Medicine cabinets aren’t just for meds anymore. In reality, they function as a catchall for all those bathroom necessities you want close at hand but still out of sight. Yet, despite its undeniable storage value, the standard builder-grade cabinet falls flat in its style points. If you’re looking at your medicine cabinet and thinking it’s time for an update, there’s good news: You don’t necessarily have to replace the entire fixture. With a simple (or extensive) facelift, you can change your cabinet’s look and improve its functionality. Let these 7 redos inspire you to get started freshening up your own bathroom.
Reveal Your Inner Beauty
You expect to see your reflection as you approach a medicine cabinet, but how about once you open it up? Take a cue from the luxe models on the market today, and install an interior mirror. The process is fairly straightforward, and the mirror is handy for revealing items lurking in the back of the cabinet.
If you’re working with layers and layers of caked-on paint left behind by previous homeowners, your medicine cabinet door may look well past its prime. Fortunately, you can breathe new life into an old door with a little elbow grease, a paint stripper, and a fresh coat in your choice of color.
They say the devil is in the details—an idea that highlights the importance of decorative hardware, which can really make (or bring down) a room. Replacing just one knob (which is usually all any cabinet has anyway!) can make your wall fixture feel like a whole new piece.
Behind the Scenes
Put artwork to practical use by enlisting it to disguise your storage. A recessed shelf hides nicely behind a hinged (or even simpler, hanging) painting on door duty.
Make It Stick
Stretch your storage with a coat of magnetic chalkboard paint. Keep small necessities handy by gluing large magnets directly to essentials like floss containers and cosmetics. The chalkboard paint also doubles as a ready canvas for those gentle flossing reminders.
Reclaim the Recesses
Even if your home is well past the construction stage, your dreams of custom built-in cabinetry can still come true. The wall cavity between two studs is the perfect space to fit a recessed medicine cabinet, and it offers lots of leeway when it comes to your desired height and width.
Opt for Open Storage
Who says bathroom cabinetry must include a door? Open storage is in, after all. Create an industrial shelving unit for your bathroom using 3/4-inch pipes and reclaimed wood. The open style will encourage you to keep organized.
If you’re tired of walking into your dated bathroom and dream of a change, we’ve got bathroom decorating ideas for you that are inexpensive and simple to do.
The most important upgrade you can make in your bathroom involves lighting. A Swedish study found that lighting, paired with the right color, affects mood. Changing out your lighting is not difficult or expensive to do, but makes a bathroom look fresher and larger.
Older lighting fixtures and fluorescent lighting cast unattractive shadows and odd color hues on your skin. If changing a fixture isn’t possible, you can upgrade the bulb with some of the new fluorescent bulbs that are similar in color warmth to the light cast on a bright, sunny day.
Once you’ve upgraded the lighting quality of your bathroom, paint is the next quick and easy upgrade to the bathroom. Pick light colors for large surfaces like the walls and save the darker, richer tones for accents. Check how your color choices look in your upgraded lighting before you paint, since color temperature can change a color’s shade.
Set a weekend aside, invite friends over and try a few of these ideas to give your bathroom a facelift.
Paint your walls with the perfect shade you selected. It’s no longer necessary to choose gloss in a bathroom to combat moisture, ask the paint shop to add an additive to matte paint to keep it from mildewing.
Don’t just paint the walls — purchase an eggshell or semi-gloss paint and paint the cabinets, too.
Lighting Fixture Replacement
There’s a great variety of affordable lighting fixtures available. Replace outdated lighting fixtures with new ones from your home improvement store. Electrical projects are best left to professionals, but with some guidance, switching out lighting fixtures shouldn’t be difficult for a DIY-er.
Be original when upgrading lighting. Bathroom lighting trends include hanging pendants and light bars that diffuse light in a room. Select LED lighting fixtures since they’re the most energy efficient and don’t heat your bathroom up.
Bathroom Works of Art
There’s no need to stare at unadorned walls in your bathroom. Treated canvas prints are water resistant and affordable. Go for oversized proportions for the best visual impact. For a unique look, have a local printer blow up a favorite photo into customized wall art. Nowadays, custom printers can create canvas prints and even laminate them for water resistance.
