Renovating a bathroom is always a fun endeavor as it comes with the opportunity to express yourself while creating a relaxing space where your entire family can take a few minutes for themselves every day. However, as bathroom remodels can get rather pricey depending on what you want to do, they are done once every couple of years (or more). With that in mind, you’re surely looking for some tips that can help you modernize your bathroom and have it be perfectly executed until you feel the need to renovate it again. Here is what you should keep in mind.

Implement a calming color palette

For starters, you might want to change the color palette of your bathroom. If it hasn’t been renovated in ages, it might still have some relics of the 70s in some not-so-appealing hues. In that case, you want to repaint everything from the walls to the fixtures, if you can’t afford new ones. Moreover, you might also want to change the tiles. As you want this space to be a calming oasis, sticking to some neutrals is recommended. Whites, beiges, and greys are a safe approach, but you can also go for black, blue, or green to make a statement.

Get floating elements

When it comes to creating a modern bathroom, you cannot overlook the impact that floating elements can have. For example, you can start by looking into floating vanities that can make your bathroom look very sleek. These are mounted on the wall and come in different styles and colors that can easily match the aesthetic you’re going for. They also work great for smaller spaces as they keep the floor clear and help with creating an illusion of a bigger room. You can also find a wall-mounted toilet. Lastly, if you’re struggling with storage, why not add some floating shelves to the room where you can keep everything from toiletries and toilet paper to towels?

Replace the showerhead

The bathroom update doesn’t always have to break the bank. You can focus on some smaller parts that will make a big difference. For instance, you can do some research to find the best type of showerhead for your individual needs. Some people prefer fixed showerheads while others appreciate the convenience of a handheld/fixed combo. Then, some individuals want a high-pressure ceiling-mounted variety and other families strive to conserve water by opting for low-pressure models. As these come in different styles, colors, and materials, you will easily find something that will transform your bathroom in no time and help your muscles relax after a long workday.

Add a smart toilet

You can take modernizing your bathroom to a whole new level by implementing some smart technology. Have you ever considered adding a smart toilet to your home? There are several benefits to these models, such as no need to flush as they do it automatically once you walk away. They are also good for the environment as less water is used, and for your wallet as your bills will be lower. The risk of overflowing is also reduced due to sensors that detect correct water levels.

Switch out the lights

Perhaps you can also upgrade the lights in the bathroom. You don’t want lights that are too harsh but you also need useful lights for various tasks. That means that layered lighting is the best approach. Recessed ceiling lights or pendants that cast a soft glow are a great general lighting option, as they create enough light and look modern. Additionally, you want bright task lights near the mirror so that you can easily wash your face, put on makeup, or shave in the morning. With so many options, it will be easy to find fixtures that will match your style.

Install radiant floor heating

Lastly, a great project to consider for the bathroom is to add some underfloor heating. If you’re thinking about changing the floors, installing this at the same time will guarantee your floors are never cold and you can step out of the shower worry-free, all year round. Not only can this boost the aesthetic of the bathroom as there will be no bulky radiators, but it will also be relatively inexpensive to install and maintain.

When looking to modernize your bathroom, there are various projects you can try. From smaller updates like changing the showerheads to bigger ones like replacing the floors and adding floor heating, you have many to choose from. Consider your needs and means to find the right approach to creating your ideal personal oasis.

Claire Preece