A new bathroom can be an exciting concept! You’re ultimately creating your own sanctuary to get yourself ready for the day, or unwind after a long one. You’ll be thinking about tiles, size and style of bath, and shower, and more! It can leave your mind buzzing with inspiration and ideas, but it’s important to stay grounded, and relaxed so as not to get the design that you truly want in your home. So, here’s 5 things to consider before you update your bathroom with Steven James Interior Design.
1) DOn’t cut Corners
Design can be really exciting, and as soon as you’ve finished designing, we know that you’ll want your bathroom as soon as possible. This can mean you cut corners or cost in order to achieve your bathroom sooner, though it’s important to remember that you really do get what you pay for. Spending more on a bathroom allows longer and more careful installation, higher quality products, and design led (as opposed to time led) completion.
2) Don’t neglect the finishing touches
It’s a really good idea to set aside a portion of your budget for the finishing touches. Whether it be decorative pieces, or storage solutions, putting a little bit away for the finishing touches can make your bathroom all the more personal. It could be £10, it could be £100, but never doubt the power of a potted plant, or a hidden storage system to make your bathroom unique.
3) Consider use and lifestyle
When we design a bathroom, we think about how and when you’re going to use it, what you’ll use in it, and how long you’ll stay in it. These may sound like pretentious and silly things to consider, but this decides whether we’ll go for a feature bath or a feature shower, the size and style of both the bath and shower, the position of everything in the bathroom, and any extra gadgets. We want to design a bathroom that you will love using, even if it’s just for the 15 minutes you get in it before you go to work. To showcase an example, if it was just for 15 minutes, that would mean we’d give you an open shower, close to the sink and toilet to make your experience efficient and more enjoyable and relaxing.
4) Choose the right tiles
Although a simple step, it’s one that’s often overlooked. With tiles, people tend to think simple, whites, muted greys, or even black. Plain. Which is fine, and can look sleek and classy, but did you know that you could make a feature from tiles? This is a simple and easy to achieve design technique to make your bespoke bathroom all the more unique to you!
5) Select compatible products
It’s actually possible for your bathroom products to not be compatible, with different water pressures, and fitting sizes, it’s important to make sure that all your products work together and are friends! Working with us, we’ll do all the hard work and ‘boring bits’, so you needn’t worry about anything like that.