April 15, 2024

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How to Design a Bathroom

Planning the perfect bathroom begins by outlining its basic components – WC, basin, bath/shower combination and any necessary brassware.

Take time to think about how you want the space to feel and if there are any luxurious elements you would like added, such as a soaking tub or steam shower.

Practical considerations like storage are equally essential to consider, along with any requirements such as an accessible layout with wider doors or step-free shower.

1. Plan the space

Bathroom layout can be challenging in an existing home. Reworking existing plumbing and fittings often requires careful consideration before beginning construction of your dream bathroom.

Take time to peruse interior design magazines and websites for ideas to help create a design that suits your space, or visit showrooms that specialize in bathroom furniture and fixtures for inspiration.

Shelves can add extra storage without making your bathroom look too crowded. If there’s room, add windows near your sink or in your shower with frost-covered panes for privacy reasons; additionally consider including chairs or benches if the room allows.

2. Think about your needs

Building or renovating a bathroom can be costly, so it is crucial that you plan carefully. Consider how you and your family will utilize the space, as well as any changing needs in the future. Consult a bathroom designer who can assist in creating a wish list and designing style; alternatively you could check out hotel bathrooms to gain inspiration while assessing what features fit within your budget.

Keep recommended space allowances in mind when designing your bathroom, such as those for toilets, basins, showers and tubs. Lighting requirements should also be carefully considered; as Sullivan recommends: ‘it is essential that this decision be made early rather than leaving it until later as a stylistic choice.’ For instance, wall sconces could add visual interest when placed near mirrors while a vanity with drawers offers greater storage options.

3. Decide on a style

Style can transform your bathroom into an exquisite oasis that blends seamlessly into the rest of your home. When choosing fixtures, fittings, and colour schemes for your bathroom, consider the atmosphere you wish to evoke – be it relaxing and soothing or stimulating and revitalizing – so as to achieve optimal results.

At this stage, it’s also worth considering storage solutions – floating vanities for instance can maximize space while creating an elegant and modern appearance.

Keep in mind the needs for flooring, wall splashbacks and sanitaryware – there is now an impressive variety of finishes beyond tiling available – although beautiful tiles still hold timeless charm.

4. Choose your materials

Selecting materials is key when designing your bathroom, so keep your budget and maintenance needs in mind before making decisions about tiles, countertops and woodwork styles.

Keep in mind that decorative elements can quickly go out of style or become damaged due to moisture or humidity; by choosing durable, low maintenance materials for your bathroom you’ll ensure it looks its best for longer.

As part of your bathroom redesign plans, don’t overlook those extras which would add comfort – such as extra toilet paper rolls, towel rails and storage for makeup or hot hairstyling tools. Speaking to others who have recently renovated their bathrooms can provide useful advice and inspiration.

5. Think about lighting

Lighting in a bathroom design is as critical as any other element. Not only must the space provide sufficient illumination for tasks like shaving and makeup application, but also to set an atmosphere conducive to relaxation or refreshment.

Your light fixtures should fit seamlessly into the design and aesthetic of your bathroom, whether that means sleek lines and clean finishes in modern bathrooms, or more ornamental pieces with brass or crystal accents in traditional bathrooms.

Lighting layers are essential in the bathroom, with dimmers being an invaluable way to set the atmosphere and set a relaxing or stimulating tone. Make sure you include accent lighting for specific features or to create texture within your design elements.