Building a new bathroom is an exciting project. Indeed, after seeing the same bathroom for years, you will finally get to experience an entirely new space in your home. While a project like this can be fun, it also is a lot of work and you need to choose wisely what you will put in your new bathroom since you will invest money in it and you will keep it for many years. In this article, we will go through some of the things you need to consider when building a new bathroom.
Bathtub and Shower
Of course, your bathtub and shower are important because they are where you wash yourself (and relax). However, in a lot of recently built bathrooms, owners have decided to only keep either a bathtub or a shower to give them more freedom to integrate the style they really wanted in your bathroom.
Bathtubs are great for people who love to relax lying in it. People who choose it over a shower tend to love taking their time and are generally not stressed so if you recognize yourself in these 2 statements, this option could be for you.
There are many aspects to consider when buying a new bathtub. First, is to set a budget and, obviously, respect it. Then, you need to select one that has a shape and size that you will fit well in or if you live with other people, one where everyone will be comfortable. Finally, you will have to go through the pros and cons of the materials that bathtubs are built with including cast iron, enamelled steel, Biocryl, Acryl, Quaryl and Toplax and decide which one is best for you.
If you decide to go ahead with a shower, choose a glass shower, you definitely will not regret it. Indeed, glass showers have a lot of perks.
The most striking one is the amount of space you have to move around when taking a shower versus what you have in a regular shower. We guarantee that you will never want to go back to a regular sized one after experiencing a shower in such a space! These showers also give the impression that your bathroom is larger than it actually is and let light easily pass through to favor better natural lighting.
Bathroom Sink and Faucet
Aside from your bathtub or your shower, some of the most striking aspects of any bathroom are its sink and faucet. This is why they need to fit well into the overall style you are tying to achieve in your bathroom.
There are many styles of bathroom sinks available on the market and each one comes with its pros and cons. For example, column bathroom sinks and basins are aesthetically pleasing, but they respectively are suited for large bathrooms and not the best choice for a home with kids. Make sure to choose one that you will love and that is adequate to your situation at home.
Faucets are also important because they are an extension of your bathroom sink’s style. Would you install a very basic faucet right behind a beautiful basin? We do not believe you would and choosing your new faucet should be done with the same attention to style and practicality than with your bathroom sink.
Accessories and Lighting
Bathroom accessories and lighting are essential to tie your bathroom together.
Bathroom accessories are small objects that will add style and practicality at the same time. A good example of this is towel heaters. Some model are very good looking while heating your towels. Other accessories that you should consider adding into your bathroom include toilet paper holders, soap dishes, glass holders, hooks, magazine racks, corner baskets, glass shelves, soap dispensers and magnifying mirrors, among many others.
Regarding lighting, your new bathroom should be able to count on multiple light sources in order to create a nice atmosphere at night. LED lights can also help you achieve great results by lighting certain sections of your bathroom with colored lights.
This concludes our article on some of the things you need to consider when building your new bathroom. We hope that reading it has given you ideas what to look for in your future bathtub, shower, bathroom sink, faucet, accessories and lighting. If you have questions regarding what was discussed in this article or need guidance for your bathroom makeover project, do not hesitate to contact a local bathroom designer.