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One of the most expensive home makeover projects can be that bathroom. Things such as demolition, fixtures, hardware, flooring and plumbing can cost a fortune. An out-dated bathroom is unsightly and could have other hidden issues.
Take this opportunity to give your bathroom a makeover. Don’t break the bank but take the time to recreate your bathroom with modern, yet efficient features.
Start with paint. This is always an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your bathroom. Whatever colour you choose, you want to be sure that it’s perfect for the space. Anything overwhelming, too light or too dark can be an eyesore. Typically for the bathroom, clean and fresh hues are used. If you aren’t sure, stick to neutrals: grey, taupe, white, beige, etc. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to go bold!
Your shower. How old are your tub, shower and tiles? Are you stuck with soap scum build-up that just won’t go away? Chipped tiles? Now is the time to fix all of that. If you’re going to splurge, splurge on a wet room. A wet room is convenient, cleaner and safer than a traditional bathroom. It fits perfectly in small places, accommodates those with mobility issues and increases the overall value of your home. Wet room shower kits, drains and other features are easily accessible – another benefit. It might cost you a little more up front, but it’s sure to pay off in the long run.
Wall décor. Everything in your bathroom will generally focus around the mirror, so make it special! Find a mirror that is functional but makes a statement. It should complement the modern style you’re trying to achieve. If you decide to hang anything else, keep it simple and sophisticated. Glass shelves are a functional and modern way to keep your bathroom updated and organised.
Lighting. Take your time when it comes to the lighting in your bathroom. There are many modern options available to you that will fit within your budget. Keep in mind that it’s a bathroom and the lighting shouldn’t be too harsh but, rather, soft and relaxing. This is one room that should be well lit. If you’re displaying art work, adjust your lighting around it to draw attention.
De-clutter the space. One strategy for updating your bathroom is getting rid of all the clutter. Add storage if needed, but clean off the counter space. Store things in drawers and cabinets. The key to modern design is cleanliness and organisation.
Pay attention to detail. Giving your bathroom a makeover can be as simple as replacing the hardware. Items such as towel racks, shower curtains, knobs, etc can really date your space. This strategy is simple and cost-efficient.
Don’t burn a hole in your pocket with expensive renovations. Use these 6 easy tips to get your bathroom looking and feeling new again.
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Occupying what was originally a C19th warehouse, offices of Paul McAneary Architects.
This project is the result of recession economics – as young architects, survival required creative thinking beyond the drawing board – applying business to architecture – by looking at every angle, this project was conceived. PMA had outgrown its first office but were forced out due to the landlord raising the rent by 50 per cent. Paul negotiated a substantial rent free period with a new landlord in lieu of substantial transformation of his dilapidated listed warehouse building. Economically, traditional procurement would not have been feasible for PMA. The creative solution, from both design and economic perspectives was for this young architects practice to setup a design and build company – which has since went on to build 2 further small projects. On top of this the procurement of construction materials was a further economic issue. As architects we wanted the highest spec for our office but were economically challenged. Recycling was employed on a massive scale. Off cuts of reconstituted stone became the kitchen and bathroom tops. The 3.2m high glass facade of the office was even recycled from another project – making the project feasible. It has to be said that over the 2 years we have spent slowly building the office – we have probably learned more from our experiments than through any previous education by experimental building our own office. Two days after the completion of our new basement we suffered a massive flood from the building above us. The office was 200mm deep in water – we lost much research – but this was actually an opportunity for us to redesign some of the destroyed built details that we had thought of better solutions since completion – the greatest test of all. Indeed the experiments have become very important to us as a practice and they continue – as we have built, what we call our ‘laboratory’ – a workshop in our new basement where we constantly run tests, make mockups and explore detail before construction as well as make architectural models. A sky light has been introduced into the ground floor ceiling to the rear of the office, bringing light to the full extent of the plan. It is placed above a design room, directly above a glass box down into the basement level laboratory. This connects all the levels of the project, and providing a second shaft for architectural models to be dramatically raised through. To make the basement level functional, it was imperative to increase the height of the room and bring natural light. PMA used a special fibre reinforced concrete floor, that could be cast as a tiny 70mm thick slab – that avoided underpinning costs. The open space is designed for exhibitions and presentations, with clean light walls and completely adaptable lightng – 4 light wells and a structural glass and structural metal mesh floor will bring the maximum amount of natural light possible down, whilst connecting the two areas of the office. The ground floor facade has been developed following secure by design consultations with the Police as the passageway outside the office suffered drug dealing, prostitution, and urination due to its location on a dark back alley in London’s West End. The facade is made from solid oak beams that respect its neighbours, finished entirely flush, removing many nooks that facilitated crime and the glass being full height, gives a sense of overlooking that has reduced crime level significantly. The light natural coloured facade that has oak and unpainted render has not suffered typical graffiti (it would appear graffiti artists respect the integrity of natural elements). The results of the facade, that has been installed for a few months now, is that it has changed the atmosphere of this medieval narrow pedestrian passage way and countless passers have made the effort to come and tell us of their delight and how they feel safer whilst applauding the design.
[Open House London]