When thinking of bathroom decorating ideas for art, think beyond a canvas print. A wall gallery of favorite objects like starfish or baskets can be another way to decorate your bathroom walls.
Redecorate existing tile
If your tile is boring and there’s not much you can do about it, try removable adhesive tiles like the ones shown above. They’re easy to cut and install, look like the real deal and can be removed without damaging the surface behind it.
Hardware upgrade, and we’re not talking laptops
A quick and easy bathroom decorating idea involves changing out your bathroom’s hardware like drawer pulls, towel bars and the toilet paper holder. Especially if you’re bathroom is “adorned” with gold brass circa 1978.
Replacement is as simple as unscrewing or popping off the old hardware and adding a new one. To keep this project quick and easy, be sure you are replacing old hardware with similarly sized screw hole spacing, especially on bar style drawer pulls that require to screws. It’ll mean less holes to make (and hide) in the cabinets and walls.
From the Ground Up
There are DIY-friendly flooring options today that are modern and easy to work with. Affordable, resilient vinyl floor planks are available at most home improvement stores and come in a variety of wood species and patterns. They’re realistic looking (white washed oak shown above) and include texture and imperfections on the surface, much like a real wood floor or stone tile would. Installing is as easy as scoring with a blade, peeling and sticking. The best part is that they’re waterproof and come with long warranties against wear and tear.
The addition of a woven vinyl floor rug by Chilewich is another option. The rugs are industrial strength, can be ordered in custom sizes and have a rubber backing that adds padding and comfort to your bathroom floor.
Decluttering the bathroom will give it a freshly updated look. If you’re space challenged, look at how you can improve on existing storage. Adding pull-out drawers (that sort items easier) into a cabinet is an easy weekend upgrade. Standard sizes of pull-out drawers are available at most home improvement stores.
Other ways to maximize storage include:
Floating wall shelves
Wall mounted baskets
Adding a small furniture-style cabinet to the room
Upgrade Your Textiles
You’re now on your final bathroom decorating stages. This part’s like adding a giant bow to a present. Donate or throw away your old, mismatched towels and add new soft goods to your bathroom. An accent color or pattern would be a modern design touch. Add the following new textiles to your bathroom:
Shower curtain. If you have a color you’re working with for your towels and floor mat,
choose a patterned or printed shower curtain that contains some of that color to add pop to
Your bathroom should have an updated look now. It’s time to add personality. Some bathroom decorating ideas that add the finishing touches to your bathroom include:
A wastebasket and bathroom soap dish or soap pump
A silk floral or live plant if there’s natural light available. Orchids are a great bathroom plant they love the humidity in a bright bathroom
Elements like a candle or room diffuser that add a nice scent to the room
In this Art Deco pad in Chicago, the master bath’s custom vanities are in Belgian black marble supported by bronze legs; the Waterworks sinks have Barber Wilsons & Co. brass fittings; the Collier Webb sconces and Charles Edwards ceiling light are custom, and the floor is Belgian Black marble with bronze inlay.
MODERN LOFT BATHROOM LIGHT
The tub, fittings and tiles in the black and white master bath of this Manhattan loft are all by Waterworks. The vintage light fixture is from JF Chen.
FARMHOUSE BATHROOM LIGHTS
In a restored Long Island farmhouse, the white-washed bathroom boasts ceiling lights that are by Remains Lighting, the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray and the window frame is painted in Genteel Gray by Pratt & Lambert; the wooden ship artwork was found in Europe.
ECLECTIC BATHROOM LIGHT
In the master bath of a French countryside duplex, floor-to-ceiling galvanized-iron bookshelves are accessible by way of a metal library ladder. The sculptures and paintings are by Astuguevieille.
NAUTICAL BATHROOM LIGHTS
A chair by Huniford Collection, photographs by Nicholas, an antique sink, and vintage ship lights outfit the bathroom of this Upstate New York home; the medicine cabinet is made of reclaimed barnwood, the walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.
The master bath’s tub, sink, fittings, and black limestone flooring are all by Waterworks at this Upstate New York home. The sconces are by Vaughan, the kilim is from West Elm, and the artworks were purchased in London and Paris.
