Nowadays, your bathroom should be one of the most tranquil rooms in your home, but renovating it can be difficult and expensive. That’s why we’re here to provide some rules to live by when it comes to designing your dream bathroom.
To get you started, here are our top ten design basics to inspire your dream bathroom.
BE TIMELESS, NOT TRENDY
Choose neutral but classic colors and fixtures for a timeless look. You don’t want to be renovating your bathroom every five years to keep up with the times.
DON’T CRAM TOO MUCH IN
Only go for a separate bath and shower if there’s genuinely enough room; otherwise, combine the two. Remember that the user needs enough room to stand, dry themselves and turn around, as well as the space looking good.
OPT FOR FLUSH FIXTURES
That pedestal sink and clawfoot tub you have your heart set on may look gorgeous, but you’ll change your tune when it comes time to clean it. Flush and fitted toilets, bathtubs, and vanities are easier to maintain over time.
INCLUDE PLENTY OF STORAGE
The key is to think through exactly what you need to store and design appropriately. Consider how the storage solutions will work as part of the geography of the whole interior.
DON’T NEGLECT LIGHTING
Downlights and overhead lighting are ideal in the bathroom. In addition, if you’re installing a full vanity, add some wall-mounted lights. If you can afford it and have the space, opt for a skylight or large window. Nothing beats natural light.
MAKE SURE IT’S FUNCTIONAL
Fundamentally, a bathroom must work. That means it should feel natural to use and be easy to clean, and all essentials must be accessible, well-functioning and suitably lit.
PROVIDE A FOCAL POINT
A great way to make it fun without going overboard is to choose a feature that suits the room’s scale. This could be standout mirrors, decorative tile or a key color.
USE MILDEW-RESISTANT PAINT
When choosing the paint for your fortress of solitude, bare in mind, long showers and bath sessions create quite a bit of steam. Be sure to only consider mildew resistant paint.
INSTALL HEAT AND VENTILATION
Sure, opening a window is a great way to air out the room after a long bath, but to avoid mold remember to add an extra ventilation system. A heat and ventilation light should do the trick. And keep you warm on cold evenings.
FINISH THE SPACE WITH ACCESSORIES
Scented candles, plants, cushy bath mats, and fluffy towels add character and charm to your newly renovated bathroom. Be sure to put thought into finishing off the space and get ready to relax.
Bathrooms are so many and varied these days that you could say ‘anything goes’, but underneath the style there are some universal design principles that can point the way to success, whatever style you choose.
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