Design Ideas For An Old Bathroom
Have you seen a bathroom like this?
Tiles the color of pink baby aspirin. Or fixtures in a shade of green that just screams "mint chocolate chip." Or perhaps a white one that has turned dingy and yellow with age? Call it "vintage." Call it "retro." Or, just be honest and call it OLD.
What can you do up breathe a new life into an old bathroom?
When space or function is the issue, not much will help these other than a complete bathroom remodel. Enlarging showers, removing tubs, expanding vanities, re-thinking water closets...All tasks for a bathroom remodeler like AK. But when client's don't want, or aren't prepared, to undertake a complete remodel there are still plenty of things we can do!
Give your bath a designer touch with matching accessories. For example: a medicine cabinet's silvery frame is echoed by the decorative metal outlet covers and wall-mounted pendent lights. Match your accessories and fixtures in THREES!
Rather than replace an old cast-iron claw-foot tub and sink, it might be possible to reglazie them instead.
Have an older home with wood in the bathroom? Give worn wood floors new life by brushing boards with glossy porch paint tinted to match your bath's color scheme.
Refresh a vintage tiled floor, such as this unglazed Art Deco–era yellow-and-black porcelain mosaic, with an eco- and homeowner-friendly acid etcher that removes ground-in dirt from the surface and grout lines.
Thriftier than most wall tile and less maintenance than wood, beadboard paneling made from cellular PVC stands up to sloshing and never needs to be painted. Eight-inch-wide panels come in white or blue.
Frame mirror glass with fluted door casing! You can also dress up a plain mirror that's adhered to the wall by overlaying a wood frame
Turn the ceiling into a focal point by installing a medallion and handsome hanging fixture, such as this bronze-toned light with crystal teardrops. If installed over a tub, be sure there's at least 8 feet of clearance from the tub rim to the bottom of the pendant to comply with electrical code.
Schedule your complimentary consultation with an AK professional today