One bathroom renovation that is becoming increasingly popular is the concept of an old world style space. If you are looking to remodel a bathroom on a budget that still has a touch of classic elegance and flair, the old world design will suit you well. As you work with your professional to transform your bath, here are a few ideas to work with an get you started.
Of key importance when designing your old world bathroom is the use of natural materials. Stone is a timeless classic that will bring a distinguished element to your space. Consider the usage of tumbled marble for your counter tops or flooring. A nice alternative to marble is ceramic tile. If you prefer, you may also decide to incorporate wood into your bathroom. Because wood is easily warped by moisture, it is a good idea to use a laminate surface for your flooring.
The essence of simpler times can be harnessed through simple bathroom fixtures. An attractive basin sink will work beautifully either as a stand alone or as a part of your vanity. A claw foot bathtub will look elegant in your space while taking you to another place in time. The usage of curved, wrought iron or bronze shower rods and shower heads will also work well with the theme of the room.
One of the simplest ways to transform a room as you remodel a bathroom on a budget is to play with color. As you design your old world bath, be mindful that the color palette should remain soft and subtle as opposed to a flashy, bold look. Rich, deep shades of red, blue, green, or purple that mesh well with the other design elements of the space will complete your new bath. You may also consider a textured wallpaper pattern as this too will fit with the old world design theme. Work with your professional to determine which color schemes would best compliment the features of your bath.
Details and Accessories
Incorporate brass and wrought iron elements throughout the room on faucets, drawer handles, towel racks, baskets, and more. Have a large mirror mounted above your sink that is constructed of heavy wood or metal latticework. Other ways to incorporate texture would be through the usage of etched glass shower doors or etched windows panes. For your lighting, wall mounted sconces not only set the mood of the room but will fit well with the theme as they resemble old world style lamps.
When you remodel a bathroom on a budget, it can still be elegant and classy. With the professionals at Southshore, your bathroom will be transformed into a luxurious space reminiscent of the old world. No matter how simple or extravagant you would like your bathroom renovation to be, we will help you achieve the space of your dreams affordably and beautifully.