From a tranquil oasis to a hub of family activity, the bathroom of today can take many shapes and forms. Here are some of my key considerations when designing your bathroom renovation.
Who is going to use it? The first question should be who is going to use it? Is it a family bathroom, ensuite or powder room. Once this is decided then you can start to investigate the must have items, i.e two sinks, bath, seperate toilet etc.
Space - how much space have you got? If this is a 2nd bathroom, you might only have a narrow space to fit a shower, toilet and basin. Thinking about the space you have before you start is key to creating the right functionality and using storage and light to make it appear bigger.
Budget - Keeping your bathroom on budget can be challenge. Fittings can really add up as well as the titling options. Basing your bathroom on a theme, colour and style can be a first step and then you can seek out affordable options for these.
Light - Natural light and light fittings are a key consideration in the bathroom. Natural light assist with keeping mould at bay and adds to the energy of a room while light fittings provide ambient light at night and light that you can do you make by easily.
Cleaning - Being able to clean your bathroom easily is something that will be appreciated. When we were doing our bathroom we used 4 large porcelain tiles in the shower to minimise grout and cleaning. It has saved hours on scrubbing tiles.
Storage, storage, storage - While freestanding baths and basins look lovely they are not the practical for storage. Having your towels, toilets put somewhere is key to a bathroom looking clean and tidy. Thinking about where to hang your towels, and put your hairdryer is a must.
Tranquil space - To create a place you want to be there are some touches you can use. Plants create a mood of relaxation and tranquility. The use of wood and fabrics can also make a bathroom feel a peaceful retreat.