Having a good bathroom design is essential for having a well-designed home. Bathroom design affects everything from the fixtures and fittings you choose to the size of the room. It can affect the functionality of the room and can make your morning routine a lot more pleasant. The scary bit is that if you get it wrong, bathroom renovations are very costly and time-consuming to change.
So how do you make sure you get it right the first time? Here is our list of things you should consider when designing your bathroom.
1. Layout Options
Your first consideration should be how you use your bathroom and what your expectations are. Different layouts are suitable for different size bathrooms and bathrooms with different functions. Large families benefit from designs with a bath and shower. Some families prefer having the toilet in a separate room, which makes the morning ablutions more pleasant. If you have space, you can also consider integrating your laundry room into your bathroom, allowing you to concentrate your dehumidifying efforts on one room instead of two.
2. Shower Base and Screen
When it comes to showers, you have more options than ever before. You can stick to a traditional polymarble base, which is easy to clean, durable, and come in a wide variety of different sizes and shapes. Modern shower trends have introduced the tile tray which integrates into the rest of the bathroom seamlessly, giving the room a clean and sleek look. If you don’t have space, you can also consider a shower-over-bath combination, which provides you with the convenience of both a shower and bath with a significantly smaller footprint.
Shower screens also come in a variety of options. The most popular options currently are frameless showers, which give the bathroom a modern look. Traditionalists can opt for the classic semi-frameless screen, while those living on the edge may opt for not having a screen at all.
A vanity needs to be useful, as well as pretty. Vanities take up a lot of space, so you need to make sure that you’re getting the maximum use out of it. Consider whether you need a double vanity or extra benchtop space. Vanities also provide you with an excellent way to introduce more storage space into the bathroom.
4. Wall Tiles
There are plenty of options for wall tiles, and making a choice can feel intimidating. Try to find tiles that have a colour that fits in with the rest of the bathroom and work from there. The size and finish will also have an impact on the final product.
5. Planning Ahead
The most important thing you can do when designing your bathroom is to draw up a plan. A good plan gives you a visual aid to see what the result of your design will be. It also gives you a chance to compile an inventory of fixtures and fittings you’ll need to buy when you start your remodel. If you’re not creative, consider working with a bathroom designer to help you come up with the bathroom of your dreams.