How to design the perfect bathroom

In many respects, it is not hard to appreciate how the bathroom might be one of the most important parts of the home. You don’t spend a good quantity of your time there, and yet it is so valuable that without it the home would be unliveable. In terms of interior design, too, it is an important part of the home, with the possibility of drawing together a few different motifs from around the home and acting as a kind of neutralizing factor for them all. So how do you go about designing the perfect bathroom for your home?

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Consider The Space

Before you do anything else, it’s important to make sure that you know fully what kind of space you are really working with. Bathrooms vary greatly in size and space, and you need to know how much you’ve got and what you can do with it. Otherwise, you will become too ambitious, and then only be disappointed when it turns out you can’t achieve all of what you want to achieve. So take a look, measure the whole room, and start to plot out on paper what you think might work.  Also think about ceiling hight as this can play a major part when deciding on fixtures and fittings. Our ceilings were low and angled above the shower space meaning we were somewhat limited on what we could fit in.  We ended up having to buy a P shaped bath to accommodate the angled ceiling and the amount of room required for a 6 foot person to stand up in comfortably.

Find A Good Shower & Tub

For most people, the shower and tub will be the kind of centrepiece for the bathroom. As such, you need to make sure that it is as close to perfect as possible, or else the room won’t be. Of course, that is easier said than done, but as long as you have a specific theme in mind you should find that it is surprisingly easy to make sure of this. When looking around for a shower, remember to pay attention to the details, as these are often going to make or break the decision. Look at the shower head, the door, the shower screen seal, the shelving and anything else that might seem relevant. It’s at this point you will need to budget for your new design and ensure the fixtures match as closely as possible and don’t break the bank. It’s important to focus on and be somewhat particular on the smaller details around the room.  In doing so you are far more likely to succeed on your desired design outcome.

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Keep The Colours Simple

Almost always, a bathroom is a place for simple colours. That is something to bear in mind as you try to design your own perfect bathroom space. Keeping the colours simple will mean that you have more of a chance to focus on the specific details of your bathroom, and that you are much more likely to end up with a calm and enjoyable room, as all good bathrooms should be. Focus on one or two simple colours, and stick to those.  Think about natural light and how this will impact the colour scheme you choose.  Selecting darker colours in a poorly lit room will make the space feel very enclosed and drab. 

Try A New Style

Nothing says that you have to stick to any of these rules, or to any else that you might know or come across. Often, the best way to create a new look altogether is to try out for a completely new style. Considering a new layout might make the ideal room but make sure you contact a plumber first to ensure it’s possible.  Most layouts can be achieved but if your going for a drastic remodel then you never know what compromises will be required to make it work.

When we remodelled our bathroom we want to keep things cost effective, so leaving everything where it was, was the best option.  Replacing all the fittings and tiles throughout was a must but we wanted something a little unique in the place of the existing sink and vanity unit.  That’s where we let the imaginations run free and splashed out that little extra money to make the room feel a little warmer and personal.

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