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This summer, you might be looking at your bathroom and thinking that it’s in need of a freshening up. You may have grown tired of the current style, you might want something that suits your personality more, or it just might be a case of replacing fixtures and fittings that are no longer in their prime.
If it’s a modern bathroom you’re after, we have a few hints and tips about the things you can do to make the style achievable.
Tiles have long been a staple of bathroom design, and it’s easy to see why. They are easy to clean and water resistant and can add a truly unique feel to the room.
However, the days of shiny ceramic tiles are behind us. For a modern bathroom, it’s all about the matte finish.
Dark blues, greys and even blacks will help to provide that modern feel. Finish it off with as much chrome and metal flourishes on the taps and shower fittings as possible and you’ve got a truly trendy bathroom.
Although perhaps a neglected feature of a bathroom, it is often the little details that make the biggest impact.
Having stylish taps can be a really simple way to get that modern feel in your bathroom. If you need some inspiration, check out the stunning designs of taps by Mira Showers.
Fitting cupboards for storage can be a really tricky task in the bathroom. Depending on the size of the available space, you might find it difficult to keep all of your toiletries, towels and other essentials in the room and out of the way.
This is why selecting smart furniture is a must. Place the sink on top of a small cupboard to make the most of the space. Consider long and thin cupboards that will fit with minimal fuss into the corner of the room. And don’t be afraid to add a shelf or two to make use of the space above your head.
To maintain the modern theme, crisp white or black gloss finished furniture is perfect.
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As mentioned before, the sink can be incorporated into the furniture. It can even be embedded in a cupboard and drawer unit.
However, if you’d rather it stands alone, consider a large metallic or glass bowl for the basin, perhaps resting on top of a table or cabinet. Remember to get stunning matching taps too!
This can often be the biggest challenge when it comes to fitting a modern bathroom. Just choosing material that is both practical and stylish can be a nightmare.
House to Home recommends a couple of great solutions, including full ceiling to floor mosaic tiles, textured rubber and patterned vinyl, among other great tips.
The bath is the centrepiece of the room. It offers the promise of relaxation and serenity at the end of a busy day, so you want to make sure it’s just perfect.
For a modern bathroom, it’s not unheard of to take a step back when it comes to the tub. A large, freestanding, period bath would not seem out of place among the more 21st century fittings.
However, dark wood paneled baths with gleaming metallic taps can also help to create that modern feel.
If you’re not a bath person, the shower is your sanctuary, and for your modern bathroom, the key might be to have the most space as possible.
Therefore, a stylish shower enclosure instead of a bath might be a great idea to open the room up a little more.
A sharp-lined, compact walk-in shower with modern looking taps and a glass door could really give your bathroom a little bit of an edge.