Spring is the time of year that most symbolises fresh starts and is the season of renewal and rebirth. This is for several reasons, but mostly because here in the UK, the first few months of the year are long and cold, and the arrival of spring brings with it a sense of new beginnings, growth, and transformation.
Many people use this time to make a change, with a large number of these changes occurring in the home. Here at Roccia, spring is a time when we are busy with clients, guiding them through their home renovations, whether in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. The latter of which is what we’re focusing on today.
To celebrate the arrival of spring and everything it represents, we’re exploring how to refresh your bathroom in time for this exciting season to give you and your home a fresh start.
Get Started on the Deep Cleans
There’s a reason that the term ‘spring cleaning’ is so popular. The season comes after a cold and usually drawn-out winter, which can be a difficult time for many. Winter’s long nights and miserable weather can be demotivating, so spring is a welcome boost for deep cleaning and refreshing your bathroom.
Before you start shopping for bathroom tiles or new fixtures and fittings, the initial cleaning is crucial as it provides a spotless base to clearly see what you’re working with. Here are our top tips for deep cleaning your bathroom:
- Tile cleaning must be done carefully, and using the right products. Check out our blog, The Complete Guide to Tile Cleaning, to get a full run-down on what to do and what not to do to ensure your tiles aren’t damaged in the cleaning process.
- Air out the room while cleaning to allow for full ventilation. Not only does this improve the air quality, but it also helps to avoid mould around your windows and other areas of the bathroom.
- Organise your bathroom cupboards and drawers and get rid of out-of-date products or items you don’t use. Storage space is usually minimal in bathrooms, so don’t clutter the space you do have with things you don’t need.
Brighten Up Your Space
Brightening up your bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean only using white and light tones throughout the space; there is much more to consider if you want to maximise the spring sunshine. For example, if your natural lighting is minimal, use clever mirror placements to stretch out the sunlight you get and expand the room simultaneously. This could mean having mirrored units, which then act as a tool for brightening and lightening the room as well as storage space.
In addition, your chosen tiles also play a key role in how bright the bathroom is. For example, ceramic wall tiles are a great choice as they are reflective, meaning the light will bounce around the room and brighten your space.
Using Colour to Refresh Your Bathroom
If you’re looking for a dramatic transformation, changing your bathroom’s colour scheme is an excellent idea. Spring is a season of new beginnings, meaning that if you’re going to do it, now is the time.
We understand that swapping a colour scheme can be tricky, so our bathroom showroom in Preston and our Bolton showroom are great places to visit for some well-needed inspiration. Our bathroom design experts are on hand to provide tips and tricks on deciding the best colour scheme for your space this spring, so visit us to get started.
Switching Up Your Décor
Once you have changed your colour scheme, it’s time to start thinking about how you can switch up your décor. There are several ways to go about this, and how you incorporate new décor in your space will depend on several factors, such as your personal style, budget, and the amount of space you have in your bathroom.
For example, artwork is a great addition to any bathroom and can help add something exciting to a dull space as well as showcase your style. In addition, décor to you may mean the way you organise bathroom products on your shelves. For instance, consider installing shelf lighting to exhibit your skincare regime and make the products easily accessible without putting the main light on, perfect for late-night skincare sessions.
Of course, spring is also a time for new life, so implementing some bathroom-friendly plants is a great idea to celebrate the new season in your home. Some of the best bathroom plants are snake plants, ferns, and aloe veras because they thrive in humid environments and help purify the air.
Is it Time for a Complete Renovation?
Even after decluttering, deep cleaning, and making small changes, it may be time for a complete renovation if your bathroom is still missing something or looks a little tired. Spring is a great time to renovate your home as the weather isn’t quite warm enough for weekends spent outdoors, so instead, you can spend your time inside renovating the bathroom without feeling too guilty that you’re missing the sun. Our luxury bathroom brands have everything you need to transform your space into an unrecognisable room. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your bath, install a wet room-style shower, or add an extra sink to give you and your partner the space you need, we have what you need to make the necessary changes.
We have an extensive list of blogs dedicated to bathroom renovation ideas if you’re struggling for inspiration. Just head to our blog and click ‘Bathroom’ to gather some new ideas for your renovation this spring.
Of course, as always, you can enquire online for a FREE bathroom design consultation with our experts, who will be more than happy to help.