Looking for ways to spruce up the old bathroom? Bathrooms are defiantly resistant to change; when was the last time you entered someone’s residential bathroom and it took your breath away? You’ve got your basic tub, shower, sink, toilet, mirror, medicine cabinet and, well, there it is. Not a whole lot you can do to make a bathroom look significantly different from any other, but just because you are working within a limited template doesn’t mean you can make the bathroom come alive.
You cannot possibly find a better choice for renovating your bathroom so that it really says something about you. In the first place, you’ve got the utilitarian quality of concrete that makes it probably the most durable choice for a bathroom counter possible. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking right about now. Sure, concrete will last forever, but isn’t it ugly as sin? The answer is a definite no. Today’s concrete counters can be customized to replicate hardwood counters. Or marble. Or, well, pretty much any other kind of countertop material you can think of. Not only can you get concrete counters that look like any other material, but the customizing goes even further. Ever write your name in wet cement? Well, you can pretty much quite literally personalize your concrete counter by writing a message in it or imprinting any kind of memento in it so that when it sets the memory lasts forever.
If you can’t bring alive your bathroom through a fancy new tub or sink, consider the walls. Bathroom walls are usually not quite as spacious as the walls in other rooms, thus allowing you to cover the expense of prettifying things in the bathroom in a way that would be outside your budget in the bedroom or living room. One of those ways is to tear out all or a portion of a wall and install decorative glass blocks. Consider removing a small window and a larger portion of the wall around it and creating a glass block exterior wall. If you choose the right type of glass you can get more natural light into the bathroom without giving up any privacy. Another option would be building a glass enclosure around the tub or shower area.
A fireplace in the bathroom? Certainly not for the family-raising years, but once the kids have left the roost, can you think of a more romantic place for a fireplace? And, of course, if you are childless, you can turn the bathroom into a second bedroom. Fireplaces in the bathroom are becoming more and more common and why not? Those with a big two-person whirlpool tub are already halfway there; the warm glowing warming glow of a romantic fire heating up the place just puts the icing on the cake. Or, if you are not ready for the bathroom boudoir makeover, consider this possibility: a crackling fire, a good book and a glass of your favorite beverage for relaxing. Turns the whole idea of a quite night at home from something you need to be embarrassed about into something you can brag about.