The kitchen has changed its function in recent years, from a room solely for the distribution of food, to a room that plays a big role in keeping the family together. The same can now be said about the bathroom, no longer just a place to wash but also a room where relaxation is key. So how can you turn this room into an appealing place to start your day without breaking the bank? The following four tips can help whilst designing your ideal bathroom suite
1. The bathroom should be an extension of your bedroom.
The bathroom needs to be considered as part of the whole master bedroom floor whether it’s going to be en-suite or a family bathroom. The connection between the bedroom, dressing area, bathroom and hallway needs to be a major part of the design. You may want to get some advice on this from an architect or any other design expert.
2. Assign spaces for particular functions.
Outline a particular space for each of the most important functions. Plan a wall against which a sculptural pedestal sink may be displayed or an enclosed counter area as a centre point. The same should be true for the toilet area, shower, and bath. Consider whether you really want a separate shower and bath or if a combined shower bath, or even only the shower, can serve your purposes. Consider if the toilet requires its own space or if it can be a part of the open bathroom. Where you would like fixtures to be more artsy, keep some wall area cleared so that they can stand out.
3. Make sure your bathroom functions as a room in itself.
Try not to line your fixtures all round the walls. Instead, create a central area that pulls the room together and arrange various functional areas surrounding it. Think about the minimal amount of space you require to move around comfortably and attempt to keep to that minimum to eliminate excess space, which can make a room look bare.
Attempt to manipulate the expansion of your bathroom. If the bathroom needs to expand in order to have room for your functions, keep your fixtures to a minimum.
A toilet fixture that has its own space does need more area. If your area is restricted, including a finely designed toilet as an attractive element in your bathroom can assist in making the room look bigger. You can provide the bathroom with a roomy feel by arranging the functions sensibly around a central area.
4. The bathroom must be an annexe of the bedroom
Whenever the bathroom door is ajar, which it regularly is, what can you perceive from the bedroom? Can you see an attractive bath in a curved alcove with a little window facing a meticulously designed garden? Or can you see a toilet with its seat up? On the other hand, why not carefully plan what you will see from your bathroom. Whilst reclining in the bath trying to enjoy a fine soak, is your primary attention on the hamper full of filthy clothes, or are you able to fully relax and let your mind wander? Utilize the bathroom in order to make your bedroom look larger and vice versa.