Inspiring Bathroom Ideas To Refresh Your Property

Inspiring Bathroom Ideas To Refresh Your Property

As one of the most utilised rooms in our homes, creating a stylish bathroom that feels inviting and is practical for a busy lifestyle is harder to achieve than you might think. However, if you're planning to sell your property any time soon or have recently moved in, having an attractive family bathroom or a luxury ensuite can be a real bonus.

Whether you're remodelling an existing space or planning a completely new layout, this article offers inspiring ideas for creating a functional and beautifully fitted bathroom sanctuary.

Personalise Your Space

When it comes to personal styles, you may already know what your perfect bathroom design is for the space you have. Your bathroom is undoubtedly important, so ensuring it suits your everyday needs is essential. Whether you're a singleton after a relaxing bath to unwind after a busy day at work or a larger family needing a wet room to cater for toddlers or teens, the design needs to combine comfort and practicality.

If you have only recently picked up the keys to a new home or moved into a rental, it's usual to want to personalise your bathroom with some stylish upgrades. Moving into a new home is an exciting time. As you settle in, you'll likely start thinking about ways to put your personal stamp on each room. Although fitting out and knowing how to create the perfect bathroom seems obvious, it's great to have a checklist of essentials to make you feel instantly at home.

Invest for the Future

For many, the top motivation for investing in a new bathroom and upgrading a suite is to improve how the bathroom looks. Spending money on remodelling a bathroom is never wasted, so don't feel as if you're throwing money down the pan! Instead, financing a new bathroom ranks among the top home improvements for a return on investment and can add as much as 5% to the overall value of your home. Just by installing a new suite, retiling the walls and flooring, improving ventilation and fitting energy-efficient fixtures can make a big difference when it comes to selling your home.

Perhaps the home you've recently bought or are renting has an old-fashioned appearance. Outdated decor, fixtures and finishes won't help, so upgrading the surfaces, fittings and overall style, can quickly transform your tired bathroom into an attractive retreat.

Replacing the bath, toilet, sink and taps creates a cohesive look. Going for a matching suite in a contemporary style is a quick way to modernise a dated bathroom. Even if you want to keep your current bathroom suite, simple upgrades can go a long way. New floor and wall tiles, lighting, accessories and fresh paintwork can give your bathroom a new lease of life at an affordable price. Even the smallest upgrade can turn drab into fab before you've filled up your bubble bath.

Shop the Contemporary Look

A contemporary, practical bathroom is a major selling point for buyers and landlords trying to attract new tenants. Bathroom designs come in many shapes and sizes so when you are renovating, one of the first steps is to decide on the look and style you want to achieve. Bathroom trends are varied, from the minimalist to luxurious, with some of today's most popular contemporary, including:

  • Modern and minimalist
    For a crisp, understated look, the modern minimalist bathroom sticks to a muted palette and clean lines. Wet rooms with linear drain details give a sleek, contemporary edge. Wall-hung sanitaryware, hidden cisterns and vanities with discreet storage maintain the streamlined aesthetic. Accents are kept minimal with just sleek hardware and accessories.
  • Urban industrial
    Exposed pipes, unfinished brick and concrete lend an urban edge to this warehouse-inspired style. Metallic finishes like stainless steel and blackened metal mix with neutrals and wood for an edgy, industrial feel. Vintage or reclaimed lighting and factory-style windows extend the industrial design theme further.
  • Classic and timeless
    Traditional bathrooms with classic appeal never go out of style. Elegant vintage fittings, clawfoot tubs, built-in storage and patterned tilework come together to create a timeless look. Clean shaker cabinetry and porcelain sanitaryware ensure the traditional bathroom doesn't feel outdated.

Opt for a Serene Spa Vibe

For the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence, one of today's most desired bathroom styles is modelled after luxury spas and peaceful retreats. Naturally, their designs focus on creating a calm environment with key design features that might include freestanding bathtubs, stone or ceramic tile finishes, wooden accessories and potted plants.

For your relaxing spa-inspired bathroom at home, keeping to a neutral colour tone throughout means buying white linen and towels, or shopping the look with woven baskets and accessories works a treat. By relying on neutral hues, you can design a space that feels serene and relaxing. The key to your successful spa bathroom is in the detail, so add a dash of greenery with potted plants or natural dried flowers. It goes without saying that you can't forget scented candles, beautiful soaps and gorgeous smelling diffusers.

Splash Some Colour

One of the most effective ways to put your personal stamp on any bathroom, though, is with colour. While all-white bathrooms have a classic appeal and the spa-vibe is all-things neutral, a splash of colour will inject personality and style. Paint is an easy and affordable way to incorporate vibrant colours, so look for moody hues like deep blues or greens on the walls, if you want a more natural calming effect.

Top colour bathroom trends for 2024 range from a bold cyber lime and refined mid-tone blues to fondant pink, spicy browns and radiant reds. If you're not great with wall to wall colour, try painting one wall. Don't be afraid to mix and match colours for added character. If you're feeling daring, you can frame mirror edges with painted trims for a customised scheme that is uniquely yours.

During winter, the comfort of a warm and cosy bathroom is more enticing than ever. With so many ways to improve, modernise and enhance your bathroom, you can invest in a new suite or make quick and simple changes to create a warm, welcoming and practical bathroom, to fit your home and your lifestyle. Whatever design you're after, from the elegant traditional to a relaxing neutral spa-inspired space, upgrading a bathroom can be a special renovation to make.

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