When you ask a person which room they love in their home, or which room they’d most love to change, most people will mention either their kitchen, or their bathroom. Both are great answers, because we spend a lot of time in each. But, where your kitchen is a place that you can get to work a lot, your bathroom is more of a relaxing haven.
If you find that you spend a lot of time in your bathroom, and you want to be able to transform it into the room of your dreams, it’s about time that you finally did it. Creating a perfect bathroom doesn’t have to be a difficult venture, it can actually be simple, cost-effect and hassle free. It’s all in your plan and prep work. So, if you’ve always wanted to design, create, and have the bathroom of your dreams, these are the only ten steps that you’ll ever need to take.
Get Your Ideas Together
Firstly, although it’s tempting to start the design as quickly as you can, you’re actually going to need to start getting some ideas together first. Bathroom inspiration can be found everywhere. Not only do you have the internet and media at your fingertips, but you can also look at your friends houses for inspiration. And, whenever you’re next in a restaurant, hotel, or spa, take a look at how they’ve styled theirs too.
Workout Your Measurements
As you start to think about design ideas and inspiration, you’re also going to want to see what exactly it is that you’re working with. Whether you have a big bathroom or something quite small, you’re going to need to know what size you’ve got to play around with. The reason for that is, when you come to purchase your new bathroom, you’ll need to know what suites will fit. So, before you get yourself sold on something that won’t fit or that will look to small, get your sizing in line.
With a few ideas in mind and the knowledge of what you’re working with, it’s now time to start shopping around and see what’s really out there to buy. It’s all very well having an idea of what you want in mind, but you have to be able to find it for sale, to actually have it. While you’re at it, you might also want to work on your negotiating skills. When it comes to buying, you’re going to want to work on getting the biggest bang for your buck.
Understand Your Needs
As you start to see what kind of design, styles, and suites are available to buy, you’re going to want to work out what you actually need, rather than what you want. Yes, that sauna come steam-room style shower might be incredible, and it could even be on sale, but do you really need it? Or, is a bath with a shower attachment a much more realistic choice? This is the time to iron out what you really need in your dream bathroom.
Decide On A Design
Then, you’re going to want to decide on a design. When it comes to bathroom suites, the plumbing world is your oyster. There are so many different styles; it can be difficult to know which will work for you. But, when you finally pick one that’s right for you, you’ll feel all the more better for you. You might want to think about bath style, shower designs and even unique vanities that can give your dream bathroom the finishing touches it truly deserves.
Choose Your Colours
Now that you’ve picked out your design, you’re going to want to firm up your color palette two. Regardless of the color suite, you’re going with; you’re also going to want to make sure that you can carry on your color scheme in the walls, tiles, flooring and accessories. Even if you’ve opted for a clean white suite, you might want to add in color accents to the floors or even the accessories. Either way now’s the time to commit to your choice.
Make A Deal
As your choices all start to be made, you’re going to want to start thinking about sealing the deal with your new dream suite. When it comes to purchasing after you’ve shopped around and found prices that potentially work for you, you’re going to want to make sure you can get the design of your dreams for the price of your dreams - which isn’t always easy. But, it will help you to save money where you can, as it can be used in other areas.
Get Everything Fitted
Alongside purchasing, you’re also going to want to work out when your suite can be fitted. If you’re super busy, or you’re really not great with DIY, it might be wise to take the store up on their offer to fit the suite for you. It could be costly, but it might make things easier for you. Or, if you’re planning on fitting your bathroom suite yourself, you’re going to want to know when it will be delivered and work on your DIY skills ahead of that date.
Add The Finishing Touches
When your bathroom is painted, your suite is in, and your tiles are complete, it’s time to work on the finishing touches. By now, your flooring should either be in place or picked out, so all that will be left to do is work on the accessories. Although you’ll probably think about towel choices first, you might also want to consider things like toilet paper holders, laundry baskets, bins, mirrors, storage, lighting and towel rails. It’s a lot to work with, but it will take the bathroom from a room that you like to a room that you love.
As your toothbrushes are placed bath in their holders, the mirrors are buffed, and the mats are put in place, you can finally relax. Now that your dream bathroom is not only designed, but put together too, there’s only one step left, and that’s to enjoy it. The first thing you should do is get out your favorite pamper products, draw yourself a bubble bath, and then lay back and enjoy it.