Design Ideas

Travertine tiles for bathrooms and showers

Spring is the time that many homeowners take to reassess the state of their homes and begin any home improvement projects they've been dreaming about. Many find that it's the perfect time to begin a bathroom renovation. If you're thinking about remodeling your own washroom, myriad options are available, from a full renovation to a few small but thoughtful steps that will instantly make your lavatory feel like a whole new room.

If you're looking for a few ideas now, in order to be ready for the spring renovation season, here are a few ways that you can incorporate beautiful and natural travertine tile that will both impress your guests and increase the value of your home.

Floor and wall tiles
One of the most common applications for travertine tiles is as floor tile. Travertine offers an attractive, brushed and chiseled finish that fits tightly together to form a smooth and seamless floor you'll love. Many homeowners also opt to use travertine tile along their walls, as it creates a matched, luxurious look. When using travertine tiles as wall tiles, you may opt for a full or partial wall of tile. Half-walls are a popular way to get the full beauty of travertine at half the cost.

Countertops and cabinets
If you have a smaller bathroom renovation project in mind, remodeling your cabinets and countertops is a simple and effective way to remake your space. Installing new cabinets can give your bathroom an entirely different look. If you're on a budget, you can opt to only replace the cabinet faces, and paint the exterior to match.

Once you've replaced the cabinets, you'll need a new countertop to finish the look. Travertine countertops are elegant and beautiful – a surefire way to create that classic look you love for less.

Shower tile
Another small renovation that packs a big impact is a shower renovation. Travertine tile is the perfect tile to install inside for your shower. The brushed and chiseled edges will help create a non-slip surface. Travertine tiles are also available in a number of colors and patterns, making the possibilities endless.

An even smaller project that can increase the attractiveness of the room and improve the value of your home is a tile backsplash. You can create a backsplash along the border of your bathtub or along your sink and countertop, or even create matching backsplashes along each. This, along with a new coat of paint will change the room's appearance drastically for a modest cost.

These are just a few indoor design ideas that can help you incorporate travertine tile into your bathroom. If you'd like to know more about the different ways travertine can dress up your powder room and find out about the many color and patterns available, call the professionals at Travertine Mart, or visit their website and see the many different types of tiles available to make your bathroom beautiful.

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