Usually bathrooms are unsurprisingly small, so you need to make the most of the space that you have. That means keeping it simple and appealing to at all times. Despite the small amount of time spent in the bathroom, it is essential to make a good impression. Here are seven tips for a successful bathroom remodel.
1. Maximisation and illusion of space
Bathrooms are supposed to be small, but well-positioned lighting and large, encompassing mirrors optimises the amenity of the room. This is especially necessary if there are no translucent windows and the room is surrounded by other rooms in the house. Make sure this maximisation doesn’t make the room too bright, as it is a great idea to go for a warm or even Chicago noir-styled feeling.
2. Warm look and feel
Most of the time, people go for modern lustrous themes, but your bathroom shouldn’t feel like a kitchen. What you need is a warm look and feel coupled with deep, contemporary neutral colours. The importance of this point is to make sure that you enter and leave the bathroom warmer rather than colder than when you walked in.
3. Removal of unnecessary features
The bathroom is the only room in the house that shouldn’t suffer from clutter. If you don’t need cabinets, don’t have them. Paintings will only get ruined by all the steam and stench. If you won’t use the bath, don’t have one. Do you really need that step to climb into your shower?
4. Source of ventilation
Other than coldness, nothing is worse about a bathroom than stench and humidity. Install a vent if you can’t have a window or if air is always stagnant. This is especially essential if there is a toilet in the bathroom.
5. Feet-friendly floor
Your bathroom floor needs to be relatively warm, non-slippery and look like home. Avoid small square-tiles, outdoor tiles, total white, checkerboard, green, and other flooring that would make your bathroom floor look like a dental clinic rather than your new bathroom. Go for something smooth and warm looking or even go for wooden floorboards.
6. Brick or stone work
Whether it’s the walls, the vanity or even the bathtub, including any form of brick or stone work brings an aesthetic quality to your bathroom that is unmatched. It doesn’t matter what kind of brick or stone you choose as long as it has a relatively neutral tone and it complements the rest of your bathroom. Keep it simple though.
You might want to consider somewhere to sit, other than the toilet. A great idea is to have a shower bench as it not only allows for seating but it also allows for space to put products. Many showers simply offer an alcove, sometimes high up, where the products could easily topple. Seating outside the shower is useful for changing clothes, preparing for the day, or even just resting for a while.
If your bathroom is massive, maybe consider adding a spa pool, a mat and some extra seating. Be careful with storage though. You want enough to access straight away, in case something ruins out and not a single item more. Your bathroom is not your garage. That said, don’t be afraid to add extra features, but leave the technology devices for the living room.
It is important that you have a great bathroom that always feels appealing every time. Make your bathroom look unique and steer very clear from making it look like a hospital or every other generic bathroom. Just remember; warmth, depth, air, stone and seating. Everything else is up to you so it’s time to get to it!