In Emmy Rossum’s NYC apartment the custom vanity has fittings by Kallista, the walls, sink and floor are lined in Ann Sacks marbles, the medicine cabinet is by Robern and the sconce is by Circa Lighting.
CRYSTAL SCONCES AND SHALLOW CEILING LIGHT
The master bath sinks by Urban Archaeology have Dornbracht fittings in this glamorous West Village loft. The seat cushion is covered in a Holland & Sherry terry cloth, the ceiling light and sconces are 1960s Italian, and the floor is granite.
In an English country house, the guest bath has a tub and fittings reclaimed from another part of the manor; the curtains are of a James Hare silk, and the carpet is by Ryalux.
In this Brooklyn townhouse has shibori wallpaper in the powder room is by Amber Interiors for Studio Four NYC and the mirror is by Rejuvenation.
In the master bath at this Paris pied-à-terre, the circa-1760 rosewood-and-bronze writing desk and 18th-century gilded wood stool are French, the pendant light is made from a 19th-century lantern, the shower doors are steel and the walls are sheathed in striped plaster.
In the guest bath of this Los Angeles farmhouse, a chair is upholstered in the California state flag, the sink and fittings are by Waterworks, the custom wallcovering is by Nathalie Lété, and the door is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Studio Green.
For a San Francisco family, designer Ken Fulk revived a faded 19th-century landmark, transforming it into a multifunctional 21st-century house without losing any of its period drama. The marble tub in the wife’s bathroom is by Urban Archaeology, the wallcovering is hand-painted, and the flooring is by Fox Marble.
The copper sconces and pendants in the master bath of this Utah home are original to the house. The tub is by Kohler, the stool was made by a local craftsman, and the Navajo rugs are from 1910.
VINTAGE ITALIAN CHANDELIER
The master bathroom of Alice Childress and Christopher Daniels’s downtown Manhattan loft, designed with the help of Courtnay Daniels Haden, includes a vintage Italian chandelier, an antique freestanding marble tub, and an inherited 18th-century painting. The custom-made vanities are outfitted with Caesarstone countertops and Kohler sinks; the sink and tub fittings are by Barber Wilsons & Co.
Your bathroom should be a relaxing retreat—a place to both prepare for the day and unwind when it’s done. Whether your bath- or powder room is big or small, these beautiful tile designs will make it feel like a luxurious spa. Choose from timeless tiles such as subway and hexagon or trendy patterns like herringbone or even fish scale—each one fit for floors, walls, and showers.
Herringbone Bathroom Tub Tile
Porcelain tile in a pretty herringbone pattern surrounds this tub (from Country Living’s 2017 Lake House of the Year), giving the room a soothing, spa-like feel.
Large Hexagon Bathroom Tiles
Oversized, 8″ x 8″ cement hexagon tiles make a serious statement in this Tudor home’s bathroom.
Bathroom Penny Tile
A bold strip of blue at the bottom of this bathroom’s penny tile wall keeps things fresh and fun, and the matching mirror helps highlight the detail.
Fish Scale Tile Floor
We’re still flipping for fish scale tile (like this by Homepolish), which Elle Decor listed as a top bathroom trend last year.
Small Bathroom Tile Idea
The owner of this tiny house used white (both on the shiplap walls and on the hexagon tile floor) to make the small bathroom seem bigger.
Checkerboard Tile Alternative
If tile’s not an option, try faking it with a pattern painted on hardwood floors.
Black Hexagon Bathroom Floor Tile
A black hexagon tile floor is a sleek and sophisticated design choice that draws the eye upward to that stunning ceiling.
Master Bathroom Tile Idea
This homeowner called the tile step of turning her attic into a master bed and bath “a beast of a job.” No wonder: Between the floor and the walls, almost everything is covered—but all that work clearly paid off!
Marble Shower Tile
Marble hexagon tile in a gorgeous gray color covers the shower walls of this New York farmhouse bathroom.
Subway Tile Buffer
Subway tile separates the splashy wallpaper from the painted wood floors of this bold bathroom so it’s not too busy. You could get the same effect with large checkerboard tile as well.
Here, square marble tile looks even cleaner thanks to the contrast of the dark antique dresser against white walls.
Brick Paver Bathroom Floor
Brick pavers take the place of tile in this renovated California cabin’s bathroom. Though the material is normally used outdoors, we can’t get over how great it looks inside.
