Bathrooms can be awkward spaces. More often than not they are small, don’t have the same amount of natural light as the rest of the home and you don’t plan on spending too much time in there. This is probably why people are more inclined to spend their savings renovating their bedrooms, kitchen or living room. However, it’s vital that you have a welcoming, modern and clean bathroom, especially if you’re planning to sell up anytime soon. Take a look at what not to do when giving your bathroom that all-important makeover.
DON’T Opt For The Avocado Suite
You may laugh, but thirty years ago a dull green avocado hue for your basin, toilet, and bath was the height of fashion. However, this is one of those trends that definitely will not come around again. Along with the pink shades and the beige tones, colorful suites are out of favor. If you venture into any house that requires fixing up and it hasn’t been decorated since 1984, the chances are it will have a vibrant bathroom suite. More recently white has been the color of choice. Boring it may be, but it gives you the chance to then decorate your room in any way you see fit without the fear of your color scheme clashing with your basin. Ensure that you choose a white suite and don’t succumb to the non-existent charms of avocado.
DON’T Choose A Corner Sea Shell Bath
The seashell framing and designs for basins, toilet seat lids, and baths were popular in the 1990s. However since the dawn of a new millennium more angular, slimline and simple designs have been the styles of choice. Corner baths were all the rage for a few years, but popularity waned when people realized that they conserved little space and were highly impractical if you need to whip up a shower over your bath.
Today people are choosing to install a beautiful freestanding tub, a separate shower cubicle and they’re opting to hide their pipework behind a tiled facade. This leads to a more minimalist design and a boutique hotel feel to a bathroom. People want their bathrooms to ooze luxury and be a haven of relaxation in which to light a few candles and pour in the bath salts before enjoying some downtime alone enjoying a nice long soak.
DON’T Get A Carpet
There is nothing odder in a bathroom than carpet. The thought of venturing out of the shower and putting your wet feet on to a bath mat laid on top of a carpet is mind-boggling. The moisture within bathrooms will inevitably make the carpet damp and could help your room retain a mildew smell. Instead, go for a high-quality lino or tiled flooring. This is more hygienic, more practical and can maintain the exclusive feel of your bathroom.
When renovating, avoid the pitfalls and design disasters of days gone by to ensure that your bathroom remains on trend for the foreseeable future.