The purpose of your bathroom is simple but there is no limit to the decorative flourishes and amenities you can add to this important room. The bathroom space is one area where the most value can be added to your home. There are several tricks that can help you affordably create an inviting look by doing a bathroom remodel.
Less Is More In A Bathroom
A scale plan for your new bathroom is a good place to start. Measure carefully as accurate dimensions are key and include features that are likely to affect the design, including windows, chimney breasts, and doors. It’s best to seek out expert advice sooner rather than later. Visit local bathroom showrooms and websites – bathroom designers are great sources of information and advice. There’s no point pining for his-and-her sinks, a statement walk-in shower, or a double-ended roll top if they won’t fit. Be mindful of space when arranging your layout, as you’ll need to be able to move comfortably in your bathroom.
How To Best Use The Extra Space In Your Bathroom
Having plenty of storage space to hold your toiletries and linens is key. Here are a few creative ways in which you can add storage to your bathroom while avoiding clutter.
- A window box-style wall fixture
- Wall shelves
- Tall, vertical cabinets
- A nook by the tub
- A re-purposed cabinet
- Pull-out vertical storage
- Wall-mounted crates
- Corner storage
Ventilation Is Important
Ventilation is often overlooked when working out how to plan a bathroom, only to have this omission regretted later. Ventilation will help your bathroom from becoming damp. If your bathroom has furniture, understand that condensation can damage wood, and that an open window alone is not enough to prevent damage from happening. An extractor fan is a good choice but make sure your electrician wires it in separately from your lighting, so you can control when it is on and off.
Use Natural Light, If Possible
Did you know that our bodies naturally crave sunlight when we wake up? It has been scientifically proven that natural light is beneficial to our well-being and that it affects both our productivity and health. Design your dream bathroom full of natural light to keep you energized throughout the day, from start to finish. The best natural light comes from above, so if you are short on wall space, consider adding a skylight.
A combination of task and ambient light with artificial lighting is important when remodeling your bathroom. Have a light over the bathtub and/or shower to help you wash and groom better. It’s perfect for reading in the bath too. Vanity lights mounted either above or on both sides of the mirror will prevent shadows from falling on the face. Stay away from fluorescent lights. Sufficient lighting is important for the overall visibility of your bathroom design. With increased visibility, comes comfort and accessibility to make the bathroom environment easier to use. Warm lighting helps you feel much more comfortable in your bathroom.
Choose A Focal Point In Your New Bathroom Design
Choosing the right focal point will set the tone and mood for the entire bathroom. An architectural feature, such as a shower archway, a bold paint color choice, or an attractive light fixture, are all beautiful options for a bathroom focal point. Shower designs are virtually limitless these days! Marble or limestone are good selections to get a natural feel.
Where Should A Toilet Be Placed In A Bathroom?
You may well find that there is little choice in where you place a toilet in a bathroom due to the position of the soil pipe. However, if you can be flexible, never place the toilet opposite the door to the room, and ideally, always tuck it away out of sight from the room’s entrance. You want your bathroom to look like a spa space as you enter it, and a visible toilet doesn’t promote that.
We hope some of these ideas have given you some things to think about if you are thinking about a new bathroom remodel.
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