Your New Bathroom Design
It's the room we spend as little time in as possible:
So why is it so important to have an outstanding design
for the bathroom? Precisely because it's the room
we neglect so much. If you truly want to impress guests
who visit your home, you must create a bathroom that is
modern, stylish and clean. Here are some suggestions
for "wowing" people with your bathroom.
- Creating an entrance area for the bathroom just outside
the door will do two things: It will make the bathroom
seem larger and more luxurious than it might actually
be. More importantly, it gives people some privacy
when they have to visit the room. Using quality Armstrong Wood Flooring is another way to enhance the look and feel of your kitchen. You can place
sinks in this area and give people some room to wash and
a nicer window. This will go a long way toward brightening
up your morning when you make that first bathroom stop
of the day. One large window is nice (discreetly covered,
of course); two windows is better.
that the intimacy rule applies to bathrooms. This
means, the things that require the most privacy should
be placed the furthest from the door. Following
this rule, the sink is closest to the door. Next is the
bath tub or shower, with the toilet furthest away. (In
some cases, it's okay to switch the position of the shower
plenty of room for the toilet area. You don't want
anything crowding you as you use it, so keep other items,
such as the sink, at least a couple feet away.
you want to create a roomier look to the bathroom, incorporate
a ceiling of various heights, making it highest in the
middle of the room.
generous use of mirrors in the bathroom will give the
illusion of a larger lavatory than you actually have.
finishes in the bathroom that are water-resistant.
Ideally, this means using ceramic tile. If you install
it correctly, it will provide you a surface that is both
water-resistant and easy to clean. Ceramic tile
is perfect for the floors, walls as well as the shower
enclosures. If you're worried about the tile being cold
in the winter time, just put down an area rug or place
a heat pad under the tile to solve this problem. Another
possibility is to use linoleum flooring in the bathroom.
sure you have fixtures that actually work. This
means enameled cast-iron fixtures for your bathtub and
china fixtures for the lavatory. Cast iron and china fixtures
are both quite affordable, and there's not much difference
between the prices of the two.
to accessorize. This means using contemporary, attractive
light fixtures, medicine cabinets, towel bars, shower
doors, furniture, and other accessories will go a long
way toward upgrading the look of your bathroom.
Remember, though, not to sacrifice quality for the sake
of a bargain. You need items that are going to last
you a good, long time. Also, try to match these
accessories as much as possible, in both color and style.
not buy all new wash cloths and towels? Although
this is not necessary, you can accent the stylish new
decor in the bathroom by buying and displaying towels
that match with the overall look of the bathroom.
ten steps will make your bathroom a much more pleasant place
to visit, when necessary, and will give the impression of
a truly luxurious home overall. And in the process,
it'll probably increase the house's re-sell value. So don't
look at this as a chore; look at it as an investment.