Nate Berkus Shares Advice For Designing Your Bathroom And Kitchen

When designing your kitchen and bathroom, it's common to have some roadblocks along the way. Perhaps, you realized halfway through that your vision isn't feasible with your space, or maybe you're not even sure what your vision is, and that's okay! There's no harm in taking your time to make sure your room fits your home without compromising your style. According to Element Home Remodeling, the kitchen and bathroom are the priciest rooms to renovate, so it's important to get things right the first time so that you don't end up spending more money than you need to.

Nate Burkus, from HGTV's "The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project," told Parade one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is designing their homes for other people, not themselves. He says many people renovate their homes based on how they think their space should look, whether it's to keep up with the latest trends, or to please someone else. Neither of those things matters when you're the one waking up to it every day. To prevent yourself from making an unnecessary mistake, here is Nate Berkus' advice for designing your bathroom and kitchen.

Stick to the basics

Contrary to what you may think about interior design, you don't need to use the newest and trendiest materials when renovating your home. Nate Berkus says designing with classic materials makes it easy for you to switch things up as your style changes. He told Parade it's pointless to shell out more cash on custom tiling when you can get a sheet of white subway tile for cheap. The average cost of white subway tile is $2 to $3 per square foot, whereas something like hexagon marble tile will run you anywhere between $10 and $15, Sweeten states.

Designing your kitchen or bathroom with inexpensive materials means you can use the extra money on more exciting things, such as paint and decor. Even if you stick with basic white walls, you can add personality with wall art or lighting fixtures, says Blue Matter. When it comes to your style, remember, there is no such thing as "basic."