Like with any other part of the home, homeowners and designers alike are always
attempting to create the perfect bathroom. Of course, this will
always vary depending on the size of your home, your family, your
budget, your style and your tastes. Happily combining all these
aspects is what we’re after here at homify, and the bathroom should
be a happy and functional combination of everything, from having
fresh and light color palette to being equipped with appliances and
materials that can handle heat, dirt, and moisture. You should pay
attention to your budget, your color palette, and the materials you
have decided to use. And, if the perfect materials are hard to come
by or afford, we can help you find the right alternatives or the
right DIY projects.
How do I design my
Starting a design
project or renovation is always nerve-wracking. Sticking to the items
you’ve found and retaining style guidelines are always the best
approaches. We typically tell those searching for a new design to
stick within a budget for starters and then work on selecting the
proper color scheme. Once the right colors are chosen, you should
have an easier time finding everything from flooring, to countertops
and wall color to towels, accessories and lighting. When designing a
new kitchen, you should always make a list of the key appliances you
will need for your bathroom – this should include the sink, shower,
bathtub, flooring, and countertops.
should I use in the bathroom?
Color is vital when
designing every room in your home. The bathroom is no exception. The
right color scheme can create the right atmosphere and make the room
a welcoming, inspirational, and enjoyable place to spend time in. If
you tend to use this place for moments of relaxation, then consider
deeper and more sensual colors that are perfect for rest and
meditation. If you tend to use this room to get ready and started for
the busy days ahead of you, choose something bright, light and airy
to get you up and going in the morning. Rich colors like violets,
greys, and even pastels can set you off in the right mood. Make sure
that the smaller your bathroom is because lighter shades create the
perfect illusion of more space!
What about the
walls and floors of my bathroom?
Walls and floors need
to be both beautiful and functional. Bathroom floors and walls need
to be able to properly handle moisture, heat, and messes. Tiles are a
great option for both the walls and floors and can give you an
incredibly high-end look. For a more rustic or modern feel, sealed
wood can give you a great effect as well. Some consider a more
eco-friendly option and that would be bamboo as it can handle spills,
heat, and moisture quite well! You’ll be able to find wallpapers
that are water-resistant and water-repellant, so make sure your
designers and contractors are explaining all of your options to you.
accessories for my bathroom?
bathrooms function seems to always come before form. But what a lot
of people don’t know is that choosing the right accessories can
easily make or break the consistency of your space, so it is
important to get it right the first time. A rustic design might
include wood-framed mirrors and rustic wood floors, a modern style
might have uber-modern lighting fixtures and geometric accessories
and an industrial style wall include exposed pipes and plumbing as
mere decoration for an instantly-chic look. The unity and
cohesiveness of each room in your home is what you should be looking
for and this is why sticking within a style and/or color scheme
should be a priority.
What do I consider
when selecting bathroom lighting?
Your bathroom lighting
should be accessible, functional, and bright. Yet with bathrooms
being generally smaller than kitchens, figuring out great lighting
can be a little tricky. We suggest that you use both natural and
artificial light for this space and that your artificial light should
be attached to the ceiling, or to the wall so that it’s out of the
way and not interfering with the rest of the design. Also, if you
have a decent-sized bathtub, we suggest you place this next or below
any strong sources of natural lighting to bring the feeling of the
outdoors inside. This also means you can relax and read or sift
through magazines while relaxing in your bathtub as well.
What if I have a
Working with smaller
spaces is always slightly harder than larger ones, but this should
not prevent homeowners or designers from experimenting with
high-quality design. With smaller rooms, homeowners will need to
think more about the strategic use of lighting and color schemes that
will make it as inviting as possible, while giving the illusion of
more space. Mirrors are also a great way to give the illusion of
depth or space and their tendency to reflect both natural and
artificial light is just what you need in a smaller space that might
not have room for lighting ideas.
What to consider
when renovating my bathroom?
Here at homify we’re
realistic – we realize that the renovation of a bathroom always comes back to budget, which is why you should consider in advance how
much you actually need to change. Are there only a few small changes
that need to be made, or do all the tiles need to be replaced?
Replacing larger items and appliances such as the shower, the sink or
the toilet, can be expensive and complex. Those who want to hold-off
or defer a full renovation should focus on the smaller details to
freshen up the space. Even with a few small changes, the overall
picture can change dramatically — change the shower curtain for a
shower enclosure, or find a new and interesting cabinet for the sink.
Maybe take some time and some extra change to fix the lighting
fixtures — lighting can always make a huge difference in almost