your bathroom as spacious as it can be and you’ll be good to go.
Learn How To Accent
While it is the best choice to make the room as spacious as possible, there are designs that may be unnecessary but believe us when we say accents aren’t one of them. Use subtle paintings, minimalist drawings, and even aesthetic hanging mirrors (trust us, there’s no such thing as too many mirrors in a bathroom) to hang around your bathroom and give off the feeling of classiness.
One thing that goes with elegance is if you are able to make a space look as classic and as classy as it possibly can. With this, you can look into outlet stores and even thrift stores for minimalist design pieces to hang on your bathroom walls and it’ll give off just the right amount of classiness for your bathroom to look luxurious.
With classy being the theme with us putting in accents, now may also be the time to think eco-friendly. Your accents don’t have to come from fast-production brands, try going to your local thrift store, outlet stores, and goodwill stores to see if there are pre-loved pieces that are well-maintained and will achieve the classy look you want with your bathroom. A great bonus is the fact that these pieces give your classic and classy style authenticity. It’s a win-win situation for all.
Choose Light Earth Tones Or Cool Sea Tones
Another way to give off elegance and make your bathroom luxurious is by using the bathroom colors to your advantage — the paint, the accents, the color of the fixtures, you name it. The best way to give off the feeling of luxury is through exuding a sense of comfort, serenity, and calmness, how do you do it? It may not seem that relevant but colors actually contribute a great deal to the vibe a room gives off.
Vibrant colors may be the colors that instantly spark and capture your attention, but these colors are actually pretty loud to one’s eyes and would lose their appeal quickly. These kinds of colors alert our brain to be more attentive and wake us up and this does not exactly go with the calming effect we are trying to give our bathroom.
With this, the best way to make your bathroom look luxurious is to stick to earth and sea tones as these tones are pleasing to the eyes, calm us down, and are effortlessly elegant.
All you need to do is inquire and ask for a professional opinion from the depot, warehouse, or others like it where you will be purchasing your paint or accents and ask what earth or sea tones go well together and they’ll be more than able to provide their expert opinions.
Add Candles Or Other Scented Decors
One last thing to make your bathroom elegant is to make sure it stays as pleasant smelling as possible at all times. Since the main function of a bathroom is for you and your family members to be able to go about their business let’s face it, bathrooms usually rack up a stench and most of the time do not smell that pleasant even with regular cleaning.
Even if it’s completely normal to have just a kind of funky smell or odorless bathroom, it does not really give off elegant and classic vibes, this is why it must be amended to give your bathroom that final touch and truly turn it into a luxurious bathroom.
The best natural way to get rid of funky smells is to put decorative candles, the safe ones with tall glass cylinders surrounding them so that they won’t cause any fires is the most favorable, as heat is a natural way to fight off and eradicate smells. Candles add a certain dim elegant lighting to your bathroom while also helping it smell pleasant.
If a candle is no good for you, other scented decors such as a basket or vase of potpourri or decorative scented soaps will also do the trick. Just remember that the goal is to leave the bathroom smelling as fresh as it can.
At the end of it all, the key to making your bathroom luxurious is to make it look as classy yet simple as possible. Despite the usual strategy of homeowners and designers to liken luxury to extravagance, designing a space to be extravagant runs the risk of making it look tacky, crowded, and just too much.
Another pro-tip that would help your bathroom exudes elegance and luxury is to make sure to regularly clean your bathroom. A very simple routine task that can really help your bathroom. Surface and mild cleaning once a week and deep cleaning once a month is the best way to make sure that your bathroom stays clean.
With the minimalist elegant vibe that you’ve pulled off, one small con is that dirt accumulation and untidiness can easily be spotted, but this is nothing that a few minutes of cleaning once a week won’t be able to fix.
Just make sure you and the rest of your household are mindful of your bathroom usage and share the responsibility of keeping it clean and it’ll stay spotless for sure. If you’re up to it, you can even make it a family chore or a bonding experience to delegate different tasks needed to keep your bathroom clean and orderly t everyone in the household.
Your family and even your visitors will surely thank you and compliment you for it once they see the overall effect of your bathroom; it’ll be an image of pure luxury.
The tips we mentioned above may look like simple things and probably won’t be the automatic ideas that come to mind when thinking of luxury but trust us that with a room that is as functional as a bathroom, making it look simple, classy, and elegant is enough to make it luxurious. In the end, luxury simply means being in a state of great comfort and ease and that is exactly the vibe that our simple tips and tricks will be able to pull off.
Keep in mind that a luxurious bathroom is a place that exudes comfort, and when everyone is at their most comfortable using it, you have then succeeded in your luxury bathroom remodeling!