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Practical advice on Walls, Flooring, Lights and Decorations in the Bathroom  E-mail

If you want to have an ultra-modern bathroom which everyone will admire, at a minimum cost, you can draw inspiration from this article.

Advantages of digital projection in a bathroom
When you decide to arrange your bathroom, try to make a digital project as this offers many advantages:
• You will know from the start how your bathroom will look like.
• Craftsmen won’t go wrong when they execute the works
• You know exactly the types and quantities of material you need.
• Sizes of the objects you wish to purchase can be calculated very close to reality, and so you can easily choose sanitary and furnishings.
• If you want to wrap the surfaces with various types of boards, you can preview on the computer how to combine different boards and so it will be much easier to choose the combinations that you like, the plate sizes and quantities needed. To consider:

Fitting the bathroom corners

 

Exploiting corners in a functional space is not purely utilitarian, but offers multiple development solutions in the aesthetic plan.

Note:
• corner bookcase shelves are best to be placed more distant at the bottom and top, closer to the right eyes, for maximum comfort.
• Wash basin built-in the corner furniture are an aesthetics, functional solution.
• A corner sink saves up valuable space in small bathrooms.

Suppliers:

Moderna Collection
ART BATHE

Europa Topax Corner Ceramic Bathroom Basin

Exploitation of corners is the best solution for maximizing space in a small bathroom. The usage of corners in a small bathroom offers the optical impression of a larger space, but also adds functionality and utility.

Suppliers:

VH Mutua

Stacjstandstacks

How to decorate the bathroom
Usually the problem is matching the finishes with the sanitary ware and furniture. But until the actual election, you must test. Go into a presentation store because it provides you with ideas. If you haven’t decided how your bathroom should look like, you can compare the various space planning options - from the joyful, playful, from the classical elegance.

Tiles
Tile layout has an essential role. If space is very narrow, tiles should be applied with the long side horizontally, up to the ceiling without interruptions of decorative horizontal belts.

What do you put in the bathroom if you don’t want tiles?

You can have a novel design if you give up to the classical ceramic tiles and you replace them with wallpaper. A great variety of wallpapers can be found at designer Anna French.   

Joyful colours - yes or no?

Do you like the new designs of ceramic tiles with flowers? Very well then, but don’t put them all over your bathroom. Let the white tiles highlight the motifs for the decorative tiles and use for flooring a contrasting colour such as blue. In the tub and toilet area use colour accents like a spring green. Here is a lovely flower patters from Maggie Jones Tiles.

Respect the dimensions of the bathroom
If you have a small bathroom, do not use tiles or large motifs. Select small dimensions or opt for patchwork. If you like very much printed patterns on tiles, even if they are more generous, combine them with white tiles, so that you don’t load space. For a classic bathroom, keep in mind the shades.

Luxury in the bathroom

Luxury in the bathroom means money invested for relaxation and comfort. Wouldn’t you want to have parquet in the bathroom or a bathtub that makes you forget your worries? Cast an eye on the latest products - some are expensive, but only you decide which one is the best fit.
Many of us can’t dream of a bathroom like the ones in advertisements or catalogues, about as big as the living room... However, style and refinement can be "adjusted" in smaller spaces too.

For the illusion of space opt for the stainless sanitary, a larger mirror and choose a shower instead of a tub. And when it comes to your comfort it’s best to not make any rebate.

To make the difference between normal products and the luxury ones, go shopping! Touch them, see how they work and you will find what lies beyond the price.

Ideas for small bathrooms

 

Small bathrooms are found in many apartments and also in housing in the attic, where spaces are atypical because the roof slope. In both cases, certain planning criteria should be considered. Colours and the way they are displayed in the space play a very important role. Open tones, pastels, uninterrupted hard intensity increase the optical space.

Kohler proposes some interesting products.

 

Attic bathrooms

  

- Make sure the sink and mirror are placed on the existing vertical wall.
- The tub or shower is to be positioned in the place with a minimum height of 1.90 to 2.00 meters.
- Ventilation is important so don’t forget to mount a ventilator that will assure air exchange at least three times per hour.

-The toilet bowl is to be mounted in the lower part of the bathroom, but the vertical wall to the roof slope has to be at least 125-130 cm tall (enough seating), and the distance from it, where the toilet bowl will reside, to be 60 cm, so the person standing in front of the vessel have at his disposal minimum 1.90 high.
- An attic bath is ideally located in the highest part of the house. When there’s no natural light, opt for a wall of glass bricks, which will provide light from the room nearby.

Suppliers:

Novello
Graemehall
Fired Earth

Apartment bathrooms
In this case, the toilet, sink and the tub are usually located on the same line. To separate the tub from the sink area you can put a false wall from waterproof plasterboard and coated with moisture resistant tiles.
The wash basin can be placed on the corner, dressed with two mirrors that give the illusion of a larger space.

Either way you save space if:
• You choose a suspended basin
• The toilet bowl has a tank below, above or at its sides making it possible to store shelves.
• Choose a modern suspended heater, which you can also use as support for towels.
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