The size of your bathroom and the quality of materials you use will affect the cost of remodelling the space. For such a small area, costs can be significant. So make sure you carefully consider your budget from the onset.
Bathrooms can be tricky to layout, especially when they’re tight on space. If you don’t have small children don’t feel the need to include a bathtub; you can use that extra space for storage. More space of lotions and potions! For particularly small bathrooms corner sinks can work well. Ultimately, you have to think about function and what works best for you. The bathroom style for a bachelor will be different for that of young family. When planning your bathroom, you need to also consider general style, finishes and accessories.
Layout and storage options are, generally speaking, pretty standard. Picking interesting materials is key for helping your bathroom stand out. Ceramic tiles offer a wide variety of colours and styles, which makes it a popular flooring choice, while mosaic tiles work well in showers. The grout can be challenging to clean though, so stone or granite might be better shower alternatives.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. There are many waterproof materials that work well. We have used shells
in the past and the result is truly unique: implementing an interesting backdrop can help liven up what would otherwise be a dull bathroom. Using shells is surprisingly long lasting and inexpensive. Consider it! And last but not least, don’t forget the hardware. Cabinet ironmongery, shower heads and taps come in a variety of finishes, which
allows you to add bits and pieces of personality. Don’t forget to have a lighting plan. The best approach to a well-lit space is to incorporate layers of task, feature, and ambient lighting (refer to our first article on lighting) No remodel is complete until the finishing touches have been added — in this case, the bathroom accessories. Pick fixtures with finishes that reflect the look you are trying to achieve, and match or coordinate soap dispensers, toothbrush holders and wastebaskets for a cohesive feel.
If you have an extra counter or wall space, add some artwork or a decorative vase with fresh flowers. If you don’t want to do a full renovation, a smaller scale bathroom makeover can be achieved by updating some of your old accessories and changing the colour scheme.
By Tola Akerele