Choosing the right colors and stains for your bathroom can be daunting, especially if it is your first large home makeover. The price tags aren’t small and the bathroom will be yours in your home for years to come while also being a factor if you ever decide to sell. A beautiful bathroom can sometimes be a deal breaker depending on the homebuyer.
To take some of the stress out of remodeling your bathroom, there are a few key pointers that, if you keep in mind, will help guide you through the process. In the bathroom your first order of business is to choose your tile, this will set the tone for your space. It depends on how much of your bathroom you are remodeling, but you will want to choose your colors as well as design aesthetic and narrow it down for your floor tile, as well as any tile you will place around your bath. Try to keep it cohesive and use colors that you naturally love.
Next you will want to choose your cabinets. Make sure that you don’t sacrifice design harmony for the sake of what you want. Ideas you might have coming into the process may not work once you’ve put it all together. Cabinets will have undertones to them that should match the tile and design you are going for. Warmer woods will look richer while cooler tones will feel more modern. You can use stains to further accentuate this.
Be sure to check how the colors work in your bathroom with natural light as well as artificial light to ensure that the colors work in both sets of lighting. Adjustments may need to be made if the colors don’t work with both. You can try playing with shades or you might even shake it up and make a different choice of color.
These are just a few quick ideas to help you begin the process of remodeling your bathroom. Following these guidelines can help ease the process in the very beginning when the remodel seems the most daunting—just take your time making your decisions and go with what you love and you are sure to end up with a beautiful new bathroom. For ideas, visit our tile inspiration gallery!