For most people, the bathroom is one of the most important places in the house. It is the area of the home where people can relax in the bathtub or shower and relieve themselves while thinking about their plans and dreams. If your bathroom is poorly designed, you will not be able to fully enjoy these benefits.
While there are many design concepts that you can explore to ensure that you have a beautiful and functional bathroom, it helps to be aware of the common mistakes in bathroom design that many people tend to overlook. Read the common errors in bathroom design and see how you can avoid them.
1. The bathroom is too exposed.
Now the bathroom is a place where you do your most private activities. Naturally, accidentally exposing these may be uncomfortable and embarrassing for someone using the bathroom and for those who see them do their personal care activities. In addition, since the bathroom often contains the toilet, it may not look good to people if they see the toilet seat when you open the bathroom door. The best way to get around this is to add a division to conceal the toilet a little.
2. Lack of window
A bathroom without a window would make any claustrophobic person scream. Bathrooms are usually smaller than most rooms and they’re also damp, so without a window, the air circulation would be bad and unhealthy with no air coming in and out. A windowless bathroom runs the risk of looking like a prison cell. Having a window in the bathroom will also let in natural light, which can help save you money on electric bills since you don’t have to turn on the electric lights whenever you use it. The natural light coming from the window also helps you relax while you are in it.
3. Too big or too small
When it comes to the bathroom, it is important to determine the right size. Too small and it would be too crammed to be comfortable. Too big and your bathroom would take up more space that could be used for the adjacent rooms. Unless you aim to have a luxurious bathroom like the rich and famous and your home has enough space for it, then you can go ahead and get yourself a big bathroom. If you want to save space, then having a smaller bathroom is fine as long as you can move around comfortably.
4. Making toilet the priority
We know that the toilet is useful, but it is something that many people don’t want to see unless they need to sit on it. However, many bathrooms are made in such a way that the toilet will be the first thing you see when you enter it. For aesthetic reasons, the toilet shouldn’t be seen right away when you enter the bathroom. Give the shower, the sink and the toilet seat their own compartments so that it will look very tidy and welcoming.
Many of the renovations being done within homes is bathroom improvement. To avoid wasting too much money, you should make sure you get it right the first time. Plan ahead and follow the tips above to help you build the kind of bathroom that you want.