Wednesday, 21 January 2015

How to Achieve the Perfect Bathroom

The bathroom is often an overlooked room in the home. While a good bathroom can add a significant amount to the value of a house, many only do the minimum to make it serviceable. 


The reality, however, is that the bathroom is where most of us start our day and it is only whilst in the shower or going through our morning routine that we truly wake-up and this sets our mood for the rest of the day. Therefore, it is worth putting in the effort to create a bathroom that you enjoy spending time in. Make it stylish as well as functional with these simple but effective tips.


Work with the Space

However important a bathroom is, it is usually not worth sacrificing a potential bedroom space in order to get a larger scale one. Therefore, you will need to do what you can with the limited space you have got. Wall-hung storage, back-to-wall WCs and corner basins can be real space savers. If you find you do not use the bath, consider replacing it with a shower cubicle. You may find you enjoy the space it affords more than the tub.

Use Clever Storage

Bottles of shampoo, shower gel, moisturisers and other lotions and potions can often make a bathroom look untidy and make it difficult to relax in there. A cupboard under the sink basin or a cabinet inset into the wall can save previous space while providing tidying options. There are plenty of these types of storage solutions on offer at the Ideal Outlet.


Minimise Mould

There’s nothing which spoils the atmosphere and environment of a bathroom more than mould and unfortunately, it is a common problem which is difficult to combat. However, measures such as adequate ventilation, mildew-resistant shower curtains and regularly washing your bathroom rug can go some way to preventing the unwanted organisms.

Consider Colour

Another sure-fire way to create an uplifting or relaxing mood is carefully choosing the best colour scheme for your bathroom. A feature wall with eye-catching colour or attractive tile combinations can brighten up the room and give it a nice lift when juxtaposed with more restrained colour schemes.

Get the Light Right

Simple tips such as putting mirror lighting at eye level rather than lighting your face from above makes a difference to how you will see yourself first thing in a morning while using feature lighting fixtures to provide ambient light can create a more relaxing mood.

The Advantage of Wet Rooms

The more open space provided by wet room bathroom set-ups tick a lot of the boxes mentioned above. Wet rooms are clean, clutter-free and very stylish not to mention very easily maintained.

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