According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association bathroom fixtures take up 20% of the renovation budget on average so when choosing fixtures and finishes consider who is using the space and how heavily it will be used. Is it a kid’s bathroom? Then plastic laminate flooring and countertops are a good option because they’re both durable and inexpensive (and high-end material is of less importance to children).
Either way determine how to make the most of your space. We’ve covered everything from small bathroom ideas that focus on function to making the most of your budget by changing small things like paint color or upgrading in phases.
Define zones in the room by using a different tile in the shower. You’ll want to use a tile that has a water-absorption rating of less than 3 percent (lower than what’s recommended for the floors) and has good traction (a coefficient of friction that’s greater than or equal to .60).
It’s good to think about resale value when making changes to a bathroom especially because white and off-white are the most popular color schemes in that room. That said your bathroom is a space that all of your guests will likely see at some point; so if you want to make a statement this is the place to do it. Think about it the same way you would your kitchen backsplash: You want it to be timeless and clean and to not turn off potential buyers.
Another example of a luxurious bathroom dressed in marble and wood comes to shine light on your decisions. Wood bathroom shelves captured in marble niches not only look good but are also highly functional: towels decorations or flower vases help liven up the space and allow you to play with colors and textures. Large windows help lighten up the space while the altitude of the apartment allows full transparency.
Older lighting fixtures and fluorescent lighting cast unattractive shadows and odd color hues on your skin. If changing a fixture isn’t possible you can upgrade the bulb with some of the new fluorescent bulbs that are similar in color warmth to the light cast on a bright sunny day.