6 Pieces of Advice for Designing a Bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom may not seem like much of a task but there are a few important decisions you have to make and they’re not that simple. To avoid making basic mistakes or realizing later that you should have started with something else, follow these steps.

Check the plumbing.

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Before you get ahead of yourself and start picking paint colors for the bathroom, make sure everything is in order and check the plumbing. There should be no water leaks or rust on the pipes. If the installation is old it may be best to just replace it all before you start anything else.

Pick the right type of tiles.

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There’s more to take into consideration when choosing tiles than color. The ones for the bathroom have to be non-slippery to avoid accidents and they also have to be resistant to moisture. As for the design, take into consideration the whole family. For a large family, something neutral could work, perhaps even a floral design. A bachelor might enjoy a dark and simple color.

Choose the sink.

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Choose the right sink for bathroomView in gallery

There are lots of different types of bathroom sinks. They mostly differ in terms of shape and size. If you want the bathroom to have a romantic, feminine look, then choose a round sink or maybe one with an interesting base. If you want a minimalist décor, then a rectangular sink with clean lines would work well. Just make sure you feel comfortable when using it and also that it matches the rest of the décor.

Bathtub or shower?

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Bathub or shower for bathroomView in gallery

In most bathrooms, you either have to opt for a tub or a shower since you can’t fit both inside. So think carefully before you make a decision. A tub occupies more space but is a lot more relaxing than a shower. But if you’re the type that likes to take a quick shower in the morning and then go to work, then you could choose to save some floor space. You could, also, choose a tub-shower combo.

Lighting options.

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Bathroom lighting is very important. It has to be just right. Apart from the ceiling light you’ll also need some task lighting. Typically these are placed somewhere in the vicinity of the mirror. Try to avoid placing light fixtures directly above the mirror. It’s not flattering at all. And if you want a romantic mood when you take a bath, a few candles couldn’t hurt.

The color.

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Purple and white bathroomView in gallery

Of course, you also need to pick a color scheme. Blue is an extremely popular color for the bathroom and it’s why it can be a little boring. If you want something refreshing then pick green in combination with white. For something a little more lavish and glamorous, choose purple. And if the bathroom is tiny, white is your best friend.