The bathroom is a place of relaxation, contemplation, and practicality. Comfort, style and functionality are your key components to a dream bathroom, and through research and planning you can design a stunning space all your own. Gathered here are some top tips to a functional yet stylish bathroom.
If you’re fortunate enough to have the space in your bathroom for some luxury extras then you can go wild with indulgences. You can dispose of the shower for a full wet room, for maximum relaxation go further and fit a full spa with a soaking tub, or even fit a TV above the bath for those long rejuvenating soaks. Heated flooring is a favorite for the luxury bathroom designer as a nice warm bathroom is the ultimate goal when you’re just out of the shower.
If a wet room is too much for you – or you just don’t have the space – there are classy alternatives for a modern elegant shower area. Installing a built in shower area adds instant property value. With the right use of space you can turn a regular shower into a miniature steam room or small spa with a small seat.
The Right Bath
Get the measurements right so you don’t leave yourself short of space in a smaller room. For larger spaces consider a claw-foot bath as a timeless elegant look. Make sure you can fit in the bath comfortably before you buy it. A double ended bath needs to be tested by both of you to make sure it really is a bath for two and avoid disappointment. Look into different materials and how they can work for your budget. Newer materials like resins and composites might be better than classic plastic.
Make The Most Of Lighting
Think about more than just one main bathroom light source. Try multiple light fixtures across the ceiling for a cleaner and brighter light that reaches every corner. Your mirror also needs some love with its own back-light. Properly placed and focused lighting makes shaving and tweezing easy. Have a dimmer switch installed to adjust for a more ambient setting. Set a couple more into the shower as you build it to give it a cozy mood.
Whether you have a rigid routine or just go when you gotta go your toilet sees plenty of activity over the course of its life. A wall-hung toilet is an unusual choice but a savvy one for smaller bathrooms as the tank is hidden behind the wall to save space. As for performance, check out the flush rating on different models for the most water-friendly option, and definitely check for potential rebates from some high-efficiency models.
The bathroom is a room to be proud of, and fit with your personal tastes, but you should be sure to choose fittings that prioritize efficiency and reliability along with style. Do your research, buy smart, and stick to quality over quantity and be sensible with your budget.