Re­dec­o­rat­ing a bath­room? Here are some first con­sid­er­a­tions

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - NEWS -

Whether your bath­room is large or small, when it comes to de­sign, the space should re­flect your per­son­al­ity and style.

Sim­ple de­sign el­e­ments in the bath­room can cre­ate an oa­sis in an other­wise chaotic world. Whether you choose to ren­o­vate or up­date, with so many op­tions for fix­tures and ac­ces­sories to choose from, cre­at­ing a look you love – con­tem­po­rary or tra­di­tional – is achiev­able re­gard­less of your budget.

Jacqueline Glass, in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor ( Jacqueline Glass and As­so­ciates Inc.) ad­vises that when re­dec­o­rat­ing a bath­room, it is im­por­tant to first de­ter­mine the over­all look and feel you want for the space, be­fore de­cid­ing on color, fix­tures or ac­ces­sories.

For many home own­ers, cre­at­ing an el­e­gant and tra­di­tional bath­room continues to be a sought- af­ter look. Glass sug­gests us­ing tones of white on white, such as ivory, cream and camel. Grey is also a fresh and pop­u­lar al­ter­na­tive – think car­rera mar­ble for floors and counters, dove grey cab­i­netry and cool white walls. Also con­sider bead- board as a budget con­scious wall cov­er­ing that adds charm and style. Adding a beau­ti­ful faucet is an af­ford­able way to in­stantly up­grade any look.

Con­tem­po­rary de­sign continues to be a pop­u­lar trend for the bath­room. While purists in­sist on a solely min­i­mal style, many people opt to soften the look by in­fus­ing warm ma­te­ri­als such as wood, into an other­wise cool mod­ern space. Stick with clean lines for your fix­tures and add tex­ture with ac­ces­sories and wall fin­ishes. Com­bine a soft round ves­sel sink with a con­tem­po­rary faucet and set it off with a warm wood fin­ish on the cab­i­netry or back splash. The ef­fect can be stun­ning. But for those who want to stick to a strong con­tem­po­rary de­sign, noth­ing sets the stage like chrome in a crisp white space.

With to­day ʼ s in­creas­ingly busy life­styles, the trend to­ward spa- like bath­rooms is on the rise. Depend­ing on the size of your bath­room, con­sider re­mov­ing the bath­tub to make room for an over­sized, up­graded shower – and don ʼ t for­get to think in mul­ti­ples. In­stalling sev­eral shower jets, for ex­am­ple, is a tad in­dul­gent, yet an af­ford­able way to cre­ate a spa- like set­ting and it pro­vides great func­tion­al­ity in a fam­ily house­hold where there are adults and chil­dren of vary­ing heights. Throw in some fluffy tow­els, brushed nickel ac­ces­sories and ac­cent with cool blues and greens to cre­ate a calm at­mos­phere.

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