For many of us, the bathroom is the one room in the house where the style hasn’t changed in 15 years. Rather than spending money on renovating the bathroom, we put the money towards remodeling the kitchen, buying new furniture and carpeting for the living room, or renovating the master bedroom. The bathroom is almost always the last room in the house to get a face lift. Nevertheless, the time will come (or quite possibly has come) for the bathroom to shed its 1970s wallpaper and linoleum, and be reborn in a more modern décor.
However, remodeling the bathroom takes more than changing the paint, paper, and flooring. If you want to do it right, you need to get rid of that outdated vanity, sink, and faucet, (yes, even the faucet) and replace them with some modern bathroom fixtures.
Your Contemporary Bathroom Options
If you haven’t kept up with the latest modern bathroom design, you might not realize the number of different styles and designs available to you (believe it or not, avocado green and yellow isn’t “in” anymore). Recently modern bathroom design has become quite cutting edge and, more importantly, affordable. Because of the Internet and online bathroom renovation retailers, many of today’s fashion-forward and “hip” designs are more available and affordable to the public.
However, as affordable and available as these designs may be, many people still don’t know what styles are available to them and how to choose the right bathroom fixtures.
Selecting Your Modern Bathroom Vanity
Vanities today are both functional and fashionable. They come in many different sizes, shapes, heights, depths, colors, materials, etc. The key to choosing a vanity out of the hundreds of contemporary vanities available on the market today is to select one that: 1) fits your bathroom space, and 2) matches the new color of your bathroom. It’s easy to get carried away and purchase a highly stylized modern vanity even though you know it’s going to take up 75% of the space in your bathroom. If you want your vanity to work perfectly with your new décor, measure the space you have available and take a color swash of the new bathroom paint color with you when shopping for a vanity. It will help you purchase a contemporary bathroom vanity that goes perfectly with your new décor.
Selecting Your Modern Bathroom Sink
Believe it or not, sinks come in many different colors and shapes. Today, you can find bathroom sinks in any color with just about any design imprinted on it. There is no limit when it comes to sink design, but there is a limit when it comes to purchasing one for your new bathroom redesign. You should never purchase a sink without considering everything else that’s going into your new bathroom. In many cases, the sink is the focal point of the bathroom and ties the entire room together. If you select a modern sink that doesn’t work with all components in your bathroom, the look and feel of your renovated bathroom can be completely thrown off. When selecting a contemporary sink, find one that matches and fits your new (or existing) vanity. Your sink and vanity should appear and function as one solid unit. Don’t choose a sink just because it’s “cool” or has an awesome design. Make sure the sink you select will fit perfectly with your vanity and the new décor of your bathroom.
Selecting your Modern Bathroom Faucet
If you truly want to transform your bathroom into a work of modern art, you need to select your bathroom faucet carefully. Modern bathroom faucets come in different shapes and sizes, giving you many options to choose from. The sink and vanity you select will dictate the height, depth, and shape of the bathroom faucet you need to get. Don’t purchase a faucet that will make your sink and vanity look awkward (it’s easier to do than you think). Find one that’s the perfect height, depth, and shape for your sink/vanity combo.
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