Have you ever felt the bathroom was an underrated space? Sure, the living room has a TV and the kitchen is where delicious concoctions are made, but let’s not forget about the bathroom. What about soaking in a bath after a long day at work or getting into a warm shower on a cold winter evening? While often disregarded, the bathroom should indeed be appreciated. In addition to the benefits listed here, opting for bathroom renovations undeniably adds value to your home and comfort to your life. However, if you’re completing bathroom renovations, here are a few key things to keep in mind:
There’s a reason you don’t see many carpeted bathrooms. Bathroom floors need to be durable and water resistant. Although carpeted bathrooms were once viewed as luxurious and used for warmth, in a moisture filled room they would also become breeding grounds for bacteria and mould. That’s why the most modern choices for bathroom renovations are tile and hardwood. Well-sealed hardwood floors are viable options, which also offer more warmth than tile; however, ceramic tiles are an ideal choice because of their durability, water and stain resistant properties and low-maintenance nature.
Mirrors can have a big impact on a small bathroom and there are many ways to incorporate one into your design. You can opt for mirrored vanities, cabinets or choose to hang a mirror freely. A large mirror can help elongate an area and offer enough room for two people in a cramped space.
Most bathrooms are relatively small areas, which is why optimizing space is important. If you’re space is really small, you’ll have to consider whether or not to add in a tub into your bathroom renovations. If you do choose one for a small space, opt for one that provides only the space you need or go deeper instead of wider. During your bathroom renovations you might also consider choosing furniture that is conducive to space, i.e. floating, footed, or pedestal pieces, which provide extra space underneath.
The best lighting will always be daylight; in addition to providing great lighting it also is a good killer of mould. However, sometimes adding a window or skylight is simply not a possibility. In these cases, adding different layers or elements of lighting can help you achieve a bright space.
Choosing a colour scheme at the beginning of your bathroom renovations process will help ensure a harmonious space. If you’re having difficulty deciding on a colour, perhaps looking into colour psychology can help. Different colours and hues can help evoke different moods. Deciding whether you want the room to be energetic, soothing or calming might help lead you to the perfect tone.
When it comes to bathrooms, is there a lack of appreciation? Maybe. A lack of value? Definitely not. There are many reasons to opt for bathroom renovations and with some careful thought and consideration; you’ll be able to create a room that will no longer go unnoticed!