Tile is more expensive than paint so the amount of material and the complexity of your design will likely depend on budget. Options range from minimal use in a border for example to maximum use in floor-to-ceiling executions. And each implementation of course can be done in different materials be it in a classic subway tile or multicolored mosaics.
If you’re doing the project yourself make sure you’re aware of permits and building codes and look over these 10 things not to do when tackling a home improvement project. And before getting started consult our 15 point checklist that will walk you through everything from taking proper measurements and creating a renovation timeline to what part of the job to start with. If you elect not to go the DIY route look over our seven essential tips for hiring a contractor.
There are DIY-friendly flooring options today that are modern and easy to work with. Affordable resilient vinyl floor planks are available at most home improvement stores and come in a variety of wood species and patterns. They’re realistic looking (white washed oak shown above) and include texture and imperfections on the surface much like a real wood floor or stone tile would. Installing is as easy as scoring with a blade peeling and sticking. The best part is that they’re waterproof and come with long warranties against wear and tear.
The most important upgrade you can make in your bathroom involves lighting. A Swedish study found that lighting paired with the right color affects mood. Changing out your lighting is not difficult or expensive to do but makes a bathroom look fresher and larger.
Within a fantastic penthouse apartment in London this marble bathroom above acts as a private retreat where the body receives the blessing of cleanliness. Dressed head-to-toe in marble and featuring a welcoming marble shower this bathroom design incorporates a radiant design worthy of modern living.
You could allow tile to make a statement and cover all four walls or use it to create pseudo-wainscoting and paint the top half of the wall the color of your choice. Here are five general bathroom tile ideas to apply to your space.