Whether you’re designing a completely new bathroom or remodelling an existing one, there are certain things you need to take into consideration when putting together your dream bathroom. Here are some useful tips on things to remember when planning and installing your bathroom.
1. Declare your budget
The budget will act as a guideline throughout the selection process and will ensure that you don’t overspend.
2. Decide on a style
This will serve as a directive for the planning and design process. You need to decide whether you want to go with a modern, colonial, contemporary, classic or rustic approach, and you need to make sure that it’s in harmony with the rest of your house.
3. Stick to a design
Try not to mix the design of the various elements, for example if the basin has rounded edges, the bath and the rest of the elements should have a similar shape.
4. Check the quality of your products
Remember that your bathroom is an investment – so if make sure you choose high quality products. Most ranges, whether it is brassware or sanitary ware, cater for all tastes and are very similar in styles. This is usually where people make the mistake of “judging a book by its cover”. The measure of the product comes through its build integrity and this is often reflected in the price tag.
5. Make it comfortable and practical
It is imperative that you understand your bathroom’s space when deciding on its layout - for example the location of the toilet in relation to the entrance door and windows. Keep in mind that the bathroom will become a living space, so you need to make it comfy and practical.
6. Choose items that you love
Be careful of following trends to a tee – they tend to have a short lifespan, at a high cost. Rather tone it down and focus on timeless fixtures that will forever look beautiful.
The most important part of the planning process, however, is to have fun! And if you take these tips into consideration during the planning process, you will soon be looking at your dream bathroom.
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