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Bathroom Renovations: How to Make a Cohesive Look

Monday, March 26th, 2012

When renovating any room, you run into hundreds of decisions. What appliances and furniture do you want? What color paint should you use? What is the new theme going to be? Renovating the bathroom is no different.

Plan Your Theme

The look and feel of your bathroom is very important. What kind of feeling are you trying to convey? Before you rip out your tub, get a new vanity and rip up the floor, you need to know what you want the room to look like. You can get inspiration in a variety of ways. Check out home décor magazines, enlist your friends’ opinions and browsing the web are all great places to start. Once you have the look and feel nailed down, it’s time to put your thoughts into action.

Flooring

Choosing the right flooring for your bathroom can cause headaches. You have to decide what material you want, and it sets the foundation for your overall theme. Remember you won’t be changing the flooring often, so finding neutral colors is a great idea. Also, look for flooring that is timeless. You don’t want your flooring to look dated in two years because you jumped on a trend that won’t be in vogue next year.

New Bathtub

Choosing the perfect bathtub can be an arduous task. Many people are now finding customization as a great option. Purchasing a customized bathtub is a great way to ensure you get everything you want in a tub with no compromises.

Vanity

Once your bathtub has been chosen, you want to make sure the vanity you choose fits the look and feel of your bathtub. Many couples love the functionality of double bathroom vanities as it let’s both people do their coifing needs at the same time.

Paint

Since you can easily change the color of your bathroom without a major overhaul, you can take a little more risk in the color choice. Remember you can add color with décor, so a neutral color isn’t always a bad option. Depending on the size of your bathroom an accent wall might work well too.

Décor

Once the main features of your bathroom are finished, it’s time to look at décor. This is the time you can up the wow factor on small pieces. Trendy items can easily be changed, and isn’t a fixed item such as the tub or vanity might be. Add pops of color with the shower curtain or rug. If you are low on storage, find some shelves to showcase your beautiful towels.

In the end, the best thing to remember is to have a clear plan before starting any renovation. Once you have a strong foundation of what the look and feel of the room is going to be, the rest can fall into place. Set a budget and start looking for your dream bathroom. Have you already been through the process? Let us know your tips in the comments below.