The old adage that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses remains as true as it ever has been. While most homeowners will focus on their kitchen when pumping their funds into home renovations, there are a select wise few that also place some of their finances into their bathroom. Often the smallest room in the house, the bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to giving your interior a makeover. Instead, you should be focusing on that little sanctuary where you can relax in the tub after a particularly stressful day at work. Even the tiniest of bathrooms can be given a boutique hotel room look. Take a look at these bathroom trends that may inspire your newly designed bathroom.
Forget The Bath
If your bathroom is only a tad bigger than a postage stamp, you may have to make some sacrifices. If a tub isn’t going in, don’t force it so that you can only shuffle between the basin and the loo. You need to create the illusion of space even if there isn’t any there. Instead, opt for a top quality shower to make up for your lack of bubbles. A rain head attachment complete with glass screen and double size shower can make your room look opulent and feel luxurious. Coupled with mosaic tiles, the shower, rather than the tub, can become the focal point of the room. Utilising space in the most efficient way can make your bathroom appear bigger and a more pleasant space to spend some time relaxing.
Often bathrooms suffer from a lack of natural light or don’t have any windows at all, relying on air vents for any sort of ventilation. If you do have a window in your room, use Venetian blinds rather than drapery which can block out the light. There is a wide variety of frosted glass to use these days so take a look at the patterns on offer. If you are struggling to achieve any natural light within your room, don’t succumb to the cheap strip lighting. This will be overpowering and look anything but homely. Instead, install some subtle spotlights and place a mirror on a wall to reflect the available light across the room. While not ideal, this will maximise the light you do have available.
If you are renovating every aspect of your bathroom including the suite, make sure you check your integral pipework to ensure this do not require maintenance. A frozen or burst pipe will require an emergency plumber call out. While frustrating, these tradespeople can come out within hours and fix your room so it’s ready to renovate. Don’t go too wacky and select that 1970s avocado suite on the off chance it might come back into fashion. It won’t. Go white and then accessorise the room with colour in your tiling, flooring, towels, and candles.
Don’t allow a poky and dull bathroom bring down the interior design prowess of the rest of your humble abode. Have fun experimenting with the layout, colour scheme and theme of your design to create your dream bathroom.