Calgary home builders agree that, along with the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most preferred rooms to be renovated among homeowners. Logically, the most significant advantage of a custom bathroom is that you get to choose every single detail. Whether it is a master or a secondary bathroom, the truth is that bathrooms are essential in every home as they are places for relaxation and cleanliness.
In our experience as Calgary infill home builders, we believe one of the most critical aspects of a bathroom is the selection of the right tile that will define its final character. That is why we have prepared some tips for you to choose the perfect tile for your new custom bathroom.
Make an Inspiration Board and Select your Absolute Favorite Accent Tile
One of the best ways to proceed when tackling your bathroom is to get some online inspiration to choose the overall look that you want to accomplish. At Sunset Homes, the bespoke Calgary inner city home builder, we always recommend our homeowners to rely on Houzz and Pinterest to get a visual idea of the aesthetics they are looking for. If you spot a perfect accent tile you can’t live without, then pick that one first so you can later complement it with more neutral tiles.
Consider Options in the Market with the Help of your Builder
There is a vast universe of tile options in the market. In fact, there are so many that it can be overwhelming to make selections. That is why it is essential that you count with the help of a trusted Calgary custom home builder. At Sunset Homes, we can help you narrow down options according to your inspiration board, and personal style helping the selection process go smoothly.
Additionally, while selecting tile, ask your builder to give you some advice on materials such as marble, natural rock, ceramic, glass, and porcelain. Also, consider engraved tiles that can provide texture to your space and heated floors to keep you warm during the cold seasons.
Decide Which Will Be the Statement Point
Usually, homeowners choose tiles for the walls, the floors, and the shower. It is up to you to select the area where you want to include the focal point of your bathroom with that unique tile you are dreaming of. Consider that you can get a wow-effect tile wherever you want as long as it blends smoothly with the other chosen tiles. In our experience as custom home builders in Calgary, we suggest you consider going with a vibrant statement pattern for your floors or even for a portion of your shower wall or tub area.
When Mixing and Matching, Try to Keep it Under Three
When it comes to bathrooms, the trend now is to mix different tiles to get a modern and sophisticated look. Nevertheless, it is essential that you make sure the tiles you blend together smoothly, or it will seem that your bathroom is a mismatch of incompatible styles. Always ask your Calgary custom home builder for samples of the tiles you are considering so you can actually get an idea of how well they look together. As general advice among home builders in Calgary, you should try to keep your tile selection under three, so space doesn't look cramped with too many sizes, patterns, and colours.
Think About the Future of your Custom Bathroom
Of course, that dinosaur-themed tile seems like a great idea now that you are remodeling your children's bathroom, but think about the future. Will they still love it in a few years? Will you be interested in doing another renovation then? When it comes to themed bathrooms, it is better to consider the potential continuity of the trend in a few years. Expert home builders in Calgary would agree that it is better to include themes to your rooms with decorative accents that you can easily switch every season and go for more durable looks when selecting durable materials such as tiles. Learn more about budget-friendly bathroom renovations here.
Don’t Forget about the Importance of Maintenance and Durability
In the middle of their excitement when choosing their dream bathroom tile, many homeowners forget about two essential factors: maintenance and durability. A professional Calgary custom home builder will remind you that bathrooms are high traffic areas exposed to plenty of water, soap, and dust, so you need to make sure you choose a resistant tile, especially for your shower and floors. On the one hand, ceramic and porcelain tend to be the easiest tiles to maintain because they are not porous, which is why they are good options for the areas most exposed to water. On the other hand, glass ceramic is a better fit for walls because it may be too slippery for floors.
Finally, when planning your custom bathroom design, don't miss out these 5 Items your Want to Have in your Ideal Master Bathroom.
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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
When selecting your bathroom tile, Sunset Homes suggests you make an inspiration board, select an accent tile, consider all options in the market, choose a statement point, don’t exceed three different kinds of tile, and think about future use and maintenance of your bathroom.