What do we love about this month’s new look? How about the natural stone tile, hardwood countertops, tall soaker tub, and soft lighting. It’s like having a spa in your own home! You start and end each day preparing for or unwinding from the day in the bathroom, so shouldn’t this space reflect the tranquility you’d like to feel when starting and ending the day?
Just like the rest of your home, styles and trends come and go, but your bathroom is usually the most neglected room to get a refresh. It’s just that a bathroom reno can be more substantial and require more thought and planning; you want this reno to last more than five years!
But remember… a bathroom reno doesn’t have to be a total overhaul. Sometimes just changing the sink, faucet, or lights might be enough. Check out our Create This Look design, featuring Bertch’s Northbrook vanity collection, for on-trend ideas that are easy to recreate from products available either in store or able to be custom ordered from your local Timber Mart.
Love what you see? Bring in the shopping list at the end of this article to get everything you need to Create This Look.
Flooring and Walls
To achieve that spa-like feel, bring the outdoors in using natural-looking stone tiles. Get the look of this dark grey tile with Centura’s linear stone tile in Europa Grey. The larger, darker floor tile creates natural contrast to the light vanity and pebble-like tiles on the feature wall.
Rather than stick with traditional subway tile or square tiles for your backsplash, try a more neutral, pebble mosaic tile like Anatolia Tile’s Zen Fiji Cream, available in a flat polished finish. Select a neutral, warm colour from the mosaic pebble tile, like PPG’s Castle Rock paint colour for the wall and Raindrop White for trim. PPG Manor Hall’s paint in an eggshell finish will give a soft, durable finish perfect for the bathroom.
Add Bertch’s Northbrook mirror in white above the sink to complement the clean lines of the vanity and floor tile. Finally, go with Tamor Canada’s Orion Towel Ring in a satin nickel finish to complement the round shape of the feature wall and finish of the vanity’s hardware.
Vanity and Countertop
We love the timeless structure of this vanity; its clean lines and minimal detail are a refreshing addition to small spaces like a bathroom. Although the Bertch Northbrook vanity collection is available in a wide variety of colours and finishes, the white colour of this vanity allows the focus to be on other earthy items, such as a hardwood style countertop.
One of our favourite features of this bathroom is the wood countertop. We love to support local businesses, and Sims Countertops in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, has proven to us time and again top quality product with great service. Custom order a beautiful wood countertop as the crown for your vanity.
Perched atop the counter, special order the American Standard Vessel Sink. Installing a vessel style sink creates the feeling of more countertop space. When selecting a tap, be sure to choose one that will reach high enough to comfortably cascade water over the edge of the vessel sink. The round, flat shape of Riobel’s Profile 8” Lavatory Faucet ties in the soft shape of the pebble mosaic tile and the clean edges of the Bertch vanity. If possible, select a similar faucet that has the satin finish of the hardware and towel ring to tie all the pieces together.
Finally, the pièce de résistance, a free-standing soaker tub! Tall enough to soak in and bathe with a comfortable backrest, Maax’s Louie freestyle bathtub suits the linear and clean look of this bathroom. Simply add bubbles to play off the natural circular shapes of the Anatolia pebble mosaic feature wall!
Let Lyons Help You Achieve Your Bathroom Design
Whether you’re looking to do a quick bathroom reno (e.g. updating paint and fixtures) or a whole bathroom overhaul, Timber Mart’s DIY Project Sales team can help you create material and price lists, as well as deliver your building materials. Just bring in your design ideas and let our professional home builders help you put together the bathroom of your dreams!