Choosing the Materials and Fixtures
Before you go shopping, take measurements of everything.
You’ll need to know your bathroom’s exact dimensions, including its width, length, and height. Other items, such as toilets, bathtubs, sinks, showers, and cupboards, will require measurements as well. If you don’t take accurate measurements, you risk purchasing the incorrect size. Taking measurements ahead of time will save you the trouble of returning anything that doesn’t fit. Take images of your home so you can recall a hue or imagine how a fixture might look in your room.
Choose non-absorbent, non-slip flooring.
In a bathroom, you can choose from a variety of floor materials. In general, you get what you pay for. You’ll need a greater budget if you want anything that looks beautiful, is of excellent quality and lasts a long time.
Here are a few things to remember:
– Porcelain and glazed tiles are simple to maintain and clean.
– Although marble and granite are costly, they have a beautiful appearance.
– Porous stones, such as limestone, should be avoided. They are tough to clean since they collect stains readily. If you’re going to use natural stone, be sure it’s sealed.
– Make an effort to find something non-slip. Look for textured or matte finishes, as well as sand-infused glazes.
– Keep in mind if the cement is painted or discolored.
– Sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles are also available. They are less costly than genuine articles, but they may not look or feel as good.
– If your floor is vinyl or linoleum, you may use a peel-and-stick tile to cover it.
Choose a paint that is resistant to dampness and fungus.
Wallpaper is not a good choice in a bathroom since it becomes moist. Semi-glossy or satin paint is the ideal choice for a bathroom because both are resistant to regular cleaning and touching. If you’re re-painting an old surface, textured paint is a wonderful choice since it hides any bumps and blemishes. Whatever paint you choose, be sure it’s designed for bathrooms and is moisture and mildew resistant.
– If you have a small bathroom, choose light hues like sky blue, seafoam green, or lavender. They will give the impression that your bathroom is larger than it is.
– To make a huge bathroom look smaller and cozier, choose darker colours.
– If you can’t decide, go with grey or white. They’re both popular bathroom hues.
– To complement your décor and towels, consider adding accent or trim colours.
Decide on the type of counter material you desire.
If you decide to have a counter, there are a variety of materials to pick from. To get you started, here are a few things to consider:
– Natural stone has a rich appearance and feel. It’s quite lovely, however, it has to be treated carefully to avoid absorbing stains. The disadvantage is that it is only available in flat slabs.
– Resin is ideal for irregularly shaped countertops. If you want a sink that is molded into the counter, they are a terrific option. They don’t need to be sealed and may be made to look like practically any material. Despite this, they lack the natural stone’s beauty.
– Laminate countertops are inexpensive and come in a variety of finishes. They’re also scratch- and stain-resistant. They can, however, fade and degrade with time.
– Consider using porcelain or glazed tile to cover your counter. It will be more durable and easier to clean as a result of this.
– Consider utilising marble or granite in your bathroom if you have marble or granite throughout your home.
Bathtubs, sinks, showers, and other fixtures may all be customised.
Tubs, sinks, and showers come in a variety of styles. Some sinks and tubs, for example, are free-standing and may be moved about as needed. Other varieties are moulded into the counter or wall immediately. Here are a few things to remember:
– Pedestal sinks are lovely and take up minimal space, but they won’t fit in a counter and can’t be used with a cabinet. Other areas of your bathroom will require the installation of cupboards and countertops. If you ever want to sell your property, this might depreciate the bathroom’s value.
– Sinks in the shape of vessels and bowls are popular. They are placed directly on top of a counter. The disadvantage is that you’ll have to clean under them, and unlike a moulded sink, you won’t be able to just wipe items off the counter and into the sink. In addition, they are often more costly than moulded sinks.
– Molded sinks are frequently installed directly into the vanity. They are the most frequent, as well as the most practical.
– Claw-foot baths are traditional and free-standing. They’re usually composed of porcelain and can hold more heat. To capture any spilled water, you’ll need to install a drain in the floor.
– Molded bathtubs are the most prevalent, as they sit directly on the floor. They are available in a variety of forms and sizes. Some even have elaborate amenities like shaving benches and jet streams.
– Measure the width and height of your doorframes to ensure that the fixtures you desire will fit comfortably within.
– You may wish to sit in a bathtub before purchasing it to ensure that it is comfy. After all, you’ll most likely be sitting in your bathtub at home.
Choose storage that is both efficient and stylish.
Storage units, cabinets, and shelves are all examples of this. You want your storage to be both attractive and useful. You should be able to readily reach your cabinets and shelves and have access to them at all times. You also want your storage to be able to hold everything you need.
– Use open shelves instead of locked cabinets to save money.
– Cabinets do not necessarily have to protrude from the wall. Consider installing recessed cabinets in the wall. This will help you save space.
Make sure your bathroom has appropriate illumination.3>
It is critical to have good lighting. Your bathroom might become unsafe if there isn’t enough illumination. Allowing as much natural light in as possible is the first step to making use of it. At least 4 watts of artificial light per square foot is recommended.
– Skylights may bring a lot of natural light into your bathroom.
Choose some new bathroom accessories to go with your new bathroom.
Towels, washcloths, and bath mats will all fall into this category. Soap dispensers, mirrors, and towel racks will also be included. When these things are on sale, consider purchasing them. They may be affordable at first, but the cost will pile up over time.