When they are seeking inspiration for new bathrooms, Melbourne residents can quickly become overwhelmed. There are so many options available in terms of functionality and style that it can be hard to reach any final decisions. There is no magical formula that fits every bathroom perfectly, but there are some guidelines that can help. Here are five simple rules to follow that can help you to create a great bathroom design.
1. Resist the Urge to be Trendy
Who doesn’t like having the most popular and fashionable designs? The answer surprisingly outside of mega rich fashionistas is pretty much everyone. Up to date, trendy designs tend to date very quickly, and bathroom renovations can be expensive. Changing a bathroom design on a regular basis would be very disruptive and impractical. The best solution is to design a bathroom that is timeless using classic design elements for longevity. As an example, white tiles are neutral, brass fittings are classic and chrome fixtures look clean and fresh.
2. Manage Your Expectations
Make a plan of the space that you have to work with and understand that you may not be able to have everything that you want. There may not be enough room to have a separate bath and shower unit. Perhaps, the constraints of the space mean that his and hers vanities are off the table. Work creatively with the space you actually have, and you can still create a bathroom that is functional and stylish.
3. Always Consider Light
Your bathroom will be used at all time of the day, and your lighting solutions need to reflect that. Overhead or down lights are great at illuminating the room, but wall mounted lights are better around your vanity units. Natural light is also important, and the placement of windows should be carefully considered. If you have the means, the ultimate source of natural light is a skylight and if you can position it above the bath it will look amazing.
4. Choose the Right Materials
Bathrooms are steamy places so you need to choose materials that can stand up to water splashes, condensation and heat. Ensure that all materials, such as fixtures, tiles, cabinetry, lighting and paint are approved for use in bathrooms.
5. Choose the Correct Fittings
Everyone has different expectations and certain needs that need to be met in their bathrooms. Flush fittings on vanities, toilets, and sinks look great, and they will be easier to clean. However, freestanding baths and vanities look amazing in the right bathroom, but they can be harder to maintain. Mixing and matching flushed and freestanding fixtures can work in a design, but it can be tricky to pull off without experience.
If they are looking to improve their bathrooms, Melbourne residents should contact us. Here at Matrix Bathrooms we provide a complete service from design to installation. We have 40 years of experience as bathroom suppliers Melbourne homeowners trust. We offer a high quality of service and guarantee our start and finish dates for your convenience. If you have further questions, our sales team will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.