Bathrooms can be purely functional: hygienic places where we go to use the loo or to get ourselves clean. But they can be so much more than that. With just a little investment of time and money, you can have a surprisingly designer-look bathroom for much less than you might expect. All you need is to incorporate some or all of the following tips:
Make it a sensual experience
Give each of your five senses something to appreciate in your new bathroom: the delicate scent of an expensive soap, the luxurious snuggle of really good towels, the sights and sounds of gentle relaxation – and, well, perhaps the only taste to enjoy is your excellent taste in bathroom fittings!
Tub vs Shower
Many people think that they must have a tub and a shower in their bathroom, and this might be true if you are planning on selling your house in the near future. But if you are planning on staying for at least ten years (by which time the bathroom might need to be redone anyway) and never use a tub, don’t bother having one installed. Instead, opt for a large and luxurious shower, and perhaps use up some of the extra space with a small seating area for mundane tasks like applying lotion, clipping your nails and so on.
Ask a Local Expert
Even if you cannot afford to buy a whole bespoke bathroom, do make an appointment to consult a bathroom expert about your plans. They could well think of something that you haven’t considered, something that could make all the difference to the final look and feel of your bathroom. Professional help is always there to guide you in the right direction. A local expert can work with your desired budget and provide you with the right solution. If you are somewhere in or around Yorkshire, you can get your consultation for designer bathrooms in Wetherby at Harrogate Bathrooms.
Light Your Bathroom Well
Good lighting can transform any room, and this is especially true in bathrooms because of the lack of space, and abundance of mirrors. Mirrors reflect light readily, and will worsen the effect of a harsh fluorescent overhead light, making your skin look old and drained. Likewise, mirrors – which are great in bathrooms, allowing you to thoroughly check your appearance when you are getting ready, as well as creating the illusion of space – can enhance good lighting effects, bouncing gentle warming light around and giving you a luminous glow that you will very much appreciate, no matter how old you are!
Consider the Tiles
When choosing your tiles, do more than look at whether they are matt or gloss, cheap or expensive. Consider the material from which they are made, discern whether they – and their finish – will stand the test of time, and how durable they are. Choosing tiles that will look like new for a long time, and that will be easy to maintain will save you in the long run, even if your initial outlay is quite high.