A guide to planning your perfect bathroom
So you want to transform your bathroom, but you don’t know where to start?
The bathroom is a fundamental part of the home, and in most cases, it’s a relatively small space, with a lot going on. It’s, therefore, paramount that you make the most of your space.
How do you use your bathroom?
Whether you’re wanting a luxurious bathroom to relax and unwind in, or a simple shower room built for convenience, the bathroom can be one of the most difficult rooms to design, it’s crucial that you take the time to think about your space and how you want to utilise it.
When planning a remodel you should consider:
How big is your space?
If like most people, you didn’t design your own home, it’s very likely that the bathroom is one of the smaller spaces, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be one of the best. Aside from the option of moving the bathroom into a larger room, there are a variety of ways to get your dream bathroom design with minimal effort.
Make use of corners. Corner sinks and showers are a great way to utilise space while leaving room for the rest of your bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Use a sliding glass door, a sliding glass door will not only save space as opposed to one that opens with an in and out motion, unlike a shower curtain that blocks off the room, it will give the effect that the space is much larger.
Expand the mirror, a larger mirror spread across a wall will not only give the effect of a larger space, it will also enable more than one person to use the facilities at the same time, perfect for those busy mornings.
Bathrooms to suit your lifestyle
To help you determine the functionality of your new bathroom with the right fixtures and fittings for your needs it’s important to consider who will be using the bathroom and how will they be using it. A bathroom for a young couple will have different needs to a larger family bathroom.
If you’re looking for convenience, a wet room may be the right move for you. Built for the busy everyday lives, a wet room is perfect for people looking to create a beautiful and practical alternative to the more conventional bath-based bathroom. Essentially, it is a room with a waterproof tiled floor as opposed to the traditional shower tray. Along with the advantage of the wet room looking sleek and stylish, it is also easy to care for with minimal cleaning required due to the lack of clutter and frameworks.
A larger family may find it easier to go for the shower in bath option, not only is this a great way to save space, it is a versatile option that allows for a quick convenient shower at busier times while still being able to unwind after a hard day with a relaxing bath.
Your storage needs.
The amount of storage that you require will ultimately be decided by the amount of people that will be using the bathroom. There are many ways to add storage to your bathroom without it feeling cluttered.
Floating shelves, these are great for irregularly shaped bathrooms as they can be built for purpose, they can also help to enhance the size of the room as the lack of cupboard doors will mean a large space isn’t blocked off.
Door rails, using the space on the back of doors to install towel rails is another great way of saving space and decluttering bathrooms.
Floating vanity, a floating vanity is another great way of making a bathroom appear larger, with the space underneath ideal for extra storage space.
Lighting will define the way in which you use the bathroom.
Brighter lighting around a mirror is useful when completing everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth, putting on makeup and shaving. While softer lighting should be used in the evening for a more relaxing atmosphere.
It is also paramount to remember that due to UK safety regulations lighting must be operated by a pull cord inside, with wall switches only outside of the bathroom.