Brilliant Bathroom Style Inspiration for 2022

Brilliant Bathroom Style Inspiration for 2022

You have always dreamt of having a luxurious, relaxing bathroom that is bursting with style and sophistication. Now the time has finally come for you to explore your options and upgrade your bathroom in the very near future. When it comes to bathroom style inspiration you know that there is a lot to choose from, so where do you begin? If you’re looking to undergo the perfect bathroom makeover in your home, now is the ideal time to start searching online and in reputable magazines for inspiration. The perfect place to start is right here, so consider some of the following ideas to kickstart your brand new bathroom makeover this year.

Dreamy Tile Designs

Blue and white patterned tile backdrop by a modern sink basin
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One of the main features of most bathrooms is the wall tiles. Gathering inspiration and understanding what style of tiles you like the most is probably your first port of call if you’re hoping to upgrade your bathroom in the near future. In the past, you may have experienced drummy tiles, which is when your tiles sound hollow when tapped. Replacing these tiles is extremely important as it could be a sign of a deeper problem. Whether you’re looking for mosaic designs or modern geometric designs, there are so many different ideas for you to choose from.

Fabulous Flooring

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The flooring in your bathroom also plays a big role in the overall aesthetic of the room. Whether you’re looking into wooden flooring, vinyl or tiles, you can make a statement with your bathroom floor. Depending on the type of tiles and colour schemes you go for, your flooring should complement your chosen style.

Open Plan Perfection

Modern bathroom design featuring natural travertine tiles on the wall and floors
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Open plan bathrooms are all the rage, and they’re the perfect way to maximize on space. Turning your bathroom into more of a wet room with an open shower is a modern and stylish design that is extremely popular at the moment. Explore your options and talk to an expert about what the possibilities might be within your space.

Cool Colour Schemes

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When it comes to bathroom paint colours, there are so many different fun and unique styles for you to choose from. Ultimately, you want to go with a bathroom colour that’s timeless and carries longevity. Opting for an on-trend, bold colour might not be the best idea for the long run, because you could easily go off it. Explore magazines and search for some inspiration online so you can make the best possible decision for your newly upgraded bathroom.

Hopefully, the ideas mentioned above will give you a whole host of bathroom inspiration to start working with. Whether you’re hoping to start your project in the next few weeks or you want to wait until you have gathered every last piece of inspiration before you get started, there are so many ways to approach your project. Upgrading your bathroom is an exciting time, so make sure you enjoy the process as much as you can; the results will be totally worth the wait!

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How to Create the Perfect Bathroom Makeover

How to Create the Perfect Bathroom Makeover

Does your bathroom need an upgrade? A beautiful bathroom is a fantastic addition to your home and offers many benefits. When you have a high-quality bathroom, it not only makes your home look more aesthetically pleasing, but it can also help increase the value of your home and make it more appealing to prospective buyers if you decide to sell it in the future. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful bathroom but are unsure how to start your makeover, you should find these tips help you to create your dream bathroom remodel:

Set a Budget

Luxury bathroom with freestanding bathtub and black taps
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Setting a budget is not one of the most exciting parts of a bathroom makeover, but it is essential. Figuring out how much money you are happy to spend on your bathroom makeover may not be as appealing as having a limitless budget, but it will help you to ensure that you do not end up getting into debt while trying to create your perfect bathroom. Creating your budget before you start shopping for your new bathroom will help you to ensure that you stick within your price range and will also help you to make the shopping experience a little easier as it will narrow down your options.

Get inspired

Wallpaper can create a splash of colour in a bathroom
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One of the best parts of a bathroom remodel is choosing the perfect products to create your finished look. Looking online for inspiration to find the ideal colour scheme, tiles, and vanities for the bathroom will mean that you should soon have a clear idea of how you would like your finished bathroom to look. You will then be ready to start shopping around for the perfect products to make your dream bathroom a reality.

Find the Best Tradespeople

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A bathroom makeover can mean that you need a variety of contractors to come in and take care of different tasks on your behalf. Tilers and plumbers each have significant roles to play in helping you to create the perfect bathroom, so looking for the best tradespeople for the job is essential. Asking for recommendations from friends and family can help you to find the ideal contractors and ensure that you get the work completed to the highest standard. When choosing tradespeople to complete the work, do not forget to check their availability. Your bathroom remodel is likely to have some elements that are dependent on other parts of the job being completed first, so figuring out the timescales for the work and availability is a must.

Get the Project Started

Lovely large white bathroom adorned with fresh green plants
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Once you have an idea of timescales, you should be able to get your project started, which will bring you closer to your perfect bathroom. Once the work is underway, don’t forget to keep track of its progress to ensure that it does not fall behind, as you do not want to be without a bathroom for longer than necessary. Monitoring the progress of your makeover carefully should mean that your beautiful new bathroom will be ready in no time.



Creating a Grandmillenial-Style Bathroom

Creating a Grandmillenial-Style Bathroom

This week, we’re creating a grandmillenial-style bathroom by incorporating modern elements to Chelsea’s mid-century main bathroom.

