If you really take time to think about it; your bathroom is one of the most important, if not the most important room in your house. In a similar way to your bedroom, the bathroom is a place where you can escape from the worries and troubles of the day and relax with a bath pillow.
However, it is also the place you go to to rejuvenate yourself and get clean. This is why it is important that when you are renovating or decorating your bathroom you should give it more than a passing thought. Below you will find some tips for the things you should be considering when designing and kitting out your bathroom to get the most out of the space.
Choice Of Shower
In the last few decades, there have been many advances in terms of the design and technology behind showers. There is almost a limitless choice of styles and set-ups, meaning it is very easy to find a shower that will suit your own preferences and requirements. Although the majority of people will opt for a very straightforward shower head; you don’t need to. Consider rain heads, handhelds, body sprays and Insignia steam showers, for a more luxurious experience.
Besides the element of luxury they offer,steam showers also have numerous health benefits and are often more cost-effective than many alternatives.
Flooring And Walls
The main criteria for the flooring and walls in your bathroom is obviously that it needs to be waterproof. Vinyl and ceramic tiles are often the flooring of choice because not only are they very waterproof and durable; they look good and are reasonable priced. Similarly the walls can be covered in any type of waterproof tiling to give it a clean and refined look. There is no shortage in colour and patterns to choose from, though this will usually depend on budget and the décor style you are aiming for with the rest of the house as well as the bathroom.
The design of the entire bathroom often rests on the positioning of your toilet. Therefore it is crucial if you are renovating your bathroom you give proper consideration to the placement. As well as placing it appropriately for the plumbing to be successfully installed; you also need to be careful yo avoid it becoming the focal point of the room in any way. Obviously when choosing the actual toilet furniture you need to look at it in terms of the height, fit, size, style and function.
There is a good reason for leaving ventilation to last in this discussion. Ventilation, without a shadow of a doubt, is one of the most important things you need to consider when designing and renovating your bathroom. As it is a room where the surfaces and air are often wet, in order to combat the moisture that can cause bacteria and mould, continuous airflow is vital. Looking at it in terms of the lifespan of your bathroom furnishings, fixtures and other features; having ventilation is needed.
Extractor fans are the ventilation of choice for most people and with good reason. While they offer the best line of defence against unpleasant odours and the unhealthy build-up of moisture; you need to ensure you choose the right size to match the size of your bathroom and install it properly; or it simply will not do the job it was designed for.