My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Are you building or remodeling a bathroom? If so, you're probably considering your flooring options. Perhaps you've already settled on tile. Rather than opt for traditional tile flooring, consider adding unique interest with your bathroom floor design.
A low-key option is having a mosaic border installed. The border can be all the way around, or simply highlight one area of the room. This option works best if you've chosen monochromatic tiles for the full floor. Simply have that hue highlighted in the mosaic while also pulling colors out from the rest of the bathroom color palette.
The next step from a mosaic border is having an entire mosaic done in the tile floor. In this case, the mosaic takes on the look of a tile rug. For this option, you can go simple, sticking well within the color scheme. If you have a neutral-hued bathroom, though, consider a more complementary tile rug with an intricate design and rich colors.
For a modern bathroom, one possibility is playing with geometry. Use a neutral color palette, and layer shapes for visual interest. Start with geometric tiles, such as hexagonal. Match these with a large, single-color shape such as a bathtub or vanity.
A luxurious option is having your floor tiled in marble. Marble is a durable, beautiful material with surprising color options. Light-colored marble makes your space look larger, so it's a good option for smaller bathrooms. Alternatively, select an area of the bathroom to highlight with richly-colored marble. If choosing marble, though, talk to your contractors about proper sealants to protect the precious material.
It's amazing how much of a difference changing the direction of the tiles makes. Having them installed at an angle to the rest of your bathroom is another way to play with geometry. This option works well with tile that already features some design, such as marble or limestone veins.
A step beyond just angling your tiles is having them laid in a chevron pattern. This design adds an instant update to an understated color scheme. Select narrow tiles in analogous colors. The rest of the bathroom should feature clean, even rounded lines to let the tile work take center stage.
Take the idea of a mosaic border or rug one step further, and have an organic shape installed in tile. If you want to channel a river, consider having a gentle arc of tile installed along the bathroom floor. Use tiny tiles for maximum impact. Alternatively, keep the look subtle by using the same size as in the rest of the floor but in a flowing pattern.
Go subtle with your tile in a mosaic border or luxurious marble. Go big with your tile in a chevron design or geometric style. As you plan your bathroom's design, consider adding unique appeal with the tile flooring.
For more information on installing the tile, contact a local contractor such as Interiors Plus.