October 1, 2023

The Components of Bathroom Design

In a traditional bathroom, you will normally see a sink, shower, bathtub, and a toilet. However, there is much more that goes into planning and designing a bathroom that is useful and complements your signature style. A good bathroom design will organize storage, create designated wet and dry zones and bring it all together with a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. How your bathroom looks and feels depends on components like space, layout, windows and mirrors, storage cabinets, wall and floor tiles and the materials selected. Let us discuss the main elements of the bathroom design.

Bathroom space – Luxury and high-end bathrooms are often designed to feel spacious, even if they are not very large. It is important to remember that people may not recall the exact dimensions of the space, but they will remember how it made them feel when using the space. It is necessary to play around with the bathroom design to create the illusion of spaciousness even in smaller areas. By using various tricks, we can make the bathroom feel uncluttered and free of any claustrophobic sensations.

Bathroom layout – When it comes to designing a bathroom, the layout is a crucial foundation for a successful design. A well-planned layout ensures that the bathroom functions practically and cohesively, resulting in a comfortable and efficient space. To achieve a successful layout, it's important to consider factors such as the room's intended use and the number of users. You should also think about how the space needs to flow and how to make the most of the available floor space by working with the existing features and plumbing locations. Consider the atmosphere you want in your bathroom. Position fixtures for aesthetic appeal. Avoid visible toilet placement. Allow enough room for an open shower concept by combining the bath and shower areas. These are some practical tips to consider when designing your bathroom layout.

Windows and mirrors – One way to enhance the appearance of a bathroom is by using mirrors strategically. To create the illusion of a larger and more spacious area, consider hanging a bathroom mirror on the wall opposite the window in smaller rooms. This clever trick can effectively amplify the natural light source and distribute it evenly, while also creating the illusion of an additional window. Also change your space from 2 small mirrors to one large one, again making your space feel larger and brighter.

Storage cabinets – Bathroom vanities are an essential part of any bathroom renovation, offering convenient storage options for toiletries, towels and other necessary items. With drawers and cabinets built-in, they help keep your space tidy and free of clutter, allowing you to showcase the beautiful designs you have incorporated into your bathroom. In addition to enhancing aesthetics, these storage options make your bathroom more functional and convenient, ensuring all your essential items are easily accessible and in the right place. Try to keep your plumbing rough-ins high enough that you can add an extra drawer below your sink. Or for maximum storage add a cabinet above the toilet.

Bathroom materials – An already well-designed bathroom can be even better with practical accessories. From shower heads which include rain showers, to bathtubs with built-in shelving, faucets, soap dishes, towel racks (which we can heat to add extra warmth), and toilet paper holders with many shapes and designs. These elements play a pivotal role in elevating the magnificence of our bathrooms. Fortunately, these accessories are readily available in the market, often at very reasonable prices. Where to use them and which ones to use are all part of the perfect bathroom design.

Walls and floor tiles – Tiles are an essential element of interior design that can significantly enhance the atmosphere and appearance of your bathroom. When it comes to your bathroom, there are several benefits to using tiles. Tiles offer excellent moisture resistance, an essential feature in any bathroom. They are easier to maintain and are a durable and long-lasting flooring choice, making them a wise investment for your home. With tiles, you have a wide range of design possibilities to choose from, allowing you to create a unique and personalized look. Let’s not forget the accent tiles we can add to the wall niche and bench features. As well as the seamless look of the same floor tile in both the shower and bathroom floors.

About Livwell Collective

At Livwell Collective, We Design, Renovate and Define your signature style. Our design solutions are customized according to your current and future needs. We are a one-stop solution for all your design and contracting needs. With decades of experience in design and contracting, Livwell Collective has helped families renovate their kitchens, bathrooms, closets and living rooms by redesigning the major and softer elements of their houses, to create the home of their dreams.

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