For some reason the bathroom is commonly thought of as less important than other rooms in the home. This might be because it’s not a room that we spend a lot of time in – we’re only really in there when we have to be. Not as important as the kitchen, sure, but still – for a room that’s so much about us, it really isn’t given as much attention as you might think. But no more! Here are your key tips to ensure you get the bathroom that’s right for you.
Deciding what you want
There’s no such thing as the perfect bathroom – only the bathroom that’s perfect for you. It’ll likely only be you and your family who use it, so think about what you actually want it to have. A bath was once a staple in every bathroom, but not anymore. Today people are all about modern walk-in showers. But if you like baths, then get one in there. It’s a good idea to make the most of the space you have, so try to fill any obvious gaps to give it a warm feeling.
It makes sense that some people are wary of having entertainment features in their bathroom since electricity and water historically have not made a great pairing. However, with plenty of water safe technology now available, it’s worth thinking about. If you do choose to have a bath in your bathroom, then would a TV, DVD player, or sound system really be the worst idea in the world? A simple radio can also be a good option for slowly becoming part of the day when you’re brushing your teeth in the morning.
Adding some luxury
Of all the rooms in your house, none are as deserving of luxury as your bathroom. This is a place to be pampered after all. It can start with the infrastructure; you can find a lovely range of bathroom taps online, which will add a touch of quality to your bathroom. If you have space, think of getting them installed on his and her sinks. Also, don’t underestimate the value of having a heated towel rail or underfloor heating in the bathroom. They’re both outstanding, especially during those winter months.
People generally don’t think to add storage space to their bathroom, but this is where you keep a whole range of products. Plastic bottles full of shampoos and conditioners, toothbrushes, washcloths, and so on. Adding a few simple drawers to your bathroom can keep it organised and looking good. You’ll also be making it difficult for growing mold to hide behind all those bottles that are kept in the shower!
You can get creative with your bathroom lighting. You could have three separate lights – a main one that just turns on and off, one for the mirror, which will give you a close and detailed look at your face, and a dimmer light, which will be perfect for those long bathtub soaks. With the right lighting, you’ll never want to get out.