Problem: My basement bathroom can get quite damp and I’m scared of water damage on the walls
If you’re without a window in your below-ground bathroom, keep water damage at bay by installing a fan and tiling the walls from floor to ceiling.
Problem: Our main floor powder room is teeny tiny and feels more like a closet
Make that small space shine like a diamond with a few glam updates. Paper the walls in a fun pattern, go bold with artwork and add some shine with brass sconces. It will feel less like a closet and more like stepping inside a jewelry box!
Problem: The faucets in our bathroom send out water full force, making my environmentally-conscious blood boil
Put that water pressure on hold by changing out your current sink faucet with a spout faucet and trading in the showerhead for a spa-like rain shower.
Problem: The master bathroom is pretty bare bones – as my haven at the end of a long day, it’s not very inspiring
Give that master bath some love with a few touches of old Hollywood glam. Centre the room with a sparkly chandelier, pair a white ruffled shower curtain with vintage glass hooks and trade in your vanity mirror for a gold framed stunner.
Problem: A soaker tub is an absolute must for me but my husband is more of a shower man – we just don’t have space for both!
Who says you can’t combine the best of both worlds? Enclose the soaker tub in a tiled space with a rain showerhead for a European style wet room.
Problem: There’s not a lot of surface space on the bathroom vanity – my skin and beauty products just make it seem cluttered
Corral your favourite creams and beautiful perfume bottles on a vintage vanity tray and tuck the rest beneath the sink in organized baskets or clear containers.
Problem: I love the rich look of marble in the bathroom but need something to fit my budget
You can still get the look of marble without the hefty price tag. For a magazine-worthy bathroom, cover your shower walls with porcelain marble-look tiles, a more affordable option available in slabs or subway tile.
Problem: My shower window looks directly into our neighbour’s house
To keep your bathroom aglow with natural lighting whilst also maintaining privacy, frost the windows or change the panes out for textured glass.
Problem: Our bathroom has entirely open shelving, but I don’t like to keep things like toilet paper and other toiletries on display
Tuck the toilet paper and toiletries away in baskets, clearly labeling them so guests don’t need to go hunting for anything that needs replenishing.