Bathroom Decorating Ideas For Spring

As the seasons change, so does home decorating — but while replacing a wreath on the front door every season is pretty easy, it’s not always clear how to put a spring touch on a more utilitarian space like the bathroom. You can’t exactly remodel the bathroom vanity fixtures every few months, and repainting the walls every season would get expensive fast. How can you put a fresh touch on your modern bathroom for the new season? Below, consider some ideas for your bathroom this time of year:

  1. Do a Deep Clean. Before redecorating, take a cue from the home tradition spring is most famous for and give your bathroom a good spring cleaning. Getting the bathroom vanity, shower, tub, toilet, tile and light fixtures in gleaming condition is a great way to make the space feel new — ready for your artistic touches.
  2. Change the Artwork. From autumn photographs to red and green Christmas frames, there are lots of ways to use the things you hang on the walls to celebrate the season. In spring, consider hanging photos of green trees, for example, just as in summer you might hang photos of trips to the beach. As long as your modern bathroom walls are neutral, it’s simple to add different accents each season that create a new color scheme. Pick some hues that feel like spring to you, from lots of white to shades of green, and incorporate them into the room’s design. 
  3. Swap Bathmats. Take out the dark, heavy bathmat hues that signaled winter and replace them with lighter, brighter colors for a new spring season. Brightening things up fits with the longer daylight and warmer temperatures of spring, and it turns your bathroom into a cheerier place to spend time. Do the same with your towels and shower curtains — from darks to lights — to make the room feel ready for spring.
  4. Add a New Scent. From the hand soap at the sink to an air-freshening plugin by the counter, there are lots of ways to imbue spring smells in your bathroom to celebrate the time of year. Pick something with a clean smell to highlight what defines this season — something like rain fresh or a floral smell works well.

When you want to give your bathroom a lively spring look, use the tips above to get started. Season touches are a great way to have fun with your home and make it feel more cozy and loved. When little decorating touches aren’t enough to get your bathroom looking good, it may be time for a spring remodel. When it’s renovation that you’re after, come to us at Modern Bathroom for info. From beautiful vanities to modern sinks, we have the bathroom products you need to get your room looking showroom-ready. Contact us today to learn more! 

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Nothing says spring like a good sweeping and scrubbing of all your floors and surfaces — and what spring cleaning would be complete without a thorough bathroom cleaning? A real workhorse in any home layout, the bathroom sees daily use and, along with it, the potential for daily wear and tear. That’s why, even if you’re changing the trash and cleaning the vanity on a regular basis, it’s pretty easy for the bathroom to get dirty fast. What can you do to refresh your bathroom this season? Here’s a cleaning checklist to help make your bathroom shine:

  1. Gather Your Gear. Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t require a long list of products or tools, but you will want to have a few essentials on hand. Gather tools like a toilet brush, toilet cleaner, cleaning cloths or rags, a bucket with warm and soapy water, disinfectant and glass cleaner, for example. 
  2. Start with a Blank Slate. After getting your bathroom cleaning tools ready, step one in giving the bathroom a thorough cleaning is to pare it down to the essentials. Empty the room by removing all towels, bathrobes, washcloths, trashcans, bath rugs, baskets, toiletries, etc., so that surfaces are cleared and ready to be cleaned. Only after you’ve finished scouring everything from top to bottom should you re-introduce daily products and linens into the space.
  3. Empty the Cabinets. Go through the items in your cupboards and drawers, and organize items into trash, donations and things to keep. Wipe the inside of these spaces before putting items back, with everything you want to keep neatly organized. 
  4. Scrub the Sink. Scrub the bathroom sink, paying special attention to little nooks and crevices. Wipe the faucet and handles until they’re sparkling.
  5. Clean the Toilet. Use a toilet brush to scrub the inside of the toilet and remove any rings, stains and other debris. Then, use a cloth to wipe the toilet’s lid, handle, small crevices and underside.
  6. Wipe the Mirror. From spots of hairspray to splatters of water, lots of little things can leave smudges and speckles on your bathroom vanity mirror. Use a good class cleaner with a wipe or paper towel to remove those smudges and make the mirror streak-free.
  7. Clean the Shower and/or Tub. Whether you have a glass-enclosed shower, a shower-tub or a stand-alone tub, clean that part of the bathroom thoroughly. If the shower curtain has mildew or mold, consider replacing it with a new version. 
  8. Mop the Floor. Last but not least, sweep and/or vacuum the floor to remove all crumbs, hair and debris. Wipe baseboards. Get a bucket and a mop and thoroughly clean the floor.
  9. Empty the Trash. The trashcan you removed at the beginning of the cleaning process can now be put back in the bathroom — after emptying the trash. You may also want to wipe the trashcan inside and out.
  10. Return Linens. Once the bathroom is completely cleaned, you can put back the towels, washcloths, bathrobes and other items kept in your bathroom on a regular basis. Also, as a reward for a job well done, consider getting some fresh hand soap or toiletries for a finishing touch.

