Bathroom Remodeling Designs
Time to get rid of that old sink?
If you're thinking about remodeling your bathroom,
think about some new bathroom features to make your life
easier and more enjoyable!
How to Create a
By Jeanette Joy Fisher
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Remodeling your bathroom can cost much less than a
kitchen makeover. Many homeowners start with a bathroom
to learn how to "do it" themselves. When you design your
bathroom makeover, make a budget and list your basic
building materials, but don't forget to add some
upgrades to make your retreat spectacular.
It seems as if bathrooms have undergone more radical
changes than any other room in the modern home over the
past few years. In fact, it's been less than a century
since bathrooms were first brought inside of the home,
and since that time, their evolution has been ongoing.
Modern bathrooms bear little resemblance to their
utilitarian counterparts of bygone days.
Modern bathrooms mix elegant, romantic, and dramatic
design elements that combine to create a relaxing,
inviting, and comfortable atmosphere. For instance, you
can add soft enchantment to your lighting scheme
through the use of chandeliers or lights with dimmer
switches to create the exact atmosphere that fits your
Sinks have also become more elegant, and come in
an infinite variety of styles and shapes. Whether you
hang them from a wall, mount them in a countertop, or
allow them to be freestanding on top of a pedestal, your
bathroom sink can be both a work of art and a reflection
of your lifestyle and taste, setting the mood for your
temporary getaway from the cares of the world.
There's even a trend in today's decorating schemes to
bring outdoor design elements into the bathroom.
For instance, bathrooms are enhanced with something as
simple as the soothing sounds of a gurgling water
fountain or something as elaborate as an atrium garden
or even a small stream. At the very least, large windows
can allow expansive views of the outdoors, whether it's
a panoramic view or a private garden. Adding such
elements can blur the line between "indoors" and
"outdoors" and can provide a wonderful sense of peace
Tubs and showers have also gone through a
considerable evolution. There's an increasing trend
toward oversized tubs equipped with spa jets to add a
greater sense of relaxation and enjoyment. For taller
folks, tubs are also getting longer--some of them are up
to 75 inches long! You also have a much wider variety of
showers to choose from, including some that combine
standard shower heads with pulsating heads, hand
showers, and body sprays. Just as with sinks and tubs,
your choices are endless, depending upon your taste.
Even if you don't have room to expand, you can
upgrade your bathtub, sink, and add new luxury faucets.
A number of relatively new innovations are also becoming
more popular in today's bathrooms, such as towel
drawers that can be heated, so you can reach for a
warm towel when you step out of the shower on a frosty
Although television has been available in many
bathrooms for some time, you can now install a TV behind
a special wall-mounted mirror. The mirror looks like any
ordinary mirror until the bathroom lights are dimmed and
the TV is turned on. Only then can the television be
seen--a great way to hide modern technology when it's
not in use. When you want to relax, watch a comedy
instead of the news.
Bathrooms have come an incredibly long way since their
introduction into the home, and that trend shows no
signs of slowing down any time soon. You're limited only
by your imagination and budget.
Enjoy your new bathroom design!
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