Bring Your Bathroom into the 21st Century

Bring Your Bathroom into the 21st Century


If you sometimes feel that your bathroom is stuck in the past then it might be time to drag it into the 21st century. This isn’t as difficult or as expensive as you might think if you go about it the right way. Check some these simple yet useful tips to enhance one the most important parts of your house!

Change the Fittings

The bathroom fittings you use are probably the biggest factors in how modern or old fashioned looking the place is. You might think that this is going to be a hugely expensive change but it shouldn’t cost as much as you might initially fear. There are cheap, basic bathroom fittings available these days and online is a great place to start looking for some bargains. A classy white look is what most home owners go for now and by simply making this one change you will no doubt see a big difference in the bathroom’s overall look.

Paint It

The colour and condition of the walls can also make any bathroom appear old and tired. Putting on a fresh coat of paint is a simple and inexpensive job to carry out. The first step is obviously to choose the right colour and then you have to make a good job of painting the walls with it. The weekend is an ideal time for most of us to carry out this kind of makeover in a relaxed frame of mind.

Add Modern Finishing Touches

Even when you complete the previous two steps you might feel that something is missing. This is because it could be a little bare looking and possibly even a trifle dull. Thankfully it shouldn’t be too difficult to sort this out. A smart move is to look at accessories such as contemporary mirrors. The lighted or illuminated models offered by sites such as Pebble Grey are especially enticing, particularly the infinity models which make any bathroom look cutting edge. Apart from hanging a modern wall mirror you might also want to look at putting in a heated towel rail, a shower cabin and even some nice candles.

Add More Light

If you do all of the previous steps then by this point you should have a smart bathroom which also looks extremely modern. The final issue to consider then is how to revolutionise your bathroom lighting. You will want to show off your great new look as much as possible and this is where adding in more lighting can make all the difference. The use of classy recessed lighting or downlights can finish off the room perfectly.

This guest post is published in partnership with, the bathroom mirrors and bathroom cabinet specialist in the UK.