Bathrooms are often less thought about when it comes to renovations. It can be hard to be creative when working with such a small space and you don’t spend much time in there. Creating your style doesn’t always have to be in the lounge room or the garden. Why not consider turning your bathroom into a luxury area you will want to spend more time in.
Melbournians prefer styles like keeping the walls and floors the same
While it might make sense contrasting colours, retaining the floors and walls, the same will help to streamline your décor. Add a few pops of colours using bathroom accessories. If you keep your tiles the same colour as the walls, then you won’t chop up the bathroom too much. If your bathroom is small, go with lighter colours which will expand the space visually.
White and white may be old, but it has never gone out of fashion. Consider handmade tiles which have more texture and will stand out more. Add some contrast via the vanity like a textured vanity, black tapware or polished nickel.
Keeping the floor in focus
One thing that is popular with the Melbournians is trying to keep the floor in focus. If you want space to play and are looking for an adventure style, then consider putting in a feature floor. Going for larger tiles will give the illusion of a bigger surface, and there won’t be as much grout you need to keep clean. Try and aim for the materials that are going to look better as they get older. Standard floor tiles will mellow as they grow old. Porcelain floor tiles are the next best thing and consider laying them differently.
Choose colours wisely
You may think you need to add pops of colour to the bathroom tiles or walls but try and keep the hues that are in trend on a more temporary form. Melbournaias like to keep up with the trend, so there is no point installing something in trend right now only to rip it up later on when that trend has changed. Just like fashion, colours will date. Try and add your colour with different towels, cabinetry and accessories.
Consider an expert
Some people only have one way to renovate a bathroom, and that is to gut it completely and rebuild it. Whether you choose to completely gut it or just change the tiles up, ensure you use a professional tiler to get the job done. Once you lay one tile out of whack it ruins the whole lot. It is expensive to rip tiles up so instead consider getting them laid by a professional to make sure they are done the right way the first time. Melbourne people also take time in finding the best tiler for the job; they won’t just settle for the first one. Check the reviews, the products and their tile ratings to help you find the best professional for the job.
Smooth tiles are more natural to keep clean. When picking your tiles, ensure that you go with a flooring that you are prepared to maintain and look after for years to come. Check with the manufacturing company what type of cleaning product to use to help keep your tiles looking their best for as long as possible.