Subway Tile with Accent
The homeowners here capitalized on their bathroom’s ample light by incorporating equally cheery white tile: hexagon for the floor and subway tile with eye-catching green accent tile on the walls.
Patterned Black-and-White Tile
When it comes to patterns, sometimes more is more! When paired with green toile wallpaper, the bathroom in this Tennessee farmhouse achieves a maximalist style that, according to Etsy’s 2019 trend report, is so in right now.
Black Herringbone Floor Tile
At first glance, you might only notice the classic subway tiles on the walls (and of course, that vintage claw-foot tub). But the real showstopper in this bathroom is the stunning black tile floor, laid in a herringbone pattern.
What comes to your mind if you hear the word bathroom? Let me guess. For some people there might be the words like clean, neat, dry, health, and beauty. But for some, there might be dirty, wet, full of bacteria, etc. I guarantee you, who read this article, do not want to mention the second words don’t you? I am sure that all of you are smart people who always want every single part of your house to be clean, especially the bathroom (where any kind of bacteria can grow there.) One way to make your bathroom look clean and beautiful is by decorating it, like adding bathroom window curtains as the accessories. Well, we will give you some tips how to choose bathroom window curtains so your bathroom will always look clean and beautiful.
Know Your Bathroom Window Curtains Budget
Budget is very important in choosing bathroom window curtains. You will not decorate your bathroom beautifully, but finally you regret about that much money that you have spent, right? Thus, before deciding to choose which one you will put in your bathroom window, it will be better if you check your purse first. You should choose curtains with good material, at least, the washable material. In addition, do not think that the good curtain is the one which has the highest price. Remember, you will not put that window curtain forever in your bathroom. Periodically, you may change it to get the new atmosphere.
Pay Attention to the Bathroom Window Curtains’ Material and Design
A bathroom is usually not only for yourself. It means that there are people out there who may use your bathroom. Probably your guests, relatives, or whoever comes to your house. Thus, the appearance will matter at this point. A good looking bathroom will make people feel comfortable using your bathroom. There are many kinds of bathroom window curtains, like polyester, vinyl, cotton, or decorative. Vinyl and plastic can be cleaned directly, while cotton should be washed. There are also dozen types of the curtains’ design. You can choose any pattern, color, and shape that you want. What you need to do is matching the pattern, color, and the shape with the concept of your house.
Consider to Buy Liners for the Bathroom Window Curtains
Some bathroom window curtains are covered with a water resistant layer, but it usually gives mark to the cotton. As the result, your window curtain will look dirty. To solve this problem, buy liners to separate the water splashes and the curtain. Nowadays there are also anti-fungi liners sold in the market which will make your bathroom even cleaner than before.
Those are the three tips that we can inform you to choose your bathroom window curtains. First, prepare your budget. Second, pay attention to the material and design. The last, consider to buy some liners to protect your curtain from water or dirt. By using bathroom window curtains your bathroom will be better looking, so you or other people out of your family will not feel disgusted with your bathroom. Hopefully the information above is useful for you.
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Modern bathroom vanities might take up a lot of space because it is used as storage. In order to make your bathroom looks good, you need to use the right vanity set which can also make your bathroom becomes more beautiful. Here are several suggestion which is special for you to get inspirations and you can make up your mind for your new bathroom.
Choose the vanity set that has the right size as modern bathroom vanities
How small or big the vanity you should use for your bathroom depends on the size of your bathroom. The wider your bathroom, the bigger furniture you can use for your bathroom vanities. That is why it is necessary to measure your bathroom correctly. Make sure you leave enough space for you to move around in your bathroom.
The amount of sink which is available in your bathroom can determine the size of the sets of modern bathroom vanities. A single sink might leave a huge space, but a double sink can also be helpful. Therefore, you need to take consideration on it.
Select modern bathroom vanities that matches your house
You need to be careful in selecting the sets’ design of your bathroom vanities. The design should match your house so that your vanity set will not look out of place. People will also think that your house is a really beautiful one. Since you decided to use modern design for your vanity set, then your house should also use the modern design.
