Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. As we increasingly seek to make the most of precious downtime, its status has been elevated and we often now renovate our bathrooms with relaxation and pampering in mind.
Here are our five tips to help you plan your next bathroom, whatever the size or budget, that makes a splash for all the right reasons.
Assess your needs. The most important thing to work out your key priorities. Think carefully about who will be using the bathroom, how often, and your likes and dislikes.
If it’s a family bathroom you may wish to factor in ample storage space or if you’re a busy couple, it may be worth considering having two basins to make getting ready less chaotic. If you use your bathroom to relax in, a freestanding bath and somewhere close by to store candles and magazines would work a treat.
Plan the layout. Don’t change the layout just for the sake of it. If it works for you, leave it.
If you do want to change the layout, it’s important that you measure your bathroom carefully and note positions of pipes, doors and windows. Do drop in to see us for advice to ensure that you maximise your space and avoid costly mistakes.
Remember storage. Storage is the key to keeping your bathroom neat and conducive for a relaxed environment. Toiletries and cleaning products rarely display well, so cupboards, recessed shelving, vanity units and cabinets should all be considered to keep clutter at bay.
Get inspired. Selecting your style will help you decide from the huge range of fittings available, as well as colour schemes, lighting, flooring, cladding and tiles are all good ways to refresh the room. Gather inspiration from interiors magazines and collate a checklist of what appeals to you, whether that’s a classic, period or a contemporary look.
Talk to friends and colleagues who’ve completed similar projects and ask them about their experience and any pitfalls they may have encountered.
Finalise your budget. Whether you have a small or large bathroom, you’ll want to get the best for your money. Deciding on a budget means you can prioritise where to spend and where to save. For example, to achieve a luxurious spa environment investing in just one beautiful piece, such as a freestanding roll top bath, and showing it off against a budget-conscious backdrop would work very well.
Following these tips will go a long way to help you refine the changes and elements to incorporate that will make a lot of difference to your bathroom and your enjoyment of it.
For more advice and guidance when choosing your next bathroom, please do get in touch!