Whether it’s the ultimate retreat to soak away the day’s worries or the busiest room in the house, your bathroom should be functional, easy to clean and safe. Getting to that point can be time-consuming, expensive and messy, but we have some tricks to help you.
MOVE THE UTILITIES
It might cost you more to move the plumbing around, but it could make for a much better layout and even allow you to have a separate bath and shower.
ALLOW FOR WET & DRY AREAS
Try to keep showers and baths furthest from the door. Keep toilets and vanities closest to the door, so any mess from a shower is kept away from the main traffic areas. Also consider the placement of the toilet; you don’t want it to be the first thing you see when you look through the bathroom door.
MAKE A WINDOW A FEATURE
If moving a window to make way for a shower is not an option, work with it. Provided it is waterproofed properly, surrounded by tiles and features opaque or frosted glass, a window in a shower can be a great feature of the space.
WATCH YOUR GAPS
Tiny gaps between vanities and baths or between the vanity and the wall that won’t fit your hand or arm will be impossible to clean. They will trap dust and water almost straight away. Either make sure you leave enough space to get your arm in there or have no gap at all.
Tapware is the jewellery of the outfit and they can make or break a bathroom design. When doing your renovation, buy quality, especially for wall-mounted mixer taps, as replacing them may include removing tiles, which can be costly.
The bigger the floor tile, the less grout you need to clean. They also look great with a smaller wall tile in a contrasting colour.
Underfloor heating is pure luxury and well worth the expense. However if your budget is limited heated towel rails and heat lamps are a good affordable alternative.
If you can incorporate two basins then DO IT!. With two basins, theoretically no one will ever again spit toothpaste on your hand as you're trying to wash up. However it's better to have more bench space and only one basin, than two large basins and no room for anything else.
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