Designing A New Bathroom on A Budget: How To Make Cheap Tiles Look More Expensive

We spend hours in the bathroom and it follows that these spaces should be havens of some sort. As the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom is the relaxation room. That’s where you go to soak in the bath or run a hot shower at the end of the day. It is where you go through your face and hair care routines. And with residential log cabins, these spaces are even more magnificent, with light spilling in from the windows.

Redesigning your bathroom is sure to come to your mind now and then, as you look at revamping this space. But a short tour of a tile store will have you wondering if you have the money to spare to do this. Sure, many of the options available are enough to earn your home a slot in a magazine, but the price may force you to make compromises on the design that you have in mind. However, hold that thought.

In this guide, you will learn how cheap tiles can enhance the aesthetic value of your space, which means that you can have your cake and eat it. In this light, we will focus on using square as well as rectangular tiles in patterns that will have you gasping in delight. Are you ready? If yes, let’s get started:

Go Vertical

Have you ever noticed that tiles that run up a wall add some allure to the space? They do this by increasing the stretch of the area and giving the illusion of a bigger room. Also, uniformity makes the room look cleaner and neater. The good thing with cheap tiles is that you can buy them in bulk. It allows you to run the tiles up an entire wall without worrying that you have gone over budget. With expensive options, you would have to work on half of the wall or thereabouts, leaving a vast portion uncovered. It makes the room feel like it lacks something and it messes with the décor.

If you can tile the ceiling too, then all the better. This uniformity will work in your favour. You can spend as little as one pound on every square foot, allowing you to lay as many tiles as you want. If you have some left over, you can use them in the kitchen or other such room.

Where can you use this idea? It works best for people who want to waterproof their walls while maintaining a practical vibe. It is simple, and you can enhance its appeal by using some focal pieces in the room. Remember that less is more still holds in this case. While it may be tempting to tile every surface in the room, it helps to create some breaks for aesthetic appeal.

Choose A Solid Look

Maybe you want to tile your walls, but you do not want the tiles to be evident from the outset. In this case, you can go for tile options with tight spacing. In this way, there will be less room for the grout such that the tiles appear continuous. To get an even better effect with the tiles, opt for grout that matches their colour. In this way, anyone looking at the tiles will have to look closer to realise that they are individual pieces.

Where will this work? This tile placement is ideal for anyone who wants to waterproof the bathroom while creating a streamlined look. The tiles disappear in some way. It helps to note that this works best with plain tiles as opposed to those with patterns.

Mix the Hues

As much as going for uniform colours works in creating a clean look, you can get more out of the space by mixing colours. In most cases, you will find that white and black tiles retail for much less than other colours. But when you are buying in bulk, you can get a good discount on the different options. Choose a colour that you would like to have in the room and look for a shade that complements it.

It helps to have the duller colour adorning the lower half of the wall, while the brighter shade covers the upper parts. If you want a classic look, you can always go for black and white. However, if you feel adventurous, be sure to try the other options on the market.

Play with the Placement

People often lay their tiles in specific ways. Over time, these patterns grow old and tired because you see them everywhere that you go. You are already opting for cheap tiles, there is no reason why you should not make them stand out from the rest. Think of other ways you can place the tiles to make them more appealing. This way, people will barely focus on the quality of the tiles as their eyes will remain transfixed on the creative laying. If you are short on ideas, talk to a designer or other knowledgeable person. You would be surprised by the sheer number of ways you can make your laying different.

Where does this work? You can use this when you haven’t got the cash to spend on expensive tiles but still want an outstanding space.

Incorporate Some Expensive Options

Yes, you are trying to save money by getting cheap tiles. However, you can kill two birds with one stone by incorporating some stylish elements in this space. You will save some cash when buying tiles in bulk. The difference can come in handy in purchasing tiles, which you can use to spruce up the remaining portion. A good idea, in this case, would be to have some expensive tiles on the main wall. Opt for plain colours on the floors and other walls such that they do not take away from the focal point. Anyone entering the room will think that you must have spent a fortune on the design. And you can lean back and think ‘If only they knew!’

Decoration of bathrooms in residential log cabins does not have to be an expensive venture. Follow these tips and see how it works for you. All the best!

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