So, you’re undertaking a bathroom renovation, but you’ve got a lot of planning to do first. What are the most important things to consider when designing your new bathroom? We’ve got some handy design tips to help you with your bathroom renovation.
Make the most of the space you have
The first thing you need to do is understand exactly how much space you have for your bathroom remodel. This way, you can plan and design all the elements in a way that makes the most of that space. Do some research into the standard sizes for bathtubs and vanities to determine what you have space for. Houzz has a handy guide on all the important figures you need to know for your bathroom remodel.
Choose your focal point
Do you really want the toilet to be the first thing you and your guests see when they walk into the bathroom? Most designers recommend positioning your toilet away from the door and choosing a more appealing focal point for your bathroom, such as a vanity or a decorative piece. However, this may be more difficult for small bathrooms.
Light it up
Good lighting is important in a bathroom where people might be using the mirror to shave or do their hair and makeup, for example. As well as the main light fixture(s), it is a good idea to have lighting around the mirror to eliminate any shadows falling on your face. These can be lights that you turn on independently from the main light, allowing you to save on electricity costs.
Choose colors wisely
Colors contribute greatly to the style and atmosphere of a room. When it comes to your fixtures like the toilet, sink, and bathtub, it’s better to keep them neutral as colored fixtures can become dated very quickly. You can be a little more creative in the design of the rest of the room. Choose a color scheme that compliments the mood of the room and the overall style of the house.
Cater to its users
Consider who will be using the bathroom when you design it. A large, spa-like shower in place of a tub can make a bathroom look really modern and luxurious, but it won’t be very practical in a house with infants. Similarly, if you live with elderly or disabled residents, you will need to accommodate for their needs with aspects such as non-slip tile and grab bars.
If you need any more help designing or completing a bathroom renovation, then contact us for our services around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.