Bathroom ideas are available virtually anywhere you look. From magazines to online stores, you may have more ideas for your new bathroom than you know what to do with. But with the right type of planning and research you can end up with a bathroom that includes everything you want at a price you can afford.
Here are five great bathroom ideas to consider before embarking on your new bathroom renovation:
1) Basins (Sinks)
Basins can allow for upgrades and designs that can make them the centerpiece of your bathroom. Recently, the most popular basins are wide and shallow, and can be set in a slab surface or mounted in a wall with ample storage below. With options to add chrome taps and matching accessories, basins can add an extra flair to an otherwise plain bathroom.
Tiles are a great addition to your new bathroom because they allow for unlimited options in color and design. They are also far more durable than other types of materials on the market, and if a tile breaks, you won’t have to replace the whole floor. For contrast you can use different color grout than the tiles themselves, or you can use different color tiles around the boarders of the floor. Tiles are rugged and durable, and they give the bathroom an elegant feel that many other surfaces can’t match.
Baths are usually the first thing you notice when you walk into a bathroom, and there are many options available for any renovation. For larger bathrooms a modern roll-top bathtub is a great choice. These baths are sometimes mounted on blocks or in a cradle, and they are designed to sit in the middle of the room and act as the centerpiece. For smaller bathrooms the tub can be built into the surrounding material, and for exceptionally small bathrooms, renovation specialists can build a recessed shower that opens up the space to other amenities such as toilets and vanities.
Although water resistant wallpaper is still a reliable choice for the walls of a bathroom, tiles are becoming more and more popular as a fashionable and durable replacement. The only drawback of tiled walls is that they don’t do well with condensation and can make a regular bathroom feel like a steam room. To solve this problem you can install under floor heating and/or quality ventilation. If simple paint more aptly fits your needs, alternating vertical stripes of similar colors is a great way to make a small bathroom look significantly larger.
Brassware is perfect for upgrading understated baths or vanities. The current trend is for brass accents and large brass showerheads, but remember that this type of material spots easily so it will require constant cleaning. Before purchasing brass for your bathroom you should do your research. Each type of brass is rated differently for hard water durability and wear, and there are many varieties to choose from.
The last tip is to seek professional advice before starting your renovation. Though doing it yourself appears to save you money, the worth of your home will probably suffer and the money you saved will be lost when you choose to sell it. Needless to say, the extra investment you spend for a professional remodel will pay off in the end.