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5 Things to Consider Before Your Next Bathroom Project

Thinking about updating your bathroom, but don’t know where to start? Here are 5 things you should consider before your next bathroom project.

1. Budget

First, plan your budget. The amount you want to spend will not only help prioritize what is most important to you (i.e. whether you’d rather splurge on your floors or update your backsplash), but it will help you determine the best materials to choose from.

If you’re able to spend a little more, marble is a timeless choice that adds value to your home (not to mention, it’s really pretty!) This bathroom features a fun twist by using a gray marble tile on the floor in a herringbone pattern. Gray is a classic color scheme often seen in traditional, marble bathrooms. The great thing about Floor & Decor’s marble is it comes directly from the source, which makes it surprisingly affordable. So, you can attain an expensive look at a valuable price like you see in the bathroom featured above.

If you’re looking for something a little more practical, products like marble look and stone look tile still give a luxurious feel (minus the price tag.) The white marble-look tile featured on this bathroom wall creates a unique, yet soft focal point. Plus, by using the tile on only a portion of the wall, you save some cost, but still make a statement.

2. Size (or Square Footage)

The size of your bathroom will help determine the amount of materials you need (which of course affects cost) and the products you may or may not want to use.

For example, if you have a smaller bathroom, consider large format tile. It’s a product that’s growing in popularity and gives a small space an open feel thanks to less grout lines.

3. Product

Your bathroom floors need to be both durable and water-resistant since it’s a high-traffic and high-moisture area. Here are a couple of our top flooring recommendations…

Water-Resistant Flooring

With water-resistant flooring, you can get the look of wood without the worry of bathroom spills. Water-resistant flooring, like the AquaGuard Water-Resistant Wood featured in this bathroom, comes in different materials (including real wood) and styles that will suit any look or budget.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile is waterproof, stain-resistant, and easy-to-maintain. Tile is a perfect flooring option for the bathroom that comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles (like the wood-look tile featured in this bathroom.)

4. Color
An easy way to bring personality into your bathroom is with color.

You can make a subtle statement using a blue glass mosaic as a focal point against neutral colors. Using this cool colored mosaic on just a portion of the wall adds a touch of color without overpowering the shower. And, the reflection of the glass mosaic against the light creates visual interest in a space where you’d least expect it.

Or, you can go bold with a green glass tile. The contrast of a dark backsplash paired with a light wood-look floor creates a soft balance in this modern bathroom.

5. Fixtures

Fixtures are the finishing touches needed to complete your bathroom. It may seem like an afterthought, but the color, style, and finish of your bathroom fixtures can make a big impact on the overall look of your room.

This bathroom features finishes with silver accents that add an elegant touch of detail. Finishes, like a traditional towel ring, also allow ease and functionality in your bathroom space.

Need help starting your bathroom project? Take advantage of our free design appointments! Our professional designers will help turn your dreams into possibilities.