Great Ideas to Give Your Bathroom a Facelift
A great bathroom can help you sell your house. Whether you are planning to sell your house or you just want to update a tired bathroom, a great way to freshen things up is to remodel a bathroom. An upgraded bathroom is a good investment in your home. In the northern Virginia area where homes can be pricey, buyers expect nice finishes and modern touches. Here are some ideas for your Fairfax bathroom remodeling project.
Wood is finding its way into lots of bathroom design projects in new ways. On the floors, a popular trend is to use porcelain or ceramic tiles that are stained and shaped exactly like wood planks. These faux wood tiles are a great choice for bathroom floors where water and humidity are a problem for real wood floors, especially in the humid northern Virginia climates. For a less expensive option, you can try the new waterproof vinyl wood planks that require no underlayment, nails, or glue. Both floors come in an assortment of fantastic colors to match your design. These materials give your floors the warmth of real wood without warping or staining.
Wood is also showing up on the ceiling. Reclaimed wood planks on the ceiling can beautifully complete your bathroom design. Using reclaimed materials continues to be a popular trend.
2. Brass and Marble
Everyone loves the classic, luxurious look of Carrera marble on the bathroom floors, walls, and countertops. In a small bathroom, the white marble tiles combined with strategically placed mirrors can make the space feel bigger. Replace a shower curtain with a glass door and it feels even bigger.
All that stone can feel cold. What better way to warm up the bathroom than using the warmth of rich wood in the cabinets and yellow-toned brass fixtures. Brass is making big comebacks in designs right now. The current popular brass finishes are toned down from what was popular about 25 years ago.
Brass can become discolored in time. Avoid discoloration and water spotting problems by choosing fixtures in a quality lacquered brass finish. Lacquered brass is costlier than other brass finishes. Alternatively, choose unlacquered brass and embrace the spots and unevenness as it ages. If you live in one of the beautiful older homes in the Fairfax or surrounding area, unlacquered brass may be the perfect choice to highlight your home’s graceful aging, whether in a traditional or contemporary style.
If the thought of brass fixtures intimidates you, forego the brass faucets. Use it in smaller touches, such as new brass light fixtures or accessories. The brass will add a little warm brightness without conflicting with the clean look of chrome fixtures.
3. Floating Vanity
One way to make your bathroom feel airy is to replace your old vanity with a floating vanity. A floating vanity can consist of a simple, open, mission-style table design, or it can have double sinks with ample drawers for storage. Whichever matches your style, the floor space under the floating vanity will make a small northern Virginia bathroom seem larger without compromising on style.
4. Mosaic Tile
Incorporate a new tile backsplash in your Fairfax bathroom remodeling project. So many fantastic, colorful mosaics are available in a wide range of materials, including glass, metals, stone, and combinations of them. You will have lots of fun picking out what suits your style and complements your design scheme.
You can even extend the tile to cover the entire wall above your vanity and sink, behind or around the mirror, all the way to the ceiling. Extend it around to the adjoining wall, too.
If you don’t want to tile the walls, a fun way to use tile is to install a tile “rug” on the floor. It gives a personal touch to the space and adds interest to large areas of tile.
5. Walk-In Shower and Radiant Heat Floors
A very popular feature now, especially for seniors or people with limited mobility, is the walk-in shower. It has no curb or lip to step over – the shower floor under the entry is about the same level as the rest of the floor. It is easy to enter and exit for everyone. The shower floor has a gentle depression and lots of drainage to keep the water from spilling out into the rest of the room.
Stay warm and cozy during the cold winters by adding radiant heat under the bathroom floor. Radiant heat is an excellent choice to warm up tile floors without having to crank up the furnace.
6. Luxury Shower Technology
Install the latest in shower technology. You can get multiple shower heads installed at multiple levels with digital temperature controls and other options such as steam, pressure, music, and whatever your body needs. Complete the spa feel and add a bench so you can slow down and unwind from the D.C. area rat race without leaving your bathroom.
Contact a Fairfax Bathroom Remodeling Contractor
For these ideas and many more, contact a Fairfax bathroom remodeling contractor to schedule an appointment. A reputable contractor can help you with any remodeling project, no matter how large or small.