Elegance and Function for the Bathroom
Home Ideas Magazine - January 2018
We all have that idea of what the perfect bathroom entails but more times than not, our own falls short. We want a bathroom guests will marvel at, but we also need it to be practical. The good news is you can have the elegant bathroom you dream of and still be able to functionally use it. Here are some tips to make your bathroom not only beautiful but usable on a daily basis.
Today, no-threshold showers provide the easiest use of space. Forget stepping on a threshold or tripping over a sill. Instead, walk right on into the shower. Not only have they become fashionable and trendy, but no-threshold showers enlarge the space of a bathroom. They require less maintenance and are more durable than a traditional shower, making them great for older homeowners or those with disabilities. Adding a curbless shower is a relatively easy construction project. For a new house, simply specify one at the design stage so the proper foundation can be built. Though it's a little trickier to do when remodeling, as you need to consider potential structural issues, consider reworking the floor structure to get the needed recess.
Making the tub the focal point of the room adds beauty to your space. A wide variety of tubs exist in the market today, including everything from wood and stone to copper.
Replace that mirror
Tired of that old smudged mirror? Time for an upgrade. Today’s smart mirrors have a special coating that prevents heat condensation (no more fog!) Don’t settle for a standard mirror; choose one with a little more personality. By getting clever with storage – rather than resorting to the standard medicine cabinet – you’ll elevate your space to something far from basic.
We often overlook a room’s lighting, but adding a new fixture can really change up your space. A small chandelier or circle sphere could be what your bathroom is missing. New light fixtures can be as little as 30 dollars. To add some mood to the room, add a dimmer switch to your lights.