January 17, 2021

How to design a bathroom

How to design a bathroom
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The humble bathroom it’s the one place where we can grab a moment to ourselves even if its only 5 minutes. It’s also the first place and last place you visit, but if you’re working from home its also regular visit!

In recent years bathroom design has changed drastically. No longer do you have to go with all white goods look. There are so many ways to make your bathroom your own and I’m going to share a few of them below.

How do you want it to feel?

First and foremost we need to look at bathroom as any other room in the house. This is when you can start asking yourself how you want it to feel? Refreshing and energising for the day ahead or a sanctuary to get away from it all? It’s one of the key factors which is often missed.

Think about when you’ll be using this space whether it’s a family bathroom and needs to work for everyone or the ensuite where you can add a personal touch?

How to design a bathroom

Bathroom designs by Rukmini Patel

How to design a bathroom

Ditch the white

It’s time to ditch the white and embrace colour! There are hundreds of choices available for sanitary ware, tiles and even coloured toilets!

Don’t feel like you have to go for a white vanity unit just because you’re used to it.

Coloured sanitary ware feel sophisticated and unique. Important thing to remember is to go for what you like and not what you think you should like or what your neighbour tells you!

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Use natural materials

In my last post about 2021 trends I spoke about bringing in wood into kitchens and bathrooms to soften the harsh edges and clean lines. A couple of ways to do this is to upcycle a wooden unit and ask your builder to place the sink inside the unit. Second is to add vintage pieces, it could be a chair or a stool somewhere to hang your clothes.

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Make it luxurious

Now I don’t mean Calacatta marble tiles everywhere but I do think making your bathroom luxurious feels like a treat and instantly can make you feel good. After a long hard day imagine relaxing in your very own spa? Sounds lush I’m there already! The thing is when you make it luxurious you inadvertently invest in good quality pieces that last longer than the cheap stuff.

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Tactile surfaces

We are edging closer to finishes which we can touch and whets our curiosity. Ribbed units have been seen on glass doors and now moving into cabinets and even kitchen islands. Personally I think the ribbed effect looks beautiful on ribbed glass.

Image by Arent & Pyke

Hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas. Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom? I’m here to help! Simply get in touch via the Work with Me page and to discuss your project.

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