Are you feeling like your bathroom needs a little bit of sprucing up? Well, you’re not alone! Your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home, and it’s only natural to want it to be a cozy, inviting place where you can relax and unwind. And one of the best ways to achieve that is by choosing the right materials. Before you start shopping, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First of all, your budget. Let’s face it, not all materials are created equal, and some can be quite pricey. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for less. With a little bit of research, you can find materials that give you the best value for your money. Plus, there are always ways to save some cash! For example, instead of opting for a glass shower door, you can go for a very on trend linen shower curtain and save yourself nearly $1000 or more. And who doesn’t love saving money?
Next up, your style goals. Your bathroom should be a reflection of your personality and taste. Different materials can give you different vibes, so think about what kind of look you want to achieve. Do you want a sleek, modern feel with matte finishes or a classic, elegant look with glossy, shiny touches? The choice is yours, and it’s all about finding what makes you feel happy and at home.
When it comes to functionality, it’s important to keep in mind that different materials have different properties. For example, natural stone like marble may be popular for countertops, but it’s more prone to chipping and staining. Engineered quartz, on the other hand, is a more durable alternative. So, be sure to keep your lifestyle in mind when you decide what will work best for you and your family.
Maintenance matters, too! Some materials require more TLC than others, and you want to make sure you’re up for the task. For example, marble tile and countertops need to be sealed regularly to prevent staining. If maintenance is not your thing, consider low-maintenance options like ceramic or porcelain tiles. And keep in mind that smaller tiles (with more grout lines) and lighter grout colors require more maintenance than their larger and darker counterparts.
Last but not least, don’t forget about the finishing touches! As a designer, I know the right finishes can make or break a project. The littlest things can have the biggest impact on the overall look and feel of your bathroom. So, choose wisely, and make sure to do some research and comparisons before making your final decision.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need a second opinion, don’t hesitate to reach out to a designer or contractor if the budget allows. They can give you great advice and help you choose the right materials for your bathroom makeover. And if you’re in the Manhattan-Metro area, don’t forget to visit the Heritage Builders website and fill out a request for some expert help!
In the end, remember that your bathroom is your own personal space, and it should be a reflection of you and your family. So, take your time, do your research, and choose materials that make you feel happy and in love with your home.
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Good info Whitney! XO