The bathroom is a very important room in any house and it is an easy room to refresh. Our approach to bathrooms can vary widely from the purely functional to a more spa – like experience. In this blog I am going to be sharing some tips, some of which are cheap and easy and others involve a more serious change. Whichever type of change you want to make I hope that you will find some inspiration.
What do you want from your bathroom? Is it purely a functional space where you get clean or is it somewhere where you also want to spend time unwinding? Your answer to this question is an important factor in any bathroom design. Do you favour a style that is practical where you can be in and out quickly or is your preference for a chilled space where you go to relax – perhaps a soak in the bath with a glass of wine and a book or magazine with lots of scented candles.
Shower or Bath?
The answer to this may be determined by your answer to Tip 1 but not necessarily. Most people fall in to one or other camp or at least one or more important. You might want both and have room for both but it’s worth deciding on which is your focus. If you are planning to sell your property bear in mind that families with young children do tend to like to have a bath for bathing the children.
Taps can make a big difference to the appearance of a bathroom and are a great way to elevate the look of a simple bathroom suite. If you have a bathroom suite that is in good condition, then one way of upgrading or simply changing the style of your bathroom is through a change of taps. There are lots of styles to choose from – traditional, modern, waterfall, and prices to suit all budgets. The most common styles are pillar where you have two separate taps for the hot and cold water or monoblock or mixer where the hot and water feeds in to a single spout. Consider practicality, are they easy to turn on and off particularly when your hands are wet. Are they robust if they are in a family bathroom. Are they easy to clean?
I have a soft spot for towels and can’t resist buying new ones! They are a fantastic way to restyle a bathroom. I like to combine plain bath and hand towels with patterned guest towels. This enables you to add interest to an otherwise neutral or monochrome space and follow a colour trend.
When choosing a towel consider how you’ll use your towel and how often. Lightweight towels dry quicker, but heavyweight towels have a more luxurious feel.The weight and density of a towel is measured in GSM or grams per square metre. Generally, the higher the GSM, the thicker and more absorbent the towel will be.
When styling your bathroom have fun choosing new accessories, items such as soap dispensers or dishes, toothbrush holders and storage jars. Storage baskets can be used to store towels or spare toilet rolls. My final tip is to include some greenery, maidenhair ferns and orchids are perfect in a bathroom and introduce a sense of nature.
If you are thinking of restyling a bathroom but aren’t sure about your choices or lack the time, let me take the stress from your shoulders and do it all for you. Call now on 07745 876182 to book a free consultation. I cover the Wirral, Cheshire and the North West.