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The 5 Golden Rules of Bathroom Design

Bath

8 months ago

The 5 Golden Rules of Bathroom Design

The key to successfully designing your bathroom is to ensure it not only looks beautiful, but functions beautifully too. The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home – we spend so much time in the bathroom whether that is in the morning madness of getting out the door on time, or relaxing after a long day.

 

So, before jumping into a bathroom renovation, make sure you follow these designer approved golden rules, to guarantee your bathroom is as functional, beautiful and accommodating as possible.

Australian Coastal - Bathroom

Australian Coastal - Bathroom

Include plenty of storage

 

The first thing you need to address is exactly what you need to store in the space so that your vanity design can accommodate accordingly. Simple, smart storage solutions such as a mirrored shaving cabinet will increase your storage options, hidden behind a mirror that you would be including in the space anyway. Adding a niche in your shower will allow for neat recessed storage for all of your soap bottles, and including drawers in your vanity unit over cupboards will increase your available storage space.

 

Don’t overcrowd the space

 

If you have a small bathroom space it might mean that you have to compromise on the number of items included in the room. Not all bathrooms have the capacity to comfortably fit a bath, double shower, double vanity and toilet, so you will need to ask yourself ‘do I really need it all?’.

 

Only include a separate bath and shower in your design if you realistically have the room, otherwise combine the two with a shower over bath. If you don’t have young children, or you seldom use a bath then do you really need one? The space could be better used to accommodate additional storage or a large shower.

 

Remember the bathroom is a place of relaxation, and if you’ve crammed every possible fixture and fitting into it, I doubt it’s going to feel very relaxing at all.

Modern Elegance - Bathroom

Modern Elegance - Bathroom

Consider Ergonomics

 

Your bathroom design needs to work – the layout should flow, the space needs to be easy to clean and all the essential elements must be easily accessible, well-lit and functional. The functionality of your bathroom should never be compromised for the style but that doesn’t mean you can’t have both.

 

Lavish with light

 

The most important lighting in your bathroom is natural light whether that be from a window or skylight, not only will this be beneficial to increase lighting for getting ready in the morning, but it is a way to create the illusion of space – which is especially important in small bathrooms.

 

If your bathroom is lacking natural light, then a good lighting plan will be vital to your design. Include downlights throughout the space, in particular by the vanity unit as well as soft feature lighting, such as a backlit mirror or pendant lights on a dimmer switch to add mood to the space.

Pure Nordic - Bathroom

Pure Nordic - Bathroom

Give your bathroom a feature

 

Including a feature within your bathroom space provides the room with a focal point. You don’t need to go overboard with design elements, simple inclusions such as a patterned floor tile, decorative handles or a black framed shower panel are all sophisticated features to include in the bathroom.

Urban Mood - Bathroom

Urban Mood - Bathroom

Our design team can help you implement these golden rules into your bathroom to create a function yet beautiful space. Get in touch with your batch designer on 1300 833 883 and get started on your home renovation today.