Designing a new bathroom can be a stressful experience. If you’re spending thousands on a refit, then you might feel serious pressure to get it right. You might have heard horror stories about designers who didn’t think carefully enough at the planning stage, and found themselves burdened with bathrooms that weren’t entirely fit for purpose. Let’s see if we can pinpoint the more common mistakes, so that we can learn from them.
Failure to Measure
As the old carpenter’s adage goes, you should measure twice, and then cut just once. If you measure inaccurately, and then discover that the toilet won’t fit, then you’ll have a significant and expensive problem. But equally, you might simply find that you don’t have as much space as you thought you did.
Failure to Light
Your lighting system will make all the difference to the way that your bathroom looks, particularly at night-time. Go for hyper-efficient LED bulbs, and make sure that you choose a hue that matches with the room. In many cases, colder lights can bring the best from more colourful setups, while warmer ones can take the sharp edges off something that might otherwise be a little on the sterile side.
Failure to Consider Compatibility
Certain kinds of fitting work best with certain kinds of heating system. If you mismatch the two, then you’ll almost certainly end up saddled with a system that doesn’t work to its fullest potential. Here’s where the advice of a professional can be invaluable; City Plumbing will be able to advise on exactly which boilers work best with which taps.
Failure to Consider Tiling
Your choice of tiling will make an enormous difference to the way that your bathroom ultimately looks. This means narrowing your options, choosing a colour scheme, and spending a little bit of time examining the options in a physical showroom. Also, it’s worth considering is the precise shade of grouting that’ll be accompanying them.
Failure to Install a Mirror
The mirror is something that can make or break the room. Larger ones will bounce natural light around the space, increasing the subjective impression of roominess. But they also serve a practical purpose; go for something that you’ll feel comfortable staring into every morning for years on end.
Failing to Factor in Accessories
The little details can elevate any room, and the bathroom is no exception. Little splashes of colour coming from the towels, the candles, and the sponges can add vibrancy to an otherwise bland looking bathroom, but tip a busy one over the edge. When making your design decisions, be sure that you’ve considered what it’ll look like when everything is installed and in place.