When one thinks of doing some home improvements, the bathroom is always part of the plan. You want it to have that look and feel so you can relax as you clean up, be comfortable when you change your clothes, or have the things you need when you dress up.
Like any other space in the house, the bathroom must be appealing to the eyes, be comfy, and be functional. Homeowner must think of the changes they want to make to the bathroom. Experts say that the need for the space must be considered. Who will use the bathroom is of utmost importance.
A heavenly bathroom should be designed for those who will use it:
A Bathroom for the Family
Considerations for bathrooms that will be used by two are very different from one that will be used by a family of six.
For this purpose, zoning of bathroom fixtures will please everyone. Dividing the bathroom in pockets of spaces will maximize the space. For example, the tube can be isolated in one space so another member of the family can use the vanity area. Bigger families may benefit if the design can combine the tub, shower, and toilet in one area. A longer vanity area can be used by two or three family members at the same time.
The Kids’ Bathroom
The primary concern for the children’s bathroom will be safety and functionality.
The bathroom locks should be easily opened by the children from the inside and out. Consider adaptations like shower controls that can easily be gripped by the smaller members of the family. The cleaning agents must be placed on a storage that children cannot reach. Convenient step ups must be available so they can look at themselves in the mirror or wash their hands on the sink.
One must consult an expert if in doubt of the safety and other provisions of the bathroom.
The master’s bathroom should be planned and looked at as space of privacy and relaxation. The choice of color and proper fixtures are very vital to achieve this goal.
Soft tone lights can be placed in the bath area to give it a tranquil feeling. The bath can be enhanced with a sauna or whirlpool tubs. Larger cabinets can be installed so the space can be used effectively when dressing or grooming.
Adjustable shelves, racks, and specialized drawers can be built to increase functionality as needed by the adults using the bathroom.
This space is usually used by guests. Often it is called a half bath since there is no tub or shower area. Primary consideration is the comfort of the visitors who will be using the vanity area or the toilet. Proper fixtures and storage must be in place so guests can easily reach for things when they fix themselves. There should also be proper ventilation and sound proofing.
When planning the bathroom improvements, imagine the whole picture. Think of the color, the lighting, the fixtures, and other amenities that you want to have. You may also have to consider your DIY skills as you may need professional help at some point. Shop around for the best prices and rates so you will not go over your planned budget for the bathroom improvements that you wish to do.