The bathroom in your home not only offers vital functions, but it can also be a place of relaxation. While craftsmanship and quality of work play a role in any bathroom renovation, there is another part of the equation. The bathroom finishes and materials play an important role in the success of your bathroom renovation.
It’s important to choose the right materials for your vanity, cabinets, tile, flooring, and fixtures. The bathroom materials and finishes selected should be durable, moisture-resistant, designed for functionality and most importantly reflect your aesthetic and meets your lifestyle needs. However, with the sheer amount of options available it may be difficult to come to a decision. Let our expert team – well-versed with interior design and design-build for bathroom renovations – help you find the perfect combination for your bathroom renovation today!
Vanity and cabinet materials for your bathroom renovation
When it comes to vanities, marble and granite are popular choices that will last a long time and add a modern flair to your bathroom. Quartz vanity countertops are also popular, and porcelain is another durable, long-lasting choice.
The cabinets should be made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or solid plywood. Both offer a great blend of durability and cost. If you have a larger budget, you can also consider solid wood, which will look the best and last the longest, but also cost the most.
Choosing tiles for your bathroom’s tub, shower, and surround
Tiles for showers and other areas in your bathroom are available in a wide variety of materials. Ceramic tiles offer a great blend of affordability and durability and are also available in a ton of different sizes, colours, and textures.
Vinyl tiles are an option if you are on a budget. They are less expensive, but also don’t have the same beautiful appearance as traditional tiles.
Stone tiles are a good option if you want a more luxurious bathroom. Natural limestone, marble, and granite tiles look great, but can be a bit expensive and require specialized sealers and treatment to keep them looking their best.
Choosing bathroom flooring materials
When it comes to flooring in your bathroom, you want a material that is durable and at least somewhat water-resistant – so the carpet is out unless you have a separate “powder room” for your bathroom.
Both natural and engineered wood flooring is very popular for bathrooms, particularly for those who wish to have some contrast with tiles used in shower enclosures, backsplashes, and other areas of the bathroom.
Other options for bathroom flooring include tile, which is more resistant to water, wear and tear, and vinyl flooring, which comes in a huge variety of styles, can be somewhat inexpensive.
Selecting fixtures for your bathroom renovation
We usually recommend porcelain or metal bathtubs over composite tubs. Composite tubs tend to wear out comparatively quickly and get dirty easily, so while they are affordable, they’re not always the best choice if you expect to be using your bathtub for everyday bathing (do you have kids or pets in your house?) versus the occasional soak.
It’s also possible to pass on having a bathtub entirely. Depending on your lifestyle, a luxurious walk-in shower might better suit you. As well, other factors like what type of bathroom we’re renovating for you and the space we have to work with can come into play. For example, you might want a spacious shower for your ensuite, however, having a deep-soaker tub could match your needs in your main family bathroom.
Brushed nickel is always a popular choice, as are brass and copper. There are also glass and composite knobs and pulls available that are very colourful and can add some flair to your bathroom.
Plumbing, Taps & Showerheads
You will be choosing from different types of metal like nickel, copper, and brass, and they all will offer similar durability. We recommend choosing fixtures that will match the metal elements used throughout the rest of the bathroom.
For more modern bathrooms, glass showers are the best possibility. You should go with a glass enclosure. Depending on the type of enclosure you choose, you may also need a metal frame. This should match the other metal elements in your bathroom – if you have copper taps, for example, a copper-coloured frame will unify your design.
Again, we typically recommend picking lighting fixtures that blend in with your taps, showerheads, and other bathroom fixtures. For example, brushed nickel lighting fixtures are an appropriate choice if this theme is being used throughout your bathroom renovation.
Storage in your bathroom can be an important part of the functionality of the space. As part of planning your renovation, think about what sort of items you’ll store in your bathroom and the amount of storage your family requires. However, storage doesn’t need to be boring, stopping at the functional aspect. Many storage options can match, or provide contrast to the other materials and finishes for your bathroom renovation.
Don’t skip thinking about your bathroom fan. The type of material is less important in this case – the colour is more important. Also, think about fan’s noise level and the size of the space the fan should ventilate.
Bathroom renovation materials and finishes come together to create bliss
Not only are there numerous bathroom renovation material options and finishes, but how you combine all of these elements can make or break a bathroom renovation. Our interior design sensibilities can give you insight as to which materials and finishes will work best together. We’ll assist you with shopping and give you recommendations based on our past experiences. It’s all part of the Dash Builder difference – we’re here to build you a quality room that lasts… and that you’ll love!
Get help with Winnipeg bathroom renovations – contact Dash Builders
If you need help choosing the right bathroom renovation materials in Winnipeg and planning your next project, Dash Builders is here to help. We can advise on numerous options for bathroom finishes or can help you narrow down selections that will work for you and your family. We have fantastic relationships with many of the leading suppliers and manufacturers in Winnipeg and can help find specially requested finished or materials that can put your bathroom renovation over the top – transcending from dull to dreamy.
We build quality rooms that last, so if your bathroom is due for a remodel, contact us online or give us a call at 204-509-7574 to get started and get the help you need to improve your bathroom in Winnipeg.