If you’re updating your bathroom, you’ll want to do everything your power to make it look as gorgeous as possible. But if you have no experience with bathroom design, you might not know how to make your bathroom look amazing.
Luckily, there are some proven tips you can use to help you design the bathroom of your dreams.
In fact, if you keep reading, you’ll discover 7 tips you can use to design a gorgeous bathroom that will impress anyone who ever sees it.
1. Know What You’re Willing to Spend
The first thing you need to do is know how much you can spend on your bathroom project.
If you have a large budget, then you will be able to adjust a lot of the features within your bathroom. But, if your budget is relatively small, you will only be able to adjust certain aspects of the bathroom.
Keep in mind, that if you have a small budget there are two ways to go about things.
You can either spend all your money on one luxury, feature-defining item for your bathroom. Or you can spend it on a variety of small items. It is important you make this decision ahead of time, so you do not run out of money.
2. Seek out Inspiration for Your Dream Bathroom
If you’re new to the world of bathroom design, you might not know how to even get started. If you want to learn what a nice bathroom looks like, think about seeking out inspiration.
One way you can do this is by reading magazines, based on the topic of home decorating. A lot of these magazines will have sections dedicated to bathrooms. You might even want to take a look at some of the older issues.
You should also take a look at websites, dedicated to bathroom design. You can find such websites by searching Google for ‘bathroom design websites.’
When you are browsing such sites make sure you bookmark pages you like. You might even want to use a note-taking app like Evernote to help you keep track of the designs you see.
3. Hire Qualified Workers
If you are going to update your bathroom, you will likely need the help of some tradespeople. This is especially the case if you the lighting or plumbing in your bathroom is going to be adjusted.
It is important that you hire people who are qualified and certified. You can ask tradespeople to provide their certification information to you ahead of time.
You can then check if this information is valid, by using certain websites, of which are provided by the state. You also need to check if the tradespeople have insurance. This will ensure you (and they) are protected in case something happens to go wrong.
4. Start out Small
If you are going to change the color of the walls in your bathroom, make sure you start out small. The way paint looks can change, once it is applied to the walls of your bathroom. You need to apply small amounts to the walls so that you can see how the color looks.
If you are going to change the lighting in your bathroom, you might even want to wait until the lights have been changed, before you apply the paint. That is because different kinds of lighting can affect how a certain color might appear. By waiting, you will see what the color looks like, under your new lights.
If you want to avoid buying large pots of paint, ask your local hardware store for help. They normally have small ‘tester pots’ you can buy for this very purpose.
5. Focus on Quality
When you are buying items for your bathroom it is important you focus on quality.
Whether you are buying Classic Clawfoot Tubs or a new mirror, quality is important. If you choose to buy goods that have a poor build quality, you may end up having to buy the same item again, in the near future.
That is because the items with poor build quality may just break in a short period of time. In a situation like this, you end up spending all the money you might’ve saved, as a result of buying cheap.
6. Think About What Makes You Happy
When you are designing your bathroom, you will also want to think about what makes you happy.
If you like a certain style, but other people think it is unusual, that is fine. If the functionality of your bathroom is not disturbed, feel free to have an unconventional design. That might include a certain style of mirror or even a special kind of ornament.
7. Consider Adding Plants
You might even want to think about adding plants to your bathroom. If you are going to do this, make sure you invest in plants that are designed to do well in environments like a bathroom.
You don’t want to invest in plants that are going to wither away, once placed in a bathroom-like environment.
Aloe Vera is an example of a plant that tends to do well in bathrooms. The Chinese Evergreen is also a plant you might want to place in your bathroom. Both of these plants tend to be hardy in terms of humidity and lighting.
Designing a dream bathroom is far from easy. But with the right help, it’s definitely something you should be able to tackle.
In this post, we’ve taken a look at 7 tips you can use to design a dream bathroom. You need to think about seeking out inspiration. You should also consider adding plants, to help bring a touch of nature to your bathroom.
If you are going to have major work done to your bathroom, make sure you hire qualified people. In doing so, you can ensure that none of the work is done in a manner that puts you in danger.
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