Most people start and end their days in the bathroom. Whether you’re brushing your teeth before work or melting off a day’s worth of foundation, having a bathroom that feels clean, polished, and put together can really make a difference in your mood. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to revamping your bathroom, here are our top three tips from Northeast Kitchen Center, a quartz bathroom countertop store.
1. Colors, Patterns, and Texture
As with other rooms in your house, having a consistent color scheme in your bathroom can help tie everything together. Nowadays, many people opt for a chic white on white or black on white to keep things simple.
However, quartz manufacturers today now offer a wide variety of colors and patterns with their countertop options. If you want something sleek white, there’s an option for you. If you want a darker color such as black with a speckled look, that’s another option available to you. Many manufacturers today also offer quartz options that mimic the look of natural stone such as granite or marble.
Whatever color of quartz you decide on, be sure it goes well with the color of the walls and appliances. For example, many people opt for a white or beige wall color paired with a white quartz countertop and black appliances. You should also consider the texture of the quartz countertop. Typically, the range of textures include: polished, matte, or rugged.
You may not believe it, but selecting the right thickness for your quartz countertop can make or break your bathroom. Most quartz slabs average a thickness of 1 ¼ inches. If you have quartz in your kitchen already, it is probably 1 ¼ inches thick, as is the typical thickness of more kitchen and bath countertops.
If you’re worried that 1 ¼ inches will be too thick, consider opting for another popular thickness: ¾ of an inch. If you choose ¾ of an inch thickness, you can always create the illusion of a thicker slab of quartz by building up the edges with more quartz. Adding an edge to your countertop can also make the countertop pop more.
If you’re crunched in terms of your budget, it is cheaper to purchase a thinner slab of quartz than a thicker one. Our consultants at Northeast Kitchen Center, a quartz bathroom countertop store, consider both design and budget when helping you find the best suited quartz for your project.
Edging can also have a major impact on the look and feel of your countertop. Certain edging works best with certain thicknesses of quartz, so you should consider both thickness and edging at the same time to make sure your design goals are right for each other.
The two most popular types of edging are straight, squared edges and waterfall edges. Other edging options include: ogee, pencil, bullnose, half-bullnose, laminated, and more. We recommend talking with a professional about each edging option to find the perfect fit for your bathroom project.
Edging can add an extra level of drama to your bathroom by creating a sharp edge at every corner. If you’re going for a more relaxed feel, consider adding a more rounded edge to your countertops.
If you’ve read this article and still have no clue where to start when it comes to adding quartz to your bathroom, Northeast Kitchen Center, a quartz bathroom countertop store, is here to help. Northeast Kitchen Center has more than 27 years worth of experience helping customers remodel and redesign their kitchens and bathrooms.
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