Updated: Jan 10
One of my client's biggest concern when designing a bathroom is usually how the space will date. If you're planning to live in the home for only a few years and the resale value of the home is one of your priorities, then creating a space that's timeless is very important. But timeless doesn't need to be boring and simple - and these 5 tips should help you create a space that won't date but is still full of character:
1 | Focus on functionality
Nothing says timeless like a space that functions perfectly year after year. Paying close attention to things like the bathroom layout, the amount of storage and additional features like niches, will make a huge difference. When planning a bathroom, think about how your family's needs may change over the years and design the space with that in mind!
2 | Go neutral
Creating a neutral base that you can then add colour through towels and accessories is a great way to keep the bathroom feeling fresh for a long time. I recommend white, grey, black and timber as a colour scheme that will last. Large format tiles in a stone look or natural stone tiles are incredibly timeless and always look amazing. For wall tiles, you can continue with the floor tile or you can go with subway tiles, which have a great variety of sizes, finishes and textures to choose from.
3 | Chrome or brushed nickel tapware
Although I believe that all the new and exciting tapware finishes are here to stay, chrome is still as timeless as it comes! Chrome not only looks good with any other colour or material, but is also available in more shapes and options than any of the other tapware finishes. If chrome is not your cup of tea and you want something a little bit more exciting, then brushed nickel is also a winner!
4 | Select easy to maintain finishes
A truly timeless bathroom should be easy to maintain, so that it can keep looking fresh over the years. This means paying close attention to the finishes you select, and avoiding things like timber vanity tops, white grout on floors and overly textured wall tiles.
5 | Base your selections on what you love
Rather than following a specific look or trend, I like to ensure that the bathroom is filled with colours, finishes and materials that make my clients happy. That way, you will still love your bathroom in years to come, even when trends have come and gone. Even though I suggest to go with neutral colours and chrome in my points above, if you are planning to live in the home for many years to come, then adding some of your personality is more important to stop the space from feeling dated!
I hope these tips have been helpful for you! If you are planning to build or renovate and want to get in contact with us, you can do so by filling out the client contact questionnaire below,
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