Are you tired of your outdated bathroom? Is it time for your family to enjoy a make over?
Here are the top 5 trends* to consider...
[list=1][*]Mediterranean-Inspired Design - old world mosaictiles and fixtures can accent your new design very elegantly.[*]Practical Storage - Take advantage of vertical space as well as cabinetry that goes further up your available walls Consider an intersting antque piece if wall cabinetry isn't an option in your design. Space constrained? how about open shelving as a practical solution.[*]Traditional White - If you are looking for timeless design stay with white in your primary color theme. Bring out colors in your fixtures, tiles and even choice of towels and window treatments.
[*]User Friendly - A hot trend is to make your bath easier to use. Examples include no threshold showers and side-mount faucets. You can also turn floating vanites more like an art piece than a functional part of your bathroom layout.
[*]3D Tile - Turn your traditional bathroom into a stylish room. Raised tiles in a variety of styles or overlay shapes can create an interesting effect. You may need to install a timer to get your guests to leave![/list]
Besides getting inspired for your design always keep these consumer smart tips in mind:[list][*]Develop a responsible budget you can stay with. It's easy to increase your expectations and see your final bill spiral out of control.[*]If you bathroom is part of a broader remodeling plan it is often wise to check with a local realtor for the impact on your resale value within the norms of your neighborhood and comparable homes.[*]Get at least 3 estimates from local contractors before making a final decision.[/list]
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* For an inspiring gallery to help you prioritize your own bathroom design check out our featured resource article.
Good luck with your bathroom make over!