Practical Bathroom Design Renovation

April 7, 2021 bathroom

What exactly does “practical bathroom design” mean? It’s a personal space that can reflect your style with decent features of proper functionality. Planning to renovate your current bathroom with this practical bathroom design idea in mind? Here are some things to consider and follow for a better experience with practical bathroom design.

Why renovate to practical bathroom design?

Like any other rooms in your house, your bathroom is a prime space for you to reflect your personal style. Even more so than other rooms because it can be a particularly private space; but it is also important to make sure that it can serve you in all the ways you need it to. When approaching a renovation like this, implementing a practical bathroom design allow you to get the best use of that space. 

Things to keep in mind

There are so many things to consider when trying to produce a functional space that can be easily missed. Certain elements can look trivial but hold key feature of the functionality of practical bathroom design.

Some related questions to keep in mind would be:

1. How many people use this bathroom?

If a higher volume of people uses the bathroom, then it is important to consider traffic flow and privacy. Keeping entrances for the shower and toilet out of regular view would be to your advantage in such a situation to allow multiple uses of the space without intrusion.

2. How old are the people using the bathroom? 

This is a good question to ask yourself particularly if you intend to live in the current home for a long time. If you are remodelling a bathroom for young children, keep in mind to accommodate their needs now and later on as they grow up. The same things should be considered for older people as well. If you will be using this bathroom into old age, it makes sense to make everything as accessible as possible.

3. How long you will spend time in the bathroom?

Do you like to luxuriate and relax in the tub? Or is it a shower, brush and then you’re done? This is important to think about when choosing the bathing appliances – for example, a shower for quick users, a full bath for families, and a separate shower and tub for frequent users.

Things to consider

There are many aspects to consider when you are trying to accomplish the best and most practical bathroom design. Before you start renovating, make sure you choose each of the following carefully to reflect your style and needs:

1. Appliances

This includes the vanity and skin, the shower/bathtub and the toilet. Make sure to remember the number and ages of the people who will be using them.

2. Lighting

Having adequate lighting is always important in the bathroom, but also consider the environment you want it to be. If you want to foster a calming presence, having softer lighting and/or dimmers would be very advantageous.

3. Fixtures 

Choosing the faucets, showerheads, lighting fixtures can be a lot of fun and frustrating at the same time. The functionality should be prioritized but take note that fixtures options are the biggest opportunity to let you reflect your personality in your bathroom. Whether you enjoy futuristic minimalism or colonial classicism, it can be reflected in the fixtures.

4. Walls

There are many ways to cover the walls of a bathroom. Once you establish the style and colour, the most important thing to think about is the material. Regular paint or wallpaper can add nice touches but having tiled walls prevent water damage and are easier to clean in high-use and/or children’s bathrooms.

5. Storage

If a large number of people will be using the bathroom, it is a good thing to make sure you have ample storage space for linens and other bathroom essentials. The storage doesn’t have to be a big one, you can use the space under the faucet as the storage room. Install a proper feature to make it easier for you to store something inside.

6. Other factors

Trivial and external factors such as renovation rubbish removal should also be considered when deciding to do a bathroom renovation. For more info on other factors to consider please click here.

Ready for a new bathroom design?

Hiring a bathroom renovator or contractor would be the smartest thing to do if you are going for practical bathroom design. However, make sure that the renovator is KBDi certified so that your project will be in a good and secure hand. Thank you for reading and feel free to share this article.