Ask Away...: How I Created My Perfect Bathroom With A Few Basic Tips

Thursday, July 16, 2015

How I Created My Perfect Bathroom With A Few Basic Tips

My bathroom was without a doubt the most problematic room in the house. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it because it came with all the necessary fixings and furniture. I didn’t need to buy a toilet or a shower or a sink; I just needed to give it a bit of a makeover. Other than that, though, it was good and ready to go. But, I realised that the little things make a big difference and I wasn’t concentrating on them enough. It took me a long time, but I soon got there in the end! So, to help you avoid the same mistakes, here are a few of the things that I learned along the way.

1.    Choose a good mirror

Mirrors work on a lot of levels, and they add a lot to your bathroom. The main importance, style wise, is the light. Because they reflect light at different angles they make the room look bigger than it is. Of course, size isn’t everything, but if your bathroom is small, you can struggle for functionality and storage space. If your bathroom is a little cluttered, a good mirror will make it look less untidy. Also, you need a decent mirror to get ready and make yourself look your best. You don’t want to go out looking like The Joker! Mirrors give a bathroom the perfect mix of style and practicality.

2.    His and Hers basins

If you have the room, two basins or sinks are a good choice for a little bit of luxury. His and hers are something you would find in an upmarket hotel or spa, not at home. By just adding an extra sink for you or your partner, you bring that sense of luxury to your bathroom and it doesn’t take much. Just take a look at web pages like and you will see what I am talking about. A nice sink costs less than one hundred dollars, which is a lot cheaper than the alternative!

3.    Shower accessories

I am not just talking about shower gels and lotions either. Of course, nice soaps and scented candles are a good addition to your bathroom because they give off a lovely atmosphere. Plus, they add a little bit of luxury, just like his and hers basins. But, there are also changes to the shower that you can make. Shower doors make a big difference, I swear that is not a joke, and the shower head is another alternative. If you choose doors and heads that are big and bold, it makes the shower more of a focal point, and they make your bathroom more functional.

4.    Reconsider furniture

You might think that once the fixtures are installed, there is no moving them. I mention this because a lot of people shudder at the thought of changing their toilet, sink or shower. To be fair, the idea of smelling for a couple of days is not one that fills me with joy! That is not necessarily the case, but more to the point it is also not that much of a deal. So, reconsider the fittings to transform your bathroom. For example, a walk in shower or a corner sink will help you maximise space in your bathroom. Not only does it look good, it makes your bathroom bigger and easier to use. Remember that a dream bathroom isn’t just pretty; it works!

5.    Cut a hole in the roof

That’s what I did! Okay, although I am telling the truth I am being a little facetious. What I mean by cutting a hole in the roof is installing a skylight. It is all about the amount of light your bathroom lets in. There might be a solitary window, but in the main they don’t tend to have lots of areas that let in light, which is why a skyline is a great choice. Light is important because it makes the room look bigger and brighter, which we have already discussed. But, it also gives your bathroom another vent to let the steam and moisture escape. Moisture is where bacteria reproduce and causes problems like mould, so you want to stop it at its source.

Like I said, it took me a while, but once I figured it out my bathroom soon transformed into one of the nicest rooms in the house. And let’s face it; no one wants a dirty looking bathroom. With these five tips, it definitely won’t be any of the two.

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  1. Even though I'm selling my house, I do have a window in my bathroom and a skylight. But when it came to the mirror, I bought it online and really didn't pay attention to the dimensions too much. I've realized it is really important to pay attention to the dimensions of the actual mirror itself and not the mirror as a whole and if there are reviews, to read them and see if anyone said the dimensions listed were not accurate.

  2. Have a great weekend

  3. The Masterbath of our home came with two sinks. I LOVE it! It's great to have my very own sink and also all the counter space on the looong counter. What I don't love is that the bathroom isn't completely closed from the bedroom. I love that it's attached, but there is a large open space between the top of the dividing wall and the ceiling. I think it's weird.


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