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Decorating the Modern Bathroom

When you think of updating the bathroom, most of us think of gutting the whole thing and replacing everything.  You don’t necessarily need to go that far.  If your bathroom is in decent shape adding some new fixtures and fittings can give it a whole new look.

More modern bathrooms have more of a minimalist style of design, with a focus on contemporary fixtures.  Clean lines and open space define modern bathrooms, they have less clutter and more of a spa feel.  The minimalist look creates a need for beautifully designed fixtures that stand out and give character.

The right set of fixtures can make the difference and here are some of the best pieces to update.

Sinks and Taps

Sinks and taps are one of the focal points in your bathroom and updating can change the whole look and feel of the bathroom without blowing the budget.  A new set of taps can run anywhere between $30 and $50 and a new sinks can cost anywhere between $100-$300 depending on the style you like.  The sink can make a great first impression since often it is across from the bathroom door.

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Bath and Shower Unit

If you have opted to upgrade the entire bathroom then you have a ton of options when it comes to replacing the bath and shower.  You can opt for an old fashioned claw foot tub or a Jacuzzi tub with a separate shower unit depending on the amount of space you have.  For the shower you have a ton of choices as well when it comes to tile.  You can spend a lot of time shopping around and planning, take some measurements and try out the Home Depot Room Planner to try different styles and fixtures to find the right style within your budget.

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Additional Fixtures

Additional fixtures can include anything from wall mounted cabinets, to vanities, to heated towel racks.  Wall mounted cabinets and vanities can look good and be a great way to hide clutter.  Heated towel racks may seem like something you would only find in a hotel but in reality they are pretty easy to install and you can pick them up for around $100 making them a great investment.

Beautiful bathroom design doesn’t need to cost a fortune, choosing the right fixtures and fittings can give you a makeover that lasts for years to come.