Building an Home Extension

Ways To Make The Most Of Bathroom Space

When designing a new bathroom, it's important for it to look uncluttered and also to work well, even at busy times of day when everyone wants it at once. Here are thee ways to make the most of your available bathroom space. 

Consider The Bathtub

A good element to start with is the bathtub. Do you want or need it? If you have children, the answer is probably yes. Otherwise, your response may be more open. A tub monopolises a lot of space, whereas a shower can fit within a smaller area. So one way to minimise wastage is to simply create a luxury shower enclosure instead, with smooth, lustrous glass screens and beautiful tiles. 

Choose Shower Doors Wisely

Shower doors are also crucial to the spatial layout and functioning of a bathroom. An outward swinging door requires a generous arc space to open, but other more economical doors will free up the overall design plan and help to lessen log jams. Sliding doors, in which three panels glide on adjacent tracks don't need any opening area. Bi-fold doors that release like an accordion use up minimal operating space as well. Alternatively, you could go old-school and install a fun shower curtain.

Inset Cabinets Into Walls

Roomy cabinets help you to stay organised in the bathroom. The problem is the amount of area they consume, both the wall area and also the airspace in the room. One way to minimise their impact is to ask your contractor to set them into the wall a few centimetres, so they protrude less.

Use A Large Mirror

A large or wall-to-wall mirror does not free up any actual space, but it does give a more spacious impression. Mirrors reflect and bounce light around for a brighter room, and better illumination increases the seeming dimensions of an area. Dim lighting does the opposite.  Mirrors also provide more depth to the bathroom, which makes it seem bigger. Many design options are available: mirror tiles, large panels or elaborately framed feature mirrors.

Pick The Right Basin

Choose a basin with a small spatial footprint during your residential home renovations, and then place it in a corner or position where it won't interrupt traffic and cause peak-hour bathroom congestion. Attaching the tap to the wall rather than the countertop will allow you to set the basin closer to the wall, creating more roadway. A floating or pedestal model frees up space underneath for an airy feeling and also makes it easier to get around the room.

About Me

Building an Home Extension

Hello, my name is Wendy and this is my construction blog. I do not work in the construction industry myself, but I have spent the last 7 months of my life with construction workers and contractors as they designed and built an extension to my property. I had always dreamed of extending my home so we could enlarge the kitchen and have an additional bedroom on the second-floor. My husband always objected, but when I won some money on the lotto, he couldn't stop me. The contractors were really great and I got a real insight into the industry so I decided to start this blog.

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