Designing your bathroom can feel very exciting. However, there are a few less exciting things as well. Before you start choosing the latest bathtub design or the wash basin design, you have to take care of these not-so-exciting things. Only proper planning can help you to design the bathroom you dreamt of. If you end up making mistakes, redoing it can prove to be quite expensive. To design the perfect bathroom, here are is a checklist that you need to follow so that your project runs smoothly:
01 of 07 Budget
You cannot start a renovation project without setting a budget. The budget has a huge impact on your bathroom interiors. This is because you will find plenty of options available in the market. While some bathtub or wash basin designs will be quite expensive, others will be economical. Depending on how much you can spend, you should choose the items. Do not worry if you have a low budget. You will find plenty of budget-friendly options available in the market that will mimic the posh look of expensive items. Further, setting a budget helps you to narrow down your choices. Hence, you save more time and energy.
02 of 07 Hire a contractor
Designing your bathroom is not a DIY job. If you lack the experience and expertise, you will end up making mistakes. As a result, you will have to hire a professional later and make extra expenses. When choosing a contractor, you must be careful. Instead of hiring anyone randomly, do some background research before. You can talk to previous clients or check feedback online. A good contractor will help you to save a lot of time and money by meeting deadlines and offering great deals.
03 of 07 Choosing the bathroom fixtures and fittings
Your bathroom renovation will be incomplete if you do not remodel or repair the fixtures and fittings. These include everything like the shower head, faucets, bathtub, toilet, sink, etc. Make sure you invest in quality items that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of the house but increase your bathroom’s functionality as well. Make sure the items you choose complement each other’s looks.
04 of 07 Making storage in the bathroom
Storage is a very essential part of your bathroom. You always have to include sufficient storage space in your bathroom interiors. This will help to ensure that all the bathroom essentials like soap, shampoo, towels, etc. can be stored inside the bathroom. Also, by storing all the items properly, you can prevent the bathroom from appearing cluttered. While creating storage, make use of space smartly and ensure that you can easily reach them. There are many stylish options you can opt for that will increase your bathroom’s functionality and enhance its appeal.
05 of 07 Choose the right material for the walls and flooring
Depending on your preferences, you can use any material for the wall and flooring. However, you have to ensure that it is ideal for your bathroom because it will stay exposed to water. There are lots of materials available in the market that are either naturally waterproof or have been given an impervious finish. Commonly used materials include marble, ceramic, granite tiles, etc. All these materials are very durable and will enhance the appeal of your bathroom. You must make the decision depending on your budget and style. If you are looking for inexpensive options, sheet vinyl, cement (painted or stained), and vinyl tiles are a few great options. You must also keep in mind that the material you are choosing for the flooring should be slip-resistant.
06 of 07 Pay attention to lighting
Every bathroom interior design should have adequate lighting. This is essential to ensure that people can see water on the floor and do not slip and fall. Further, a well-lit bathroom appears aesthetically more appealing. Poorly-lit bathrooms appear very dull. While planning the lighting setup of your bathroom, do not just focus on artificial lighting. You must allow natural light to enter the bathroom as well. You can install a large glass window for this purpose. Further, consider choosing light colours and installing a mirror so that they reflect light and make the bathroom brighter. When choosing artificial light, you should ensure that at least 4 watts of incandescent lighting per square foot is available.
07 of 07 Ventilation is necessary
Making sure that your bathroom has proper ventilation is very important. You have to plan every element properly including the position of the fan, type of fan, etc. Otherwise, the bathroom will always stay damp and allow moulds to grow. This can be harmful to your health. Further, the risk of slipping and falling is low when the bathroom is dry.