When it comes to planning a bathroom, don’t be daunted by your new bathroom project. Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house in terms of resale value. Designing your bathroom is no longer driven by purely practical needs. Instead many of us renovate our bathrooms with pampering and relaxation in mind. Whatever your reason may be, installing a new bathroom is a major undertaking and be tricky. For this very reason, carefully planning your bathroom from the start will help prevent costly mistakes and changes down the line. Here are some steps to guide you through planning a bathroom that makes a splash for all the right reasons.
1. Assess your needs
Begin by working on your key priorities. If your aiming for a family bathroom or spa- style sanctuary this will require a long list of specifications and fittings such as heaps of storage or installing a separate shower. It’s always helpful to ask yourself what sort of space do you hope to achieve. Is your goal to create a haven you can escape to or are you someone who is more refreshed and energized. This will affect what fixtures, color schemes, and the fittings you will choose. So, choose wisely!
2. Planning a bathroom layout
Don’t change the layout of your bathroom just for the sake of it. If it works well, then keep it! It’s as simple as that and a much more affordable option too. Opt for replacing fittings, tiles, flooring, and repainting the walls instead. If you’re not happy with your layout then think of small ways that can make an effective change, such as rehanging doors or fitting sliding ones is an excellent way to gain space for instance. But if you do plan on changing the layout, keep in mind how these changes might affect you in years to come. Just because you don’t need a bath now, doesn’t mean that this will always be the case.
3. Seek out inspiration
Choosing your style now will help to narrow down the choice of fittings to consider. Take this time to flip through interior magazines or take inspiration from hotels. Particularly small boutique ones who have a great source of design inspiration. Most of the time they will feature a lot packed into one compact space, you’ll be able to pick out a few layout tips too.
4. Be realistic about your space
There’s no point in pining for his or her sinks or a statement shower if it’s not going to fit into the layout of your bathroom. Don’t cram in too many fittings and research how you can make the most out of your space.
5. Factor in storage
Storage is key to a successful bathroom. Toiletries are items that never display well nor do your shampoos bottles standing on the shower floor. A substantial vanity will create extra space for towels and niche storage in the walls will help store those bottles discreetly when taking a shower.
6. Tiles are the easiest way to follow trends
A surface can make or break a bathroom. One current trend that is getting a lot of attention is graphic ceramics. Designs such as patchwork of decorative geometrics or striking hexagonal designs are all the rage on Pinterest. However, think about the proportions of your room before you choose the tile. Very decorative tiles can be too busy and small spaces can turn into an ideal way to add interest and warmth to a larger bathroom.
Renovating your bathroom is the perfect way to give your bathroom a freshen up. At Mr. Build It, we will help you build a bathroom that suits your taste and needs to help make your home more enjoyable and increase its value. Call Mr. Build It today for all your home improvement needs!
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