When you decide it is time to remodel your home, your kitchen and baths are the two rooms that can bring you the most return on your investment, sometimes as much as 100 percent. You may be considering choosing similar cabinetry and countertops, possibly to reduce your costs or because you are considering having your kitchen and bathrooms match. These tips can help you decide if a matching kitchen and bath are right for you.
Size of the Room
One of the most important things to consider when deciding whether to choose the same cabinetry in your kitchen and bath is the size of the rooms. Dark cabinets may look beautiful in a large kitchen, but if your bathroom is small, dark cabinetry may make the room look smaller. However, if both your kitchen and bathroom are large, dark cabinets can give your home a cohesive look.
Although you want both your kitchen and bathroom to have layers of light, you need to create different areas of light in the two rooms. Your kitchen will need task lighting in certain areas to help you see to prepare food. Although you will want task lighting in the bathroom for some tasks, like applying makeup, it will not be the same as what you need for kitchen tasks. Be sure to include layers of ambient and general lighting in both rooms.
The best option for countertops in both the kitchen and bath is natural stone. Today, you have many options that will provide you with counters that are stain and bacteria resistant that work well in both the kitchen and bathroom. Granite is one of the most popular and can really create an elegant look to either room. In addition, if you choose the same style and color for both rooms, you could reduce your costs.
Choosing the same flooring for both your kitchen and bath could provide you with additional savings. Using the same flooring allows you to buy in bulk which can lower the cost. Because the risk of water and liquid spills are similar in both kitchens and baths, the same style of flooring works in both areas. Although tile flooring works well in both areas, however, large tiles in a small room could make the room look smaller. If you have a small bathroom but want the same style and color tile as your kitchen, choose a type with both large and small tiles, using the smaller tile in the bathroom and the larger in the kitchen.
If you choose to use the same cabinetry, countertops and flooring in both rooms, it is not difficult to choose the same color palette. Even if you decide to change one of the elements of the room, you can still stick with similar colors to give your home a cohesive look. Keep in mind that dark colors can make a room look smaller while very light colors will make a large room appear somewhat empty. When choosing your colors, keep the size of the room in mind as well as the features you will include in each room.
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