A bathroom is a place where you start your day. A fresh, clean and nicely organized bathroom can help you get energized and ready to take on the battles of everyday life. An organized bathroom does not necessarily mean an organized medicine cabinet or neatly staked towels.
But rather, organized in a way to offer maximum comfort while providing the most room to navigate. Nowadays, it is no secret that most people save the money while either decorating or remodeling their bathrooms. Most of us feel it would be a waste of our finances to spend on our bathrooms even half of what we would happily give away for a living room or a kitchen.
Therefore, here are some tips to convert your bathroom to a room full of tranquillity without breaking your pocket.
Mirrors create reflections, which naturally double the room. You should remember that don’t forget to choose good illuminated mirrors for your bathroom, because a suitable mirror can enlarge your space, which makes the room look bigger. Would you want a circle shaped, rectangle, square? Or maybe you don’t want the traditional options but would rather prefer something new. Just choose the lighted mirrors to change the bathroom style. When put together with the right lighting, you can visually create large space at a minimal cost. Give your preference towards large ones instead of fewer smaller ones, with rectangular mirrors being the optimal option.
- Deciding on a budget and actually, (yes actually!) sticking to it.
This point just can’t be stressed enough. Setting a budget before you break the tiles down or take down the sink will save you not only money, but precious time, your nerves, and those countless possible arguments with your significant other.
Take a few field trips to the hardware stores and bathroom showrooms, this will not only give you ideas, but will help you get a sense of what really costs what.
Countless families planned their remodeling by sketching a list of what they needed for the new bathroom. The list pretty much went like this;
- Towel Rack
- Water Taps and etc.
Looks pretty right till they are bombarded with limitless options for each of these bullet points.
- Invest in an interior designer throughout the project, if you can afford one.
If not, don’t worry. Schedule one appointment; make sure to be clear when specifying what you would want your bathroom to look like when it’s done. Mention your sizes, your budget, color theme preference. One appointment isn’t bound to cost you a fortune but it will help you decide on what you want. This is will help you with time, in sense, the designer can create a model of your new bathroom within a few days whereas you would probably spent at least a few weeks. Remember, it is so much easier to pick fixtures when you have a clear picture of what you need.
- Make it as discreet as possible; this in turn will give you more comfort.
For example, you could hide the toilet behind a half wall. Moreover, a towel dresser can serve the same purpose at a fraction of a cost. Furthermore, play with your lighting.Use dimmer lights around the toilet and brighter ones around the sink, LED vanity mirror is a great option worth considering.
- Choose durable and appropriate surfaces
Bathroom countertops take a lot of beating daily, as they are the most used in any bathroom.
Consider choosing lighter colors to avoid constant need to wipe them down after every use.
If you are set for darker tones, get a bottle of anti-static spray. It will help you keep the dust off.
As for the floors, the winner is always matte tiles. They save the daily problem of footprints staying behind and every water drop that lands on them.
- Save space and money where you can
Take a serious thought, how many times have you actually taken a bath in the last year.
Most people can count those rare occasions on their hands. So why splurge on a tub? Use the space to install a larger shower cabin, there are so many options on the market.
- Don’t skip the skilled contractors.
Doing the job all by yourself is an act worth of praise, however, if you are to leave a mistake behind it will keep reminding you of itself every single day. Save yourself the possible constant nightmare, bring in the labor that knows their job just like you know your alphabet.
- Create adequate storage
Bathrooms usually get so much stashed in them, from countless beauty products to things that shouldn’t even be there. In most cases, all of these get dumped either on the floor or any other surface. Invest in large enough medicine cabinet, towel racks, bathrobe hooks, and a large enough cabinet below the sink for all those bottles, jars and other cosmetic products.