Bathroom Renos: Styles That Stick
Itching for a change? Direct that energy into renovating your bathroom to get more bang for your buck when it’s time to sell. Having an old, dingey bathroom can really flush down some of the value of your home. Creating a bathroom with timeless style and features can help increase the resale value of your home and give you more reason to stay in and perfect your self-care routine. Here are our top 5 tips for building a bathroom that stands the test of time.
1. Choose a timeless tile.
One style that has always and will always be on trend is subway tile. Since subway tile came on the scene in 1904, it’s been a staple to use in kitchens and bathrooms. You’ll find subway tiles crafted in ceramic, porcelain, or glass, usually at 3 x 6 inches. They offer a clean and bright look and a reflective surface that provides a roomier feel to the space.
2. Make it Marble.
Marble counters never go out of style, and for good reason. It leaves the space looking luxurious, offering a high-quality and lush aesthetic. As a natural stone, marble leans on the expensive side, but it’s worth the investment since it looks fresh for much longer than laminate and other surfaces.
3. Take your tub to the next level.
If you have a built-in tub, it may be time to reimagine your layout. Freestanding tubs (claw tubs included) are a great way to make your bathroom look more expensive and timeless. These tubs make a statement and really stand out to potential buyers.
4. Pick a lighter paint colour.
Using darker wall colours in bathrooms can make these small spaces seem even smaller. Lighter and brighter colours help to open up the space a bit and especially shine when there’s a window in the room. We’re big fans of warm whites like Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
5. Mix your metals.
Having more than one metal finish can make any bathroom pop. Focus on leading with one dominant colour and one accent colour with different tones. For example, if you choose a warmer metal (like gold or copper) as your dominant colour, choose an accent metal that’s on the cooler side (like aluminum or stainless steel).
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