Remodeling Your Bathroom to be Trendy and Timeless
Remodeling your bathroom is a great investment when in comes to the value of your home, but it can also be a significant investment of time and energy. The last thing you want to worry about is doing it all over again 10 years from now. That is why experts recommend caution when implementing current trends in your bathroom remodel.
Think about it! In the 1970s, avocado green bathrooms were all the rage. Even today you can search Pinterest and find an abundance of regrettable choices from an era when everything from toilets to sinks and bathtubs were an “on-trend” color of green.
So how do you plan a luxurious, trend setting bathroom that won’t be out of date 10 years from now? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Choose your color palette wisely
Bold color cabinets and trendy patterned tile abound in bathroom remodeling, but they are also trends that will be quick to fade and change as the years go on. Choosing white cabinets and neutral color countertops help you design a luxurious bathroom that will hold a timeless and classic appeal.
If neutral colors make you feel like you are stifling your creative genius, just think of it as a blank canvas that you can accessorize to match your personality. Paint the walls a bold, on-trend color and accessorize with patterned shower curtains, towels and rugs. These can all be switched out with minimal effort to keep up with changing trends and styles. Replacing out-of-date countertops, tubs and tile, on the other hand, is a much more substantial investment.
Storage never goes out of style
How many times have you opened up your vanity only to wish that you had more storage and organization? No doubt that the answer to that question has been an overwhelming yes for generations of homeowners. (Even those who embraced the avocado colored bathroom trends.) Creating additional storage space and organization in your bathroom is an investment that you will continue to appreciate for decades to come.
Light it up
Lighting in the bathroom is important, and designing layered lighting ensures that you can achieve the right mood at the right time. While bright lighting is essential for getting ready in the morning, taking a long bath or a relaxing shower requires softer lighting. Although you want to avoid cheap strip lighting, you have endless options when it comes to choosing the lighting in your bathroom. Look for fixtures that matches the look and feel of your bathroom, while keeping to classic metallic finishes and styles that are simple yet elegant. From wall mounted lights to classic chandeliers, this is one trend that easy to embrace.
Ask an Expert
If all of this seems a little overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask the experts. Remodeling contractors, like Ehrmin Remodeling, often have designers on staff who are well-versed in trends to avoid as well as timeless trends that you won’t regret 10 years from now. They can help you find the right balance of on-trend designs and timeless beauty that will make the most well-used room in your home feel like an oasis retreat.