With all that tile, porcelain, and metal, bathrooms are notoriously cold places. Luckily for you there are a lot of design choices these days that incorporate various materials to add warmth to your bathroom. Mixing wood with the moisture-ridden setting of a bathroom may sound like a recipe for disaster but thanks to modern technologies, this is not longer the case.
Wood is becoming an excellent choice to add warmth in a bathroom. Positioning it among other materials and styles gets you a lot of depth and personality in a room.
So where should you utilize wood in a bathroom?
The floor is a good place to start. With so many traditional homes in Bermuda, a number of us have the benefit of beautiful wood flooring. So why not continue it throughout your house and into the bathroom to give your home a cohesive look throughout? Wood can be surprisingly sturdy and resistant in a humid environment provided it’s safely protected and maintained.
Next is in your countertops and shelving. This is where design and texture really come into play. Wooden countertops, shelving and touches paired with the smoothness of ceramic basins and metal fixtures can create a dynamic focal point in a room. For a traditional home, like in Bermuda, this is where you’re able to bring in those antique touches.
What is the Best Approach to Choosing Wood for the Bathroom?
Whatever the design, choosing a wooden material and sealant that works for moisture is key. This is where you need to do your research and even consult an expert. We all know the dangers of rot and mildew here on the island.
Accoya wood is perfect for this use. It is both durable and rot-proof, naturally insulating, retains coatings longer, and is dimensionally stable (so it wont warp, shrink or swell). This is one of the prime reasons we chose to bring in this brand of wood.
It’s hard to resist the warmth, texture and authenticity of wood. So think about it next time your thinking of renovating your bathroom. It doesn’t have to be this sterile cold place. Let us help wrap you in warmth in your next project.