The bathroom might be one of the smallest rooms in your home but that certainly doesn’t make decorating it an easier task. If anything, that just makes it more difficult to decorate your bathroom without cluttering it or leaving it empty. This makes looking for decor elements in stores an awkward task because you really…
10 Tricks To Get A Luxurious Bathroom For Less
Shana Ecker, Houzz Contributor Although we all love to drool over images of gorgeous designer bathrooms, we may not have the budget to go all-out when the time comes to spruce up our own washrooms. But that doesn’t mean your remodel has to be generic and uninspired. There are many ways to get a high-end…
How To Make Any Bathroom Look (And Feel) Bigger
Yanic Simard, Houzz Most of us dream of having a vast, spacious bathroom with a separate tub and shower, two sinks and maybe even a decadent chaise just for lounging between soaks. Well, whether you live that dream or not, you can make your bathroom live up to its full potential by using these strategies…
How to Make Your Bathroom Safer
Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend for making a bathroom safer and more functional for seniors. My 79-year-old mother slipped and fell getting out of the shower last month, and I’d like to modify her bathroom a bit with some safety features that can help protect her. –Searching Daughter Dear Searching, Because more…
Stunning Glass Bathtub Has A Big Drawback
Ever see something you absolutely love, but know it will never work in real life because it’s completely unrealistic for your lifestyle? (Embroidered linen napkins come to mind.) This stunning glass bathtub is one of those things. Found via Reddit, more than a few Redditors have pointed out how hard it would be to keep…
3 Easy Ways To Refresh Your Bathroom
There’s no denying that the bathroom is one place in the house that tends to get overlooked. Even though we spend so much time in there, it’s easy to just shut the door and forget about it. But we recently came across a guest post by Steph from “Stuff Steph Does” on “At Home In…
10 Surprising Hacks That Will Make Your Bathroom A Better Place
We’re always looking for the easiest, fastest and most effective ways to clean our homes… who isn’t? And this is especially important when it comes to cleaning our bathrooms. So we’ve rounded up 10 awesomely inventive, totally useful bathroom lifehacks that will make dealing with this space so much easier. 1. Clean your bathtub with…
The No-Effort Decor Tips For People Who Are Sick Of Their Homes
There comes a time when an entire room might be in desperate need of a makeover, but more often than not, a space just needs a few pick-me-ups to shine. The best part? Those minor updates are usually inexpensive and require practically no effort to complete. Make your bathroom feel sparkling new, for instance, by…
13 Colorful Ideas for Kids’ Bathrooms
Whether you have a dedicated kids’ bathroom or share space with the pint-size set, keeping track of whose soggy towel is whose can be made easier — and more fun — with a few smart design moves and cheerful touches. From double (or triple!) sinks to tub-side seats and rainbow-inspired color palettes, see which of…
8 Cheap, Easy Ways To Upgrade An Ugly Bathroom
Beautiful bathroom renovations are the stuff of dreams. (Heated floors… rainforest shower heads… swoon.) But beautiful bathroom renovations also cost, like, $15,000. If you’re not in a place to go full-on remodel, here are eight easy things you can still do–on the cheap. Hide a horrific tile backsplash with tile decals. Here’s how. Spray paint…
5 Ways To Add Extra Storage To A Small Bathroom
By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for Porch.com Looking for a few easy tricks to keep your tiny bathroom organized? We’ve got you covered. From wicker baskets to coat racks, these five ideas for adding storage to your super small bathroom are effective and effortless. Living with a small bathroom can be difficult, but less space…
6 Quick Ways to Renew Your Bathroom
Many homeowners like their bathrooms to have a bright, spa-like atmosphere. Unfortunately, it’s easy to go too far and end up with a cold, clinical appearance. These six design tips will add energy and warmth to your bathroom without drastically changing your decor. Photo courtesy of Ambience Interiors, Inc. in Woodbridge, ON 1. Experiment…
9 Big Ways With Small Bathrooms
Laura Gaskill, Houzz Really small bathrooms can be incredibly challenging to design. When there is hardly room for a toilet and sink, let alone a shower (a tub being totally out of the question), the usual fixtures and room layout simply will not do. These nine ideas go beyond simply making your bathroom look bigger…
How to Personalize Your Bathroom with a DIY Shower Curtain
It’s funny how history repeats itself. Maybe I’m putting out some good decor karma out there. Or maybe I’m existing in a parallel universe. Or maybe I need to stop thinking so much and get my Zen on. Whooooossaaaahhh.
