How to furnish a modern bathroom: do it now with Casaitaliana’s tips
04/06/2019

If you are thinking of renovating the bathroom and are looking for ideas and inspiration, discover with Casaitaliana the guidelines most adopted by interior decorators to create a modern fashionable bathroom.

The bathroom is one of the most intimate and functional areas of the house and its renovation must necessarily improve the quality of your life both from an aesthetic and practical point of view. Bathrooms are environments that we use very often during the day; indeed, just in the bathroom we can say that it starts every single day of our lives: neglecting the comfort and aesthetics of this environment can have a negative impact on our mood and, therefore, on the quality of our life. Moreover, modern bathrooms, whether you want them bright and cheerful or sophisticated and austere, can be created in spaces of any size: you can rest assured that, even if you don't have particularly spacious rooms at home, you can have a dream bathroom .

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Modern bathrooms tend to recreate environments that arouse feelings of simplicity and order. If you want your bathroom to reflect the dictates of contemporary design, you will need to ensure that the fixtures, fittings and furniture have geometric shapes with clean, clean lines. The choice of soft and preferably neutral colors (white, gray, light blue, etc.) for the coverings will accentuate the brightness of the room, enhancing the geometries of the furnishings. Following our advice, even your bathroom will become, with little effort and some forethought, a veritable sanctuary of comfort and beauty like the modern bathrooms of the most famous designers

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Modern bathrooms: the principles of contemporary design

It is generally believed that modern design made its appearance between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, but it is only in the post-World War II period that this aesthetic trend spreads to a mass level. In fact, it is precisely in the 1960s that in northern Europe an aesthetic culture more oriented towards enhancing the practicality and beauty of the lines began to spread among industrial designers. According to this aesthetic principle, form and function - for any product - must be inextricably linked, while frills and refinements - typical of the design of the past - must be decisively rejected.

All modern bathrooms, both large and small, using these aesthetic standards. However, the refusal of the decorations and the continuity of shapes and lines of modern design make this style more suitable for enhancing small spaces.

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One of the most characteristic elements in modern bathrooms, which is well suited to small spaces, is the presence of a suspended or placed sink on a base - often in an angular position - of rounded shape and made of steel or porcelain. A similar choice, for this element of the bathroom, is efficient from two points of view: it helps to limit the size of the sink and allows for an effect of lightness. Modern bathrooms can be made with any type of material: wood, stone, slate, glass, ceramic and porcelain are all materials used for the construction of sanitary ware with modern design. What distinguishes them, in fact, is the linearity and cleanliness of the form. A more recent trend in the use of materials, for the construction of modern bathrooms, is to make a combined use such as making wood and steel surfaces or creating mosaics with ceramic and glass plugs to cover the wall that will be used as a toilet .

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In modern bathrooms there is a tendency to favor the use of primary or neutral colors such as white, beige, gray or black. However, it is not uncommon for designers to choose to exploit the effects of color contrasts such as combining white with black or gray. Since the combinations of only primary colors could be aesthetically unattractive, some interior designers make use of special reasons - such as the "herringbone" or "zig zag" arrangement - in the arrangement of floor tiles and tiles for wall coverings of the walls. In other cases, some designers use the mosaic technique. Even the furniture and accessories in modern bathrooms follow the same aesthetic principles. Benches or chairs can be carved wood and show the distinctive trait given by the combination of corners and fluid curves, which can often be found in modern design furniture. Lamps and spotlights can be square, rectangular or round and add a touch of general design.

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Modern bathrooms: some solutions to make your bathroom more modern

Although each bathroom reflects the taste and personality of those who designed it, the design of modern bathrooms prefers solutions aimed at practicality, functionality and the exaltation of space. If you need some ideas to modernize your bathroom, feel free to take inspiration from these examples of solutions adopted in modern bathrooms:

Add mirrors - To give a more spacious effect, in many modern bathrooms there is a tendency to add mirrors along the entire surface of the walls. Furthermore the mirrors are an excellent solution to increase the brightness of the entire environment.

Suspended sinks and sanitary ware - In modern bathrooms, limiting space consumption is an absolute imperative. Using suspended sanitary ware is a widespread practice among architects and designers to save space and create a minimal effect.

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Remove the tub - Preferring functionality and practicality, in modern bathrooms there is a tendency to use the shower compared to the more traditional bath: a bathtub takes up twice the space compared to that of any shower tray.

Remove the curtains from the bathtub - If you want a modern bathroom and you don't want to remove the bathtub, a possible solution is to replace the old curtain with a crystal panel. The elimination of the curtains will make the environment brighter and will give a feeling of more space available.

Install a shower flush with the floor - One of the most recent innovations in modern bathrooms has been the introduction of showers flush with the floor. In this way the lines of the floor will not be interrupted by a raised shower tray and the perception of the available space will be increased. This solution has a particular aesthetic effect with concrete, marble, stone or majolica floors.

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Use sliding doors - In addition to eliminating the bathtub, another measure that helps recover that much-emphasized space in modern bathrooms is the replacement of traditional hinged doors with sliding ones. Combine dark floors with light walls - Light walls and bright colors will make your bathroom look even bigger, while a darker floor will give that much sought-after contrast effect in modern bathrooms.

Decorate the walls - In many modern bathrooms the walls are adorned with geometric patterns given by the arrangement of the coverings: arranging the tiles of the coverings so that they form geometric patterns will give a pleasant sensation of movement to the whole environment. Even the mosaic technique is often used: colored tiles on a neutral background will help you create pleasant chromatic games.

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Modern bathrooms: how much they can cost

The costs for the construction of modern bathrooms are very variable and depend on many factors. In fact, if the only masonry and construction works can cost between 2,000 and 3,000 euros for a medium-sized bathroom (approximately 10 square meters), the cost of bathroom fixtures, tiles to cover walls and floors as well as furniture and other elements such as showers, tubs and sinks are extremely variable. A modern bathroom made of stone and equipped with a multi-function shower cubicle will have a decidedly higher cost, for the same size, than that required for the construction of a bathroom with tiling and a traditional shower.

So, if you want to know how much it can cost you to modernize your bathroom, the suggestions we can give you are:

define the budget you're willing to spend to make your bathroom modern,

get an idea of how you would like the layout of your new bathroom,

search for offers - even on the internet - related to the materials you would like to be used,

contact more companies specializing in modern bathrooms and ask them for detailed estimates,

once you have obtained the bathroom renovation quotations related to the realization of your modern bathroom, compare them and choose the construction company that best meets your needs.

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