Monday, 20 January 2014

Modern Accessories To Decorate a Bathroom

There are dozens of different ways to decorate a bathroom; you can use vintage and antique elements to achieve a rustic appearance; you can create a theme centered around a beach or tropical setting; or you can focus on more 'modern' elements for a truly awe-inspiring decor. Using modern accessories and elements is an excellent way to revitalize the look of an otherwise boring bathroom. The stylish new elements will transform the decor into a brilliant masterpiece. If this is something you are interested in doing in your bathroom, keep reading for a list of some simple yet effective modern accessories.

Bowl Sink


One of my personal favorite accessories for a modern bathroom is a bowl sink (see image to the right). Bowl sinks actually originated in Asia but have since made their way into Western cultures. It's a subtle accessory that really offers a fresh approach to the normal in-vanity sinks.

There are a few things you should know if you plan to use a bowl sink in your bathroom. For starters, some vanities aren't capable of housing them. Check your vanity beforehand to ensure it's compatible with a bowl sink. In some cases, you can modify the top of a vanity to allow a bowl sink to rest in place while running the pipes underneath.

Clawfoot Tub


Another highly stylish accessory that's perfect for a modern bathroom is a clawfoot bathtub. Technically, this is more of a vintage/antique accessory; however, it's been gaining momentum in terms of popularity and use in recent years. The clafoot bathtub, as the name suggests, features a 'claw' feet to hold it off the ground. Each and every model is different, but most feature four claw feet about 1-2 inches off the ground.

Steam Shower


If you really want to go the extra mile with your modern bathroom, you should consider installing a steam shower. These devices essentially turn your shower into a miniature steam room, offering both aesthetic and functional benefits. Steam showers are incredibly easy to install, assuming your shower is sealed, and will provide you with countless years of relaxation and enjoyment.

The only real disadvantage to steam showers is their price. The exact cost varies depending on the particular model, but a typical steam shower sells for roughly $1,000-$1,5000. You have to remember, though, that making improvements to your bathroom such as this will likely increase your home's overall value.

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