4 Ways to Modernize Your Bathroom in 2023


When it comes to popular spots in the home to update, the bathroom often sits high on the list of priorities. It's a room that gets plenty of use, and for that reason, wear and tear can show up faster than in other spaces. But just because you want to update the bathroom, doesn't mean you have the desire or budget to do a full gut job, and the good news is that you don't have to. Here are four ways to modernize your bathroom in 2023 without having to rip everything out.


Modern bathroom with white cabinets


Install a New Vanity and Sink

While your bathroom doesn't have much in terms of furniture, the vanity can act as the focal point in the room. If the current one is rather basic and doesn't have much personality, it's time for an update. Installing a stylish new vanity in a different color and/or material with an eye-catching bathroom sink will transform the look of the room. Don't feel you have to pick basic options either, as there are plenty of sinks that have interesting features to them. They also come in different sizes, shapes and materials. Top off the new sink and vanity with a modern new fixture, and it will be a gorgeous update.


A New Shower Screen Can Be Just What Is Needed

Want to update your shower but don't have the budget for a total gut job? Homeowners will be thrilled to find that, by replacing the shower screen, you can create the illusion of a brand-new shower. This is often the best shower part to update since you have so many options available to you. Just be clear on the style you're going for. For example, do you like clean lines, modern features and a simple design, or are you looking for a shower screen with some uniqueness to it? There is also clear and frosted glass, both of which can work in a modern bathroom.

Another tip is to remove the old caulking between shower tiles, which may be discolored, fading, peeling, cracking or missing, and apply fresh caulking.


Choose a Trending Color Palette

If you want more of an impact than just the shower and vanity, a fresh new color palette will do the trick. You don't have to choose a trending one, but some are proving stylish for 2023. The good news is that most of these act as neutrals, which means they will work with existing flooring and fixtures.

Some trending bathroom color palettes for 2023 worth looking into include:

  • Slate blue
  • Light blue
  • Teal
  • Soft gray
  • Charcoal
  • Greenish gray
  • Taupe
  • Crisp white


Install New Lighting

Finally, take a look at your current light fixture and ask yourself if it works with the bathroom updates. Installing a new light fixture means you can choose an entirely different style and finish, and even pick one that offers more light - as you can never have too much light in a bathroom.


Using all of these tips will help you update your bathroom and transform the space so it matches your vision.