The bathroom is a special room in the house and one that demands both comfort and functionality, while luxury is also a word that is associated with the bathroom. If you are planning a bathroom revamp, here are a few layout tips from the professionals.
- Define the wet & Dry zones – There should be both wet and dry zones in a well-designed bathroom layout; the sink, bath and shower should all be in the wet zone, while the dry zone is home to the vanity and toilet.
- Plan the Vanity – We do so much while standing at the vanity unit and if you can extend the worksurface with a custom piece of marble or granite, then everyone can store their essential within easy reach.
- Bathtub – If you are a person who loves a hot soak, then by all means have a stylish bathtub, but if space is a premium, you are better off removing the tub and installing a digital shower corner unit. Bathing uses a lot of water and once you have experienced a digital shower, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
- Bespoke Storage – You might be lucky and find storage units that fit nicely into the recesses, but having your storage cupboards and shelving made to measure is the best storage solution. Your local carpenter & joiner would be the guy to talk to regarding custom furniture and fittings, or commission a proper bathroom renovation specialist to do the work.
- Avoid Unnecessary Traffic – Think about what people do in your bathroom and try to place things to minimise walking, which will create a functional space. Most bathroom renovation firms use 3D computer imaging to design the layout prior to doing any work and this allows you to experience the room as it will be.
- Light Colours – Bathrooms should be light and inviting, so avoid any dark colours, especially in small bathrooms. Soft, pastel colours are ideal, with pairs like pale blue and cream, or a misty pink with yellow, and Google Images can bring you 100s of fine examples of bathroom colours.
The best solution to a bathroom renovation is to give a professional bathroom team your allotted budget and ask them to design the ideal bathroom, which they will install. After they have finished the design, it waits for your approval and there are usually minor adjustments to be made before the client signs off the design.