Amy Cuker of Down2Earth Interior Design shares her top bathroom remodel tips:
WALLPAPER:Â element for a bathroom. Depending on the room’s theme, you can instantly get just the look and feel you’re aiming for, whether it’s applied to an accent wall, the entire space or above the chair rail. But, you don’t have to stay married to it. Amy admits that she could outgrow the lime green in her bathroom. By switching out the paint color and wallpaper, however, “we could make it look like a whole new bathroom.”
Accessories, from wall sconces to floral vases in window sills, can be girly without being overly so. “It’s all in wallpaper and accessories and the boldness of color choice,” Amy says. Switch them up with something new–a new color, pattern or texture–and the room can be remade instantly.
Creating eye-catching focal points tis a must; perfect symmetrical balance captues a sense of formality. Consider arranging a vanity wall with matching chrome wall scones on both sides of an oval-shaped mirror, surrounded by two double-hung windows, as the first thing that captures your eye upon entering the room. “It would be a great focal point because there would be so much light flowing in,” says Amy.
Investing in quality finishes and materials gets you the most value for your bathroom design. It’s also an easy way to make your remodel more sustainable. Classic elements like white hexagonal floor tiles, beadboard and shower tile have a long lifespan. “You want to create designs that are enduring, not trend, or will fall apart quickly. You don’t want to have to redo your bathroom every 10 Â years,” Amy says. “Make it timeless and use materials that are high quality.”
by Margie Monin Dombrowski
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