Bathroom designs are very important to the overall look and feel of your home. They can can and do make a great impact on the beauty and practicality of your home. Estate agents will tell you that if your house is up for sale, the state and design of your bathroom can mean a yes or a no from potential buyers. This article will look at 5 of the top ideas for bathroom designs and what makes them so useful to your home.
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A high gloss design (floor, units, taps etc) looks and feel contemporary and clean. Finger prints can easily be seen, but on the flip side, a full gloss bathroom is really easy to clean. The reflective quality means that light flows through the room readily – even in winter. High gloss means that your bathroom looks attractive and stays modern for longer. High-end bathroom reflective finishes used to be quite expensive, but not any more. I got our new bathroom units at affordable prices. The store even did us a deal so we could pay over a year with no interest. Stores want sales, so push your luck and you’ll get the results you’re after.
A simple floor design means that even small bathrooms can look cleaner and bigger. Busy floors tend to add clutter to the bathroom even if you have none in the room! The floor doesn’t have to be tiled. (I have some nice lino on my new bathroom floor and will show it to you when I add this room to our extreme home makeover page). Whether you use tiles or lino, a clear, clean pattern makes your bathroom look clutterless, extremely stylish and larger – no matter the size.
Add different materials to your design
Don’t be afraid to add steel, wood, (glass) mirrors, ceramics, stone etc. when you design your bathroom. The combination of materials makes sure your bathroom doesn’t look clinical and one-dimensional. Different materials also inject a sense of cosiness and a lived-in atmosphere. When you step into your bathroom you want to feel warm, comfortable and at home. It’s where you’re at your most intimate and relaxed, so you want to make it as accommodating as possible.
Include finishing touches in your bathroom design
Many people pay attention to the larger aspects of their bathroom design. The units are perfect, the floor is immaculately laid, and the mirrors are set just right to catch the light. However, a bathroom is not complete without the little finishing touches. Try the following:
- Sew colour-coded labels on towels for each member of the family.
- Strategically place pretty storage jars for soaps, candles etc.
- A bathroom wall paper may be useful for a feature wall or splash back.
- Use humidity tolerant plants.
Streamlined, slim design
If you can at all, lift your sinks and toilet off the floor. This tactic makes the tiniest bathroom look like you have all the space in the world. The trick with this is, because your floor is clear, you can do a DIY job with the floor (tiling, laminating or laying lino down). Most DIY stores sell toilets and sinks that attach to the wall rather than on the floor. If you’re doing a new bathroom design, this is the perfect time to do this. You won’t regret it.
There you have it! 5 top ideas for your own bathroom designs. Most of these ideas mentioned above can be done yourself. Putting in new units will need a plumber if you don’t have any previous plumbing experience, but the other jobs can be done by a confident DIYer. So, do you have any great ideas for bathroom designs? What are they and which ones would you recommend to DIY projects’ readers? Please leave your ideas in the comment box below. As always thanks for visiting and for your comments.