9 Features to Consider for Your Dream Bathroom
Make your next bathroom even more comfortable and functional with a few of these features and design tips.
No matter what size or shape of bathroom you’re working with, these tips can help you add personality and luxury to your space, without compromising on practicality.
Tip: Installing mirrored glass on at least one wall creates the illusion of space. Mirrors on opposing walls work even better. If your towel rail is on a wall where you want a mirror, work with your glass manufacturer to install the mirror around the rail.
Tip: A standard washing machine is often deeper than standard cabinetry. Keep this in mind if you are buying a flat pack vanity and you want to hide your appliances behind a hinged door.
Comfortable seating is very nice for giving yourself a pedicure or enjoying some sun and solitude.
Tip: Upholstered seating fabric in bathrooms works best if it is mold resistant, so choose an outdoor fabric for these areas.
If you’re blessed with an extra-large bathroom, you have the opportunity to work in a healthy mix of natural and artificial lighting, zoning of major wet areas, plenty of storage and a place to sit.
Tip: Try a mix of darker timbers and soft furnishings in a large space to prevent it from looking and feeling too much like a public bathroom.
Tip: Tiling can make or break a bathroom. If you want a contemporary-looking shower, employ a craftsman tiler to miter the tiles, rather than installing prefabricated edging — this will create a seamless-looking niche.
Tip: If you have the space for a luxurious bath under a window like this one, install window shades with a top-down optionto let light in without sacrificing privacy.
Dual sinks are more of a necessity than a luxury in a family bathroom. They help avoid arguments and keep the morning ritual moving.
Tip: A minimum of 6 feet of overall counter space is best if you are installing two sinks.
Tip: If you don’t have the room or budget for built-in seating, a small stool constructed from a waterproof material like stone is a thoughtful addition to any shower.
Tip: Even if you’re not renovating or building a new bathroom, you can put in floor heating. Some manufacturers have heat mats that can be stapled onto the subfloor or up between the joists.
Orson B.Klender, Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Saratoga Springs
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