When it’s time to paint make sure you have planned your color palette. Keep in mind that painting a wall an accent color takes time. Use neutral colors to make your bathroom feel calm and aesthetically pleasing. An alternative to painting is to add pops of color by showcasing colorful hand towels bathroom tile rugs or even robes to create your own ambiance and flair.
You’ll also want a more impervious tile for the floor because of exposure to water. Vinyl feels better on bare feet than ceramic tile and it’s one of the more popular flooring choices due to it being inexpensive and practical (safe easy to install and maintain). One feature that buyers are looking for in today’s market is radiant heated flooring which not only ensures warm feet in the colder months but also makes the floor dry faster reducing the chance of slips or falls. It’s also energy efficient.
Some of the most expensive items in a bathroom design are the fixtures tile and finishes. Since you’re working with a smaller space you need less. It’s time to break out of thinking that a small bathroom isn’t worth the money. It’s time to splurge on making your small bathroom design look like a million bucks! Some ways to add more luxury on a little less budget include:
Using tile is more expensive than painting however so if you’re on a budget either choose an iteration that doesn’t use a lot of it or just use paint. Make sure the proper additive is mixed in with your paint color in order to keep it from getting mildewy and if you’re using tile look for stain-resistant grout (more expensive but worth the extra cost). White and off-white are the most popular bathroom color ideas and neutral colors also help make the space feel calm and fresh. Choosing a monochromatic color palette where you base the whole color scheme off of one main color is another popular option and will make the space feel bigger.
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).
Selecting the proper lighting in your bathroom is important because a light bright room will feel bigger. Good lighting can transform the space and make all other design elements pop. Unless you’re particularly savvy with electrical work leave electrical projects to professionals unless you’re just swapping out a fixture. In terms of efficiency install LED lights. They use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting (and won’t heat up the room).