The bathroom in your home gets a lot of use and that means that it probably needs an upgrade more often than any other room in the house.
If you are looking for some inspiration and a hi-tech cleaning solution that is proving increasingly popular, the Bio Bidet BB-600 is an example of the sort of upgrades and innovations that can really freshen up your fixtures and give you a great looking bathroom.
Choose a faucet that does what you want it to do
The great thing about fitting out your bathroom these days is that your choice of faucets is now so wide, that you can get one that does exactly what you need and want it to do.
It was not that long ago that you your choice of features was basically limited to whether you wanted to have one handle or two. Thankfully, your options go way beyond that now (think wall-mounted) so you can impose your own personality and style on your bathroom, and find some faucets that complement your design, as well as providing the functionality that you desire.
Choice of finishes and colors
Another area where design options have improved greatly is that trends now allow you the chance to enjoy a virtual blank canvas when it comes to your choice of finish and color.
If you don’t want to settle for chrome in your new bathroom, you don’t have to. It is just as likely that you will come across fixtures that are made from copper, brushed nickel and even a rose-gold finish, and if your preferred option is matte chrome, then go right ahead and pick something out that ticks your boxes.
The fact that you can get such a diverse choice of colors and finishes, means that you will have much less difficulty matching your fittings up with your decor, than you would have done in the past.
Selecting a sink is far less stressful than it might have been previously, as you have a variety of styles available to match your design aspirations as well as your budget.
Drop-in sinks are often a good choice if you are on a tight budget with your remodeling plans, but they are not always that popular with homeowners because they are not necessarily as easy to keep clean as something like an under-mount sink.
If you are looking for a statement sink that adds more than a touch of flair to your bathroom, you might decide to settle on a vessel sink. They do tend to come out more expensive than a number of other options, but they can certainly look the part.
Many bathrooms are small anyway, but you might be working with an even more limited area than normal. Even if you do struggle for room in your bathroom, a freestanding pedestal sink is another viable option that makes good use of the space without compromising on style.
Don’t forget that although vitreous china remains hugely popular, especially when it comes down to keeping costs down, sinks are now widely available in stainless steel, glass, marble and a host of other finishes.
So get creative with your sink solutions.
Go beyond functionality
One of the major issues with many bathrooms, is the fact that you have so much stuff that needs to be stored in there, yet there is often a limited amount of storage space available.
That scenario can soon make your bathroom look cluttered if things have to be left out on the side. If you want to avoid your bathroom looking like that, think about combining storage options with innovative solutions.
Cabinet manufacturers now offer you things like LED lighting and one-touch opening and closing, all of which can add style as well as functionality to your bathroom.
Step into your own spa experience
It really wasn’t that long ago that rain shower heads were seen as a great innovation and a big improvement in your showering experience, but now you can get shower control options that deliver an authentic spa experience every time you head into the bathroom.
If you have decided it is time to perk up your porcelain, you really aren’t short of options and there is every chance that your bathroom could become an oasis of calm and style.
Elliot Gibbs is a painter and decorator who has been in the trade ever since leaving school. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and DIY inspiration all over the web.