5 Important Steps for Designing a Great Bathroom

By: Robert L J Bloom

There are five important steps you have to consider when you are designing your bathroom:

1) Decide the size of the bathroom. Are you going to build a luxury bathroom, a full bathroom, a half bathroom, a small bathroom, a child bathroom, or a guest bathroom? Depending on the size, you have to decide whether or not to include bidet, extra sink, separate tub and shower, whirlpool, spa and maybe more, depending on your budget. Perhaps you want a large bathroom with only limited bathroom furnishings. In that case you can always add bathroom furnishings later.

2) Decide what materials to use in the bathroom. It's a good idea to have a bathroom tile design that should generate a floor surface that is good looking, water resistant and most important safe to walk on. Examples of good bathroom floor designs are rubber, ceramic tile, vinyl and linoleum. All these bathroom tile design materials should be available anywhere.

3) Decide how much storage you want in the bathroom. Do you need a large or a small bathroom cabinet or maybe no bathroom cabinet at all? By tradition, the bathroom cabinet is often located above the sink. But in these days you can place it elsewhere in the bathroom. You can also use corner shelves and hang towel bars.

4) Decide what lighting to use in the bathroom. Without high quality lighting, the interior decoration and the character of your bathroom cannot be developed as it should be. Natural light is a significant aspect in bathrooms. Choose between a window or roof skylight to bring in natural light in the bathroom. It's also important to choose the right light fixtures for your bathroom. Reflect on what type of lighting you want to enjoy in your bathroom. You must also consider the position of the lighting. It's also essential to take into account, where in the bathroom you will need more light for your everyday needs.

5) Decide what ventilation to use in the bathroom. Without suitable ventilation your bathroom will begin to give off repulsive odors. It is very important to get out the moisture in the bathroom. In this way you prevent both mold and stagnant air. Make sure to install both bathroom drain waste ventilation and exhaust fan to make sure your bathroom stays clear of putrid smells and bacteria growth.

Everybody can design their own personal bathroom. It just takes some research and family preparation. Before you start, you should read as many bathroom design articles as you can, to learn about the diverse products and to comprehend what you really want. You can find these articles in different magazines or on the Internet.

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