Bathroom Trends

There are lots of new trends out there for bathrooms in today’s Charlotte homes.  The most popular of the trends are granite vanity tops and travertine tiles.  A few other trends are heated floors and seamless glass doors.  With a good plan in mind, you can remodel a bathroom and include these trends without breaking the bank.  There lots of things to consider when deciding which trends you want to include in your bathroom remodel.

Stepping out of your newly remodel shower onto a heated floor is a nice feeling on a cold winter morning.  This is easily done with the proper kit.  There are a few kits on the market today so choose the one that best fits your needs and wallet.  To install the electric floor warmer, pull the old flooring up and following the instructions on your kit or have your contractor install it for you.

Another upgrade for your bathroom is seamless shower and tub doors.  Unlike the older versions of shower and tub doors, the new and improved not only look better but are easier to keep clean.  No more of the white film build up to scrub off weekly.  There are many models and styles to choose from.  The most popular is the seamless.  They give the illusion of not having any doors at all.  They come in many different finishes as well as the different styles.

Tile has come a long way from the older ceramic tiles with color choice only to personalize your bathroom.  Today you have ceramic, porcelain, travertine, marble, metal, glass, and a few others to choose from.  Tiles come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures as well.  When choosing your tile, keep in mind how much time you want to spend keeping your tile looking clean and new.  Some tiles are easier than others so do your research.

Finally, the most popular trend in bathroom remodeling is adding granite tops to your vanity.  With the advanced sealers available today, granite is the easiest, most economical stone to use in your bathroom remodeling.  There is a wide variety of stones to choose from.  The most popular that I see installed in today’s bathrooms is New Venetian Gold.  The best way to choose your granite is to go to your local granite distributors and look at their remnants.  Remnants are generally “leftovers” from larger slabs.  Using remnants can save you a good amount on your budget.  Make sure if using a remnant there is enough for your backsplash on your vanity.
Installing a granite vanity in your bathroom can change the look of your bathroom vanity quickly and easily. Installation for a granite double vanity or smaller granite vanities barely take any time at all to complete, so the install is easy to fit into your schedule.

These are just a few of the newest trends in bathroom remodeling.  As with all home remodeling projects, seek advice from a professional and work with a good budget in mind.  Remember, the bathroom remodeled right will add hundreds to your homes’ value.

Bathroom Ideas | Bathroom Remodeling, Granite and Tile

Remodeling a bathroom is a great investment for your home.  Rather you have large bathroom with tub, shower, toilet room, and dressing area or a small bathroom with a toilet and vanity, updating your bathroom can help sell your house. You may be overwhelmed with different ideas for your bathroom.  There are plenty of idea books out there to help in your decisions.

   I have many ideas on remodeling a bathroom. But, before we go into them, the most important thing to do first is to set your budget.  It is very easy to spend thousands on a bathroom remodel.  You can update your bathroom on a simple budget with proper planning.  I can assist you in your planning with one visit to your home.

  Your floors and vanity will make the biggest impact when remodeling your bathroom. The first choice you should make is which granite to use in your bathroom.  Since most vanities are less than 70” long, granite remnants can be used for your bathroom. (Using a granite remnant will not only save you money, but give you additional bathroom ideas. Granite remnants are usually priced per square foot and sometimes you can find an exotic granite color for a very low price this way.)  When choosing a remnant, keep in mind you will need enough granite for a backsplash.  Most backsplashes are 4” high.  Now is also a good time to add a second sink if your vanity is long enough.  If it isn’t, you may want to change out your vanity, too.  Double sinks in a master bath are a plus in resale value.  The pickled wood finish is a good look for a bathroom.  Giallo Vecenzia Granite and Giallo Fiorti Granite are great choices in bathrooms.  After deciding on your vanity and granite, your floors should be your next step.

   Pull that vinyl up and put travertine tile down.  Travertine comes in many different tones and colors.  That will be the easiest decision you have to make in remodeling your bathroom.  Deciding on the pattern is the next step in your floor choice.  You have standard line, diagonal, and a French pattern as the most common.  You must also decide on the size of your tile.  Keep in mind, the smaller the tile, the more grout lines you will have.  Once you have your tile selection made.  It’s time to decide if you want to keep current your tub or shower surround or update it with tile to complement your new tile floor and granite countertop on your new vanity.

  When updating your tub or shower surround, decide on the little things that make the biggest impact.  A shower seat, soap niche, and a tile border are those items you always wish you had done in the beginning so now is the time to add them.  Another choice to make is rather to keep your shower doors or update them.  Seamless frames and doors give your bathroom a very modern look.

As you can see, there are lots of things to consider when planning your budget for your new bathroom.  The easiest way is to go with a company that can offer you everything in one stop.  We can do that for you and help with maintaining your budget while making the best choices for remodeling your bathroom.