Take bor­ing out of the bath­room

The Prince George Citizen - The Citizen - Real Estate Weekly - - Real Estate Weekly -

It shouldn’t be so, but the bath­room is of­ten the most ne­glected room in the house de­sign-wise. It should be bright and wel­com­ing, warm and re­lax­ing. Is it time for you to take ac­tion? Here are some con­sid­er­a­tions:

• Too of­ten, in small bath­rooms, there’s just one small light shin­ing from above, throw­ing more shad­ows than light. Chang­ing the light fit­ting or bulbs to cre­ate more light is a start; bet­ter, is in­stalling wall lights on each side of the main mir­ror.

• Sim­ply re­plac­ing the shower cur­tain can make a big dif­fer­ence. De­pend­ing on your per­sonal style, you can hang a splash of colour or try for el­e­gance, or an il­lu­sion of el­e­gance.There are many fab­rics to choose from.

• What’s go­ing on be­hind the cur­tain? Is the shower ex­pe­ri­ence all it should be? Chang­ing the show­er­head doesn’t al­ways re­quire a plumber. Fit a rain­for­est head for a gen­er­ous all-over soak: a power-boost spray will wake up your senses. Or you can keep the fam­ily happy with a multi-func­tion show­er­head head such as the Amer­i­can Stan­dard Flo-Wise, which has three dif­fer­ent spray pat­terns and can cut down on wa­ter con­sump­tion.

• New tow­els can dra­mat­i­cally change a bath­room. Fluffy tow­els in white and neu­tral colours will bring a hint of spa into your home. If there are young­sters around try vi­brant colours and over-the-top pat­terns. Is there space for an elec­tric towel warmer?

The typ­i­cal pow­der room doesn’t have a lot of space – just enough for the es­sen­tials. But it’s an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a small show­place on an af­ford­able bud­get.Amer­i­can Stan­dard sug­gests the es­sen­tials with their Ravenna Pedestal Basin and Tropic Cadet Pro col­lec­tion – a pedestal hand basin, a tall, slim, faucet and a toi­let shar­ing the same pared-down el­e­gance, plus a few ac­ces­sories set be­tween gleam­ing white walls.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at www.amer­i­can­stan­dard.ca.

Good looks and ad­vanced per­for­mance come to­gether in this pow­der room reno.

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