Bathrooms are the workhorse of the home. Everything concerning appearance and cleanliness happens in the bathroom and it’s used more than once every day. Because of the constant usage, you want your bathroom to stand out and feel like it’s yours every time you walk into it so that the style feels timeless to you. You want the style to compliment your taste and the design of your home, and make your home feel open and welcoming to guests. The hardest thing, however, is putting your mind to paper and getting things started with your bathroom renovation. All the possible styles, colours and designs can be a big trouble to people who don’t really have the best idea of what they really want to do.
But that’s not a big problem; you can get a few great ideas here. There’s a virtually limitless choice of style out there for your washroom, the trick is finding something that works for you. Looking at the style of your home already gives you a great way to narrow down your style of bathroom; giving you select options that work with your home but still let you speak your taste.
Dated Bathroom Styles
There are certain bathroom styles that are considered timeless. These are the styles that look rustic and dated, but still have a beautiful charm even today. Some of these designs have their roots hundreds of years ago, and have stood the test of time even now.
The Baroque era was considered the most over-the-top style era that humanity has been through. Everything from the art, the music and even the structures were intricately designed with patterns, colours and images. The style is considered extreme luxury these days and it’s a wonderful and eye catching way to design your bathroom.
Another rustic design for you bathroom, this one a bit newer, setting itself in the 1700’s. Victorian style is also a very luxurious design, as well as a lot more metallic in nature, giving off the warm Copper colours that makes any room inviting.
Modern Bathroom Styles
Modern bathroom styles are where your range of choice expands incredibly. The possibilities in a modern bathroom style are nearly endless as the options are constantly being renewed and new styles are being made daily. Because there are so many options for a modern styled bathroom, you’ll want to make sure that your choices fit with each other properly, too much of a differentiation in colour and style can make the room seem confusing and even smaller.
Whilst speaking about room size, both modern and dated styles can be fit according to the size of your bathroom. If your bathroom is of a larger size, the best option for you is to make the room seem fuller, like there isn’t a space that doesn’t have a use. For smaller bathrooms, you’ll want to have something that makes your room look bigger. This can be done by carefully placing appliances like your bathtub and your sink and vanity.
Cost, Materials and Appliances
If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom(s), there are a few things you need to go over before you can begin any construction work. The first and foremost thing that needs to be decided is budget. You can’t renovate your bathroom without money to put in the effort and buy the materials. Make sure that your budget is in order and very clear before you buy anything or get anything started.
Once you know your budget, you can go ahead and start looking at materials that you’ll need to start your project. This includes things like:
-Wood for your vanity
You also want to get a good idea of what you want for your appliances. Things like your bathtub and toilet can have a matching style to them if you look for it, and it can also compliment the style and colour of your bathroom. Appliances come in all shapes and sizes too; something like a sink can be installed in your vanity, or it can be a bowl with a drain on top of it, the choice is up to you and the style of the room.
When you’re dealing with your appliances, you want to make sure that they flow with each other. That doesn’t always mean that they need to be the same shape (i.e. circular with circular), but it does mean that one cannot be a sleek, even line whilst the other is completely wacky and crazy. Make sure things don’t differ from each other too much or you create a confusing atmosphere that can be unsettling.
Fitting the Room
As afore stated, you want to make sure that your appliances, wall colour, flooring and Cabinetry all have a theme to them. Colours, for example, are very important for setting the mood in a bathroom. Warm colours like copper and Browns are a good mix with each other, for example. Light Colours compliment dark colours and you can highlight and even make your room seem bigger with the right colour scheme. Try to keep away from Too much dark colouring or colours that are an eyesore, as they may have the opposite effect from what you want to do.
If you want to have something stand out, like your tub or maybe your vanity, then that should be the first thing that catches the eye of whoever enters the room. This can be done by having variations in your colour and shape of whatever you want to highlight. For example, if you want to highlight your vanity so that it’s the centrepiece, try to make the colour stand out by having a difference in colour from the rest of your bathroom, ideally, if your room is darker, make your vanity lighter and vice versa.
Remember, round goes with all other shapes in your bathroom, polygons like Squares and rectangles only go good with themselves or circles, don’t put an asymmetrical piece of furniture in your square-themed bathroom. White goes good with every colour because it’s neutral, and it looks the cleanest of all colours.
Keep in mind your variations, be it colour or furniture, and you should have no problem in making your bathroom yours. So go ahead, experiment with what you want to do and get your project started.
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