Tile up a Notch for Your Next Bathroom Remodel!

Tiles are a pretty noticeable element in every bathroom. Floor tiles get lots of use every day yet we somehow rarely think about them. If you find yourself looking around your bathroom thinking about what you want to change, chances are you don’t always think about the tiles. And you should!

Let’s take a look at some twists to your bathroom tiles you can pull off when doing a bathroom remodel in Carmel Valley.

Before you begin

Make sure you got the measurements right. If you are about to make a complete tile makeover in your bathroom, you want to nail the measurements. The devil is in the details and you will be furious if you invest time and energy into decorating the bathroom with fantastic tiles, only to see that they don’t quite fit.

Tile up, tile down

Who says that the floor is the only place for tiles? There are plenty of other places you can tile up. Luckily, there is also plenty of choice when it comes to different tiles you can use. Go crazy with different colors, textures or even shapes. You can install intricate tiles around the mirror or on the door to spice up the bathroom decor. Get creative!

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Shower tiles

There is no limit to creativity. Why does the inside of your shower have to be generic? It absolutely doesn’t. Choose one shower wall and decorate it with colorful tiles. This simple addition will give the whole bathroom a new look, especially if you have the all-see-through shower doors.

Size matters

Experiment with different tile sizes to get a more designer-like bathroom. Uniformity may be unimposing but it gets boring with time. After all, you are bound to pay your bathroom multiple daily visits, so why not make them worth your while? The combination of big and small tiles will modernize your bathroom and give you plenty of opportunity to personalize the space.

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Vertical height

If your bathroom ceiling is not that high, you can do a little trick and make it look higher. How? Line the tiles up vertically. Simple, yet effective.

Illusion of space

Same-colored tiles may sound dull but they are a great solution if you want your bathroom to appear larger in space. Create a visual illusion by laying out tiles of the same color, preferably lighter shade. The bathroom will appear larger and also more elegant. After all, elegance is timeless.

Luxurious marble

Marble is definitely synonymous with luxury and elegance. By the same token, marble tiles are bound to give your bathroom a sense of style and wealth. You don’t have to choose marble tiles of the same size. To spice things up a little bit, choose different sizes for the flooring and even for the space around the mirror or window.

Simplicity rules

If you feel that less is more, as it often is, you don’t have to go all in on different colors, shapes and sizes. You can keep it simple by deciding on a specific look of your bathroom and choose the tiles to complement it, not add contrast. That way, you can line the tiles all the way up to the ceiling and still get the Zen-like vibe.

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Doing a Bathroom Remodel? Don’t Forget about the Toilet!

A modern bathroom is nothing with a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing toilet. If you are planning a bathroom remodeling project in your Carmel Valley home, you would do well not to forget about the toilet. A new or upgraded toilet can improve the functionality of your bathroom but it can also make it look more modern and attractive.

And after all, a remodeled bathroom is a great return on investment.

A toilet may not be the Iron Throne, but is a throne nevertheless. Don’t make one of the typical bathroom remodel mistakes and forget about the toilet. If there is a minimum chance that a new toilet can reduce your water bills, don’t miss out. Also, investing in a state-of-the-art toilet pays off splendidly since it reduces the risk of frequent breakdowns, leaks, and the need for repairs and additional bathroom renovation.

Here’s what you should consider when scouting out improved toilets for your bathroom.

Think about what you already have

It’s possible that you don’t even need to replace your current toilet but upgrade it instead. Also, there may be already upgraded versions of the type of toilet you have, and these are definitely worth considering.


New functionalities such the low flow give toilets a sleek, modern look and minimize water waste. Besides, low flow toilets are now a federal standard for toilet manufacturing. It’s quite possible that an upgraded version is the only option you have. All in all, if you can have a super toilet that needs only one flush to wash all the waste away, why not invest in it?

Don’t go overboard with fancy features

Remember – a toilet is a toilet. It has a pretty straightforward purpose and it cannot really serve any other purpose (and it certainly cannot serve as a garbage disposal bin!). If the additional features make it work more efficiently, go for it. But, if they just make the toilet look cooler, you should probably steer clear.

If any extra (and unnecessary) part breaks down or starts causing problems in any way, you may have to pay some hard cash for the repair or replacement. That is, if the replacement parts actually exist.

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Look for bargains but don’t be cheap

A faulty toilet can cause a real mess in your bathroom. Leaking water all over the bathroom floor and posing a danger to your health, a cheap, low-quality toilet is a bad decision. Don’t skimp on quality when it comes to such an important bathroom appliance. You don’t have to go for the priciest product but keep away from too-good-to-be-true bargains.

Choose the toilet that fits

A well-chosen toilet will fit the designated space in your bathroom perfectly – that should go unsaid. What many fail to understand is that they should pick a toilet that fits them, as well. Taller people should go for higher toilets. If you are bulkier, don’t choose a small toilet. Remember – you are unlikely to replace the newly installed toilet any time soon, unless it gets damaged or otherwise less functional. You might as well pick the most comfortable one.

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So, while you are planning to replace the bathroom tiles, install a steam shower or space-saving floating vanities, don’t forget the toilet. The tips listed above will help you make an informed choice and get a great bathroom!

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