A standard bathroom would normally have some features and fixtures for it to serve its basic functions. These would include a tub and a shower (or just a shower), a sink and a mirror, a toilet and a facility for storing toiletries. Continue reading “What Makes A Bathroom Luxurious?”
Fitting a bathroom can be exciting, especially if you haven’t had a renovation in a long time. Small bathrooms are not very easy to redesign since there is little room, but you can make the best out of the space by following some essential tips. Here are some ways you can improve your small bathroom:
1. Lower the Height of Your Tub
Bathtubs take a lot of space. If possible, you should eliminate the tub and install a shower. Alternatively, you can lower the height of the tub to create a feeling of more room in your bathroom. This way, the bathroom suites will be better suited to older members of the household and other people who may have mobility issues.
2. Use Relaxing and Functional Lighting
Four types of light have been noted to provide the best bathroom atmosphere. These are task, accent and ambient lights. Task lighting is the best for observing yourself and is ideal for shaving and the application of makeup. If you want to add visual sparkle to your bathroom, you will be better off with accent lighting. Bathrooms with tall ceilings, coves, and cantilevers are best lit with ambient lights. You should consider installing the ambient light fixtures along the perimeter of the space in order to hide them.
3. Include a Window and a Vent
Having a window as well as a vent will ensure that your bathroom stays free of humidity. By extension, you will prevent the growth mould and the destruction of your wall paint.
4. Install Frameless Glass Shower Screens
Shower curtains are a bother to clean, and they also don’t have much of visual appeal. Instead of these curtains, you should install frameless glass shower screens. There are many advantages of shower screens, the most important being the improved appearance of your home. The value of your house will also rise considerably after installing these shower screens. The screens will also improve the lighting of your bathroom and are significantly easier to maintain.
You can significantly improve the appearance and functionality of your bathroom by implementing the tips listed above. It is essential to plan ahead and only start your bathroom renovations when you have everything in place. You can consider getting suitable lights, a shower, proper ventilation, and frameless glass shower screens. For a perfect job, you should hire a professional renovation service to help you redesign the place.
Thinking of selling your home? Here are the seven deadly sins of bad bathroom design trends you should avoid
We at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions came across this amazing article on the Realtor.com website. Entitled 7 Bathroom Design Trends Home Buyers Want to Flush Away, it looks at the trends you need to avoid, should you sell your home. In its Seven Deadly Sins of Bad Bathroom Design Trends, it has stated the following points:
- The All White Box;
- Overly funky colour schemes;
- Huge bathtubs;
- Dual sinks;
- Medicine cabinets;
- Subway tiles and nickel finishes.
On Homes Under The Hammer, you would have lost track of the times they have used Magnolia paint as a ‘cure all’ for interior design issues. This is true with their take on The All White Box. According to the article, it is a pain in the proverbials to clean. We think it feels like taking a bath in a fridge freezer (though the light stays on whilst the door is closed)
Minimalism is frowned upon, on the grounds that Realtor.com think it makes for a sparse bathroom. One that seems hardly used and soulless. Similarly frowned upon are over the top colour schemes. In other words, if you wish to sell your house, ditch the avocado bathroom suite.
With the average British home being smaller than US counterparts, the chances of seeing huge bathtubs and dual sinks are minimal. Both, according to their article have a low resale value. The bath could be replaced by a more modest one, and the space for your second sink could be better used elsewhere.
Medicine cabinets are passé according to their piece; they suggest open shelves and baskets. Subway tiles and nickel finishes are seen as outdated.
We at Bespoke Bathroom Solutions can think of a few other bad bathroom design trends that potential homeowners may frown about. What about having a carpet in your bathroom? Bathroom tiles on a roll like wallpaper? Badly positioned toilet roll holders?