Lisa Bradley - Re/Max Vision

Posted by Lisa Bradley on 3/13/2018

One of the most used rooms in the house is the bathroom. You do spend a lot of time in there. You want your bathroom to be an oasis of sorts. Making changes and renovations to your bathroom will not only make you happy but make potential buyers for your home happy as well. Below, you’ll find some trends to keep your bathroom stylish and a place that everyone wants to spend (at least some) time in. 

Beware Of Design Trends

There’s a lot of trendy designs that just aren’t timeless. They don’t look very good in a bathroom after the initial install and tend to give the bathroom a drab feeling after awhile. Whether it’s a crazy color scheme or something bland that lacks texture, you need to think about the longevity of a look before you go after it in your bathroom. Some trends to look out for:

  • Too much white
  • Too little in the bathroom
  • Funky color schemes
  • Gigantic bathtubs
  • Certain kinds of tile and finishes
  • Hardware accents

Really, the bathroom needs to be about balance. There are trends that come and go. Some people are more receptive to certain designs than others. This is because their needs are suited. Take the his and her sink as an example. Many designers are shying away from this trend. For your routines and needs, this could be exactly what your bathroom needs. No hotlist can tell you what’s best for you.

Storage Is A Necessity

If you do only one thing in your bathroom, make sure that you have enough storage. There’s quite a bit that needs to go in the bathroom like toilet paper, towels, cleaners, medicines, as well as bath products like soap and shampoo. 

Add Pops Of Color

If your bathroom has all white tile and you don’t have the time or the resources to actually change the tile, you should try and add pops of color where you can. It’s simple to do this with towels, floral rugs, curtains, and even bath accessories. You can really vary the color in the room and make it special. This is one renovation that doesn’t cost much to do but can make a big difference.       


Remember What Sells

More neutral colors tend to sell better no matter what room of the house we’re talking about. It’s fine to mix neutral colors with pops of something bolder, but don’t go overboard. Remember that when someone goes to buy your home, they want to make it their own as well. They probably can’t achieve that with a lime green bathroom.

Categories: Uncategorized  

Posted by Lisa Bradley on 3/21/2017

Tips For Maximizing A Small Bathroom Space Are you faced with a small bathroom space in need of redecorating or remodeling? Don’t let the limited square footage get in the way of creating your dream bathroom. Craft a stellar, unique studio or guest bathroom that is both glamorous and functional. Keep It Simple The area is small and countertop space limited, so avoid adding too much “stuff.” Keep décor simple and sophisticated. Since you can’t change the size of the room, consider using the space between the studs. Ledges and shelves fitted in between the studs are ideal for stashing toiletries, towels, tissue, and other bathroom necessities. Add dimmable under the counter lighting to create a soft and warm ambiance. Tile Consider covering floor, walls, shower stall/tub enclosure and ceiling with the same, one color ceramic tile. You will never have to paint again. Tile cleans easily with window cleaner and the solid “one-color” look will make your bathroom seem much, much larger. To maximize the space optically, choose a light colored tile such as a creamy white or soft pastel. You can personalize your bathroom décor with artisan accent tiles. Thermostatically controlled heat tape installed under the tile will keep the bathroom floor toasty warm on the coldest of winter days. Mirrors Install a collection of different sized framed mirrors as décor accents. Hang in groups of three to five. The mirrors will reflect off of each other and make the bathroom seem considerably larger. A lighted, three-panel mirror over the vanity adds a classic touch. Skip The Curtains Curtains, shutters or blinds take up space and can make the bathroom look smaller. To let in natural light while preserving privacy, replace clear bathroom window glass with a frosted, opal, or etched glass and skip the curtains or window coverings which can make the room look “busy.” Replace The Toilet Replace your old toilet with a wall mounted modern and sleek combination toilet/bidet. Because the plumbing unit is hung on the wall, the floor appears larger, which makes the whole room look more spacious. A wall-hung toilet/bidet also makes moping the bathroom floor a simple chore. Avoid Busy Patterns You will want to keep all lines sleek and elegant. Bright, bold patterns make a striking statement in a large room, but will overwhelm a small space. Eliminate patterned shower curtains, rugs, or towels, opting for solid colors. Get Rid Of That Bulky Vanity An old built-in vanity with cabinets under the sink, takes up a huge part of the footprint of a small bathroom. Consider eliminating the bulky vanity/sink combo and replace with a slender pedestal sink. Add A Touch Of Greenery Ferns love diffused light and the moist atmosphere of the bathroom. Hang a couple to add a bit of nature indoors. There are many different types of ferns, from small miniature slow growing types, to large and fluffy showy plants, so it is easy to find one at your local plant nursery that is ideal for your dream bathroom.

Categories: Uncategorized