Bathroom Renovation | PART I

Renovation Series
Bathroom Renovation

The bathroom is one of the most important parts of our home, a place of basic hygiene, relaxation and rejuvenation.  That’s why it must meet certain requirements to be as functional, comfortable and stylish as possible.

It is also the area that usually shows how old and how well-maintained or not a house is. Renovating your bathroom does not just bring up-to-date the aesthetic but secures the future-proofing of the house, as this space is essential when it comes to selling or renting.

Here are 5 smart tips on bathroom renovation that will renew the space and improve your daily life.

1. Embrace Colour

The traditional white bathroom, apart from being a predictable and outdated idea, exudes a cold atmosphere. For small bathrooms with low natural light, beiges and pinks are ideal and add warmth to the space. In other cases, if you are looking for a feeling of a therapeutic spa, you might prefer shades of light green or blue. If you have enough natural light, you can also go for grounding earthy tones of browns and beige with possibly colourful touches in small details. Avoid dark ceilings, which make the space look smaller.

More on this design here.

2. Optimize the space with Double Sinks

If you live with others and share a bathroom, a great trick to create the illusion of more space is the double sinks installed on one counter. Not only it is easier and more pleasant to have your own space, but the bathroom would also look and feel instantly more spacious.

3. Tidiness is Everyting

No matter the size of your bathroom, with the right storage, even the smallest bathroom can feel luxurious. Besides the usual cabinets under the sink or behind the mirror, look around and use the unused surfaces, such as walls, corners and even ceiling to hang from. You can install shelves on the walls to fold and place your towels and other bathroom items. A stylish idea that provides more room, is hanging basket shelves! Remember to choose carefully between open or closed shelves. While open shelves would give the illusion of more space, they need to stay tidy and neat. In contrast, closed shelves may look tider but may give the impression of more filled-up space.

4. Choose for Elegance

Did you know that a key factor for a hotel to get an extra star in its category is to have a cabin in the bathroom instead of a curtain? With a glass door, either in the shower or the bathtub, elegance as well as practicality are achieved. Make sure the glass panel is large enough and well sealed to avoid splashing and flooding of water outside the shower area. 

4. Add Depth and Style

Most bathrooms have face mirrors above the sink. However, if you want to maximize your space, or at least create the illusion of a larger bathroom, you can choose a larger even full-body mirror that will extend from the floor to the ceiling. Not only you will achieve the feeling of a larger and brighter space but you will also be able to spend time on personal care with more comfort. Getting-ready time will definitely level up.

To sum up, optimizing bathroom space by choosing the right colours and equipment upgrades the entire value of your house. The right interior design can grant depth, perspective and the illusion of a larger space.

In the next part of this article, we will analyze the costs of a bathroom renovation that will helyou future-proof your property. 

If you are considering renovating your bathroom and would like some help, get in touch with us. We’ll be happy to help you with any questions you have.


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