Bathroom design mistakes you need to avoid
When the time comes to redesign your bathroom, there’s lots to consider in order to make sure the project is a success. From budgets to final flourishes, you need to keep everything in balance. Bespoke bathroom specialists, DM Design, have helped us create a list of common kitchen mistakes that are easy to avoid once you’re aware of them. By following this advice, you should be able to create a washroom that your whole family can enjoy spending time in.
Installing inadequate – or no – ventilation
Bathrooms are steamy places, and as a result need excellent ventilation to prevent condensation, which causes mould and mildew to develop – not a very good start to a new bathroom! To prevent this, invest in the expertise of a plumber or ventilation specialist, who can suggest how you can prevent this commonplace problem from the design stage onwards.
Not considering the environment
We’re in a more environmentally-conscious time than ever, and now when you redesign your bathroom you have the opportunity to accommodate the environment in your choices. You can restrict the flow of water from the tap by installing new taps or installing a dual-flush toilet to reduce your usage. Not only is this an ethical choice, but it can also save you money.
Poor or the wrong style of lighting
Many people either get ready for work, or begin their beauty regimes in the bathroom, which means that the need for exquisite and high-quality lighting is essential. To make the right choice, choose lights that are flattering, clear and not too bright. They also need to light up your space in a way that really makes an impact.
Not fitting the storage to the bathroom’s needs
More needs to be stored in a bathroom than you think – something which tends to become apparent when you start using your bathroom. Make sure you face the issue of storage at the design stage, by creating space to put towels, cosmetics, lotions and toiletries. There are a number of delightful options out there, that are either discretely hidden from view, or make a statement for all of the right reasons. Shop around to make the perfect choice for your space.
Choosing the wrong type of flooring
Showers and baths generate water, steam, and as a result slippery surfaces! You need to do your research when it comes to bathroom flooring to make sure you pick something suitable for the damp environment. You can get both non-slip tiles and lino, both of which do a great job at keeping everything safe – and come in a range of stylish colours and finishes to perfectly complement the rest of your bathroom’s design.
Not making the bathroom relaxing
As well as serving a number of purposes, you want your bathroom to be a place you can enjoy – and relax in. Some colours – bright or hot colours – are less relaxing than others, and clutter can also distract from an otherwise relaxing space. To make sure your bathroom is relaxing, make sure you pick relaxing and calming colours, such as light blues and peaceful greens. Remove clutter and store it away, and keep most of the surfaces clear and tidy.
Not designing to consider you, or your lifestyle
If you’re redesigning a bathroom, you need to do it for you. This means thinking not only about your lifestyle, but about your style preferences.
How do you plan to use your bathroom? Is it just for you, or do you have other adults, or children, to consider? Think about how you need the space to function, first and foremost.
Next, you’ll need to think about how you want the space to look. What’s your style? What type of home décor do you like? Do you have a favourite artist, or colour? Splash some of these details in to make your bathroom design project!
Forgetting about the accessories
When you spend a long time designing your bathroom, you can be forgiven for thinking that once you’ve finished the main fixtures and paintwork that you can relax – job complete. But your choice of accessories in your bathroom can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your bathroom. You can choose sets, or unique styles of the following: mirrors, bath mats, waste bins, scales, soap dishes and dispensers. If you have an overarching colour scheme, it can be particularly useful to pick some of this out in the accessories, or keep these crisp white and let the walls do the talking.