The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house and it often reflects your style and taste. However, there are a few issues that make it different from other rooms in the house in that there is plumbing to consider, electrical safety and resistance to damp, water and mould. Therefore, if undertaking a complete renovation or just decorating the bathroom these factors need to be taken into account.
It is possible to decorate the bathroom on a budget if prior proper planning is done. The following factors need to be taken into account:
Curtains: curtains can be used as both a window dressing and to cover the shower area. They can give your bathroom a very stylish look. However, they must be able to withstand moisture and staining and in the case of the shower curtain should be waterproof. Most home depots sell pre-made curtains ready to hang.
Bathroom lighting: lighting can set the mood in the room and nowhere is this more appropriate than in the bathroom. That is why the use of candles is very popular in the bathroom as they can give a very romantic feel. However, the bathroom should also have the opportunity to switch on lights lighting which is essential for performing routines such as shaving and applying makeup.
Bathroom fixtures: these come in many styles such as modern and traditional Victorian. They also come in various materials which can significantly affect the style of your bathroom. Stainless steel will give a modern clean look to the bathroom. Gold can give a very luxurious look but must not be overdone. A brass effect can give a very antique or traditional feel.
Shelving: adequate shelving is essential in most bathrooms, to place items such as towels, perfumes, makeup and shaving equipment. Bathroom vanities can also provide the same function as shelves but they have the advantage of having doors which can hide all these items and give a more clean, uncluttered look to the bathroom. Bathroom vanities and shells come in a variety of materials from the more expensive wood to the cheaper laminates.
Colour: this is very important in providing the overall look and feel to the bathroom. Colour is very important in setting the mood. Colours such as light blue which can be very cold and other rooms of the house can provide a fresh clean feel to the bathroom. Any paint applied to the walls must be resistant to water, damp and mould growth.
Flooring: this needs to be a waterproof surface. One of the most popular choices for bathroom flooring is tiles. They are relatively inexpensive unless choosing exotic materials like marble. They are durable and often non-slippery. Any porous surfaces such as wood and cork should be sealed to prevent ingress of water.
When designing a new bathroom proper planning can prevent costly mistakes. These tips can put you on the right track to making the right choices in your next renovation project