Bathroom Design Tips
Today, even bathroom design can't be taken for granted, and it includes
far more than choosing simple fixtures. Before diving into a pile of tiles, you
should learn about the leading trends, recommended materials, and all the
amenities that every bathroom needs.
We only spend a short amount of time in the bathroom each day; it's
where we go to spoil ourselves, and it is essential to the overall home
atmosphere. Today everyone likes to invest in designer bathrooms, which over
time have grown in size, along with their range of amenities and accessories.
But, due to the large amounts of humidity, it's very important to choose the
right materials when designing a bathroom.
So where do you start? Here are some great tips:
Think Before You Act
Before you start shopping, measure your bathroom space and decide where
the fixtures will go (for example, the toilet should be placed to the side of
the door so it's not the first thing you see). You should then measure the
floor and wall space, so you know what area needs to be tiled. Figure out your
basic needs, the type of atmosphere you want to have in your bathroom, and who
will be using it.
Find Your Design Style
Retro, rustic, or Japanese? There are numerous design styles available
today, and you should focus on the one that best fits you. If you're having
trouble deciding, use an interior designer to steer you in the right direction.
Choose Bathroom Fixtures Wisely
There is such an incredible range of fixtures on the market today:
bathtubs in every size and color, luxurious showers with (or without) benches,
designer sinks, Jacuzzis, wall-mounted toilets, and more. At the end of the
day, you want a pleasant space that is not overloaded, so your fixtures should
match each other and the size of the room. Even if you've always wanted a
free-standing bathtub, it may not be suitable or practical in a smaller
bathroom. Smaller bathrooms should have wall-mounted fixtures to create a
clean, minimalist look.
Function Before Form
A free-standing sink might look great in the catalog, but in many cases
will also require shelves placed around it for your toothbrushes and other personal
grooming items. It's important that the toilet and sinks are at the right
height so you aren't uncomfortable when using them. Also, if your children will
be using the bathtub you should purchase non-slip floor tiles.
Storage Solutions for Everything
Towels, shampoo and soap, shaving gear, toilet paper, and various
personal grooming products take up a lot of space in the bathroom. To keep it
neat and orderly, you should include appropriate storage solutions. Suspended
cabinets are great for smaller spaces.
Wall-to-Wall Designs & Coverings
Bathroom tiles are meant to protect your home from dampness and water
damage. But today there are also mineral-based anti-mold paints that are
capable of coping with high amounts of moisture; this cost-effective option can
give the bathroom a unique look so you are not committed to tiles. There are
many styles of tiles, and the easiest to maintain are ceramic or granite porcelain.
You can also choose marble, glass, or wooden accents for your bathroom, but
those materials will require ongoing maintenance.
Ideal Lighting Placement
Bathroom lighting should be intimate and flattering, but also allow you
to shave or put on makeup easily. So, make sure that you choose lighting that
will go above or around the mirror.