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Bathroom Renos – Quiet And Subdued, Or Bright And Wild!

The best place to start with bathroom renos is the tone. Do you want a room that is quiet and subdued where you want to unwind at the end of a long day, or do you want a room where you get refreshed and energized before your day begins? Once you decide on the tone, there are many ways to set the mood.


The best place to begin planning bathroom renos is the vanity. All other selections in the bathroom are made based on the style, colour, and tone of the vanity.


There are a few things to consider when deciding which stone is the best:

  • Aesthetics
  • Maintenance
  • Durability

Along with the vanity, the sink is an important choice as the style of sink may impact the design of the vanity. The style of sink also impacts the style of faucets.

For many years the majority of bathroom sinks were surface mount. In recent years undermount sinks have become more popular as they do not have the same issue of grime collection around the sink as with surface mount sinks.

Glass sinks (as shown above) have also become popular for more contemporary bathrooms. For homes with a traditional look, pedestal sinks are also making a comeback.

The latest trend is thermofoil coatings. They offer a wide range of colours and woodgrains while being more economical than real wood.

Faucets and Hardware

Bathroom hardware and faucets has come a long way from the hollow aluminum rectangular towel racks and chrome faucets many of us grew up with. There is an amazing variety of styles and colours of mounted and free-standing racks and holders, and faucets to choose from. Matte colours, such as the bathtub faucets shown above, have become popular.

Mounted towel racks have been replaced with towel rings, or free standing towel racks.


Sconces are no longer merely functional. The right sconce brings together the look of the bathroom. The light bar above the mirror has been replaced with single light sconces on each side of the mirror.

Shower Stalls

As with the tile for kitchen backsplashes, there is are wide selection of colours, sizes and shapes of tiles available for shower stalls. Bathroom tiles are visible most of the time, cover a significant portion of the bathroom wall so the colour sets the tone for the bathroom.


Since you are replacing your bathtub, why not install a soaker tub? The bathroom featured above includes a relaxing jacuzzi tub; just the thing to help you unwind after a long day.

If you prefer a soothing soak in the tub without jets, consider a stand alone soaker tub. A white ceramic stand alone soaker tub along with a white pedestal sink in a bathroom with pastel colours creates a classy look.


The two best options for flooring for bathrooms are ceramic tile and vinyl plank flooring. Large ceramic tiles are still popular for master bathrooms; however, the trend for half baths smaller tiles with patterns.

If you prefer the look of wood flooring, vinyl plank flooring offers the look of real wood but is not affected by the humidity like real wood. Also, the look of exotic species is available without the cost of real exotic wood.

Bathroom renovation financing is available O.A.C., so call (780) 489-0181, or contact us to book an in-home consultation today!

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