Bathroom design seems very simple in terms of space layout, but it is not so. It’s not enough to just hook up the plumbing and hang up the towels. The arrangement of items requires careful planning over all the details, such as storage organization, hygiene, ventilation and much more, in order to avoid injuries, inconvenience and just to provide adequate comfort.
Here are 3 of the most common mistakes in a bathroom design which could be easily avoided.
- Accumulation of all elements in one corner of the bathroom (read in the heap)
So often, designers and planners try to increase free space in the bathroom by installation all of the main components in one quadrant. Photo below shows one of the worst options. Location of the toilet space right next to the bathtub and washbasin will restrict your movements, or even worse, will cause the bruises. Inevitably everyone will bump on it. The only person who, probably, will feel happiness there is your baby: for him/her it’s so cool to reaches the tap with water and even see himself /herself in the mirror!
Solution: even if you want to arrange all the elements in one segment of the bathroom, put them in a row, not in a pile.
- Having small thinking big
Inexperienced designers or DIY enthusiasts sometimes too much concentrate on using handy tools or budget solutions, so they don’t notice the obvious shortcomings of the architecture and design “masterpiece” they just have created.
By installing a washbasin purchased on sales or have stayed in the loft for years, or by installing a bathtub instead of a compact shower stall, owners (or designers) ultimately get a cluttered space where there is no room even to turn around.
Solution: use mini options for each item.
- Fluffy carpets and curtains
Bathroom is associated with cleanliness, tidiness, and hygiene, but using these types of textiles contradicts this. Continuous moisture and particles of dirt and dust, we come with to wash them away, remain between the lint and they can’t be simply washed off with water – you’ll need to wash the carpet separately after each every bath routine, perhaps even with the help of appropriate service. Still want to use it? Guess, no.
Solution: It would be ideal not to use a rug in the bathroom at all, but slipperiness can be dangerous, so you must prevent all risks. Moreover, textiles add a special sense of coziness. So, it makes sense to choose lint-free rugs that prevent slipping and can be easily washed. Thus, you’ll avoid extra costs and keep your health in a proper hygiene.
When you’re planning bathroom design and decoration, prioritize safety and functionality before aesthetics. Skimping and neglecting of important details can cost you more a lot if something will go wrong or there will appear a problem in the future (including those related with safety). Particular attention should be paid to the design of lighting and electricity, as well as heating and drainage, but more on that in the next post.