Keeping Your Bathroom Modern

An outdated bathroom can make a house extremely unappealing in many different ways. Not only might guests be far less impressed with your home if you do not have an attractive and modern bathroom, but your house may also be worth a great deal less once it comes time for you to sell if your bathroom is not as stylish as it should be.

However, the main impact an outdated bathroom will have will affect you yourself, making it far less appealing for you and your family to spend quality time in the room. It may seem strange to suggest that time spent in the bathroom will be ‘quality time,’ but in reality it should actually be the most appealing room in the entire home for a whole host of reasons.

The bathroom is now the one room in which individuals can truly escape from the trappings of modern life and just switch off and relax. We are surrounded by technology all the time and our senses seem to be almost constantly bombarded by different stimuli. In the bathroom, we can finally switch off and simply enjoy some truly personal time with no distractions.

As such, keeping a bathroom modern is not about making sure that we have all the latest gadgets in there to help consume our time. Instead, modern bathrooms will simply help us to relax amongst the most attractive and cohesive surroundings possible.

The good news is that updating a bathroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Whilst you may be able to find whole new bathrooms online at a relatively low cost, most people of us will only need to look at changing the décor and adding in some simple extras. One example is the heated towel rail, which will not only help reduce the amount of floor space that is being wasted, but will also heat the room more effectively whilst looking extremely modern in the process.

Switching to modern, frameless showers or even opting for a wet room will also help to modernise your bathroom and will no doubt make it both more practical and more luxurious in the process.

Modern bathroom additions will be smaller and sleeker, and in turn switching large overbearing cabinets for smaller wall-mounted options may also help to modernise such a room. Recessing basins can also help, although the need for this may well be determined by the size of your room. In general, a modern-looking bathroom should have a great deal of floor space available and so the more space you can free up with compact additions, the better.

Finally, look at the finishing touches. Everything from lighting to the taps you have on basins and bathtubs will affect how modern your bathroom appears. UK bathrooms will look far better when lighting can be altered depending on mood and, in turn, having independent task and accent lighting in addition to more general lighting will make a big difference.

When it comes to taps, you may be surprised at just how different an elegant and sleek alternative can make to your bathroom – and, for some, such simple touches may be all it takes to totally transform the entire room.

About the Author – Adam Howes is a freelance writer and blogger. He regularly contributes articles to home and lifestyle sites such as

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