As you start planning for your bathroom remodel, it is important to keep a theme in mind. This theme will help you to determine the wall coloring, flooring options, bathroom fixtures, and decorative accents that you desire.
A popular choice amongst home owners, the Cape Cod styled bathroom is both aesthetically pleasing and is a style that is relatively easy to achieve. Because the primary basis of Cape Cod design is simplicity and functionality, this is a theme that works great for all budgets. Let’s take a look five key elements for you to consider as you create your own Cape Cod bathroom.
Traditionally, Cape Cod interior design is dominated by the color white. To shake things up a bit, accent colors can be added through a number of elements including baseboards, linens, floor mats, candles, curtains, and light switch plates. To evoke a sense of the beach and the sunset, suggested accent colors include shades of blue and red, as well as beige.
Lighting & Mirrors
You have several options when it comes to the light fixtures that you choose for your Cape Cod bathroom remodel. By consulting with a professional, you can determine which options will work best within your space. In terms of illumination, overhead lights and sconce lighting are both popular choices. Sconces can be mounted on either side of a mirror, above a vanity or free-standing pedestal sink. A simple, white framed mirror can do wonders for evoking a Cape Cod style.
Depending on the size of the bath, you may consider including a tub or shower in the Cape Cod theme. A free-standing claw-foot tub will add beautifully to your decor. Though a single standing sink is traditional in Cape Cod design, you may choose to opt for a vanity to take a modern spin on the style. Think simplicity when selecting your fixtures like shower heads, faucets, and towel racks. To achieve a classic look when selecting these components, make use of stainless steel.
Cape Cod curtains are a fast, simple way to give your bathroom windows a makeover. You may also consider adding shutters on the sides of your bathroom windows. These shutters would be strictly for aesthetics, but would add a true element of Cape Cod design to the room.
Traditional Cape Cod flooring was made of hardwood, which contrasted beautifully against the white walls. Today, a wood floor is not practical to withstand the water and humidity found in a bathroom. Consider a laminate flooring design, which will mimic the hardwood look for less cost. Large tile in white or beige can also look striking in your bath, and give it a more modern feel.
A Cape Cod bathroom remodel can be a simple renovation that will help you achieve a space of classic beauty on a budget. For a free in-home estimate on a total or partial bathroom remodel, please visit our website.