Renovating your bathroom can be an extremely daunting task, so before you gut the tiles and head to the shops to spend, spend, spend take these tips into account, they will save you in the long run.
Mood board it!
It sounds clichéd but collect pictures and make a Pinterest board of bathrooms you love. After a few pictures are in your folder you will notice a pattern of the things you like begin to form, even if all the pics are not exactly the same, you will be able to identify key elements that appeal to you. For example, a specific floor, a wall colour and tile details. That way you have something to start with.
Start with your floor and tiles
Those are the features that the builder will want sourced straight away and they are a good base to work from.
Choose your fixtures carefully, take your time
There’s really no point redoing your entire bathroom only to end with ugly fittings. Get fixtures that work with your space, elegant fittings result in an elegant bathroom.
Sit in your bath before buying it
Believe it or not, some baths are really uncomfortable and nothing can be worse than that! Don’t be shy to ly in the bath in the showroom, and if you are one for couple’s baths, both of you should climb in. That way you will be aware of plug and tap placements – things you won’t necessarily pick up by simply looking at the tub.
Think about your flooring
Go for durable flooring and surfaces that offer natural warmth rather than cold surfaces. If you are thinking of underfloor heating make sure your surface can handle the extra heat.
Your wall space
Just because it is a bathroom, it doesn’t mean you have to go with an enormous wall mirror. Find a feature mirror to hang above your basins, this will modernise and personalise your room. Also think about the rest of your wall space – find pictures that work for you or curate a shelf for the perfect #shelfie. Bathroom design doesn’t just stop at tiles and taps!
Change up your bathmat
Old-fashioned, small bathmats can really undo any design elements that you have in a bathroom. Look for a great mat or rug that will ground your entire space – and it will keep your feet warm in winter, too.
It’s all in the finishing details
Think about toothbrush holders, candlesticks and laundry baskets. All of these small elements have a great effect on the overall feel.
Words: Cheska Stark