Add a touch of luxury to make your bathroom feel like new without the hefty price tag of a full renovation. Here are a few tips from the team at Central Glass and Aluminium on how to revamp your bathroom on a budget.
Essential things you need to do before you start to spend any money will be to
Establish a point of interest in your bathroom – where you wish to draw the eye.
Keep to a neutral palette and introduce a single bold or intricate statement – like a large mirror. A large mirror can make the smallest space seem huge. Mirrors highlight the room’s best features if placed to capture a view or reflect light.
Light the way, often the humble bathroom light is overlooked. Now you can buy stunning lighting that will add that touch of glamour to your bathroom, without crossing the budget.
IDEAS CORNER – get ready to update your bathroom’s appeal with these simple suggestions:
Change your shower to a frameless or semi- frameless shower screen. Clear glass is another great way to maximize visual space when you remove the aluminium frame, you remove the vertical and horizontal barriers to create a floating look. Even if it is a screen on the bath edge – go frameless; it will make the space feel larger.
Think about the use of both direct and indirect lighting. Ideas like these can reflect the light and create interest and glamour :-
Recessed lighting (like down lights) over bathtubs or showers,
Wall lights or pendants around the mirror,
Enlarge your mirror, or install more mirrors, They reflect the light and if placed in the right spot will make the bathroom feel larger as well as brighter than it really is.
Revamp your windows: Instead of a standard window – consider glass blocks for additional privacy and some visual interest. No longer a remanent of the 70’s, the humble glass block is making a comeback.
Go vertical: If space is limited, add dimension and interest to the bathroom with glass shelving.
Add the little touches: Flowers, decorative soaps, candles and other spa-like elements, such as fluffy towels, can go a long way. Display them on a glass shelf or if you have space, then add a glass or mirrored table for some additional glamour.
Consider changing your window to louvres: Create that resort feel. Fabulous if you have a garden outside, simply screen it off – add a few palm trees, change your glass to clear to allow the outside to come in and sit back and enjoy the view.
Or, better still, if you have the space, take away the window all together and replace it with a deck and door – adding something magical, such as your own private garden retreat and day spa is right in your very own home. Then add the finishing touches by choosing your favourite holiday snaps or destination pictures to display – and voila, you are on permanent holiday every time you step in to the bathroom! Who could resist lingering a little longer in this bath, certainly not something that every home can have, but with a bit of imagination we can have our own scaled down version! Dare to dream and play with design…!
Consider painted glass: Your splash back can go straight over the top of those ugly old tiles – it refreshes the room like nothing else, plus adds that easy to clean element we are all after. What started out as an alternative to tiles behind the vanity has become a new way of designing your bathroom space. All wall areas of your bathroom can be covered by painted glass or a glass splashback. Maybe you are not quite as bold to use red – but there remains a whole colour spectrum to choose from. JUST remember to make sure your current tiling is waterproof if you plan to seal the tiles under the glass, otherwise you might just bury the problem deeper.
Think about enlarging the window in your bathroom – this will increase the light and also allow increased ventilation.
If privacy is not an issue – do away with window coverings – this will allow the maximum light to flow in.
If lighting is an issue consider a Sky tube. They are a great way to bring light in without major construction requirements. Check out the light this before and after shot shows.
Alternatively, if you want to go even further a skylight, roof window or glazed roof is a great option.
So, no matter how boring or bland you think your bathroom is, there is always some little trick that will brighten it up. So frame your dreams with us at Central Glass and Aluminium, send us a photo of your current bathroom and we will make some suggestions.
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