Monday, 21 April 2014

4 Ways To Modernize a Dated Bathroom

4 Ways To Achieve a Modern Bathroom
Upon entering your bathroom, do you feel like you stepped into a time machine and instantly traveled 20+ years back in time? A dated interior decor isn't going to restrict the function of a bathroom, but it will make the environment just a little less enjoyable. Thankfully, there are some quick and easy ways homeowners can modernize their bathroom.

#1) Remove The Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings were popular back in the 1980s, but this trend has since died, paving the way for a modern more and sophisticated approach with plan ceilings. Allowing popcorn ceilings to persist in your bathroom will only hurt its aesthetic value, creating a dated and tacky appearance.

For a step-by-step walkthrough on how to remove popcorn ceilings in the bathroom, check out our previous blog post located here. Removing the popcorn texture from the ceiling and going over it with a fresh coat of paint can make a world of difference.

#2) Clean The Tile Grout

Soap scum and mildew buildups in tile grout can make an otherwise attractive bathroom look old and dated. If you haven't done so already, scrub the tile grout clean to eliminate any unsightly buildups. One of the easiest and most effective ways to clean this area is by using a combination of vinegar and baking soda. Mix these two ingredients together until it turns into a paste-like substance, at which point you can spread it over the grout and scrub it clean with an old toothbrush.

#3) Smooth, Clean Lines

If you look at examples of vintage and antique furnishings, you'll notice they all have one thing in common: they feature curved edges, protruding shapes, and lots of floral designs. This is in stark contrast to modern-day furnishings, which usually feature smooth, clean lines without the use of unnecessary design elements.

Try to focus your decorating efforts around furnishings and designs that feature smooth, clean lines, while avoiding the use of floral patterns. offers a wide selection of modern and contemporary bathroom furnishings, including stylish shower benches, stools and more.

#4) Go Frameless

Frameless glass shower doors are stunning addition to any bathroom. Although they've been around for quite some time, they've just recently picked up momentum in residential homes. Incorporating a frameless glass shower door into your bathroom will help you achieve a mode modern decor.

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