5 Tips for Updating the Outdated Bathroom

Updating the bathroom

Many home owners tend to overlook the bathroom, and end up leaving this renovation until the end. However, having an updated bathroom can add a lot of style and class to your home. A luxurious bathroom can offer a welcome oasis at the end of the day and make mornings more pleasurable when you have all the luxuries of a fine hotel. The bathroom renovations Ottawa home owners require should include these five high design details:

1. Eco-Friendly Choices

When designing your bathroom, you want to ensure you are using eco-friendly fixture which can include low flow toilets and shower heads. There are many options that allow you to choose the flush required for “liquid” or “solids” and luxurious shower heads that not only look gorgeous but will provide a very satisfying shower experience. You will not only be helping the environment, but will be saving money by cutting down on your water usage which can lead to big savings annually.

Water-Wise Fixtures: Ditch the outdated and embrace low-flow toilets and showerheads. You’d be surprised by the luxurious options available now, offering powerful sprays and sleek designs while using significantly less water. Bonus: dual-flush toilets let you choose the right amount of water for the job, further reducing waste.

Green Cleaning Powerhouse: Skip the harsh chemicals and switch to eco-friendly cleaning products made from natural ingredients. Not only are they better for your health and the environment, but they can also be just as effective at keeping your bathroom sparkling clean.

Every Drop Counts: Be a leak detective! Fix those pesky dripping faucets promptly to prevent precious water from going down the drain. It’s a small action that makes a big difference for your water bill and the planet.

Don’t forget the everyday choices! Opt for eco-friendly cleaning products made from natural ingredients, and fix leaky faucets promptly to prevent wasted water.


5 Tips for Updating the Outdated Bathroom

2. Stylish Fixtures

Avoid going for the standards and seek out fixtures with distinct style. Bathtubs are being designed for comfort as well as focal points for the bathroom. From reconstructed claw foot tubs to stunning waterfall designs, your tub should set the tone for your bathroom. Even toilets offer less utilitarian designs that are built not only for style but also for comfort. Sit in the display tub and on the display toilet to make sure they are comfortable.

Go Beyond the Standard: Skip the builder-grade offerings and explore unique options that match your individual taste. Clawfoot tubs add timeless elegance, waterfall showers create a dramatic statement, and unique vanities can become the focal point of the space.

Comfort Matters: Looking good is half the battle, but feeling good is just as important. Sit in display models of tubs and toilets before making your final decision. Your bathroom should be a sanctuary of relaxation, not just a beautiful showroom.

Function Meets Fashion: Don’t let style compromise practicality. Choose fixtures that look amazing but also cater to your daily needs and lifestyle. Craving a deep soak? Look for bathtubs designed for indulgence. Need a spacious shower for invigorating mornings? Prioritize both aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Style doesn’t have to come at the expense of functionality. Choose fixtures that not only look amazing but also fit your needs and lifestyle perfectly.

3. Deep Sinks

Deep sinks are the must-have for bathroom renovations in Ottawa. They have taken over from the vessel sink craze as they offer a luxurious detail as well as space to take care of your needs. Vessel sinks are still available, but they tend to date themselves quite quickly.

Spacious Sanctuary: Replace shallow bowls with the luxurious depth of a modern sink. Deep sinks offer ample space for washing hands, soaking laundry, or filling large containers without the dreaded splash-over.

Practical Elegance: Deep sinks aren’t just about aesthetics; they offer increased functionality. The extra depth means less mess on your countertops and easier handling of larger items.

Timeless Trend: Unlike vessel sinks, which can quickly appear outdated, deep sinks offer a classic and versatile design that complements various bathroom styles. Their popularity ensures they’ll remain a stylish choice for years to come.

So, if you’re looking for a functional and trendy upgrade for your Ottawa bathroom, consider diving into the deeper delights of a modern deep sink. You’ll be surprised by the difference it makes!

4. Artistic Mirror

Mirrors are another design detail that can add sparkle and glamour to the bathroom. Beveled details, beautifully carved frames and additional features such as lighting for applying makeup and shaving make getting ready in the morning less of a chore. You can also consider magnified pull mirrors for more “intimate” beauty tasks such as plucking your eye brows.

Embrace Intricate Details: Beveled edges, beautifully carved frames, or even mosaic tiles surrounding the mirror can add a touch of elegance and sophistication. These details act as miniature works of art, enhancing the overall aesthetic of your bathroom.

Light Up Your Routine: Consider mirrors with integrated lighting, perfect for applying makeup or shaving with precision. This not only creates a well-lit space for these tasks but also adds a touch of luxury and modernity.

Zoom In for Detail: Don’t forget the practical side! Include a magnified pull-out mirror for intricate tasks like eyebrow plucking or applying eyeliner. This ensures optimal visibility and precision while maintaining a sleek and integrated look.

By incorporating these elements, your bathroom mirror transforms from a simple reflection tool into a captivating piece of art that elevates both the style and functionality of your space. Remember, your mirror can be a focal point, reflecting your unique personality and enhancing your daily routines.

5. Shower

Showers are also becoming focal points for bathroom renovations. Open showers that do not require doors, tubs or curtains allow more space and are often designed to accommodate two. Double shower heads, steam features, lighting and even music are all part of the modern luxury shower experience.

Embrace Openness: Opt for open showers that eliminate doors, tubs, and curtains. This creates a more spacious and airy feel, perfect for smaller bathrooms or those seeking a minimalist aesthetic. Bonus points if your design allows showering together!

Double the Indulgence: Indulge in a double showerhead experience. Imagine the invigorating sensation of two streams of water washing away your stress. This is perfect for couples or those who simply crave a more luxurious shower experience.

Unwind in Steam: Elevate your shower routine with a built-in steam feature. Imagine yourself enveloped in a soothing cloud of steam, melting away muscle tension and promoting relaxation. It’s like a mini spa experience in your own home!

Light Up Your Shower: Upgrade your shower with integrated lighting. This not only creates a more ambient and spa-like atmosphere but also enhances visibility for tasks like shaving or applying makeup. Choose from various lighting options to create the perfect mood.

Set the Mood with Music: Immerse yourself in a truly multi-sensory experience with built-in shower speakers. Imagine your favorite tunes filling the air as you unwind under the warm water. It’s a simple yet impactful way to personalize your shower routine and create a truly relaxing haven.

By incorporating these modern trends, your shower transforms from a mundane necessity into a luxurious escape. Remember, your shower is a space for both cleansing and rejuvenation, so prioritize features that promote relaxation and enhance your well-being.

Ready to breathe new life into your bathroom?

These 5 essential tips have you covered, from eco-friendly choices to luxurious touches. Let’s transform your outdated space into a modern oasis! Start your renovation journey today by exploring our website for design inspiration and contacting us for a free consultation. 

To reach out, schedule renovations, you can fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427. We’re here to help you create a bathroom that reflects your unique style and enhances your daily routine.