30 Sep Ensuite Bathroom Tips
An ensuite bathroom is a fantastic addition to the home. It is convenient, luxurious and adds value to your property. It can also take the pressure off of your family bathroom, providing extra facilities when they are most needed.
However, ensuite bathroom design can be a challenge. Many of us do not have very large rooms to work with, so ensuite bathroom design can become an exercise in making the best of what will be a small space.
At Bespoke Bathrooms, we can help you create the ensuite of your dreams and install it to the highest of professional standards. Following are our ensuite bathroom tips to give you some ideas of how to create a stylish, individual and practical ensuite in even the smallest of spaces.
Ensuite Bathroom Tips – Choose the right fittings
If you’re fortunate enough to have a large space for your ensuite, you will be able to go to town in this respect. However, many people choose to keep the ensuite bathroom design simple. Often a shower is chosen over a bath for the sake of convenience in the morning. If you decide to choose a bath instead, you might wish to choose a footed bath rather than a built in unit. Not only are they timelessly fashionable, they will give more floor space and make the ensuite feel larger and more open. Invest in space-saving storage solutions for your ensuite to keep it free of clutter.
Opting for a wet room rather than a traditional bathroom is another great way to maximise space and open up the room.
Ensuite Bathroom Tips – Colours & Light
When it comes to your ensuite bathroom design, your colour scheme shouldn’t be governed by rules. There is no reason why a small ensuite can’t be a statement room – your bathroom should be right for you. However, there are some loose guidelines you can follow if you wish to maximise the impression of space in your ensuite.
To make your ensuite an extension of your bedroom, choose colours that compliment your décor and tie the rooms in together.
- Darker colours are statement colours. Lighter, neutral colours are space enhancing colours. If your main aim for your ensuite bathroom design is to maximise space, choose light, bright tiles and paint colours.
- Lighting is very important too – if natural light in your ensuite isn’t possible, make sure that you have plenty of soft light sources. Multiple lights are generally more favourable than one single light, which can be ineffective and stark.
- Consider how you will use your ensuite – if you plan to do the majority of your grooming there, you might consider installing vanity lights around the mirrors.
Ensuite Bathroom Tips – General
- You may like the idea of translucent walls for your ensuite – this gives privacy still but can stop the sense of being ‘boxed in’ in a small bathroom.
- Consider underfloor heating to prevent radiators taking up valuable space in your ensuite. Not only is it a space saver, it is luxurious and pleasant underfoot on 4am bathroom trips.
- Install plenty of mirrors to create an illusion of space.