Bathrooms, along with kitchens, are where homeowners get the most bang for their buck remodeling. There are basic upgrades and design changes that can be made to improve bathroom function and beauty. Bathroom redesigns are a great way to increase equity in a home. They also make living there a lot more enjoyable. Everyone loves walking into a great bathroom with color and modern appliances. People start and end their day in their bathrooms. They retreat there for a moment of silence after a hard day’s work or taking care of kids. Homeowners love to show off bathrooms to guests.
There are so many amenities and finishes that are specifically made for ultimate bathroom experiences. With so many choices, it can be hard to settle on specifics. The right way to redesign a bathroom is by sticking to the classics with a little personal flair that will make things pop. Here are a few suggestions on what you can to for a fantastic bathroom.
Take Advantage of Technology
The bathroom space is where home technology improvements really shine. You can get a high-tech toilet that will keep the seat warm and flush for you. It’ll also spare couples a lot of fights by automatically lifting and lowering the toilet seat. Heated floors are another great tech option in bathrooms. People who live in colder climate swear by them. They make waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom a pleasant experience. If you really want to splurge, you can get TVs embedded in bathroom mirrors, automatic sink faucets, heated towel racks and much more. The sky’s the limit for technology upgrades in bathroom design. Your choices will ultimately come down to what your budget is and how long you plan on staying in your home.
Go Upscale on the Countertops
It’s always a good decision to go high-end for bathroom counters. Marble countertops are the quintessential sign of good taste and luxury. The good news is, bathrooms often have limited countertop space when compared with kitchens, so you’re not going to break the bank spending on marble for the bathroom. Marble is something most people have their eye out for when they’re looking to buy. It will add thousands of dollars to the sale price, so don’t worry, marble countertops are an investment that will pay off in the end. You’ll also get to enjoy the beautiful vein work and colors of marble every day in your own bathroom. It’s a versatile, durable material that can go with almost any color scheme.
Keep Things Light
Dark bathrooms are seldom a good idea. Bathrooms don’t usually have a lot of window space for privacy reasons, so things can get dark inside. Keep things light should be your mantra during a bathroom remodel. Do what you can to get as many windows there as possible without overexposing anyone inside. The more natural light you can get inside will make your bathroom pop even brighter. For paint, still to lighter shades as well. That doesn’t mean you can’t take a chance on colors. Go for it, express yourself, but just don’t do it in heavy colors that will make the room feel smaller than it really is.
Get Creative with Some Tilework
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Tile mosaics are the perfect artistic expression in bathrooms. They can be as small or large as you want and will bring a unique feel into your bathroom. A lot of homeowners want something in their bathrooms that make it one of a kind. They want to put their individual stamp on the room when they redesign it. Splashes of tilework on a wall or behind a sink or toilet is the perfect way to do just that. A beautiful tile mosaic will give you just the right amount of pop in your bathroom to draw people’s notice but not feel overwhelming. When thinking of design, go for something that evokes tranquility to keep the atmosphere in the bathroom one of calm and relaxation. One of the major trends in recent years is to go for some sort of Mediterranean mosaic on a bath wall. They look great and will definitely make your bathroom stand out.
Ultimately, the best bathroom remodels are the ones that stick with what works and mix in some bold design choices. It’s all about striking a balance between pushing the envelope and respecting the classics. There are so many resources and places to look for inspiration online now that there is no shortage of ideas. Just go look and find what you love. Mix and match until you have your vision nailed down. Think about any little twists you can put on them to make the bathroom truly yours. You’ll be loving your new bathroom for years to come.
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