Creating a Timeless Bathroom Design

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Bathroom 101

When it comes to designing the perfect bathroom for your home, a timeless look is always the best choice. There are times when following a trend is the right move, but a more classic look allows your bathroom to remain en vogue – no matter what is currently trending. Due to their short shelf life, trends are better suited to rooms like bedrooms and offices, where you can incorporate trends through furniture, accents, colors, and other easily changeable items. Incorporating trendy elements in kitchens and bathrooms, where it is harder to make updates, brings down the overall value of your home and makes it much harder to sell, should you ever want or need to move.

Corinthian Fine Homes recently renovated a client’s bathroom, giving it a more luxurious feel through the use of natural stone and light. In this article, we’ll explore why these elements worked so well to create a bathroom that will never go out of style.

Marble in the Bathroom

If you are looking to create a standout bathroom, marble is for you! Over the years, we’ve performed countless bathroom renovations, and in our experience, marble is one design element that is always fashionable and desirable.

Marble is great for countertops, providing a high level of functionality and a beautiful appearance that can work with any color scheme. Each slab of marble has colors running through it to create fun, interesting, and unique patterns. No two pieces look the same, ensuring you have something one-of-a-kind in your home.

In addition to its variability in color and pattern, marble is a fairly strong stone, making it resistant to scratches and chips. It is also heat-resistant and can handle the heat of many of the tools placed on countertops, like straighteners and curling irons.

A sink with a marble countertop in a bathroom

The only down-side to marble is that it needs to be re-sealed every few years to keep it looking fresh and ensure it is well-protected from staining and discoloration. If you love the look of marble and want something that looks similar but requires less maintenance, we recommend quartz. Quartz has a very similar look and feel but does not require resealing.

When it comes to picking the right marble for your bathroom, there are many different color, pattern, and thickness options to choose from. This allows you to find something that fits your budget and style and that feels perfect in your space.

Real Stone in the Shower

Adding stone to your shower creates a luxurious feel in your bathroom and makes it look like a five-star hotel. While stone does require a bit more maintenance, with the right care, it is a beautiful and timeless addition to any bathroom.

There are many different design options when it comes to natural stone, making it a great way to highlight your personal style. Most people opt for a light-colored stone, but there are many varieties of darker stones if your style leans a bit to the dark side. Natural minerals occurring in the stones allow for patterns of different colors to be showcased, giving each installation a unique and special feel. Stone’s unique shape and patterning works in any shower – even those that have an unusual shape – making it a great choice for highly customized spaces.

To properly maintain natural stone, you need to be proactive about cleaning to avoid mold and mildew buildup. With the right products, cleaning your stone shower shouldn’t take much more work than cleaning a standard shower enclosure. Ensuring good ventilation to the shower area can also stave off growing mold. Whether you opt for light or dark stone, natural stone is a timeless addition that can immediately add an upscale look and feel to any bathroom remodel.
Shower with natural stone details and brushed nickel fixtures
Stone never goes out of style, so even though it’s a more expensive upgrade now, a well-maintained natural stone shower will only increase the value and appeal of your home.

Window in the Shower Room

We’ve all experienced a shower with terrible, dim lighting. Poor lighting makes the overall shower experience less than relaxing and makes the space feel cramped and dingy. The addition of a window in the shower area allows for natural light to enter the space, making the shower experience much more appealing and elevating the overall look and feel of the bathroom. Windows also save energy because they allow for the flow of fresh air during hot and humid months.

Bathroom windows automatically give the space a more elegant feel because they let in natural light. The addition of a window to your bathroom will make it feel like you are at an expensive spa, when really, you’re in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Whether you choose a more practical shape or a unique window design, natural light will never go out of style. Adding a window to your shower area is a timeless choice that will only ever enhance, not detract from, the look and feel of your home.

Renovate Your Bathroom

If you’re considering renovating your bathroom in the near future, it’s smart to keep these timeless ideas in mind. Whether you’re going for a more luxurious feel or just like the beautiful, streamlined look of marble, stone, and natural light, timeless designs fare much better than trendy ideas over time.

Corinthian Fine Homes would love to be a part of your renovation journey. If you like what you see and want to upgrade your bathroom to a timeless, spa-like destination, contact us today!

For more than two decades, we’ve been Central Indiana’s trusted choice for high-quality, elegant home design and renovations that stand the test of time. When you choose Corinthian Fine Homes, you can trust that your project will be completed by highly skilled professionals who are experts in their crafts. Our team includes certified graduate remodelers, master builders, and environmentally skilled professionals committed to a process of building trusting relationships with each of our clients and leveraging the latest tools and technology to create a timeless spaces that meets your needs and restores the love you had for your home.

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