Bathroom remodels are a great way to increase the value and functionality of your home. However, they are quite an undertaking. Most homeowners want to do it right and be done so they don’t have to think about it again. That’s where timeless bathroom design is essential. Here are five updates you can make to freshen up your space and be sure you’ll love it for decades to come.
Go for an All-White Palette
White is a classic bathroom color that doesn’t go out of style. It brightens up what is usually a small space and makes it feel clean and airy. Choosing a white countertop with subtle marbling, like XXX, will keep with the timeless white theme while keeping it from being stark or boring. If you’re still worried about it looking TOO white, accessories with colorful window treatments, towels, and decor that can easily be switched out as trends change.
While it may seem like a risk to mix together different types of metals, going with one trendy finish throughout can be riskier if it goes out of style. By mixing one timeless metal with something that’s more of an accent you’re sure that your design will last. Polished nickel never seems to go out of style, so perhaps go with that and something like gold or brass to complete the look.
As we’ve mentioned in our other posts, marble is a mainstay in bathroom design. It’s been used for centuries. You can’t get more timeless than that. If you’re concerned about the maintenance of this porous material opt for a quartz with a marble-like appearance instead.
Timeless Tile Patterns
Lots of homeowners opt for tile in their showers or on their floors. Choosing a pattern that will stand the test of time can be challenging. Penny tile in white or white and black has been holding strong for the last 60-70 years. You could also go with hexagonal or basketweave patterns. If you want to make a space feel larger, go with larger tiles. There will be fewer grout lines, which makes the room feel bigger.
Avoid bold or pattern tiles as these tend to go out of style quite quickly. White with white grout will give you a classic look. For something more contemporary choose a darker grey or black grout. If you really love a pattern or color, go with a rug that can be easily changed out instead.
The number one thing that makes a bathroom feel dated is broken or damaged materials. You may have to spend a bit more up front, but quality hardware, fixtures, and countertops will keep your bathroom remodel looking great for years.
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