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Looking at the pictures of celebrity bathrooms, they always seem so extravagant and luxurious.
Most people think they can never make theirs look like that, but with the right ideas, design and renovations any bathroom can have the feel of a Beverly Hills palace.
Here are some tips to get started.
1. Dress up the walls
Get in touch with one’s inner artist and try dressing up the walls with wallpaper.
Luxury doesn’t have to be simple or plain, and wallpaper comes in many intricate designs that allow creative expression in ways that cannot be done with tiles or stone.
But be sure to use wallpaper specifically made for bathrooms and don’t go overboard. Create a focal point by papering only one wall. And do not use wallpaper in areas that often get wet, like the shower.
2. Don’t settle for basic lighting
Sure, a dim bathroom illuminated with candles sounds pretty romantic, but most of the time it looks like something straight out of a horror movie.
Light the bathroom well and, if possible, maximise the use of natural lighting.
Make sure light fixtures are strategically placed and light the bathroom well but are not blinding.
A chandelier or wall sconces can elevate the elegant feel of a bathroom. If it’s too difficult to make a decision with all the options out there, consult a professional.
3. Mount the basin on a table, not the wall
Instead of settling for the default wall-mounted basin that most houses come with, change up the look of the bathroom by changing the basin.
Table-mounted basins are easy to instal and are easily available. A basin mounted on a wide countertop can make the bathroom look more luxurious and modern.
And for that rich Beverly Hills look, use a coloured ceramic, marble or wooden basin.
4. Be contained, but not hidden
Many people opt for the traditional framed shower enclosure that is more economical. But aesthetics need not be sacrificed for practicality.
Use a frameless shower stall with a door made of a sheet of glass with hinges. This gives a more spacious and airier feel because of the amount of light that passes through.
These are also relatively easy to clean, but for the full Beverly Hills, call in the professional cleaners to take care of that.
5. Choose the right flooring material
From ceramic tiles to waterproof vinyl flooring and natural stone to laminate flooring and engineered wood – the choice of flooring can dramatically alter the look of a bathroom.
When used correctly, all flooring materials can reflect luxury. But natural stone is generally more aesthetically pleasing, especially marble, granite or limestone.
But for practicality, ceramic tiles come in in all shapes, sizes, colours and patterns and they allow more freedom in creating a look.
6. Mirror, mirror on the wall
To achieve a real Beverly Hills look, the bathroom must be spacious. But not everyone has that luxury.
If space is limited, use mirrors to create the illusion of more room. Get creative with the shape and size of mirrors – they don’t have to be rectangular or square.
With some thought, or a little help from the experts, the bathroom can become a private spa where all the troubles and fatigue of a long day can be washed away.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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