Bathroom remodels were very popular last year, but if you didn’t get the opportunity to do one last year, why not do it now, instead? A beautiful modern bathroom remodel can add value to your home and make the smallest room in the house far more luxurious and pleasant to inhabit.
Yet what should you consider when carrying out a bathroom remodeling? What features should you be adding and tweaking?
In this guide, we’re going to give you some fantastic inspiration in the form of modern bathroom remodel ideas. Include any of the features that we’re going to list and you’ll have a nicer, more modern bathroom.
Are you ready to get started? Then read on!
1. Add a Hidden-Tank Toilet
Traditional toilets featured a fairly large cistern on top, which some consider slightly unsightly. If you want to go for a more modern look, consider adding a toilet with a hidden tank.
These toilets attach directly onto the wall, with a cistern hidden away inside the wall. While this does make DIY toilet repair a little trickier, there are some fantastic benefits.
A toilet with a hidden tank looks a lot sleeker than its traditional cousins, blending in well in any modern bathroom. They also give you a little extra space. The toilet is a lot smaller without a large water tank, which means that you’ll have more space in the room.
2. Freestanding Tubs
A claw-footed bathtub looks very out of place in a modern bathroom, but if you’re going to do a bathroom renovation, why not consider a freestanding tub? The traditional tubs that attach to the wall of your bathroom look quite dated, whereas a freestanding tub with a flat bottom looks sleek, interesting, and modern. If you’d like to add a little old-world charm to your new bath, you can always add some brass faucets like the ones in this collection.
While these types of bathtubs often don’t feature a shower, it’s possible to get freestanding tubs that do. These bathtubs are a little more spacious, too, as there’s no wall for one arm to awkwardly rest against.
It’s a type of bath that you can really luxuriate in. Why not treat yourself to one?
3. A New Lick of Paint
Cool colors like blue and aquamarine have been the traditional hue for bathrooms, but they can also make the room seem darker and dourer. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, add some warm colors like burnt orange, red, or even yellow?
However, it’s not only the paint’s color that you should be considering. Paint has come a long way in recent years, and you can now get paints that are resistant to mildew and mold. These durable paints can make your bathroom a much healthier place to be: mold isn’t only unpleasant to look at, it can also cause numerous health issues.
4. Add a Window to Your Bathroom
Many people have windowless bathrooms but if you’re remodeling your bathroom, this should be one of the first things that you change. One of the cornerstones of modern design is a love of natural light, which comes with numerous benefits.
Firstly, natural light can reduce your electricity bill. If you typically shower or bathe when it’s light outside, a window can mean that you won’t need to turn your lights on, keeping your bills down. Natural light can also make you feel happier and will make the room a much airier place to be.
Finally, adding a window also allows for increased air ventilation. After you’ve had a shower, crack the window open and allow air to circulate. This should help keep mold and mildew under control.
5. Add Heated Flooring
Heated flooring is something that we’ve all marveled at, at one point or another. Who’s not spent time in a hotel bathroom with heated flooring and never wanted to leave? Well, if you’re remodeling your bathroom, why not add underfloor heating?
Heated floors are surprisingly cost-effective and also heat the room very efficiently. Not only that, they’re a godsend during cold weather. Forget stepping out of the shower into a freezing bathroom and onto cold tiles: you’ll get out of the shower and step into a comfortably warm room thanks to your heated tiles.
6. Wood-Look Tiles
Wooden floors look amazing but come with some issues. Wood is naturally quite porous, which can lead to serious issues in the bathroom. Sure, you can treat the wood, but this adds a whole other level of complexity that you don’t want to have to deal with.
Why not go for wood-look tiles instead? This is the best of both worlds, as you get the hardwearing nature of tiles with the beautiful and natural look of wood. Many people won’t be able to tell the difference between wood-look tiles and actual wood, either.
7. Add a Large Floating Mirror
Mirrors are very important in bathrooms. It’s where we prepare to take on the world and look our best. Yet a wood-framed mirror can look very clunky in an otherwise modern bathroom.
If you want to add some serious flair, you need to have a floating, frameless mirror.
Mirrors also come with the added bonus of making the bathroom appear lighter and airier than it really is. Invest in a great mirror: you will not regret it.
Must-Have Features for Your Modern Bathroom Remodel
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the best features you need to include in a modern bathroom remodel. Add all of these (or even one of these) to your bathroom, and you’ll have a beautiful and modern room to be proud of!
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