Top Six Things to Consider When Designing Your Bathroom
Designing your new bathroom isn’t just about the obvious stuff, such as the colour of the bathroom suite.
Here are 6 key elements you need to consider to help you to create the perfect bathroom design.
Fully utilise your available space. Even with limited room, make the most of the space you have; this is
where good design is essential. Positioning is important – where will your fixtures go, and how much leeway is there to move them and once fitted, can you still move around the bathroom comfortably?
Also, consider storage and how much you actually need, often ‘less is more’! There are plenty of inventive
ways to maximise your bathroom storage whilst not taking up too much space, can you build storage into
cavities in the wall for example?
It’s essential to get the balance right between good use of the space available and the design of the room. A good balance between design and functionality is the key to creating a room that will see the test of time. Always design with function in mind.
Your bathroom lighting shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s hugely important in bathroom design and is one of the golden three things you should pay attention to. These are Lights, Tiles and Mirrors. Get one of these wrong and you will not get the most from the bathroom. You don’t have to settle for just one type of lighting. Other than the functional ‘spotlights’, consider more subtle mood lighting to enhance your
bathroom as a place to relax.
Colour is one of the key decisions you will have to make and the choice can be daunting. Do you want
to go bright and airy or do you fancy dark and moody? Also, when choosing your colour and finishes, consider the amount of natural light available and how you can best use this. With good design, you can
even make a darker bathroom into a design statement which you will be proud of. The key to bathroom colour design is Tiles. Bathroom tiles are versatile and come in a broad range of finishes, sizes and colours. Chosen correctly, it is the tiles that will add that extra wow factor to your bathroom space.
A great looking bathroom doesn’t have to cost the earth. The important thing is to make your budget
work for you and to spend it wisely. An appropriate budget is essential to start your project off but making
sure you don’t use it inappropriately is essential! You’d be surprised at what an experienced, innovative bathroom designer can achieve to help with this.
6. Who will design your bathroom?
Choosing a bathroom designer should perhaps be top of the list. You must feel confident that they are acting in your best interests, offering design solutions to fit the space and size of your bathroom and are happy to work within your budget and timescale. Most importantly, you should have good rapport with them; they should be approachable and trustworthy, making the process as stress free as possible.
This article was written by Alfred Fraser Bathrooms & Tiles who are located on Moorside Road in Swinton. They can provide an end-to-end bespoke design and installation service, taking the stress out of a major home improvement project and giving you the bathroom of your dreams.
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