Bath­room plan­ning es­sen­tial

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Abath­room is of­ten over­looked when it comes to de­sign­ing or dec­o­rat­ing your new home. Es­sen­tial plan­ning from the ini­tial stages of your house’s de­vel­op­ment can make your bath­room both a room that is easy on the eye and sim­ple to look after on a daily ba­sis.

A bath­room should be the epit­ome of hy­giene and clean­li­ness. Shiny sur­faces and neat tiling should make up the bulk of the bath­room look.

A bath­room does not nec­es­sar­ily need to be large but the big­ger you make it, the more options you have.

A free stand­ing bath can be the fo­cal point of a bath­room but this re­quires a large amount of space.

Stor­age space is important to in­cor­po­rate into the room for items such as spare tow­els, toi­let pa­per and toi­letries that are bet­ter off hid­den.

A fresh and funky colour scheme should be cho­sen to re­ally en­hance your bath­room’s po­ten­tial.

A colour pal­ette of black and white is mod­ern and does not date as quickly as other colour options.

Splashes of bright and bold colours can be in­te­grated into the bath­room through small ac­ces­sories such as tow­els and face clothes that are cheap to change when you tire of them.

Nowa­days peo­ple are too busy to spend time in the bath and opt for a quick shower in­stead.

In­stalling wa­ter jets in your bath could be just the en­cour­age­ment you need to make time in your hec­tic life­style to re­lax and en­joy a long soak in the tub.

The in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of this lux­ury makes wa­ter jets more af­ford­able and has be­come a reg­u­lar re­quest for newly built homes.

When de­sign­ing an en suite, the op­tion of hav­ing two sinks, one for him and one for her, is de­sir­able but de­pends on space con­straints.

It’s an op­tion worth keep­ing in mind, par­tic­u­larly for a work­ing cou­ple who use sink fa­cil­i­ties at the same time of the day.

A towel heater is now more than just a nov­elty pur­chase.

They have be­come one of the most pop­u­lar items to be put in bath­rooms and are neat in ap­pear­ance, only tak­ing up wall space, so can be placed in bath­rooms of ev­ery size.

It is ex­pen­sive to dec­o­rate your bath­room so make the right de­ci­sions from the start to en­sure that you do not re­dec­o­rate for a num­ber of years.

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