Nowadays, there are hundreds of themes, colours and layouts to choose from when installing a new bathroom, which can make designing your new bathroom a never ending process. To try and simplify the process and help you when you next undergo a bathroom refurb, we’ve listed our top 5 tips to help you design a stylish, modern bathroom to suit all of your bathroom needs.
Choose the right colours for your bathroom
Choosing the right colour scheme is an important aspect of bathroom design. Not only do you need to think about how the colour can maximise space and make a small(ish) bathroom appear larger than it is, you also need to think about future proofing yourself for style changes.
Grey's and neutral colours are a safe bet and will always be a popular option for homeowners. However, bold colours like yellow and red, whilst they might not appeal to everyone (especially important should you ever choose to sell your home), they do give off a creative and inspired design, so definitely something to think about, especially considering that choosing a colour scheme usually comes right at the start of the bathroom installation process.
Choose an effective layout
All bathrooms have water lines, pipes and vents that need to be hidden behind a wet wall, where the most common layout is a one wet wall layout, where all of the plumbing is hidden behind one wall. In most cases, this means having your shower, sink and toilet on the same wall. However, this requires quite a lot of space and is a limiting fact when it comes to interior design.
To be more flexible, you should consider a two wet wall layout. This means your sink and toilet will be on the same wall and the shower on another, a much more versatile layout. A three wet wall layout is much more complex and it will leave a lot more hard-to-hide pipe work in your bathroom.
Spruce up your bathroom sink
Free standing sinks are quickly becoming a thing of the past, so consider some alternatives when redesigning your new bathroom:
Integral bathroom sinks are great at saving valuable space, combining your sink with a vanity counter and cupboards. They also give a classy (yet modern) look to any bathroom.
Self rimming bathroom sinks are also great and can have cupboards underneath. They are available in a wide range of shapes and colours; stretching from simple porcelain to marble and everything in between, there is something for every style and price range.
Our bathroom fitters in Glasgow are more than happy to help you choose a style of sink that suits your bathroom and your bathroom needs.
Consider your bathroom lighting
You might choose to fit lighting under the bathroom counters, on the ceiling as usual, on the mirror or in other spaces. Wherever you choose, just make sure it helps your new bathroom look the part because bathroom lighting is very important. A dull light can take off the glam of your new bathroom, so try and go for a bright, stand-out light.
In any bathroom, your eyes are naturally drawn to the bath, so it is great to take advantage of this with a luxury, classy bathtub.
Freestanding tubs are very trendy and are great centre pieces for any bathroom, pulling everything else together. These typically come with a pedestal base, but can be enhanced even further with customisation, such as swapping to claw feet. There are also baths shaped for comfort or with an elegant shape, like a sculpture. There are hundreds of options available when it comes to a bathtub, so it isn’t hard to find one that suits you and your bathroom style perfectly.
Looking to fit a new bathroom in Glasgow?
Have our top tips inspired you to refurbish your bathroom? If so, our expert bathroom fitters in Glasgow will be happy to help with the design and installation of your new bathroom. Here at HW UK Services Ltd, we offer a range of bathroom services across Glasgow and surrounding areas, including Barrhead, Newton Mearns, Bearsden, Milngavie, Cambuslang, East Kilbride and Hamilton.