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Reinvent Your Home

My name is Jackie. Welcome to my new blog. This blog is designed to offer advice and information to anyone out there who is considering reinventing their home. I woke up one morning and realised that I hadn't changed the decor of my home in over 15 years. The wallpaper was faded, the fireplace looked dated and the paint on the walls was chipped and cracked. I woke my husband and insisted that we take action. The next day, I contacted various remodelling contractors and started discussing plans. I spent the next couple of weeks chatting with them as they completely transformed my home. I was so pleased with the result, I decided to start a blog.

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Tips to Giving Your Bathroom a Vintage Makeover

Bathrooms are typically viewed as utilitarian rooms and therefore not many people take the time to enhance its aesthetics. However, since you spend a considerable amount of time in the bathroom every day, it would be a good idea to engage in renovations that would spruce up its appearance. One of the classic themes you could consider is a vintage aesthetic. Below are some tips to giving your bathroom a vintage makeover that would improve its appearance.

Tip 1: Invest in vintage accessories

A misconception people have is that bathroom renovations have to be extensive to be effective. The reality of the matter is small changes here and there can have a drastic effect on the appearance of the bathroom. When looking to add a vintage touch to your bathroom, you should start off with changing the accessories that you have. These accessories could be in the form of laundry baskets, soap dishes. Soap dispensers, trash baskets and more. Since these items do not take up much space in the bathroom, you can be assured their presence will not overwhelm the bathroom. Stick to vintage materials such as bronze, brass and more to give your bathroom that classic aesthetic.

Tip 2: Invest in vanities and cabinetry

A staple item in vintage bathrooms was a vanity. This would make it easier for your to get ready in the bathroom, without having to dash to your bedroom to get your hair and facial products. Classic vanities would be made from metals such as brass or bronze. Some people may be tempted to use timber but you should keep in mind the structural integrity of the timber can be severely compromised due to the constant exposure to wet conditions. Intricate cabinetry beneath the vanity do not simply add beauty to the bathroom but they are also function by increasing the storage space too.

Tip 3: Invest in new fixtures

Another easy way to improve the appearance of the bathroom would be by switching out your old fixtures for ones that have a vintage appearance. For instance, the addition of a freestanding claw foot tub could transform your bathroom from looking bland to having a classic charm to it. Other vintage fixtures you could consider are pedestal sinks, brass coloured faucets and vintage covers for your light switches. It should be noted that changing our larger prices would be more expensive. Therefore, if you have a tight budget, you may want to concentrate on the smaller fixtures first before trying to replace large pieces such as the tub.