Good bathroom design will transform your relationship with what is likely one of the smallest rooms in your house. From the layout to choice of fixtures, colours, lighting and more, make the right decisions and you’ll have a relaxing, luxurious retreat, but get it wrong and your space can feel stark and uncomfortable.
Sean Brown Plumbing and Heating and our sister company, Brown & Co. Bathrooms, have you covered with these top tips on what to think about when planning and designing your luxury bathroom.
Assess your bathroom needs.
Start by thinking about who will be using the room. Is it an en-suite shower room for two? Or a family bathroom that will require a bath and plenty of storage for toys?
A spa-style sanctuary will require a long list of specifications and fittings that could include a bath, separate shower, double basins, and heaps of storage, while a guest bathroom may just require a shower and loo.
Next, ask yourself what sort of space you hope to achieve. Are you seeking a haven to escape to, or are you more of an invigorate-and-energise kind of person? This will affect the fixtures, fittings and colour scheme you choose.
Our top tip is to forget about how you currently use your bathroom, and instead imagine how you would like to use it. Draw on your experiences when you’ve visited great spas, for example, and visualize how you would like your new scheme to function.
Make a list of your priorities.
When you decide on a budget in advance, you can prioritise where to spend and where to save. And the good news is that it doesn’t have to cost thousands to create a spa feel. Invest in just one beautiful piece, such as a freestanding bath, and show it off against a more budget-conscious backdrop. Our range of beautiful suppliers means you have plenty of options to choose from.
Don’t forget that you will also need to allocate some money to practical elements. You may need a larger water tank if you are planning a rainfall shower, and a water softener can be a smart idea to prevent the build-up of limescale, depending on how hard the water is in your area.
Factor in storage.
Storage is the key to a successful bathroom – we don’t recommend a minimal glass shelf being enough! Toiletries rarely display well, nor do shampoo bottles standing on the floor of the shower. A substantial vanity with space for extra towels is a smart thing to consider when deciding on the features you want your luxury bathroom to include.
Mirrored cabinets will allow for you to store products, as well as charge toothbrushes and electric razors. Niche storage in the walls will also ensure that you can store bottles discreetly when in the shower.
Talk to the experts.
If you’re thinking about how to plan a bathroom, it’s best to seek out expert advice sooner rather than later. Visit our bathroom showroom to view some examples of our work and receive expert advice on how to make the most of the space you have available.
With our design and fit service, you don’t need to worry about hiring multiple tradesmen for the job. It can all be done through Sean Brown Plumbing and Heating and our sister company, Brown & Co. Bathrooms.
Contact us today to move one step closer towards the bathroom of your dreams.