The bathroom is arguably one of the most used spaces in the home. As one of the zones that receive the most traffic, keeping it neat and organised can come as a challenge. Here are some things to take note if you’re giving your bathing space an overhaul or mini makeover.
- Talk it out
First things first, discuss with your partner and determine how big of a change your bathroom requires. Would it suffice with minor cosmetic changes or does it need a major makeover? This first step is key to keeping your expectations and budget in check.
- Caddy up
Don’t forget about storage in the shower area. Apart from caddies, there are other options to keep your toiletries at arm’s reach – such as carving out a recessed shelf into the wall, mounting a ledge or constructing a corner shelf.
- Storage woes
Think through your storage needs and craft a solution that’d accommodate all of your tools and things. Adequate and proper storage will thwart clutter and also remove the need for additional freestanding units further down the road.
- Clear surface
Plan for adequate countertop space when designing your vanity. There should be sufficient surface area to set down your makeup and grooming tools.
- Practical materials
Opt for easy maintenance by laying your washroom with large tiles. Since grime tends to accumulate along grout lines, you can lighten the load by minimising the presence of these joints and seams.
- Basic is best
Simple doesn’t have to be stodgy. Stir interest in your bath space by laying classic subway or other rectangular tiles across walls in an unconventional way to form a unique pattern.
- Wall in
Make the most of the limited square footage with a wall-to-wall built-in vanity – that is, if your layout permits. With fewer corners, ridges and surfaces to wipe, you get to save time on scrubbing.
- Vanity fair
Floating vanities get our vote for numerous reasons. Apart from curtailing visual clutter, the breathing space right beneath the unit allows you to mop the floors with ease.
- Go for sleek
For a quick modern upgrade, replace dated fixtures and accessories with sleek minimal-style ones. Not only do they exude contemporary cool, their clean-lined aesthetic is less likely to collect dirt, making maintenance a breeze.
- Stainless steel fix
For fixtures made to last, we recommend procuring pieces crafted with a stainless steel finish. This material is tough, highly resistant to rust, and a cinch to clean. When shop-hopping, be sure to look out for the different grades – and invest in only the best.