We spend a lot of time in the bathrooms in our homes, and so it goes without saying that this is a space that can benefit a lot from being well-designed. Here are some tips you can use to design your dream bathroom and enjoy every moment you spend in it.
Decide On a Design Theme
The first thing to do is to decide on a theme that will guide you on the way forward. This could be a modern, contemporary, farmhouse, Bohemian, or any other theme. Once you do this, you will be able to know the colors and fittings that you need to get more easily. For the best results, you can use your home’s architecture as a guideline so that everything matches well and has a good flow, but this is not mandatory. You could also go for a completely different theme to introduce a special and different space that will look good and make your home a cozy space with pleasant surprises.
Choose Cabinetry and Countertops
The cabinets and countertops in your bathroom will provide storage areas for your bathroom needs and give you storage space for laundry, extra towels, prescriptions, and more. Choose them according to the theme you’ve settled on to ensure you get a good match. Think about the color, material, and accessories and ensure to have them undergo the relevant treatments if any are needed, especially if you will use wood or real stone. According to the U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study done in 2019, Shaker is at the top of the list for vanity door styles at 47% and is followed by a raised panel at 25% and flat-panel at 23%, while custom or semi-custom cabinetry for their master bath upgrade came in at 58%.
Consider What Kind of Lighting You’d Like
Next, think about the lighting you want in your bathroom, whether you’d like it soft or harsh, and what color you want it to be. This will be dictated to a great extent by the theme you settle on as well as the finishes you pick. It will also depend on the amount of natural lighting you have in the bathroom, which is a result of the size and number of windows your bathroom has. You could also introduce a new or larger window if you have it in your budget, and consider adding window tint which can help you reduce your costs of cooling by up to 30%.
Add Artwork to the Walls
To give your bathroom a chic and elegant look, find artwork and add it to the walls in your bathroom. Since painting is the most popular media that’s found in collections around the world at 83%, you may already have some paintings. Make sure to treat them against damage from water and humidity, as they will be in a wet space. If you have some especially valuable pieces, you may not want to use these in the bathroom but rather somewhere else where they will be safe and visible. You can always buy artwork specifically for your bathroom so there isn’t a conflict about using it there.
Keep Storage Clean and Easy
Finally, give storage thought to ensure that you have easy access to it for keeping and retrieving items. Make sure that the storage you get is clean and easy and will work towards improving the overall look of your bathroom.
Add as much as is necessary for the number of people in your household so you don’t end up storing things haphazardly because there’s not enough room for them. And if your bathroom still features those bulky traditional toilets, you can consider upgrading to a more stylish, space- saving toilet unit to free up even more storage space.
With the five tips above, you can start to work on your dream bathroom. Take as much time as you need at the design stage because you can make alterations easily at this point. Happy designing!