Achieving Balance is a Must
Is your homely looking washroom keeping you up at night just thinking about it? When it comes to refining the design of your bathroom, essentially it is a give and take improvement process. Since there are so many different ways to actually modify your bath, there is no one correct answer to this home decorating predicament.
What one home owner considers as being a welcoming room; another may interpret as projecting an uninviting, congested or even a downright horrid looking space. Don’t fret though. There is help in fine tuning the perception of your surly looking bathing facility, it does however require a little bit of soul searching and the proper application of time tested washroom formation principles.
For some reason many homeowners believe you are either born with a creative gene or there is some hidden element or special technique that will miraculously transform their home bath into the perfect oasis. Unfortunately, there is no magic conception pill that will make this happen yet this can all be achieved through the process of natural selection.
Look at Your Mutual Needs
In essence what you will be trying to achieve will require you to balance the finer points of fixtures, fitting, and room furnishings to mesh with the overall style you are trying to create in your bathing space. Sounds complicated? Well it’s not that difficult if you know how to compose, prepare and build your washroom to address your family’s collective needs.
It should go without saying that when refining the design of your bathroom, you will be starting with the preliminary layout of your present space to cultivate your ideas. In the beginning of the fine tuning process you are looking for possible design, layout or usage flaws that need to be addressed to improve the quality and flow of your grooming experience.
A Million-and-one Possibilities
Decisions both large and small must be made when choosing new washroom fittings. There are many factors to consider as you amend your powder room game plan such as size, location, style, type, materials and color. Other important dynamics to think about include special layout features you may want to integrate, convenience issues, and user access to the various stations in your “ready room”.
A word of warning for the instant gratification crowd, you will be required to change the set -up and layout a few times as you get new ideas but this can be easily achieved with any free or online 3D bath remodeling program.
Addressing Work Flow Problems
Since there are only four major stations in your bathroom and they are essentially interrelated, you must decide which area causes the most grief and start with that zone and then systemically work your way down to the other user components that need to be looked into. From lavatory storage systems, plumbing fixtures, countertop space and vanities, they must all be thought out and addressed to add convenience and support to your everyday usage tasks.
Bear in mind when picking out fixtures and finishes that these décor elements must harmonize with your room’s accessories. And don’t forget to look into any special amenities that you may want to add like heated tile floors or warm rails for your towels. If you have a shared bathing space, one solution is to compartmentalize its various functions to increase the usability, privacy and flow of the chamber.
The surface materials you choose are important because they set the mood for your home spa. Lighting aids in usability/safety and venting in the longevity of your residence. What separates the wan-a-bees from the individuals that actually create a beautiful and functional habitat is their attention to detail.
Create a Lasting Impression
All of these details must be thought out and addressed to offer you the best solutions when refining the design of your bathroom. Well thought out details like wainscoting, display shelves or your choice of a framed or unframed fogless mirror will make the difference between a less than satisfactory lavatory versus one that will leave a lasting impression on all those that enter it.
And don’t forget the area surrounding your fixtures. For example, are your floor surfaces slip resistant and what about convenience? Is your towel rack and towel storage easily accessible from the shower? What about in your shower, how will you store soap and other toiletries like shampoo, salts and bubble bath?
Don’t Just be Another Statistic
According to government studies, more accidents happen in the shower area that in any other room of the home, when filtering through the various scenario’s for your ensuite you must consider whether or not the layout of the room renders the space fundamentally safe and facilitates the movement and flow of everyday grooming tasks.
A functional option to consider is the performance of your plumbing fixtures, today’s water saving fixtures offer you both water conservation as well as performance so you can have your cake and eat it too. Type, style, size, shape and the choice of finishing materials in your room for freshening up can transform a utilitarian looking compartment into a comfortable and pleasant living space where you can linger and reap the benefits of your refined washroom style.
What Can You Improve What Can You Change
So take a look at your bathing area and ask yourself, how can I improve the usability and beauty of the space? Who knows what creative processes and treatments you may come up with to increase the usability of the space. Hey, what are your waiting for? Let’s those creative juices flow! Lets make it better together…