Remodeling a bathroom isn’t cheap. According to a 2018 report by Remodeling Magazine, the average cost for a mid-range bathroom remodel is a little over $19,000. And the ratio of the cost of the remodel versos the value it retains is 56.8 percent, which is slightly lower than the previous year’s ratio of 57.9 percent. This is why choosing materials that raise the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom is worth investing in.
It’s A Balancing Act
Sticking just to one kind of tile may make remodeling simpler, but where’s the fun in that? Mixing and matching styles lets you create a unique look that showcases your personal style, as well as upping your bathroom’s value. But this, admittedly, is easier said than done. With a greater variety of tile options on the market, the task of choosing the right combination of tiles can either be the most enjoyable task of bathroom remodeling, or the most overwhelming.
When mixing and matching tiles, balance is key — whether you’re drawn to neutral colors or looking for something more colorful. If it’s the latter, remember to balance things out by either having neutral walls while making the floors the focal point, or vice versa. If you’re working with cool tones, wood effect tiles adds a warm touch to the room, making the space look more inviting.
Think Of Focal Points
If you have a gorgeous free-standing tub that you want to highlight, making a statement wall with show-stopping patterns and/or colors is an effective way to draw the eye towards that area. You could keep the rest tiles neutral and subtle, letting that particular focal point shine. Or you could simply make the floor the eye-catcher, keeping the walls plain and simple.
When making feature walls or floors, remember that even though they should stand out, they should also go with the rest of the room’s tiles. One easy way to do this is making sure that at least some of the colors in your feature wall match the rest of the room. You could also opt for tiles that have different colors, but have similar finishes.
Of course, these rules aren’t written in stone (or tile). Interior design trends are ever-evolving, so sometimes turning the design rulebook on its head might yield amazing results. To create a space that’s not just stylish, but also personalized, follow your gut and have fun with the process.