Everyone loves their bathroom. It’s where we relax and recover. The place we go to start and end our days. It’s easy to forget about your bathroom though if you don’t keep an eye on the details.
In this article, Black Walnut Kitchen & Bathrooms Inc. has collected some tips you can use to modernize your bathroom during your next Ottawa bathroom renovation.
Paint Your Bathroom Walls
Let’s start with the walls. When you’re renovating your bathroom in Ottawa, painting your bathroom walls is one of the most effective ways to give your bathroom new life.
While the task might sound simple, there are some things you should keep in mind.
Choose color that will last
First of all, make sure the paint color you choose will last. Select a paint that is made with a powerful stain-blocking technology that helps prevent color fading and damage from water exposure.
Choose a low VOC for indoor air quality
Secondly, if you have a small bathroom with limited ventilation, make sure that the paint you choose has low volatile organic compounds (VOC). This formula means it’s safe for indoor air quality and the environment.
Go with any color you like
White tends not to absorb light as much as other colors and will brighten up your space. For small, dark bathrooms, light shades of white or off-white are a good choice. Light greys also work well in most bathrooms. Dark colors tend to create a strong impression and are an excellent choice if you want your room to stand out.
You can even paint the ceiling. Just make sure to use high-quality, fast-drying acrylic paints which are non-toxic and easy to clean after they have dried. Paint the ceiling a light color and use deeper tones for the upper part of the wall. This creates depth without making everything seem too busy.
If you’re not sure about what colors look good, ask your Ottawa contractor for advice when they come over for their first meeting.
Invest In High-End Fixtures
You may have already been considering various lighting elements for your bathroom. The way you light your bathroom can make a big difference in how it looks.
There are several ways to create bathroom lighting that can really amp up the style factor. Here are some thoughts on how to freshen up your lighting to get you started.
Introduce refreshing clean lines
If you have bulky lighting fixtures in your bathroom, consider replacing them with more modern and sleek pendant lights. These are especially popular now and tend to be very energy efficient. There are also so many different styles of pendant lights that you can choose one that fits the personality of your bathroom. If you’re looking for something simple, chrome or white finish might be best. If you want to add an element of fun, try installing some fun colors.
Bulky bathroom fixtures can make the room feel closed-in. Introducing fresh, clean lines will instantly open up the space and create an airy feeling. Pendant lights will give you the same amount of light as a larger fixture, but in a more stylish package.
Choose Quality Tiles
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to modernizing your bathroom. one of the most important things to note is the type of tiles you choose. While many homeowners fixate on new taps, baths, showers, or storage options, they tend to forget just how easy it is to modernize their bathroom with a tile upgrade.
Tiles are one of the most versatile and customizable options for updating your home’s decor. Whether you’re looking for a bold pattern or something more minimalist, there’s a tile out there for you.
If you want a contemporary look, consider using large-format tiles. They’re great for decorating walls and floors. No matter what size tiles you choose – large format or standard-sized, square or rectangle – there is a wide range of colors and styles to suit your decorating scheme.
Porcelain vs. ceramic
Porcelain tiles are less susceptible to wear and tear than ceramic tiles because of their higher density. Porcelain tiles are a good choice for high-traffic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, or entryways, or if you want to use your tiles as décor elements. If you want something that won’t show every scratch and scuff, porcelain is the way to go. Porcelain is also more stain resistant than ceramic, so it will hold up better to water. Porcelain tiles are heavier than ceramic tiles and are less prone to breaking under pressure. If you want a tile that will last a long time, porcelain is the best option for your home.
Matt vs. polished
You should also think about whether you want a matte or polished finish. This will have an effect on how much light the tiles reflect and how they appear in various lighting conditions. Natural, unglazed porcelain has a matt finish with the surface color continuing all the way through the tile. It is also known as a through-body porcelain. If this type of tile is ever chipped, the color underneath will match the surface. However, these tiles are extremely durable.
Modernizing your bathroom can be done with relative ease as we’ve demonstrated with these three easy tips. The combination of paint, high-end fixtures, and quality tiles can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your bathroom.
So, if your bathroom is in need of a refresh, we hope these tips have given you some ideas on how to get started. Soon, your bathroom will be transformed into a whole new space that you can enjoy and be proud of.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at our bathroom gallery to see what homeowners in Ottawa have done to modernize their bathrooms.