There is nothing quite as nice as a world class bathroom. When you come home at the end of long hard day and you want to soak the stresses away, or after a long hard run or cycle, the refreshing shower that follows. Having a bathroom that is comfortable and inviting is the best. It can be a place to entertain a lover or a refuge from crazy children, a bathroom can be whatever you need it to be. It is also a room that adds tremendous value to the overall price of your house if you are ever in the market for selling. But how do you create a bathroom that all your friends will covet? What are the tips to transforming it from a functional room into a destination? Here are a few tips.
Own the floor
The bathroom floor is without a doubt going to get wet and get messy, that is a given. From little boys with bad aims at toilet time to splashes from the bath and so much more, the floor needs to be easy to clean and dry and it needs to be durable. It also needs to be comfortable underfoot. The first tip with regards to bathroom floor is to put in under-floor heating. You will never regret it! The second is to go online and to search for a reputable builder in your area. A search along the lines of Tilers Blacktown should do the trick. Get them in, look through the catalogue and get cracking. No carpet or cork just simple bathroom tiles Blacktown and you are away.
A key part of any bathroom should be serenity and calm. Plants and greenery always help with that. They can also function well in absorbing moisture. So bring in some indoor plants that don’t need too much direct sunlight. Things like ferns and Delicious Monsters tend to thrive in bathroom environments. Also, if your bathroom overlooks a garden area that is not very high traffic (IE: private), replace the frosted glass with regular glass so that you can look out at nature.
It is the little touches that count massively in terms of the overall bathroom experience and in this regard look to get quality finishings. We are talking things like shower heads, taps and mixers. They make the world of difference their quality is easily noticed by anyone making use of the facilities. It doesn’t take a genius to notice the difference between a shower under a bottom of the range nozzle and one under a premium shower head.
Towel rails should be heated, it is such a small touch but it makes such a difference. We have already mentioned under-floor heating, but imagine how much better it would be if on a cold winter’s day, you existed the shower onto a warm floor and dried yourself with a crisp, warm towel.
A final tip is the shower curtain. Unless you are a time traveller going back to 1975 to take your shower, make sure that you don’t have a curtain. They are horrible things that attract mould and which always seem to brush against you while you are in the shower – and they are cold and grim. Glass doors or wet rooms are the way to go, they change the shower experience completely.