While choosing the correct backing for your wall tile is important if you want it to last, the fun part of a bathroom tiling project is choosing the tile itself. With the exception of natural cork tile, just about anything is suitable. Here’s a list of some of the most popular bathroom tile materials out there to give you some food for thought. Stone Tile—Nothing is as beautiful as stone tile, be it marble, granite, travertine, or any of the many other stone options on the market. Stone is also naturally water resistant and tough, both perfect qualities for shower wall tile. About the only drawback of stone as a wall tile is its weight, which can make installation tricky. And of course, it’s also the most expensive tile you’re likely to come across. Glass Tile—This is another excellent option when it comes to bathroom wall tile design. Glass tile comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so working with it can be a real design treat, especially if you’re up for a challenge!
If you’re planning on turning your basement into an occupied living space, consider a full bath. Guests and family members will greatly appreciate the convenience of having access to a shower or tub. Before deciding on a full bath, remember that basements tend to be damp and chilly. A shower or tub may not be as comfortable as you think in an uninsulated basement. You need to be sure that you have enough floor space for your design. While average bathroom dimensions are hard to come by, 60 square feet is a fairly common size. Small bathrooms and half baths can be 30 square feet or smaller.
Many homeowners grow weary of walking into that same old bathroom day after day. Before you spend your kid’s college tuition on a full bathroom remodel, think about installing new lighting instead. Properly designed and installed bathroom lighting can make an old bathroom feel like new overnight. When it comes to bathroom lighting there’s one thing you never want to forget: the bathroom is a place where things get done. Be it a morning shave, putting on make-up for a night on the town or just catching up on some important reading, almost every light in a bathroom serves a specific purpose. That being the case, focus initial efforts on the places that get used most.
Design ideas are as endless and as unique as individual homeowners. Equally as numerous are creative ways of achieving privacy within those designs. All sorts of blinds, shutters and interior and exterior screen systems in various materials, colors and styles are available to achieve privacy and that special one-of-a-kind look. There are different obscure glass patterns to choose from as well as tinted glass in an array of colors.
The answer to this question is up to you. Laying tile is certainly within the ability of many homeowners to do on their own, and with enough advance planning most do-it-yourselfers are certainly capable. Do keep in mind that the potential for water damage is a large risk in any bathroom home improvement, and faulty installation of shower wall tile, sink tile, and floor tiles can lead to bigger problems down the road. In that respect, if you don’t feel absolutely confident doing it yourself, call in a professional so you won’t have to worry.
When it comes to bathroom lighting there’s one thing you never want to forget: the bathroom is a place where things get done. Be it a morning shave, putting on make-up for a night on the town or just catching up on some important reading, almost every light in a bathroom serves a specific purpose. That being the case, focus initial efforts on the places that get used most.