Where tile is concerned the phrase “less is more” rings true. Gone are the days of covering the entire room in saturated tile. Rather modern bathrooms use colorful tiles to draw attention to a focal point. Use it in a spa-like rainforest shower or as an eye-catching backsplash behind your vanity.
There are many options for bathroom flooring so first consider our tips for selecting a material for your floors which will help you choose what works best for your space. In general larger floor tiles and patterns are subtle and better for small bathrooms. If you put ceramic tile on the floor look for a grade of 1 or 2 a water absorption rating of less than 7% and a coefficient of friction above .60 which are slip resistant and stand up to water.
Spacious white marble bathrooms come in many shapes defined by the choices made when decorating. Functionality is key but design reign over the need to feel comfortable. Heated marble floors ensure coziness and visual pleasure while the bright natural light reflectingin the mirrors exposes the eye to an inspiring mix of details. British architectural studio SHH was responsible for this project and they did a fantastic job in every corner of the Addison Road House.
When thinking of bathroom decorating ideas for art think beyond a canvas print. A wall gallery of favorite objects like starfish or baskets can be another way to decorate your bathroom walls.
Due to frequent use and the resulting wear and tear bathrooms tend to start breaking down after about 20 years whether that’s a perpetually leaky faucet or crumbling grout or chipping tiles (or all three). On average bathroom remodels cost $16724 so your design should be both intentional and strategic in order to secure a high return on investment as well as to create a functional space. That said bathrooms are typically small enclosed rooms so they are also a place in your home where you can play around a little bit with color and texture.
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).