April 4th, 2017 | by cstrief | Posted in
When you’re building your new home, there’s millions of decisions that have to be made throughout the entire process. One of those decisions? Choosing the right paint colors. So, if you’re having a hard time choosing the right colors for your new space, try asking yourself these questions:
January 4th, 2017 | by cstrief | Posted in
- Who will be using this space the most?
Depending on what space you are trying to choose a color for, different people might be using that room more than others (especially if it’s someone’s bedroom or bathroom), so of course you want to choose a color that will be right for that person. It might not hurt to bring them into the decision making process, but if not, just try to think from their perspective and think about how certain colors would make them feel.
- What do you want to feel when you enter the room?
It’s no secret that specific colors elicit different emotions, so it might not hurt to establish what you want each room to make you feel whenever you enter/whenever you spend time in there. Depending on your response, that might help you narrow down the color options. For example, if you want to feel serene and relaxed in a specific room, you might want to stick with cooler and neutral tones.
- What will this do for the resale value?
If you are planning to sell and won’t want to have the house repainted before you do so, it might not hurt to just stick with classic and neutral colors that won’t ever go out of style!
Trends change from year to year, as we all know. So, what are the bathroom trends for 2017? Here are a few of the most popular:
Take advantage of vertical space and don’t be afraid to take your cabinetry up the wall … even open shelving is a great option in the bathroom.
The ever classic and clean white subway tile isn’t going out of style anytime soon, especially when used with dark color grout as it is less likely to get stained.
Not only do these minimalistic showers make your bathroom look bigger, but they let homeowners age in place as they are easy to access no matter what.
Three dimensional tile
This type of tile lets you make a statement with fun patterns!
Electronics in the bathroom are becoming more and more common – whether it’s wireless speakers, Bluetooth devices, docking stations, etc., they are being incorporated into mirrors, shower heads, vanities and the like. Even TVs are becoming popular in the bathroom to let you get caught up with the latest news or a tv show while you get ready.
In floor heat and towel warmers
Nothing is more appealing than not being freezing once you step out of the shower so we totally get why these trends are sticking around. If you don’t want to spring for the heated floors, towel warmers are a great option to keep you nice and warm right out of the shower at a much lower price point.
Free standing tubs
If you have the space to spare, you won’t regret putting a free-standing tub in your bathroom!
Combining multiple types of tiles is a great way to spice up your bathroom look!