When it comes to investing in a bathroom renovation, you have to be sure that you are making choices that are able to stand the test of time – after all, a remodel requires a significant investment.
The bathrooms that stand out to prospective buyers are the ones that incorporate finishes to ensure a timeless design; so to help you out we have compiled a list of top tips to help you create a bathroom that will last for years.
When undertaking a large decorating project, it can be tempting to use colours and patterns that are popular at that time, this has a danger of coming back to haunt you. We would recommend avoiding those trendy colours and design fads when choosing your tiles, paint and fixtures. Instead make an effort to seek out styles and colours that are considered to be “classic”, such as subway tiles or claw-footed tubs, like the Cirće Freestanding Bath from Kohler UK.
In many older homes, you are likely to come across innovative architectural details and elements like recessed alcoves that many decorators will utilise for space-saving. It is easy to mimic this look in your own bathroom by stealing space from a wall or cupboard to incorporate the same built-in storage solution.
Using white is a guaranteed way to make any space feel cleaner and is a classic option that will never date. Special attention does need to be paid to avoid designing a stark and sterile room, but with the right accessories and soft furnishings, a white colour scheme can create a calming backdrop. As to not over-do it, the use of ceramic white finishes will project a timeless quality.
One of the most popular trends over the past decade that keeps on growing is vintage style and we find that using pieces from the past not only adds your own bit of personality but can also ensure that your design choices will still appeal in the future. Our recent Moment Masters discussion highlighted the rise of ‘Curation by Craft’ within the home and up-cycling products is a simple way to add a touch of vintage flair to your bathroom. We have started seeing an increase in young designers using traditional techniques and ideas to manipulate materials in a new and exciting way.
From the choice of taps to the colour of the floors, the finishing touches to your bathroom are integral when creating the perfect timeless bathroom. For a more tradition look, the Mira Virtue tap boasts refined features that bring all the qualities of a modern tap whilst retaining a classic style. With authentic Victorian features such as crosshead blade handles and ceramic glazed markers for both hot and cold sides, this tap brings a genuine sense of time-honoured style to the 21st century.
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