Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tips for Designing a Compact Bathroom

Diana Smith is here on the blog today to share some ideas on Tips for Designing a Compact Bathroom. These are some great tips so enjoy.

Do you want to remodel your small bathroom or build an entirely new one from scratch? If your answer is yes, then you’re right where you need to be.
Let’s start with the most important thing – It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with a small or large space. The only thing you need to worry about is choosing a layout. A bathroom should suit your needs, not just look nice. If you start thinking about the looks instead of practicality, you’ll probably end up with a cluttered and unusable bathroom.

Pick your style
Nowadays, there’s a rich variety of modern and practical storage units, and some of those will surely fit your wishes. Take some time to think about the style that would be perfect for you. Do you want to put wooden cabinets in the bathroom, or maybe some Blade Runner-esque stainless steel cabinets? Don’t worry if it doesn’t look ‘’timeless’’. It’s your bathroom, and you should feel comfortable in it. Remember, you’re not trying to impress your guests with it, you’re designing it for yourself.

Let the light in
When it comes to small, compact bathrooms, light plays an important part. If you want your bathroom to appear bigger than it really is, don’t be afraid to install a big window. Just make sure that it is a glass block window if you value your privacy, or if you simply do not want to give your neighbor a heart attack.
When it comes to making the bathroom appear bigger, mirrors also play an important role. After all, they reflect light. However, if you’re not a big fan of mirrors, and you still want to design a bathroom that’ll look bigger, consider buying light and glossy furniture that will open up the space. Bonus tip – Add a mirrored ceiling to create a sense of height.

Add a touch of magic
Naturally, you want your small bathroom to be as simple as possible. Clean, simple, and modern designs are what you’re looking for. That, however, doesn’t mean that you cannot add a personal touch to it. Keeping patterns to a minimum and using natural, light colors is the way to go, but some people find that look a bit boring. You can improve that simplistic style with just a couple of changes.
Small things like faucets, towel hangers, and even accessories such as soap dispensers can be in different colors. Break the monotony by adding just a touch of color. However, as with everything – don’t overdo it. Too many details will make your bathroom seem cluttered.

Consult your plumber
It doesn’t matter how beautiful your bathroom is if the pipes are in bad condition. If your pipes are old, you’ll probably have to fix them before you even start working on your dream bathroom.
To avoid getting blocked drains in North Shore, or any other part of Australia for that matter (because Australia’s water is hard), consult your plumber and let the professionals clean or change the pipes in your bathroom before you start adding furniture, bathtubs, sinks and other accessories.

Installing double ended or whirlpool baths might be tempting, but in order to save some space, you’ll want to avoid that. There are many soak-worthy small tubs that will fit in your bathroom perfectly and still leave you enough space for other furniture.
Your bathroom is a place where you should feel comfortable after a long day of working. Keep it simple, but add a personal touch to it. Plan every little detail, consult your plumber before remodeling the bathroom and start working on it only when everything’s completely ready.

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