Signs Your Bathroom Is Outdated

bathroom design in ScottsdaleWhile some old bathrooms can be quite charming – think claw foot tubs and eye-appealing pedestal sinks – other old bathrooms are not so charming.

In fact, they often can look drab and outdated.

Not sure where your bathroom ranks? Here are several red flags that your bathroom may be needing a little TLC:

  • Countertops. Dull, old countertops can drag a bathroom down. In fact, if your bathroom has something like rounded, mauve or seafoam-colored countertops, these are signs your bathroom saw its peak in the 1990s. If this is the case, get rid of the the flat, boring Formica and consider natural stone, engineered quartz or another trendy surface. The key to modernizing is to focus on earthy, neutral colors and textures, as well as clean lines.
  • Flooring. If there is carpet in your bathroom, it’s time to replace it. Bathroom flooring is meant to tolerate years of intense moisture and foot traffic. Carpet is not only susceptible to moisture damage and mold, but it also collects bacteria from the toilet. Consider swapping out deteriorating carpeting for large-format tiles in natural stone or ceramic. You also might consider trends like patterned laminates that look like hardwood flooring.
  • Lighting. Exposed bulbs were once the trend when it comes to glamorous bathrooms. However, today, they’re just the sign of an outdated space. Think about updating your lighting to modernize your bathroom. Upgrade your vanity lighting with a pair of LED sconces placed on either side of the bathroom mirror. Or, consider installing an updated bathroom bar that features a frosted shade for each bulb to soften the light.
  • Fixtures, accessories. Old brass faucets, plate mirrors and fixtures in beige and bisque are anything but modern. When it comes to fixtures, start thinking clean and crisp. Anything from white fixtures and framed mirrors to faucets in chrome or nickel can help modernize an older bathroom.

A successful bathroom remodeling project can have a major impact on your home. It can even help you enjoy your own spa-like atmosphere right in the comfort of your own property. Call Republic West Remodeling for help with your bathroom design in Scottsdale.

Jim Weisman (676 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.