While many of us consider the kitchen to be the most important room in a household, we can pretty much do without that space should push come to shove. What we cannot do without, however, is that of a bathroom space, that is a place we have an adequate connection to the sewer network or septic tank setup, running water, and a place for privacy, hygiene, and self-care.
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Designing a bathroom space properly, then, is perhaps more important than making sure your living room is perfectly oriented and filled out with technological gadgets, or making sure your bedroom offers the pinnacle of comfort. Yet it can often be that because bathrooms seem less ‘front-facing,’ than other rooms in our house, despite the high likelihood that guests will ask to use them, many homeowners forgo developing and designing their bathrooms until later on.
In this post, we’ll discuss how to make that a priority by understanding which principles to put in place first – as well as what effects those efforts can have. With this in mind, let’s consider:
Of course, utility is the essential component of any bathroom. This is why it’s essential to use a plumbing repairs service too make sure your network is properly aligned, that it can put up with the demand of your installations, as well as keeping the bathroom properly sealed. From there, you can consider implements such as fan ventilation systems, additional features such as walk-in shower options for elderly relatives, or essential fixtures like underfloor heating. It’s also worth considering the different means in which bathroom renovation can help – like pulling out a shower unit in favor of a wet room setup to achieve more space.
Privacy is an essential element of worthwhile bathroom design. If you’re lucky, your bathroom won’t have any sigh lines looking into it. But first floors are a reality, as are neighbors even in rural environments. For this reason, it can be worthwhile to take a step back and think about what privacy this room offers. It might be that applying blinds to the space, using tinted interior windows, or stronger frosted glass for shower units can help. Whatever you deem most appropriate is usually fine.
Features & Comforts
The features and comforts you find within a bathroom can be a great means of defining this space anew. Be that underfloor heating, or heated towel racks, or beautiful ceiling lights, or hanging shower fixtures, or pressure washers, no matter what you deem more appropriate, it can be installed and will no doubt define your bathroom as a unique space perfect for the needs of your family. Certain comforts can also be applied, especially when it comes to interior design, the kind of tile you use, and what kind of wall inserts you put in place to give that waterproof yet highly curated aesthetic design you wish for in your shower unit.
The bathroom may be the smallest area in the house. Even so, it serves the most function. You use the bathroom not only to relieve yourself but also to relax. As such, no matter how small your bathroom is, ensure you create a comfortable space. One way to do so is to maximize the space. For starters, eliminate the things you don’t need inside your bathroom. Instead of placing five bottles of shampoos, limit it to one bottle. The same applies to other toiletries. Opt for a compact toilet for small bathrooms. Of course, make sure it functions well and is easy to operate.
With these principles and efforts combined, you’re sure to begin thinking in terms of main principles and care, rather than looking back at a tiresome, overly simple bathroom space.
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