I’m sure you have heard the saying, “What’s old is new again”. It really applies to modernizing kids’ bathrooms in old homes with new fixtures and accessories.
Thanks to manufacturers, you can update an old bathroom with new fixtures that look old….meaning old style design.
From pedestal sinks to old-time fixtures to vintage lighting, old is new again and you get the best of both worlds. You get modern function with old style updated for current times.
OR…..you can refurbish old fixtures and modernize the rest of the room with accessories and finishes.
Freestanding claw foot bathtubs are in hot demand but are often in need of refinishing. You can update the finish with a contemporary color but still retain the original charm and personality.
A fun and funky shower curtain, lighting, and colorful tiles on floor and wall add the modern touch you want while eliminating maintenance issues from old materials.
Small space bathrooms in older homes often lack necessary storage. Who says you need a bulky cabinet for storage? Rolled towels in a basket are accessible and out of the way under the no-frills counter.
Notice how the bathroom to the right has a new “vintage” style sink, mirrored wall cabinet, and light fixture, totally in keeping with the historic look of the home.
Storage found! Recessed areas painted, finished, and organized with shelves and doors are perfect ways to put unused space to work. Get the look and feel of expensive storage for less.
Leave the register….but lose the old sink and modernize with a cool new fixture. Even this small space feels larger with the right fixture, large mirror, and lighter colors.
If you really want to modernize a tiny bathroom, add a corner tub, new hardware (ultra cool style), and fabulous wall tile design. Sleek!
Not every item needs changed to make it modern and easier for kids to use. You can preserve historic charm with just changing a few simple details….and have the best of both worlds.
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