Decide on a colour and material for modern bathroom vanities
Most people think that choosing a color of wooden vanity sets for modern bathroom vanities is hard. In fact, it is easy. All you have to do is look for the right color that goes with your bathroom. Wooden vanity sets are usually brown, because people prefer to keep the original color. The surface is only protected by varnish. Some sets are also painted.
If you have a hard time deciding what color to use, then you can just go with the neutral colors for your bathroom vanities. It goes with every color.
Look at the features of modern bathroom vanities
Make sure that your bathroom vanities are completed with a sink, countertop, and storage space underneath or on top of it. These are all the sets that completed your vanity set. You might want to visit more than one shop to look for these features. That way, you can choose the features which you prefer most. Making modern bathroom vanities might not be easy, but once it is done, you will feel satisfied with your hard work.
Modern bathroom vanities might take up a lot of space, but you won’t regret installing these beautiful furniture.
Good vanity lighting will not only beautify and enhance your bathroom decor, but will also let you see the importance of the bathroom itself. For example, most women will feel sad when they know their make-up is not really nice just because they wear makeup in poor lighting conditions. It proves that vanity lighting fixtures you choose should be flattering and not jarring to lighten the room. You have to emphasize your bathroom vanity lights carefully to make the bathroom has a different style.
Actually, the lamp has a big role to set your bathroom whether you want to apply traditional or modern style on it. The lamp is the best and the easiest way to make traditional style in your bathroom decor by giving traditional lamps. As the same of traditional style, if you want to decorate your bathroom with the modern style, you will also need a series of lamp which will make your bathroom becomes so beautiful. Here are some choices of bathroom vanity lights:
Strip bathroom vanity lights
If you still get confused in deciding the perfect vanity lighting for your bathroom, then simply you can find an extensive range of bath vanity lights and other bathroom lighting fixtures on the Internet. Choose fixtures that you feel suit on your bathroom, you can order what you like and then change your bathroom with the perfect lighting.
Shadow free bathroom vanity lights
The most important aspect of shadow free lighting is increasing visual clarity and providing shadow-free light for ease of personal taste.
You also can have vertical fixtures or sconces mounted light on either side of the mirror are best for makeup and shaving. Be sure about the position of the light to balance equal light on both sides of the face. Bathroom fixtures should have translucent shades to diffuse light, and exposed bulbs should be frosted to cut glare.
Ambient Lighting of bathroom vanity lights
Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may also need accent or ambient lighting to create a soft glow around the room’s perimeter for a perfect sanctuary.
When you’re going to choose bathroom vanity lights, make sure that they can be mixed well with the bathroom fixtures that already exist. Primitive home décor is something that has captured many attentions. If you want to reflect traditional style in your bathroom lighting so you do not need much bathroom vanity lights.
Decorating your bathroom? Use these bathroom vanity lights to beautify your bathroom and get a marvelous room.
Bathroom is one of the most important places in a home that should exist. You cannot say that you have owned a home if the existence of the bathroom is not right there. As people commonly did, there will be at least one bathroom in all homes in that you can find in the world, with an exception. Then, when the idea comes to decorate it, you might have a limited access because almost there are not a lot of things you can do to decorate the bathroom. Well, curtains should be one of the things on the list that you can retouch. That is why; getting the best curtains for bathroom window can really help your room stand out.
Bathroom is so small. It is aimed to be designed simple and functional. So that I can say that the existence of the window itself really stands out and in this article, you will be given some of ideas to choose the best curtains for bathroom window so that it gives your bathroom really good atmosphere and you will spend sometimes of your life or even start your day in the bathroom.
Match Your Best Curtains for Bathroom Window with Shower Curtain
This is one of the easiest ways to do. You can just simply match your curtain window with your shower curtain. This idea will help set the whole room together in the same theme. But it will be a bit hard to do because sometimes you will end up with having curtains as the compliments instead of matches. That is why whenever you find curtains for bathroom window that suits with your curtain shower, go pick it because this chance is hard to find in your best curtains for bathroom window.
Different Size and Shape in Best Curtains for Bathroom Window
There is a difference in size and shape of your bathroom that needs your consideration. As you have already known and seen, most of the bathrooms have smaller window and for this, a café style curtain can add a splash of color as well as some privacy. This café style should be enough for your small window in your bathroom.
