Often we move into new or previously occupied homes because they are the closest to perfect that we can find within restrictions. At that time we are full of ideas of things that we need to change – like fixing those awful tiles in the family bathroom? Of course because we are creatures of habit we seldom do what we set out to do, with the net result that we often end up accepting second best.
This New Year, why don’t you do something different by resolving to find a tiler on Mr-Skill to finally sort out that awful tiling job for you. These are the things you may need to discuss with them:
o Do you need a complete bathroom makeover, or just new tiles and tile fittings to spruce things up? The important thing to remember here is that it is seldom possible to replace baths, sinks and toilets without damaging tiles, making it sensible (if you can afford it) to do a complete job at the time.
o What size tiles do you need? Large tiles may make a room look more spacious, smaller tiles make it look friendlier and cosier too. Rectangular tiles with the longer side set horizontally make a space look wider, turn them around and the room is suddenly taller instead.
o Colours are important because they set the ambience for a room. Blues and greens seem cooler on a hot summer day, but are cold and unfriendly on a winter morning. For this reason, many homeowners prefer to go for neutral, lighter colours and then accent these with seasonally adjusted colourful towels.
o Is a trim line necessary? While these may look good in a shopping centre or grand hotel bathroom, they can easily double the cost of tiles and end up as an over-statement. For this reason Advanced Tilers London often recommend a simple under-stated line instead, just to divide the vertical space and make it homely.
Are you feeling inspired now? Are you in a mood to fix that awful tiling job you inherited? Before the moment passes, why not get tiler quotes on Mr-Skill and start your New Year off on the right foot too.