After kitchens, bathrooms are our most popular request on Love it or List it Vancouver – and we do love to make them over! Bathrooms and powder rooms, are a great place to use some more daring products – tile, lighting and wall paper as examples – that you may think too bold to use elsewhere. Take a look at these examples for ideas where to have some fun for your own bathroom renovation.
Emily & Gary – they love the color yellow and hex tiles so we gave them a bright yellow vintage vanity and large-format floor hex tiles in black and white – we “scattered” the black tiles to give it a modern feel.
The bright yolk yellow of the vanity can’t help but cheer you up on a gloomy rainy morning and the spaciousness of this bathroom – complete with a stunning free-standing cast iron tub and wall niche – make this bathroom fun and functional.
Wallpaper – go for it! We love turning powder rooms into something extra special, we selected a tone on tone flamingo wall paper for Eleanor & Dave’s powder room to give this little efficient space something to talk about:
With Liza & Shawn’s powder room we selected a wall covering that was both modern and classic, a soft geometric pattern in grey on grey, to give the room the elegance that the rest of the 100 year-old home has.
Powder rooms are a great place to really show off some character – all your guests are going to see it and it’s a small space so even if you want to do something a little more expensive, like in the following example where we used some glass mosaic tile from World Mosaic Tile, it won’t cost too much to cover a small wall.
As a side note – gold fixtures (faucets and lighting) are really popular now but it may be too much to take on to redo your kitchen with this finish so take it on for your powder room – it’s an easy switch out of fixtures and it makes quite the impression! With this stunning gold and white glass mosaic tile, the gold fixtures and lighting warm the space up and make it feel like there’s a sun lit window somewhere… but there isn’t!
Moving on to tile… we love tile… and World Mosaic Tile have supported us and supplied us with some of the most beautiful tile we have had the pleasure of using, my favourite might just be what we did with Melissa & Josh – their new light-filled family bathroom takes on a cottage and spa-like feel thanks to the natural tile used on the walls and floor.
The detail in the tile work is to die for: off-set brick patterned walls capped with a profiled moulding turns this room into a stylish cottage spa bathroom!
The master ensuite we did for Gina & Jeff is grand and also spa like and when you walk in you can’t help but say “hello tile!” – gorgeous glass mosaic, again from World Mosaic Tile, fills the entire back wall with soft yellow and greys. Whereas you might not want this much tile anywhere else in your home, you can get away with it in your bathroom – so do it, go big!
With Barb & Ted we went with a subtler but still impressive tile: a stamped porcelain in the prettiest soft mint green from World Mosaic Tile – it’s like being surrounded by a pistachio macaron!
And in the bathroom for their two daughters we used another stylish tile from World Mosaic Tile, a painted terra cotta hex on the floor.
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Whatever you select for tile, have a bit of fun with it but try to keep to using one “stand-out” tile, pair a fancy floor with a calmer shower wall or vice versa so as to not overwhelm the space.
Special thanks to bathroom remodeling Cleveland for their contributions to this blog post.
A big thank you as always to Janis Nicolay for the gorgeous photos!!