Tile is frequently used in bathrooms for many reasons. It’s aesthetically pleasing, it reflects light, it’s durable, it’s easy to clean and it’s a simple way to freshen up the space. And options abound for bathroom tile ideas, from material to implementation. Tile halfway up the wall to create wainscoting, use classic white subway tile, tile the entire wall, create a 4-6 inch border or combine multiple style elements using whichever material you like.
A simple mirror can get a glamorous update with the addition of backlighting. You can purchase mirrors with built-in lights, or add them yourself to the mirror of your choosing. Illuminated mirrors are ideal for applying makeup and seeing your face in a detailed (but flattering) way. They’re great for bathrooms with low natural light. Just be sure that your lighting is soft, not harsh or fluorescent.
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.
Spa bathrooms are one of the 10 must-have things luxury home buyers want most. One look at the marble-decorated bathroom above and you will understand that there are as many bathroom designs as there are dreamers. Imagined by Thompson Custom Homes for one of their clients, this bathroom is simply stunning!
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.
An all-white bathroom does feel brighter and lighter, but it can look a little cold or lack the depth your eye registers as space. Adding black to your bathroom, in the form of black walls or a black-and-white tile design or a black ceiling adds the “POW!” your small bathroom is begging for.
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.
The first small bathroom design idea for 2017 is a big one: you really don’t need more storage, just a more minimalist attitude! Think about this one for a minute. Those large vanities with the deep cabinet space under the sink are really an inefficient use of space. Things get lost at the back of the cabinet. And the scale takes up so much real estate in your small bathroom design that your bathroom ends up looking smaller. So how do you solve the issue?
Marble bathroom design in soothing colors can be found in resorts, as well as private residences. The example above is from the interiors of the opulent Villa Kishti and it teaches us that spacious bathrooms can look amazing when dressed in marble by someone with an eye for detail. Relaxation and a good health are heavily influenced by the choice of materials, colors, patterns and light.
You’ll thank yourself later for using finishes that are low maintenance and easy to keep clean. In that regard, choose quartz instead of marble and make sure glass shower doors are treated with anti-spotting agents. In terms of fixtures, you’ll want high-quality construction like all-brass parts and a PVD finish that will resist scratches.
A free-standing bathtub near a marble wall could be just the thing you need to spruce up your bathroom design. Take example from the Skyline House by Dick Clark Architecture and create a cozy, inspiring private heaven to infuse you with energy for the whole day. Then, at night, enjoy a hot bath in your customized spa-styled marble bathroom.
If your tile is boring and there’s not much you can do about it, try removable adhesive tiles like the ones shown above. They’re easy to cut and install, look like the real deal and can be removed without damaging the surface behind it.
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.
The Clearhouse in Shelter Island can be of great helps to those looking to adorn their home with colored marble. Since this home is almost transparent, the marble floor and walls in one of its bathrooms provides the owners with a deeply rewarding simplicity in design, privacy, quality and a luxurious environment.