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Is Your Bathroom A Time Machine?

Aug 20, 2018


We use our bathrooms constantly and over-time can become accustomed to its features, making it super easy to overlook the elements desperately needing an update. Perhaps, the toilet isn’t flushing as efficiently as it once was or maybe the decor is a bit last-season. It’s time to take a step back, have a good look and question whether your bathroom could use a makeover. We have put together five top signs to consider when evaluating the space!


1. It doesn’t reflect “you”

As well as being a functional cleaning space, bathrooms are meant to be a relaxing space to unwind, soak in the bath and enjoy some ‘me-time’. So, when you no longer feel as though your bathroom has that calming effect, it might be time to consider a change. Don’t be afraid to personalise your bathroom and suit it to your own style by adding colour, changing the layout or adding accessories – it is entirely up to you and the aesthetic you want to create!


2. Outdated colours

Perhaps your bathroom is a literal time machine and hasn’t been updated since the 70’s? This decade relished in flaunting a colourful bathroom, with everything from the basin to the tiles being a bold colour or pattern. If your bathroom is stuck in another era, changing the colour up can make all the difference. Recent colour trends have seen the rise of neutral tones including white, grey and black, which lend an element of ageless beauty to any space.


3. Lack of storage space

No matter the age of your bathroom, the space will never be functional, nor you will never feel that calming sense if there is clutter. Updating your bathroom gives the opportunity to add extra storage space through additional shelving or more under-counter storage. With strategic design, it’s incredible how alternate storage spaces can be created that enhances the look and organisation of the space.


4. It’s deteriorating

It may seem obvious, but once essential fixtures start to deteriorate it is definitely time to consider a renovation as outdated, leaky fixtures can have costly consequences such as wall damage and excess water consumption. By installing modern features, your bathroom will not only look stylish but have improved functionality.


5. You’re moving on

If you’ve decided that it’s time to move on and sell, updating your bathroom can have a dramatic effect on your home’s value. Potential buyers will be on the lookout for a bathroom that they can envisage themselves relaxing in and compliments the rest of the house. Invest in features that are practical, yet enhance the aesthetic of the room such as a round vessel basin or wall hung pan – these are sure to stand out to potential buyers!



Considering that we spend so much time in the bathroom, it’s important to create a comforting and relaxing space with maximised functionality. If you feel your bathroom is living in the wrong era, American Standard can help you reinvent the space into a modern, personalised haven.