Should You Go Bright and Bold with Tile?
There’s an approach to tiling kitchens and bathrooms that a lot of designers and contractors agree on: don’t go bold. The reasons are plentiful: when you install bright, bold and colorful tile in your kitchen and bathroom, it’s difficult to change. Even the slightest of colors can turn a mostly-white bathroom into a bathroom that reads as red, yellow, or blue, depending, of course, on your color selections. At Eakman Construction, we encourage our homeowners to design a home in Seattle, WA that will stand the test of time. We specialize in luxury modern homes and can help you decide which design is right for you. To help you make that decision, we’ve put together an argument for both sides: Should you boldly tile or play it safe?
Tile it Up!
One side of the argument goes something like this: the more color the better! But this isn’t for everyone. Whether you want to install detailed tile or colorful tile, you need to consider a few things. First, are you someone who changes their mind frequently? If so, you might want to play down the colorful tile in your kitchen and bathroom. It’s easy to change paint and accessories to alter the look of your home, but tiling and flooring are difficult to remove and replace. If you must have color and want big, bold statements of color and texture, tiling is the way to go.
Bold tiling is for you if you like to build your home’s decor around the permanent fixtures. While tile and flooring could be changed, they are often thought of as long-term investments. If you like to have a base that makes you feel good and inspires other updates and changes, then going for a bright and bold tile might be a good idea. Capturing the feel of your home on the walls and in the flooring can be a unique way of showing off your style and showing people you are not afraid of using a color in a big way.
Tone it Down.
If, on the other hand, you worry that you won’t like the bold color choices down the road and don’t see yourself remodeling your kitchen and bathroom again for a long time, it’s best to play it safe and avoid using bright colors in your tile. Whether you are installing a backsplash in your kitchen or you are updating the flooring in your kitchen and entryway, muted tones and beautiful finishes are often enough to achieve a modern, luxurious look.
If you are on a budget, the kind of tile and the design of the tile are something to think about. If you want a new kitchen and bathroom but don’t want to eat up your budget on tile, going for a more toned down tile will help save you money at the outset of your remodeling project in Seattle, WA. As expert home builders, we can help you choose the tile that is right for your vision and budget.
Whether you want to update your kitchen with a new hit of color or you want to ensure longevity in your designs, tile is a great choice. It stands up to traffic, is easy to clean, and looks great in all homes. If you have questions about how to choose the right tile for your home renovation or want the expert help of professional home builders in Seattle, WA, contact Eakman Construction today.