A bathroom that’s designed to not only look beautiful, but function beautifully too can add considerable value to your home as well as the quality of your life. We spend so much time in the bathroom either getting through the morning madness or unwinding after a long day, so it’s vital for the space to be as functional, beautiful and accommodating as possible.
Here are our top 4 bathroom design tips, as revealed by our award-winning design team to create the bathroom of your dreams.
The first step is taking the time to think about what changes you might like to make to your existing bathroom, and any possible lifestyle changes that could come about in the near future. Write down the top 3 things you do in your bathroom as well as your must-haves and work with your interior design to design around those needs to make it functional.
The key to creating the best layout, and making the most out of your space is all about planning around the user. How many people need to use the space, and do they do so at the same time? Look at how you move around between tasks and try to minimize awkward spaces. Make sure you take the time to research and test out what works for you and your family – this way your interior designer can plan a layout around your individual needs.
The material you choose play a huge role in the look and feel of your bathroom– they can make the room feel cramped or spacious, dull or bright.
If the room doesn’t have a lot of natural light, the materials you choose are key to making the room look and feel bigger and brighter. For example, large-format tiles are instrumental in creating an illusion of more space. With less grouting and lines to break up the visuals, the bathroom will appear much larger than it is. Mirrors can be used to advantage your space, if you have a small bathroom include a large mirror to reflect the light. If you have the luxury of a large bathroom space uniquely shaped mirrors can be included as a design feature.
It’s also worth considering the materials that require as little maintenance as possible – no one has time for excessive cleaning!
Getting the lighting right is one of the most important steps to a successful bathroom design, yet it is too often over looked. Your lighting design will not only highlight all of the materials you have so carefully selected, but will attribute to a seamless experience during your morning rituals.
Consider options such as feature pendant lights, flush-mounted ceiling lights, even recessed lighting within your cabinetry, to add mood to the room where wanted, and sufficient lighting where needed.
A functional bathroom space will maximise on as many storage opportunities as possible and if you’ve got a small bathroom – don’t worry there are plenty of smart storage options available!
Start by writing down everything that you store and ask your designer to create a smart storage system to suit your unique needs. Simply solutions such as a recessed shelf in your shower and bath area will make your morning routine a breeze.
A looming renovation is the perfect time to start decluttering! Get rid of excess products and items you don’t use weekly, so you can truly understand what needs to be stored in your dream bathroom.
Here is the perfect place to start! Our award-winning team can help you design the bathroom of your dreams TODAY!