Bathroom Remodeling Trends: Fresh, Updated and Practical
What designers are choosing to install in 2014 in bathroom remodeling projects is not only fresh and updated, but practical for living and enjoying the space. Combine that with the fact that kitchen and bathroom remodeling is one of the best return on investments for homeowners, let’s get to what is improving the looks of bathroom remodel projects around the country this year.
Bathroom Remodeling Trend: Some Old, Some New
While out with the old and in with the new may apply to changing the room size in bathroom remodeling projects, actually keeping some of the old and combining the new that is retro to what was popular in years past is really providing terrific results. Old subway tiles from the post war era have made a strong comeback and it’s not a surprise. The unique look of the old style tile is really new indeed when combined with vintage or vintage inspired sinks and claw style tubs. To update your remodeling use the old style tile but a modern layout that’s called “running bond.” This is a staggered way of putting the tile up that is both eye catching and energizing. One of the best ideas is using the least expensive colors of black and white to create a very crisp and new look.
Bathroom Remodeling Trend: Bold and Dramatic Tile
You can really jazz up a small space with bold and dramatic tile in your bathroom remodeling design. The shimmer effect has really caught on in the tile industry and it means that the use of even a small number of border tiles becomes worth the added cost to set off a look that is so high end. Tiles with opalescence or mother of pearl or even metallic sheen make a big statement with just a little material.
Bathroom Remodeling Trend: Accent Wall Hangings
Finally, if cost is an issue with your bathroom remodeling project and you can’t afford substantial changes like an entire wall of the new tiles, consider buying enough to make accent wall hangings. This is both simple and easy to do by just making use of small 12 x 12 pieces of peg board which you place the sheet of tiles to and finish by adding molding as a frame. To carry the look throughout the bathroom then use the same corresponding molding to frame in your bathroom mirrors and your entire bathroom remodeling wow factor savings is substantial. It’s a big bathroom remodeling design feature for a small amount of associated costs.