A photographer who shoots some of our projects recently made the comment the bathrooms in our basement finishing projects always seemed a lot bigger than other basement bathrooms.
At the time I didn’t learn how to respond, but his comment was intriguing so I determined to discover the difference. At enough time, a friend wanted a residence and asked me to consider some with him to aid him to estimate fix-up costs. From finding yourself in other basement bathrooms, I designed a startling discovery!
The bathrooms in our basement finishing projects weren’t any bigger. It’s generally a challenge to use the short space inside a basement, so enlargement of the bathroom is hardly an alternative.
The difference was the tile!
When larger tile become popular, I was instantly a fan. It used to be much more expensive too, but back many years ago we created a relationship using a vendor that offered multiple lines with very little difference on price between a 12×12 as well as an 18×18 tile. Because of this, we included 18×18 tiles as the standard on every job.
Homeowners loved it given that they could get a varied number of larger tiles without worrying about significant increases in price. The fewer grout lines were much more comfortable around the feet and also the larger tiles were visually appealing.
I should have known this, though the larger tiles made space inside the bathrooms feel larger too. It’s a huge benefit for virtually every basement finishing project because of the short space you have likely to utilize.
Of course, every situation differs from the others, but talk with your contractor to find out if 18×18 porcelain tile can be acquired for the same price as 12×12. Many beautiful lines are available, some with matching 6×6 and 4×4 tiles for walls and countertops.
It’s your basement finishing it with bigger and much better tile shouldn’t cost an arm plus a leg. That’s what I call a greater portion of a good thing.