Finally, choosing best curtains for bathroom windows does not have to be a big ordeal. Just know what you want and what you need and you should be done and fine with it. Then, if you find it hard to decide the design and color, just take a bit of your time browsing and looking up to the magazine and you should find the answer.
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In order to have waterproof bathroom window coverings, it does not mean that there will be no light which is able to enter your bathroom through the windows. Even though you are making waterproof window coverings, there are several ways to make it without having to sacrifice the light. Some of the ways are also inexpensive.
Acrylic and Glass Windows of waterproof bathroom window coverings
If you wish to obstruct the view of your bathroom, using acrylic and glass window treatment will be a good option. Unfortunately, using these treatments might cause block-windows. It means that you will not be able to open your bathroom window. Therefore, you need to think of a solution for your waterproof window coverings. The solution may be found in using ventilation.
Opaque Glass of waterproof bathroom window coverings
This is one of the best options for waterproof window coverings. It allows sunlight to enter the bathroom, but at the same time it keeps the privacy of the user of the bathroom.
Stained Glass of waterproof bathroom window coverings
This treatment of waterproof bathroom window coverings is a quite high-priced treatment. Even though it is quite expensive, using stained glass treatment is very stylish. However, if you find this treatment is too expensive, you can always use the second choice. It is to use faux glass. It appears that faux glass has the same features as stained glass, but the price is cheaper than stained glass.
Those are the excellent window treatment. However, if you wish to use your current clear glass window, you may always use other treatments for your waterproof window coverings.
Types of waterproof bathroom window coverings
You should consider avoiding the use of wood for your waterproof window coverings. The reason is that the woods that are used in your bathroom will get wet and by the time passes, it will be cracked and swelled. The moisture of the water will be absorbed by the wood and caused those things to happen. Therefore, you should look for other options that are better than wood. For example is using aluminium or vinyl. Both of these options offer a very excellent feature.
Styles and Colors of waterproof bathroom window coverings
Styles and colors for your waterproof window coverings are available in any styles and colors. For example is yellow, lime, blue, or beige. Therefore, you may choose which one you like most. However, you must remember one very important thing. The textures and colors that you pick should go to your bathroom. Also remember to open up the window blinds so that the fresh air will flow into your room.
There are other options which you may consider for your waterproof bathroom window coverings if you think that the above options are not suitable for you.
If you want to install waterproof bathroom window coverings, you should read this article first to get the best result.
In fact, today, bathroom storage cabinets do not only have a purpose to store several things but also has decorative purposes. If your whole house is designed one with luxurious style and elegance, it will be better if you also remodel your bathroom.
Storage spaces like shelves and cabinets for your bathroom have to be chosen after considering many factors regarding the bathroom. The first aspect to consider is of course the size of the bathroom. Today there are large cabinets of various sizes and shapes and different styles which are able to suit your bathrooms.
Size of bathroom storage cabinets
If they have small size, wall cabinets are much better. In such areas, storage spaces on the walls will provide more space on the floor. Also, if you are sharing the bathroom with another person, you might need to share the cabinet as well, for two shelves whether on the wall or on the floor could make the bathroom congested.
Another aspect to consider about bathroom storage spaces is whether they should have doors or not. This problem depends on the size of the bathroom. In a tiny room, cabinet door will take more space and make your position difficult. So it will be better if you choose a cabinet which does not have a door. But if you have a large bathroom you are able to have a cabinet which has doors because it is more effective in keeping the things in your bathroom.
The number of bathroom storage cabinets
If there are plenty of items you definitely need, you will need a large storage space with shelves and drawers to store items like bathing products, beauty products, make-up products, medicines, toiletries, etc. Similarly, if you need a mirror in the bathroom you would have to consider the space for the mirror while having the cabinets.
Getting the right type of cabinets is quite easy now with so many providers both online and offline. You can easily browse for the ones you want to buy from your home and give your specifications. Most providers would install the cabinets for you as well, making things easier for you. Whether you are planning to get a new bathroom or just remodelling the old one, bathroom storage cabinets is one factor that is required due to the consideration for a neat and beautiful bathroom where you can feel happy and relax.
Before installing bathroom storage cabinets you have to keep these few thins in your mind.