A few apartments ago, while searching for inspiration for my bathroom makeover, I came across a fabulous chinoiserie fabric. It was kismet: the pattern, a floral Asian print, was to die for and the colors were just what I needed in my funky mint green bathroom.
Four years later, I’m living in a different apartment in a somewhat opposite situation: wondering how I could add personality into my bland, beige bathroom. (I never knew how much I’d love white walls until I moved here. Beige just isn’t becoming.)
Again, I was searching, came across this lovely Asian floral print, and knew it was destiny. But this time around, I stepped up my game when making the shower curtain. Continue reading to check it out.
Like most textile decor items, I’ve found it far more rewarding to go the DIY route so you can choose your own fabrics. Doing this provides makes it so much easier to personalize your home the way you want it, from colors to prints to texture.
When I DIY’ed my first shower curtain years ago, I was a more of a sewing novice. Because the fabric was not as wide as a shower curtain should be (about 70″), I sewed the printed fabric onto a bedsheet to make it wider.
With my current bathroom, the fabric was again not wide enough. However, I accepted the challenge and went with a fussy-cut. It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty impressed with myself. There’s probably an easier, more professional way to bind together a fussy cut fabric, but this is how I went about it. From a distance, you barely see the seam anyhow.
The second version of my DIY shower curtain also features a different top. Instead of adding faux grommets, I sewed buttonholes for the shower rings. Because the curtain is fabric and not waterproof, I have a cheapo plastic curtain attached to the same rings behind it.
I really dig how it softens the room. I didn’t want too bold of a change in here, and this is just right: soft with hints of color.
Now I’m sewing a sink skirt in osnaburg (faux linen) to add more softness to the room. I’m debating if I should add more length to the curtain with the osnaburg? What do you think?
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Fixing Up Your Bathroom To Sell Your House
Everybody from your real estate agent to your mother-in-law has probably been telling you that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses — but the only problem is that your bathroom isn’t exactly a showpiece in its current state. Even though you understand how important the bathroom is to selling, you aren’t sure what to change. If you decide to take on a bathroom remodel, what are your options? What works best? To make your property as attractive as possible in the minds of buyers, here’s where to focus your efforts:
- Fix What’s Broken. Whether it’s a lack of bathroom storage space or a faulty showerhead, when something in the bathroom isn’t in proper working order, that’s a turnoff to potential buyers. You’ve been using the bathroom, so consider what doesn’t work well. Could new bathroom vanities make the room more functional, adding space to store cosmetics and other supplies? Could little shower updates like a new showerhead or new caulking make enough of a difference to make the bathroom impressive? Do you need a new toilet or to replace chipped tile? Start your remodeling project by thinking about what people want to see in sinks, showers, tiling and so on. Then, at the very least, make your bathroom one where everything is fixed.
- Out with the Old. Vintage bathrooms can be fun and funky, but if it’s maximum selling power you’re after, be sure to update. Consider remodeling the bathroom from an outdated room into a sleek, modern masterpiece — at Modern Bathroom, we can help you determine how best to move from an old-fashioned look to a contemporary style. Whether it’s by replacing the flooring, refinishing the tile or overhauling the room top to bottom, we’re here to help.
- Appearances Matter. When talking about resale value, looks are important. Potential buyers evaluate bathrooms in terms of visuals — the colors, the style, the layout and the fixtures. To capture their interest, pay the most attention to the aesthetics of your bathroom, even more than to the high-end features no one sees. Buyers like to see new cabinets, new vanities, new showers, etc., because updated signals quality and value. If it’s within your budget to take on a complete bathroom remodel, it might be worth doing.
- Small Details Matter. While new vanities and new tiling are the kinds of upgrades everyone notices quickly, don’t neglect the little touches like cabinet hardware, sink faucets and bathroom mirror frames. The small details in your bathroom design can either complement or take away from the room’s value — let yours be assets instead of hindrances.
When it comes to replacing bathroom vanities or updating showers, Modern Bathroom is proud to be your No. 1 resource. Backed by years of experience in the industry, we have a team of experts committed to quality on every job — so when you want to take on a bathroom project in the Los Angeles area, come to us.
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