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Updating Your Bathroom With New Design

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In some respects the bathroom is one of the first rooms you should plan on making over. The reason for this, is because the room will be getting the most foot traffic. It is extremely rare for a guest to come over to your house and not visit the room at least one time. Having the main part of your home decorated, but leaving the rest room outdated just doesn’t make any sense.

Another compelling reason to start your home redecorating scheme with the restroom, is that it is usually the simplest room to remake. There isn’t as much space to consider and you can usually do a really nice restroom makeover on a limited budget. Before you get started you want to study what the room currently looks like and decide what features you want to change and which ones you can live with.

If you are living in an older house the chances are pretty good that your bathroom cupboard doors are basic and that the tub and toilet don’t always work properly. While you are replacing these you should also stop and consider your paint options. The color you paint your restroom is very important. When you come home from a long day of work and slip into the tub, you want to be surrounded by color that is both soothing and cheerful. You also want to choose a color that will make the small area feel more spacious.

As you add color, the space will instantly start to come to life, but you are far from finished. Once the walls are painted, it is time to bring some texture into the room. You can do this by adding rugs. Do not assume you are limited to those cheap bathroom rugs that are sold at all retail stores. Instead, you could use a bamboo rug or even an outdoor rug that is water safe.

The shower curtain you hang doesn’t have to match your freshly painted walls, but it should at least compliment them. The shower curtain is also going to set the tone of your rest room. A shower curtain with brightly colored geometric shapes will give the room a contemporary feel. A solid colored shower curtain will feel traditional, while a floral one can make the room feel feminine.

Both you and your neighbors will be happier if you remember your window treatments. When you hang either blinds or privacy shades, you won’t have to worry about someone being able to see into your bathroom from the outside. Make sure that you choose window treatments that work with your restroom’s color scheme.

The use of artwork can give your freshly made over restroom a personalized feel. Hanging something can give the room a homey touch. The artwork will become the focal point of the room, so make sure it is something you like.

When you apply some forethought to the remodeling process, you will be able to create a bathroom that is every bit as beautiful as the rest of your home. When you see the finished project you will be glad you didn’t opt to skip over the room. Now you have a bathroom you won’t be ashamed to have your guests use.

Lisa Kaendo, MA, MBA. A graduate from the world-renowned Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business in London. Lisa has worked on the design team of several reputable brands including Zara and Ralph Lauren.

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