The bathroom is one room in the home that is always being used at some point. Whether it’s the mad queue in the morning, or to relax in and clean up have a hard day’s work. So it’s important to ensure that when you get the chance to revamp your bathroom you do it properly. This is because not only is this room well used, but it can also add a huge amount of value to a property when done right.
The one thing that we can’t avoid is the cost. A bathroom renovation can be a pricey affair, no matter whether you are taking on little changes or completing changing the concept and layout. There are, however, parts of the bathroom that are just not worth scrimping on. With that in mind, here are some of the things you shouldn’t scrimp on when it comes to the family bathroom.
The bath and shower
After the toilet, the bath and shower is the most used element of a bathroom. It can be a place to relax, wake up in the morning or just play when it comes to children’s bath times. So when you get the chance to revamp the bathroom you may want to focus a little attention on this area. You want a bath that is big enough to relax in, but doesn’t dominate the space too much. You want a shower that is powerful and efficient. Of course, this all depends on how you use your bathroom. It might be that you can only invest in one area, so make sure you take into account your bathroom habits, for example, whether you shower more than you have a bath. Thankfully, with a little research online, you should be able to find the perfect for your home. Don’t settle, as often these two elements can make a bathroom more user friendly, but also valuable in the long term.
In a family bathroom, it is important to buy cost-efficient fixtures and think long term when choosing them to install or add to the home. A self-contained upflush toilet that uses a minimum amount of water so it helps save on water bills is an example of an ideal investment for a family bathroom.
When you first walk into your bathroom, you want to be drawn to a feature. Much like when you decorate any other room in your home. So the countertops is a great way to add the wow factor to your family bathroom. Not only are countertop basins eye catching, but they can also serve a purpose. Offering much needed space to store those essentials like toothbrushes or deodorants. Some counters and basins can have built in storage when it comes to cupboards and shelves, and these areas can be particularly useful to help keep the bathroom tidy and looking clean.
The finishing details
If you are spending money on the bathroom, then you may want to give extra thought to those finishing details. This means taking more note of the flooring and tiling options you have. A bathroom can often be a small space that needs to be made bigger, without having to lose any of the essentials you need in there. Good tiling and clever details with colour can ensure that your bathroom looks good while also still being a productive room in your home. In some situations a bathroom doesn’t get too much light, but natural light can be a great way to make a room feel bigger. So try and consider other ways to dress the window space. Think about blinds instead of something more full. The less material used the better.
Accessorising the bathroom
Another thing that you may not want to scrimp on is the accessories side of things, however, these days you can pick up some great bargains with a little research online. You will want to take time to consider things such as storage containers and other items like bath towels. You may want to invest in hotel quality bath towels from Richard Haworth or focus more on the finishing features like artwork and what is displayed on areas like the window sills. These choices can also help to bring the whole vision together and create the overall look you were hoping to achieve.
The heating side of things
Finally, no modern bathroom would be complete without something like a heated towel rail. This takes care of heating and storage of towels in one go so it can be a huge space saver. They also give off a great amount of heat. No one wants to step out of the shower into a cold bathroom. Heated towel rails can provide a bathroom with a modern touch. So it can be worth the investment.
Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to revamping your family bathroom.
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