Bathroom Remodeling: From Traditional to Transitional
Bathroom Remodeling: From Traditional to Transitional If you currently use a traditional bathroom style and are thinking of making the switch to transitional, then there’s good news for you. Making the ‘transition’ won’t be hard at all.Transitional bathroom style is all about combining the best of both old and new. It’s a great style for people who like to experiment with different looks, as it is a place where traditional and contemporary design elements meet.Utilizing the simplicity and clean style of contemporary bathrooms and pairing them with the functionality of a traditional bathroom is typical of the transitional style. Transitional bathrooms will often be very understated, with a classic feel. Materials and Furniture Counters and flooring are often made from granite, slate or marble, giving the room a natural feeling, while still being cold and clean. The surfaces are easy to maintain and hard to damage – they will last the test of time while still appealing to the modern taste.Bathtubs are often left out of transitional bathroom design, in favour of a stylish shower unit with curved glass, tiled walls and multiple showerheads. Modern ‘mid-century’ cabinets and vanities make a great addition and can be paired with natural elements such as wooden benches and stone floor to further bring together the traditional and contemporary styles. Shapes and Colors Typically, a transitional bathroom will use a lot of round edges, soft shapes and subtle curves. Consider this when choosing faucets, towel racks and other furniture, including the shower doors. Ideally, your traditional cabinets and vanities would share the same curvature as the modern shower unit – their shape being the uniting factor that holds the design together.The final consideration is color, which is soft and muted in a transitional design. Tones of whites, greys, tans, light blues and beiges are all used to create an atmosphere of elegance, beauty and functionality. Simple colors are also very easy to work with, creating a neutral background from which to add some simple features and highlights– typical of modern design.By cleaning up and simplifying your traditional bathroom, adding a few contemporary elements and pairing the soft, curved lines with similarly soft colors, you can achieve the switch to transitional in no time.