February 26th, 2011
Modern Makeovers for Today's Bathroom
If you think home remodeling projects with a modern design have to feel cold and sterile, think again. Today's new contemporary décor is more comfortable and livable with clean lines and smooth surfaces - a fresh, perfect look for a bathroom remodeling project that will appeal equally to men and women.
A New Take on Basic Bathroom Remodeling
Bold, yet basic color schemes are the key to achieving a modern feel with any home remodeling project – particularly kitchen remodeling & bathroom remodeling. According to home improvement expert Leslie Segrete, it is important to look to nature for inspiration when home remodeling. "Ocean blues and teals with hints of sandy tones or earthy desert colors like clay are great colors to use as your backdrop."
Forgo fancy soaps and toiletry baskets and keep your newly remodeled bathroom countertops free of clutter, except for the basics - soap and a few fresh towels.
To enhance your bathroom remodeling project’s clean, uncluttered décor, look for a wall-mount faucet, such as Moen's contemporary Icon™ faucet. It features sleek, geometric lines, a refined spout and lever handles. When paired with a vessel sink, it will give your bathroom remodeling project an instant upscale appeal.
Include Soothing Showers as part of your Bathroom Remodeling Project
To add a spa-like quality to your shower while maintaining your sleek, modern look, skip the basic bathtub and go for an extra-large all-glass shower enclosure with a lustrous metallic trim as part of your bathroom remodeling project.
When it comes to adding shower fixtures to your bathroom remodeling project, ordinary showerheads just won't cut it. Consider a massaging showerhead, like the new Inspire™ three-, five-, and seven-function showerheads from Moen. For the perfect daily escape - just turn on the water, and let the showerhead do the rest. A massaging shower will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to face the day. Additionally, rainheads, overhead showerheads that accompany traditional showerheads, offer another layer of luxury as part of a contemporary bathroom remodeling project.
Bathroom Remodeling with Textures
To offset the clean, smooth lines and cool colors often associated with a modern bathroom remodeling project, add some texture suggests Segrete. "Use fabrics such as silk, crushed velvet, linen or wool, in your room to add texture and create a more natural, inviting feeling." In the bathroom, this may include fluffy rugs, towels or fabric shower curtains. But, she cautions, "Stay away from elaborate patterns or intricate details when choosing fabrics, as this will confuse the clean, contemporary look you are trying to achieve.”
Bathroom Remodeling Basics: Keep it Clean
Now that you have a beautiful bathroom remodeling project that both you and your significant other can enjoy, make sure to keep it clean. Use a daily no-scrub shower cleaner, such as Moen’s environmentally-friendly method® daily shower spray cleaner, available through your home remodeling general contractor or at home improvement stores nationwide. For a quick clean up before guests drop in, give bathroom surfaces a once-over with a disposable sanitizing wipe. Finally, for an inexpensive way to keep your bathroom remodeling project inherently fresh, stash small open containers of baking soda in hidden spots around the bathroom to absorb moisture and odors.
With these simple tips, you can give your modern bathroom remodeling project a fresh & friendly feel that both you and your partner are ensure to enjoy.