Create Your Own Bathroom Design

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Depending on your bathroom, getting a new design can be as easy as a new coat of paint or as challenging as a complete remodel. Changing all of the fixtures in your bathroom might seem like a big project, but if your vanity, toilet, or tub is starting to show wear, a remodel can provide a much-needed facelift to an older home. Your first step is to look around your bathroom and decide what you would like to change. Pick out new paint colors and towels if you're unhappy with your colors and the general theme of your bathroom. Go ahead and commit to your remodel if the shape of your vanity makes you miserable or your toilet looks like it survived the first moon landing.

Choose a Theme for your Bathroom Design

By choosing your theme ahead of time, you can give yourself the opportunity to choose fixtures that represent your style even before you start to pick out paint or think about toothbrush holders. You can find bath vanities and mirrors that have a distinctly rustic design if you have always loved the American west or that have an antique finish if you enjoy the intricate details of the Victorian era. By shopping on the internet, you can get a good idea of what is available in your price range and get inspiration for themes you didn't think of.

Pick your Colors

Once you have an idea of what you're looking for you can start looking at different color options. Your theme might even prompt you to look at some unusual colors that you might not have been interested in before you chose your theme. Think of the colors of your current fixtures if you're keeping them or the colors and finishes that you liked while you were surfing the internet; maybe a rich sunset color will complement your cowboy chic or a light sandy color could give a beach feel to your Newport inspired design. You might not want to purchase paint or towels until after your fixtures have arrived and you get to see their true colors. Some handmade pieces vary when they are finished and can throw off your carefully selected bathroom colors.

Once you've made your decisions about which style and colors fit your bathroom best, it's time to put your plan into action. Knowing ahead of time what you want will make it much easier for you to find all the elements you need to create your bathroom design or make substitutions if you need to. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor to come in, your bathroom with reflect your taste in no time.

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John Drew is an interior designer who has lots of real world experience in interior decorating. Believe it or not, his expertise is in bathroom vanity decor. If you're interested in learning all about the wonderful world of bathroom vanities, turn to

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This article was published on 2010/03/31