How to Choose the Perfect Materials for Your Modern Bathroom

modern BathroomA stylish modern bathroom is a great way to express your own creativity and give your home a fresh look at the same time.

If you’ve never updated your bathroom – or its just been a while – now is a great time to look at your space and consider all your options.

One bonus for updating your bathroom is your home’s resale value. Bathroom remodels pay off big.

Homeowners are often able to recoup at least what they spent on the remodel plus some extra dough.

So what exactly should you update?

From the counters to the toilet, the options are endless. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose the perfect updates for your modern bathroom.

Pick the right vanity

Odds are, the vanity will be the first thing you and your guests notice when stepping into your bathroom.

A bathroom vanity has a lot of components to consider. Before you start dreaming of the perfect counters or cabinets, keep these considerations in mind:

1. Size and placement

How much space do you have?

If you have an older home with a smaller bathroom, a double sink is probably not the best choice. You don’t want to make moving around in the room difficult or clutter your design with something that’s too big.

2. Storage

Take stock of what you use and need to store in the bathroom as you look at new vanities. Choosing an option that’s too small for your stuff is not going to keep you happy.

And remember, if space is limited, there are a variety of hanging cabinets or behind the mirror storage options.

Counters matter

Though the counters are actually a part of the vanity, they are a big part of your bathroom’s overall look.

It’s a good idea to choose your countertops first. The rest of the bathroom needs to match the countertops and it is often easier to find a wider selection of flooring options than counters.

Granite is still one of the most popular choices. With a wide variety of colors and styles available, you’re sure to find an option that fits your modern bathroom’s style.

Other popular choices include:

  • Quartz
  • Marble
  • Laminate
  • Solid surface counters
  • Tile

For a truly modern, industrial look, you could also opt for concrete counters.

Get the fixtures right

Don’t forget about the parts of your bathroom you’ll actually use – the fixtures.

Here are a few fixtures you’ll want to consider updating:

The sink

While a vessel-style sink helps give your bathroom a modern look, some feel that they are less functional than a more traditional sink with a nice arching faucet.

The shower

There are lots of options for modern showers, whether you need to incorporate yours into a tub or have room for a standalone unit.

Wall mount shower heads are the most basic option and can still be incorporated into a modern design. Other shower head options to consider are hand-held units for maximum versatility, rain-style showers, and body sprays.

The toilet

This fixture may not be quite as exciting to shop for but you’ve got to have one.

There are a variety of colors and designs available. You’re sure to find one that matches your design and budget.

To get a better idea of what these options actually feel and look like, come check out our showroom.

Say hello to your modern bathroom

Well designed modern bathrooms are not going out of style anytime soon. With its focus on basic yet elegant elements, modern design is here to stay.

If you can keep your bathroom’s design clean and simple, you’ll have a space that you’ll love for years to come.

Do you have plans for your bathroom? Check out our blog for more fresh ideas and inspiration.