Help Finding the Right Style Bathroom for Your New Construction Home

Help Finding the Right Style Bathroom for Your New Construction Home
By Rick Merlini
American Heartland Homes
Macomb, Michigan
Certified Professional Master Builder
2 Time ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition Home Builder

You probably have a general idea of the difference between classic and country designs, but a really pulled-together look depends on how you handle the details. Here are a few tips on what makes your favorite style unique.

Classic Bathroom: Formal, with architectural detail. The masculine bathroom favors stone and fine woods like mahogany, while in the feminine bathroom woods are light and tiles small-scale. Fixtures are always decorative.

  • In classic style, balance is the key. When in doubt, buy a pair.
    Furniture is formal, but not fancy, with tight backs and small, rolled arms.
  • Keep wood furnishings dark and remember longevity of furniture matters more than following the trends.
  • Make use of classic shapes such as urns, columns, and pineapples
    If you are at odds over choosing a style, decorate to match the architectural style of the room.
  • Color can be bold or basic, but patterns take a backseat. Classic style leans towards monochromatic or duo-chromatic color schemes.
  • To conceal scratches on mahogany, walnut, or oak furniture, paint over them with a small amount of iodine.

Modern Bathroom: : Sleek and clutter-free, with liberal use of materials such as glass, chrome, and Corian.

  • Modern style means clean lines and simple, geometric shapes.
  • Modern, mid-century furniture is the way to go.
  • Choose sleek materials such as stainless steel, glass and plastic.
  • Keep wood pieces detail-free.
  • Color schemes are simple and textures have a starring role.
  • The number one style trait of Modernists is that they hate clutter.
  • Modernism owes its sleek, mass-produced look to advances in manufacturing techniques.

Country Bathroom: Casual and cozy, with such features as a wood floor, beadboard paneling or pedestal sink. Accent pieces are painted or distressed.

  • Country-style furnishings are casual and comfortable. Pieces have high, cushioned backs and large, rolled arms.
  • Woods are light, grainy, painted, or distressed.
  • Fabrics are plaid, floral, or striped.
  • Personal touches bring a country home to life.
  • For a country kitchen look, take anything that comes in a bag or a box and place the contents in a glass jar.
  • Tarnished metal is ideal. It is a result of exposure to a source of sulfur in the air.
  • Shop for vintage accessories and country-style furniture like a pro- bring a camera, a pad and a pen, and the most crucial item, a tape measure.

Eclectic Bathroom: Uses colors and materials that let the imagination run free

  • Mix different styles and periods.
  • Design by instinct: If you love it, it will work.
  • Shop at flea markets and specialty stores.
  • Create cohesion with color and reputation.
  • Don’t forget the details. Accessories like wall sconces, glassware, and linens make a big difference in a room’s design.
  • Whether you choose solids, stripes, or prints, make sure to employ a unifying color.
  • Try cutting soft pastel colors with furniture that is very dark.

I hope this helps you with how to design your bathroom in a new construction home.

Remember, greatness in is the details. It is those small details that will make the difference. Most homes in Macomb Michigan will have those small details. So don’t forget them. Good luck with your search of that new home. I hope this article will help you.

If you have any other questions about buying homes, selling homes, building a new home or any new construction question here in or around Macomb Michigan, feel free email me at Thanks for visiting my blog.

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