Here’s Why a Bathroom Upgrade Should be on Your to-do List This Year!

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Is there anything nicer than a hot bath at the end of the day? It can ease tense muscles, reduce blood pressure and gives you a quiet space to relax, unwind and clear your mind. An invigorating shower to start your day is equally as nice, and can really set you up for success in your day. You’ll feel fresh, more awake and it can even stimulate the lymphatic system which helps your body to detoxify itself and improve circulation. Either way, baths and showers are about much more than just getting clean. The bathroom is an important room in the house. If you don’t feel like you’re fully reaping the rewards of a nice bathroom, why not aim to upgrade this year? Here are some of the ways you can go about it.

The Suite

Your first job when upgrading your bathroom is to choose the suite. You can shop online for a convenient bathtub, shower, sink and toilet and find a set that matches your budget and personal taste. Have a think about the layout. If your current layout doesn’t work, switch things up. Maybe you could have a separate stand- up shower cubicle installed along with a freestanding bath? Perhaps moving things around would allow you to have a double sink vanity installed for an ultra glamorous look? Either way, work out how much space you have and the layout and then choose a suite that fits the bill.

 

The Tiles

It’s the tiles in older bathrooms which really bring down the look. Unlike paint and wallpaper, tiles can’t easily be changed. Meaning in most bathrooms they’re around for many years through different decor changes, and are usually past their best by the time you decide to bite the bullet and have them redone. They will instantly transform a bathroom making it look modern and also feel fresh and clean too. Have it tiled from top to bottom for the best finish. If your tiles are still in good condition and don’t look dated, use a grout tool to scrape out the grout and have them refilled making everywhere look clean and new. Darker tiles on the floor and lighter tiles on the wall are always a safe bet.

 

The Extras

Your new bathroom might look spectacular, but it’s the finishing touches that make it homely and practical. First, good storage that suits the design and fits the space is essential. Keep all of those half-finished products and kids toys out of the way to avoid it looking cluttered. Buy a fluffy new bath mat and new towels, and add decor and interest with a nice plant and perhaps some apothecary jars filled with soaps and bath bombs. Its practical as well as good looking! Your toothbrush holder, toilet brush and soap dish could all be replaced to giving a fresh new look throughout.

 

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32 thoughts on “Here’s Why a Bathroom Upgrade Should be on Your to-do List This Year!

  1. I would love to upgrade my bathroom! Hopefully soon I will be able to work on it. These are good ideas for when that time comes. Thanks!

  2. Great tips on upgrading the bathroom. I was thinking of renovating my bathtub last month, now your blog post has motivated me to do so as soon as possible , thank you for sharing.

  3. I would LOVE a bathroom upgrade but don’t have the funds at the moment. One day! We need new cabinets and tiling, big time.

  4. Our master bathroom is still stuck in 1969, avocado green, and a shade of yellow. We did a little bit of work in there several years ago, but nothing like I want too. I’d love to gut it and redo it ourselves. I’m hoping to be able to do that soon.

    1. Sometimes people who flip it themselves can make big mistakes, but sometimes its a great investment for the house and your pocket. It’s called sweat equity. If your bathroom needs an upgrade, do it. It will help sell the place later.

  5. I’d love to upgrade my bathroom and have a lovely big freestanding bath, that would be my dream! I really like that you included extras like the apothecary jars, that is a really good idea!

  6. Changing the tiles in a bathroom is quite a bit of work, but so worth it. We changed the tiles in our bathroom and it totally changed the look.

  7. Our main bathroom is too small to really chance anything layout wise but it really could use a tear out/rebuild just to make it look nicer and get rid of some of the yuck that has built over the years cleaning isn’t getting rid of. I’ll have to look into how much that would cost as I’m not that handy when it comes to skilled trades type of construction stuff.

  8. We just did a remodel last year, so I guess it is much too soon to change things up again. If I would be making any upgrade, it would probably be just adding more shelves for the towels and toilet paper.

  9. I just built my home a few years ago so I’m pretty pleased with my bathroom. I do agree that upgraded bathroom do sell homes and increases their value!!

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