Chelsea plans to do a primary bathroom addition in the future, so for now, we’re updating this bathroom to accommodate her and her husband, Brandon, while keeping in mind its future use for her daughters.

For this reason, we’re keeping the pink bathtub and tile but introducing some new elements that will tie in well to this grandmillenial-style bathroom.

Grandmillenial style floral wallpaper
This granny-chic wallpaper pattern is perfect for this grandmillenial style bathroom. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Hang Wallpaper

When Chelsea first moved into her home, she removed dated the wallpaper in the bathroom. And now, we’ve come full circle and are applying a new, modern-printed paper that will complement the bathroom’s retro elements and complete this bathroom’s modern grandmillenial design. 

We’re encasing this bathroom with literal wall-to-wall wallpaper, including the ceiling. This will give this future girl’s bathroom a jewelry-box feel. 

Danny Lipford applies drywall mud to patch holes from ceiling trim.
Patching the wall where the ceiling trim once was gives us an even surface for our wallpaper. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

First, we remove the ceiling trim so our wallpaper runs seamlessly onto the ceiling. To fill the spots behind the trim, we apply drywall mud with a putty knife to fill in the gaps left behind. 

Next, we clean the ceiling and walls with a mold killer so we have a fresh slate for the new wallpaper. 

Then, we hang the wallpaper. Here’s a step-by-step guide (link) on how to do it. 

Grandmillenial style bathroom with floral wallpaper and pink ceramic tub
Encasing the bathroom with wallpaper creat a jewelry box feel. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Outdated bathroom vanity next to pink tile and grey tile walls
This outdated vanity offers little storage space and stands out in a bad way. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Replace Vanity

This vanity isn’t original to the house, so it looks out of place in this bathroom. Plus, it’s a little too short and narrow. So we’re replacing it with a more functional, modern one that still works with our grandmillenial style.

To replace the vanity, we remove the toiletries stored inside and disconnect the sink plumbing. This old vanity wasn’t connected to the wall, so a firm tug is all that’s needed to detach it. 

A hole in ceramic wall tile.
The wall tile fused to the wall underneath, making it impossible to remove whole pieces. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Before we install the new vanity, we try to salvage some of the wall tiles behind it to use for replacement tiles on the wall behind the ceramic towel holder. Unfortunately, the tile is not coming off in one whole piece.

Titebond paiter's plus caulk filling in screw holes on ceramic tile.
Grey painter’s caulk camouflages the holes left behind from the grab bar. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

We’re disappointed we can’t remove the towel bar, but when in the end, it’s still functional. The metal grab bars, however, can be removed. We remove the screws and fill the holes with grey caulk that’s a near match to the tile color.  

Removing ceramic holders with a hammer and chisel
A chisel and hammer easily knock off these ceramic holders so we have a flush surface for our vanity mirror. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

We knock off the ceramic soap and toothbrush holders above the sink so the mirror can lay flush above the vanity. 

New vanity with brushed golf faucet in a grandmillenial style bathroom
The new vanity adds more counter space and storage. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Finally, we install a new vanity that’s taller and wider to provide more counter space and drawer storage. Here’s how we did it:

  • First, we apply some construction adhesive for extra security. 
  • Then we drill through the tile and drive screws into the studs. 
  • Next, we dry-fit the vanity top before we secure it with more construction adhesive.

Soft Spa by Fluidmaster bidet
The new bidet adds a luxury spa feature to the bathroom. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Install a Bidet

The toilet in the bathroom is the only thing that’s been updated this century, so we keep it. However, to add some extra pizzazz, we install a bidet.

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We chose theFluidmaster Soft Spa Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat. It features an integrated water heater, adjustable water pressure and wand positioning, as well as a heated seat and warm air-dryer. Plus, it has a remote, so you can face forward to use it, instead of reaching behind to make adjustments.

A T-valve connects to the existing water line that supplies the water to your bidet toilet seat. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

The bidet requires a water line, so we shut off the water at the toilet to install a T-valve so both the toilet and the seat can get water from the same source.

We also:

  • Installed a ceiling vent fan
  • Replaced the light fixture
  • Added an outlet for the bidet

Brandon Wolf and Chelsea Lipford Wolf with Danny Lipford.
Brandon Wolf and Chelsea Lipford Wolf with Danny Lipford. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Post-Production Thoughts

Chelsea and Brandon’s bathroom is 65 years old. At that age, there’s some baggage like the pink tub and the lack of ventilation.

The vanity was newer than that, but it really didn’t fit the style of the room and it lacked character.

But now, the room is overflowing with character and grandmillenial style. The wraparound wallpaper not only creates the jewelry box feel that Chelsea was after it also makes the pink tub look intentional.

The vent fan makes the space more functional, and the larger vanity makes it easier to use. Plus, its black finish complements the room style, and the new bidet toilet seat elevates the whole room to a spa-like experience.

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