Getting your bathroom back in pristine condition is a worthwhile undertaking at the beginning of the year, so follow the tips above to tackle this spring-cleaning project at your home! 

If you’re interested in updating your bathroom with more than a fresh cleaning job, talk to us at Modern Bathroom. We specialize in all kinds of bathroom vanities, faucets, sinks, tubs and other fixtures, and we’ll be happy to set you up with the best in new features!

Fixing Up Your Bathroom To Sell Your House

Everybody from your real estate agent to your mother-in-law has probably been telling you that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses — but the only problem is that your bathroom isn’t exactly a showpiece in its current state. Even though you understand how important the bathroom is to selling, you aren’t sure what to change. If you decide to take on a bathroom remodel, what are your options? What works best? To make your property as attractive as possible in the minds of buyers, here’s where to focus your efforts:

  1. Fix What’s Broken. Whether it’s a lack of bathroom storage space or a faulty showerhead, when something in the bathroom isn’t in proper working order, that’s a turnoff to potential buyers. You’ve been using the bathroom, so consider what doesn’t work well. Could new bathroom vanities make the room more functional, adding space to store cosmetics and other supplies? Could little shower updates like a new showerhead or new caulking make enough of a difference to make the bathroom impressive? Do you need a new toilet or to replace chipped tile? Start your remodeling project by thinking about what people want to see in sinks, showers, tiling and so on. Then, at the very least, make your bathroom one where everything is fixed.
  2. Out with the Old. Vintage bathrooms can be fun and funky, but if it’s maximum selling power you’re after, be sure to update. Consider remodeling the bathroom from an outdated room into a sleek, modern masterpiece — at Modern Bathroom, we can help you determine how best to move from an old-fashioned look to a contemporary style. Whether it’s by replacing the flooring, refinishing the tile or overhauling the room top to bottom, we’re here to help.
  3. Appearances Matter. When talking about resale value, looks are important. Potential buyers evaluate bathrooms in terms of visuals — the colors, the style, the layout and the fixtures. To capture their interest, pay the most attention to the aesthetics of your bathroom, even more than to the high-end features no one sees. Buyers like to see new cabinets, new vanities, new showers, etc., because updated signals quality and value. If it’s within your budget to take on a complete bathroom remodel, it might be worth doing.
  4. Small Details Matter. While new vanities and new tiling are the kinds of upgrades everyone notices quickly, don’t neglect the little touches like cabinet hardware, sink faucets and bathroom mirror frames. The small details in your bathroom design can either complement or take away from the room’s value — let yours be assets instead of hindrances.

When it comes to replacing bathroom vanities or updating showers, Modern Bathroom is proud to be your No. 1 resource. Backed by years of experience in the industry, we have a team of experts committed to quality on every job — so when you want to take on a bathroom project in the Los Angeles area, come to us.

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Finding Storage Space In Your Bathroom Can Be A Challenge

Whether it’s the master bathroom, a powder room or a single bathroom in your small house, finding sufficient bathroom storage space can be tricky. Cramped spaces often lack enough bathroom cabinets for housing toiletries, paper products and other bathroom necessities. The basic items you need to get ready every morning won’t fit into your room. What can you do if you’re lacking room for linen storage and other items? When does it make sense to remodel your bathroom, and when does it make sense to make do with what you’ve got? To help answer these questions, here’s a look at a few key tips to keep in mind when your little bathroom has insufficient space for storage:

