10 Things To Consider When Designing a Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. It is the one room that most guests will end up visiting at some point and, as a result, you need it to look impressive. Redesigning your bathroom can seem like a daunting task, but by following these simple tips, your new bathroom will look amazing:

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1) Choose The Right Fixtures

Incorrect fixtures can ruin your finished bathroom. Choosing the right ones can give your bathroom extra character. Things such as light fittings, taps and heated rails might seem trivial, but getting them wrong could ruin your bathroom!

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2) Try Your Bath Before You Buy It

Above all, your bathroom has to be functional. Make sure to test your bath out before you buy it. There is nothing worse than purchasing and fitting a bath then realising it isn’t suitable. Make sure it’s the right size for your needs, and that it’ll actually fit in the space required!

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3) Make Sure Your Flooring Is Up To Task

Your bathroom will be one of the most used rooms in your house. As a result, the floor will be subject to all sorts of abuse. From water to heat and humidity, your bathroom floor has to be able to handle it all. Laminated flooring or tiles will stand up to most daily stresses. Carpets are definitely to be avoided!

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4) Incorporate a Mirror

This will create a functional focal point in your bathroom. Choose a stylish mirror which fits your decor. This will be one of the first things that people will see when they enter your bathroom, so make sure it’s a good one! Not only that, but a mirror will help to make your bathroom appear larger if it’s actually quite small.

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5) Utilize Space To Its Full Potential

Following on from the above point; most bathrooms are not that large by any means. This means it is important to use the space you have efficiently. Bespoke storage units are a great way to get the perfect fit for your room. If you do not have a budget for bespoke, then there are plenty of other great options available. Look out for stackable storage units and storage bags which will hang from the back of your door.

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6) Enclose Your Shower Correctly

Leaks and spillages can wreak havoc in your bathroom. Make sure your bath and shower unit is fully enclosed to keep these down to a minimum. Should your shower not be up to standard and ends up leaking, you could have to pay a small fortune to get everything fixed.

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7) Combine Elements To Save Space

If you are short on space then opt for a shower/bath combination unit. It will often look better when the design is finished as it will not look cramped together.

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8) Make Sure The Room Is Properly Lit

Bad lighting can ruin your bathroom. Install adequate artificial lighting for night time, but be sure to allow as much natural light in as possible during the day. With this in mind, be such to get the right blinds and curtains to ensure you can let light in, but that no one can see into your bathroom from the outside!

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9) Buy a Quality Toilet

Toilets are often referred to as ‘the throne’ for a reason. It is worth paying a little extra for a toilet you will be comfortable using. You’ll also need to look out for one that will suit your bathroom’s style.

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10) Don’t Be Afraid To Be Extravagant

Your bathroom should be a room you are comfortable using on a daily basis. Don’t be afraid to go a little overboard to get the bathroom you’ve always wanted. There are various luxury options available, from his and hers sinks to built-in speakers. You are only limited by your imagination, so don’t be afraid to go wild!

Do you have any other tips to add to this list? If so, leave us a comment and let us know.

This list was compiled by Mark Enright, a writer for Desser, the furniture specialists.