Homes are no longer just a place to eat and sleep. Many of us spend most of our day at home. Investing in our dwelling places is not just about increasing the value of our home anymore, but about bettering our work environment and everyday lifestyle.
Whether you’re flipping an older home, looking to put your property on the market or just wanting a “new” look, there are always two rooms in a house that alter both the price tag and ambience of a home, namely: kitchens and bathrooms.
We’ll focus on bathrooms this time round and discuss some trends that could give your home the refresh you’re looking for.
Kit Kat Tiles
Kit-kat tiles also known as finger mosaics are Japanese inspired tiles known for their elegantly long and thin appearance. Kit kat tiles own the striking but subtle look and are fast becoming the tile trend for kitchens, bathroom showers, or a splash above a bathroom vanity. If the look you’re going for is clean, calm, and stylish, then kit-kat is the way to go.
Indoor Outdoor Look
Whether it’s an outside shower hidden in a neat bamboo jungle or a tub overlooking a vast expanse of nature, the indoor-outdoor look has always been an aspiring one. But if you don’t quite have the privacy or space in your home, there are other ways to achieve the feeling of being in nature. Look at incorporating large windows, natural stone tiles with natural colours like green subways, or décor tiles with leafy patterns, black taps, and wooden furniture.
Minimalism, Space and Functionality
Space is a luxury in today’s day and age, but you don’t always need lots of it to create a spacious appearance. Space saving wall hung toilets with actuator plates, large format tiles to create the illusion of space, beautiful vanities with hidden storage and shower and bath niches are only some ideas that give your bathroom the functionality and space it needs without compromising on design. Minimalism is achieved through large decor pieces instead of multiple mini pieces so even though a freestanding bath takes up more space, it can enhance a minimalist look. Be sure to add a niche though, otherwise you will end up cluttering your bathroom.
Terrazzo has been around for many centuries, and yet, every few seasons, we see a glorious re-emergence of this popular trend. Adding depth and colour to a design, the Terrazzo look is one that creates a contemporary option for walls and floors. Adding Terrazzo to your bathroom gives your bathroom the charm and character many seek for their space of rejuvenation.
The Stiles Refresh Promotion and Competition
Stiles are currently running The Stiles Refresh Promotion with up to 35% off selected tiles* and up to 45% off selected sanitary ware*. The Stiles Refresh Promotion Competition is also in place with a R20 000 gift voucher up for grabs for the entrant with the best bathroom renovation.* To find out more, be sure to visit any of Stiles’ 9 showrooms nationwide or their website www.stiles.co.za.
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