Here at All Done Design we’ve picked up plenty of tips and tricks over the years which we are always keen to share with our clients – especially when it comes to busy spaces like bathrooms. A great bathroom has to meet countless functional requirements, but we also want them to fit in with our interior design style. Merging these two considerations can take careful planning, so we thought we’d share what we have learnt over many years and many, many projects.
Before you get to what your bathroom will look like, thought needs to go into how the space will work. There is a common misconception that a bathroom, if large enough, should always include a bath, but we encourage our clients to shake up their thinking here. A spacious walk in shower, complete with niches for storage can give an equally high-end feel. If you want to go the extra mile you could even include a seat in the shower and steam room function in the shower cubicle. Consider carefully what will work best for your home rather than what you feel you ‘should’ include.
Sticking with practical considerations; if it is going to be tiled over then prioritise quality. When it comes to sanitary wear and plumbing, low-end products can scale up and break more quickly, meaning that you are running the risk of having to destroy some of your tiles to carry out repairs – this could be much more costly in the long run. At the same time, also make sure to pack the room with practical features such as shaving sockets, extractor fans and lighting for the mirror. These will make the space much more usable day to day.
With practical considerations taken care of, the next step is to consider how to style your bathroom. Tiles can be an area in which cost can soon build up, so if clients are sticking to a strict budget we often suggest choosing a statement tile for the floor and shower and opting for a more cost effective tile in the remaining space. Investing in a quality statement tile means that you can even then paint the remaining walls whilst keeping a high-end feel. Although, always be sure to use bathroom paint to ensure that it lasts!
Choose your colours carefully. A dark colour can be impactful, but a bathroom is not a room where you want to be struggling for light. Selecting light and bright colours will mean that less light is absorbed by your décor and make routine things like shaving much, much easier.
Design your space with storage in mind. Nothing will diminish the overall aesthetic of your bathroom quite like walking in and looking at an array of bottles and products cluttering the space. So be sure that you create a home for everything that you will use, this might include a niche in the shower or over the bath, under sink storage and a vanity mirror with concealed storage. Also consider where your towel will go and include a towel rail with enough space for all your towels. For that added touch of luxury you can opt for a dual fuel towel rail, meaning that even when the heating is off you can flick the towel rail on and wrap up in a warm towel when you step out of the shower.
If this has got your mind whirring with ideas to bring your dream bathroom to life, our team is on hand to help.
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