It’s wintertime. The weather is colder, windier, and drabber, the beautiful colors of autumn have mostly disappeared, and the holidays are on their annual decline. As a result, you are probably spending more time in the house than outside, avoiding the bitter wind, and finding ways to stay warm and comfortable as you await the spring. No matter how efficient your heating system runs, one of the best ways to enjoy the warmth and comfort in your home is by taking a hot shower or bath. Unfortunately, bathrooms are some of the most overlooked and underappreciated rooms in most homes, so your warm oasis could be dull, cramped, and lacking your desired aesthetic.
Fortunately, we at Rotell(e) can help you create the space for your dream bathroom as part of your custom home design, but sometimes your custom bathroom needs an upgrade to meet your preferences. Here are a few simple suggestions to enhance your bathroom this winter that will not cost an arm and a leg:
- Pay Attention to Your Shower & Bathtub
Your custom bathroom includes a shower or tub, and the chances are high that it is the centerpiece of the room. It is most likely the largest part of the room at any rate. So why not spruce it up a bit? If your tub has curtains, maybe try out a curved shower rod for extra space and a touch of elegance. Similarly, if your shower is a walk-in, consider replacing the door with a new and improved model.
- Get With the Theme
Does your bathroom have a theme? Nautical or floral? Parisian or Italian? If so (and we hope so!), make sure that everything matches that theme! Eyesores like toothbrush holders and mouthwash bottles can not only clutter up a bathroom but can disrupt the continuity of the whole room. Instead of throwing them under the sink or in closets or leaving them hodge-podge on the counter, consider purchasing antique bottles, decanters, and other elegant containers that can hide the not-so-attractive or out-of-place items in plain sight!
- Consider Your Color Palette
Color has an enormous effect on the mood and overall aesthetic of a room, and that includes the bathroom. If you have not considered upgrading your bathroom’s color palette, perhaps it is time you do. Take a look at the video below to learn more about how different colors create different associations and moods:
Set the Mood with Lighting
Yes, even your bathroom could use a lighting upgrade! Nothing completes the mood better than lighting, so think about your theme, color choices, and other unique elements in your bathroom and find a lighting style that works with your tastes. Lighting sconces, dimmers, and strip lighting are a few of the many options you might consider.
If you are interested in improving your bathroom, don’t wait until warmer weather eventually surfaces — get to it and make your bathroom the warm, inviting, and peaceful room you deserve! To learn more about how Rotelle can include a customized bathroom layout in your custom house design, or discuss upgrading options, contact us today!