When you invest in a bathroom renovation, you want to get the most for your money. While there are a number of factors to achieving this, one approach will go a long way toward recouping your investment. What is it? Giving it a timeless style.
Timeless remodels mean you won't have to redo it in a few years, that it will last through your life (and family) changes, and that future buyers will find it appealing. Here are a few ways to achieve timeless style in your new bathroom.
1. Choose White
If there's any one thing that contributes most to a timeless bathroom, it's the color white. White looks fresh, clean, and airy in a bathroom. It also matches just about any other decor choice — present or future.
While you don't need to have an all-white bathroom, it's a good choice for fixtures like the toilet, sink, and tub. It's also an easy win for walls and/or cabinetry.
2. Include the Basics
You want to craft a bathroom that fits your needs, but don't go overboard. Make sure you stick to the basics that are expected in this particular room: shower, bathtub, sink, toilet, vanity, and storage.
There is one area in which you might ditch a basic fixture: the bathtub. Modern homeowners don't always find this necessary any longer. However, do make sure you have at least one bathtub in the house before removing any.
3. Use Wood and Stone
Woods and stone materials are some of the best choices for bathrooms. Organic materials are generally welcome in most decor styles. They also last a long time and look great doing so. Stay away from trendy materials like plastic, resin, or metallics unless these are easily changed.
4. Keep Traditional Shapes
Fixture designers want to create and keep up with trends in home design. But the homeowner does well to steer clear of things that are too trendy or experimental. Traditional shapes for things like toilets and sinks last longer as viable decor. Nontraditional styles will date themselves much more quickly.
5. Ensure a Bright Feeling
Dark bathrooms are trending, but think hard before you embrace this style. Bathrooms without enough natural and artificial lighting as well as those with oppressive colors may turn off users in a few years.
Where to Learn More
Want more tips for creating a classic and timeless new bathroom? For more info about home remodel services, contact a local professional.