  1. Make the Most of the Space You Have. Even the smallest bathrooms can be more functional with a little strategic storage, so before doing anything else, decide if yours is being used to the fullest. Here are some ideas: Consider adding a glass shelf above the sink or above the toilet, in order to keep pretty toiletries on display or other items in eye-catching containers. Add a towel rack to the back of the bathroom door. Mount a high shelf above the entry door, as a place to keep paper products or towels. Place appliance hangers over the inside of cabinet doors to hold blow dryers or curling irons. The bottom line is to find as many creative ways to use your bathroom space as possible.
  2. Store Items Elsewhere. As nice as it is to have extra towels at your fingertips, putting them in a hall closet or laundry room cabinet also works. In order to free more bathroom space, try this and other strategies for storing some bathroom goods out of the bathroom. By paring down your bathroom items to just the necessities, will the current space work?
  3. Change the Pedestal Sink. In some bathrooms, a pedestal sink just doesn’t make sense because there is nowhere to put hair products, cosmetics, etc. If this sounds like you, it might be time to consider exchanging the pedestal sink for a vanity with bathroom cabinets. This is precisely why we at Modern Bathroom are committed to providing new cabinets that expand storage space and make your bathroom more functional. Contact us, and we can help you switch a simple sink with a bathroom vanity that can be an easy way to give your room the storage it needs.
  4. Add Other Cabinets. The vanity isn’t the only place where cabinets can add storage. Picture floor-to-ceiling bathroom cabinets where you’ll be able to store towels, toiletries, toilet paper and more. Add cabinets to other open nooks in the bathroom. At Modern Bathroom, we can create all kinds of bathroom storage solutions to maximize space.

When you’re looking to add cabinets to your bathroom, look no further than Modern Bathroom. Our team of experts can provide the storage solutions you need.

Contact us today to learn more, or visit our North Hollywood showroom and warehouse to view our vanities and other products in person.

What To Consider When Selecting The Finish Of Your Bathroom Faucet

Updating a bathroom is an exciting prospect because you can create the exact look you desire. However, as anyone who has remodeled part of a home would tell you, renovations involve a lot of decisions — including your choice of bathroom faucet finish — and making those choices can be daunting. While at first glance bathroom faucets may seem like a small detail, your specific sink and shower faucets play an important role in finishing the look of your bathroom. Instead of leaving this decision to someone else, think carefully about the shower faucet or the bathtub faucet that goes in your new space.

In a market with countless faucet finishes available, how do you know which to pick? From brushed chrome to polished chrome, stainless steel to bronze, which is the right look for you? What should you keep in mind when selecting bathroom faucets? To help answer these questions, consider the following:

  1. Visit a Showroom. Unless you’re already certain which faucet finish you like best, take the time to explore possibilities. Visit a showroom like our location in North Hollywood to view all the different finishes on display and see if something jumps out at you. Research online and browse magazine images. Exploring the wide range of finishes could help narrow your choices.
  2. Talk with a Designer. A professional designer can do wonders for helping you eliminate finishes that won’t look right in your home. Meet with someone to discuss your overall bathroom project and explore the perfect finishes to coordinate. Backed by some expert support, the decision may become much simpler.
  3. Consider Overall Design. Is your new bathroom going to have a rustic look, a sleek and modern style, or something more traditional? Whatever the answer, look for ways to use the finish to make the same statement. Whether it’s polished brass to create a vintage, classic style or oil-rubbed bronze for a Mediterranean look, your choice of faucet can highlight or detract from your design choices.
  4. Coordinate Finishes. Your bathroom will have a variety of faucets, from the ones at the sink to the one in the bathtub to the one on your showerhead. Choosing black, white, ceramic or steel is your choice — but make sure those choices coordinate among one another, as well as among other surfaces in your bathroom — like towel rods or light fixtures.
  5. Think about Upkeep. When it comes to upkeep, not all finishes are created equal. Some matte finishes are better at hiding water spots and smudges, which is ideal when you have a household of little fingers that want to grab at the waterspouts, for example. Other, shinier options may look lovely but require constant cleaning to look good. Know what will work best for you.

Like most decorating and remodeling decisions, the finishes for your sink faucet, bathtub faucet and so on will largely be a matter of personal preference. However, when you’re stumped in the decision-making process and feeling unsure of what to do, consider the five tips above.

Are you interested in remodeling a bathroom in the Los Angeles area? Let the experts at Modern Bathroom make the process a smooth and enjoyable one.

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