31 Jul Designing Your Perfect Bathroom
Designing a bathroom? Confused? Read on and we’ll share our top tips…
There are so many different style blogs around bathroom design on the web these days, that it can be hard to figure out what exactly it is that you want and need. Are you a neutral kind of person, or are you somebody that likes bold and brash colour? Do you want something that’s easy to maintain, and that won’t look dated in five year’s time, or do you just want a quick fix for instant bathroom gratification? Whatever your wants and needs, we can help you figure everything out.
Step One: It’s All About the Budget
Draw up a budget so you know how much you have to spend. If possible, allow yourself a little leeway, for any unforeseen circumstances along the way. These are rare, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Step Two: Measure Your Space
Measure the space you have available, including any nooks and crannies, so you know exactly how much space you have, which is imperative when choosing bathroom furniture and if you need to think about space-saving. Remember, any kooky nooks and crannies and be used as storage by building shelves into them, so don’t despair if you have an irregular shaped room! If you don’t feel confident or comfortable measuring up or designing your own bathroom, then we can do it for you. We offer a free, no obligation site visit service and consultation, and a professional design drawing service for a nominal fee.
Step Three: Think About Function
When designing your perfect bathroom, it’s important to think about the main function of the space before going out and spending hundreds of euros on furniture or sanitaryware. Who is your bathroom for: Is it the one and only bathroom in a family home, or is it a secondary bathroom for a family member, or perhaps it’s the en-suite to the guest bedroom? Make a list of everything your bathroom will need. For instance, if it’s a main family room, it will most likely need lots of storage space for towels and toiletries and possibly a large shower, bath, or both. An guest en-suite may only need a small sink and shower cubicle, and a downstairs cloakroom will probably only need a small sink and toilet. It’s good to have in mind all of the things you need and want from a bathroom before getting a professional designer in.
Step Four: Let the Fun Begin!
Now you have that bit out of the way, it’s time to think about what kind of style and look you want to create in your bathroom. For instance, do you like ultra-contemporary or traditional? Is there any particular style you like, such as Scandinavian or Mediterranean? Or perhaps you like an eclectic mix of styles? It’s worth deciding on your palette first before you choose furniture, so you can ensure it matches. Once you’ve pinpointed a particular look or scheme that you like, it’s much easier to carry out web research. If you haven’t already used it, Pinterest is a fantastic place for this; you can search for bathroom design/themes/phrases, and it allows you to put a pin in any picture you like. This makes it easy to build up a folder of ideas that you can refer back to.
Step Five: Sanitaryware, Furniture and Accessories!
It’s imperative that you know the space available to you before you start buying furniture. Most manufacturers will take goods back, but the process can be time-consuming, which is not something you need if you’re working to a deadline! If you most definitely know the measurements of your bathroom, then it’s time to take a look at sanitaryware, furniture and accessories! Sanitaryware includes things like the toilet, bath, shower and sink. Think about space. If you have a smaller bathroom, then you’ll probably want to buy a wall-hung toilet and sink, as this saves space and allows you to put shelves above the toilet or below the sink for storage. Similarly, a stand-alone vanity unit will take up more space than a built-in one, and a corner shower cubicle rather than a bath is fantastic for saving space. You can still create a luxurious bathroom in a small area, by using good quality items such as Villeroy and Boch, Keuco and Hans Grohe.
Step Six: Choose a Competent Bathroom Installation Specialist
Unless you’re doing it yourself, it’s important to choose a bathroom installer who has all the right credentials to work with your expensive bathroom ware. Choose one that has a great customer service history, fantastic testimonials and a passion for carrying out good work.
So there you have it. There were our six easy steps to designing your perfect bathroom. Good luck!
A Last Word:
Bespoke Bathrooms have a great history of designing and installing bathrooms. Please take a look at our previous work and customer testimonials and if you like what you see, give us a call on 01 4948048 today!