Why Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles Should Match
Match Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles for Optimal Style
Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, or both, you’re faced with what feels like thousands of tiny decisions to make. All of a sudden, you need to make choices about paint colors, countertops, cabinetry, appliances, lighting, and, of course, tile. But has anyone ever suggested that you match your kitchen and bathroom tiles? It may not sound like an obvious design choice at first, but when done right, this subtle detail can elevate the look of your entire home.
Below, we’ve outlined a few questions to ask yourself, which can help you decide whether or not to match kitchen and bathroom tiles in your home.
Are your kitchen and bathroom close to each other?
Perhaps your bathroom is a small powder room just off of the kitchen. Continuing the kitchen tile into the bathroom creates a sense of flow between the two rooms. Using different types of flooring may actually be a bit jarring to the eye. If you’re remodeling the second-floor bathroom and it’s far away from the kitchen, you still may want to consider matching tiles. It’s a subtle way to introduce continuity in your home’s design.
Have you considered complementary designs?
While you may not want to match kitchen and bathroom tiles exactly, it’s possible that you’d like them to complement each other. If you have a two-toned or multicolored tile in the bathroom, you could choose a tile for the kitchen that matches one of the tones in the bathroom tile. That way, you achieve a sense of the continuity without having the design appear too “matchy-matchy.” Or, you could use different flooring for the kitchen and bathroom, while still matching your kitchen floor tile with the bathroom wall or shower stall tile. Alternatively, you could match your bathroom floor tile with your kitchen’s backsplash tile. What we’re trying to illustrate is that tile is incredibly versatile; the possibilities are truly endless!
Have you thought of tying other elements together?
Choosing the same tile for your kitchen and bathroom works well when there are other elements throughout your home that also tie together. That may mean choosing complementary wall colors in separate rooms, installing accent pieces in each room that match your tile, or choosing similar lighting fixtures throughout your home.
What’s your budget?
It’s a fact that many of the design choices you make may be based on your budget. If you have a limited amount to work with, then matching kitchen and bathroom tile can save you money in the long run. You could potentially buy the tile in bulk and work out a discounted price, which would be much cheaper than buying two or three different types of tile.
Are you having fun?
Whenever you are redesigning a kitchen or bathroom or even an entire house, you should be having some fun. If you are feeling pressure to ensure that your kitchen and bathroom tile matches exactly, or doesn’t match for that matter, then it’s time to take a step back and re-prioritize. Ultimately, you’re under no obligation to design your home in any particular way or commit to a specific style. These days, more and more homeowners and designers are throwing conventional design rules out the window. The perfect space is the one you love to be in and one that works for you and your family.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of matching your kitchen and bath tile, then contact Special Additions. Our design staff will work with you to ensure you get the kitchen and bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Call us for a free quote, and we’ll help you create the space of your dreams.