With the typical bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn’t blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx and marble or installing a gold-plated claw-foot tub.
Fortunately for all of us, it’s easier than ever to fake the fancy for a fraction of the cost of a complete renovation.
Our San Clemente Realtors suggest diagonal tiling against tiling along the square in a vertical or horizontal line. This kinda of way of doing it will not only make your bathroom look expensive, but it’ll also open up the space as well.
This will give a custom, bespoke feel to your bathroom. Fully cover a wall in tile—all the way to the ceiling—”to add lot of sparkle and dimension to an otherwise lifeless surface.”
Material selection are very critical, but how you use specific materials is paramount. Adding tile to a small area doesn’t use the material to its best advantage.
Tiling can be expensive if you use a pro—up to $2,000 depending on the size of your space—but this is a job you could tackle on your own if you’re an adventurous DIYer.
Add Large-Scale Lighting
Our San Clemente Realtors recommend you use large-scale light fixtures—specifically flush-mount chandeliers. These can make a big impact overhead, but won’t take up any of the room’s physical space.
Fresh-looking plants in galvanized planters such help draw the eye up, making a small space appear larger.
The bathroom might seem like the final place you would want to store a living thing. But some plants actually thrive in the bathroom. Our San Clemente Real Estate Agents suggest that you use aloe vera, Boston ferns, and even orchids.
Indulge In Classy Containers
Our Laguna Niguel Real Estate Agents are not just talking about buying one of those bathroom accessory sets with the matching soap dispenser and toothbrush holder (although you should do that, too).
We’re talking about rehoming all your drugstore toiletries throughout your bathrooms. Think: beautiful glass bottles or dispensers for your shampoo, body wash, and lotion.
Punch Up Your Towels
Seek out towels with rich detail such as embroidered edges, ribbon trim, and monogramming. Harmon also loves Turkish towels, which dry easily and have a luxe, light-weight feel.
Incorporate Gold And Metallic Accents
Brass, that decor staple from the 1970s and ’80s, is back in a big way. Add touches of it (or any other gold-toned metal) to infuse your bathroom with a bit of warmth and elegance,
But it’s essential to use the right shade—”otherwise a space can look garish instead of great.
The gold of yesteryear, which had a more greenish base, looks dated now. But fixtures in brushed golds in sleek shapes look warmer, new, and fresh.
Thinking about how to get the look without ripping out everything and starting over? Try metallic accent pieces such as wastebaskets, soap dishes, and other vanity products.
They’ll offer the same effect without overwhelming your space (and are less expensive than new fixtures).
Add An Off Mirror
To really upgrade your bathroom look, our San Clemente Real Estate Agents advise that you choose a (preferably bigger) mirror with an interesting or unique shape or finish such as gold, Moroccan, or tortoiseshell.
Scale can be leveraged to make a strong style statement, so adding an oversized mirror—especially extending all the way to the ceiling—will add visual space and drama. Have the mirror cut to house a pair of surface-mount sconces.
Hang Oversized Art
A single oversized piece of artwork is another luxe wall decor option. Have a tiny bathroom? Even better. Large art will do wonders for that space, too.
It’ll act to visually anchor a smaller space. The unexpectedness of seeing a 5-foot framed piece in a smallish room helps reinforce this idea of ‘borrowing’ inspiration from upmarket spaces.
Just be sure the piece is appropriately framed to guard against moisture and steam damage.
Swap out your shower curtains
If you use shower curtains rather then sliding doors for the tub, use real bedroom curtains rather than those meant for the bathroom.
There’s a larger selection, and you can find silk or silklike curtains to instantly up the luxe factor. Our San Clemente Real Estate Agents recommend you make sure to add an inexpensive fabric shower liner underneath.