Refresh an old bathroom with pleated shades

Aug 23 2010

Refresh an old bathroom with pleated shades
Refresh an old bathroom with pleated shades
Interior designer Candace Olson, writing in The Seattle Times, describes a recent renovation to a bathroom that she made to a 1920s-style home. While the homeowner had decorated every other room to her taste, the bathroom, which was painted with intense, blue colors, had left her feeling embarrassed.

The room had cracked floor tiles, a broken heater, chipped countertop and a toilet that needed three flushes to work. Olson first layered the floor with tiles that were colored a delicate green and repaired the fixtures and dry wall.

After that, she removed the outdated blue bathtub and replaced it with a large walk-in shower. She also installed a tankless toilet which complemented the small space, as well as a glass-fronted cabinet which she claims will open up the room, so it no longer feels cramped.

The bathtub in the room had also faced a window, causing a privacy predicament. Homeowners who want to add privacy to a bathroom without sacrificing beauty may want to consider pleated shades, which have pleasant, light-filtering capabilities and crisp pleats that won't drag or droop.

Since pleated shades are made from soft fabric, they are available in a wide range of colors, so they can fit any room according to its overall design pattern.
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