Whether you’ve recently moved house and want to transform the existing kitchen or bathroom, or you’ve simply reached that point at which these key rooms are starting to look a bit tired and worn, and are in need of an update, we’ve got you covered with our guide to updating your kitchen or bathroom…
Keep it simple
It can be tempting to embrace new interior design trends, adding striking key features to your kitchen or bathroom. However, before making any big decisions, it’s worth thinking about how long you’d like to wait before revamping these rooms again. If it’s more than five years, it’s worth sticking to an interior design scheme that’s simple and understated and will stand the test of time. And if you really want to be a bit daring and add a bold dash of colour, why not do it through your accessories, such as towels, or items like your kettle and toaster which can be quite easily replaced.
Invest in quality
As we tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens and bathrooms, and they’re likely to be exposed to quite a bit of wear and tear, it’s worth investing in good quality fixtures and fittings and checking how water resistant the tiles, flooring and counter tops you like are. For example, a member of the His & Hers team once had their bathroom design all planed out with some pale, untreated limestone tiles until they were advised that the tiles they’d chosen were prone to getting discoloured in areas that were exposed to a lot of water. Armed with this information, they had the choice between putting in the necessary maintenance and cleaning to look after limestone tiles, or choosing a lower maintenance option. In the kitchen, it’s also worth choosing counter tops that look great and will handle a lot of wear and tear, such as a Dekton worktop, which can be installed in one piece without joints for a stunning finish. They look contemporary and chic, and the simple finishes available won’t date. They’re also one of the most solid kitchen worktops available.
After a new bathroom or kitchen has been installed and you’ve added all of the finishing touches, you tend to find that the simplest of pleasures – from making a cup of coffee in the morning to soaking in the bath suddenly feel that bit more luxurious. However, after a few weeks, we can sometime become accustomed to our new and improved rooms. To keep things fresh, look out for tiny purchases (such as a plant for the kitchen or a new candle for the bathroom) that’ll catch your eye and encourage you to appreciate the space again. Moving bathroom or kitchen accessories around can also help you to see these rooms in a new light.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with The Marble Group. For more inspiration for your home, please pay a visit to our regularly updated interiors page.