7 Golden Rules of Bathroom Design

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No matter the size or style of a bathroom, there are common design principles that create a beautiful and functional space. Here are some things to consider as you begin planning your bathroom remodel.

1. Don’t squeeze in too many pieces.
A bathroom should feel calm and relaxing. If it’s filled with fixtures it will feel cramped and uncomfortable. While we understand the appeal of having a tub, separate shower, twin sinks, and a toilet – chances are that may not all fit in your existing space. Less is more in bathrooms, so only go for a separate tub and shower only if there’s enough room.

2. Include plenty of storage.
Having plenty of space to store your toiletries is key! Before you begin planning your bathroom remodel, think about what you need to store and mention your list when we meet. Our team will work with you to create the perfect storage solutions for your bathroom oasis.

3. Think about the details.
Are there things that you love or loathe about your current bathroom? Be sure to mention those things to us when we meet – what you dislike is just as important as what you love! If you find yourself stressed or annoyed with dirty, tile grout – let’s talk about that and find a solution that works for you!

4. Let in natural light.
Bathrooms often get the short end of the stick when it comes to natural lighting. Daylight can be the most wonderful additional to any bathroom – especially smaller ones as natural light can make your space look and feel larger than it really is. The best natural light comes from above, so if you’re short on wall space, consider adding a skylight!

5. Add layers of light.
In addition to daylight, artificial lighting is an important feature in any bathroom. To help minimize shadow, we recommend a combination of task and ambient lighting when remodeling your bathroom. Diffused light at face height is nice for makeup applications or softer lighting in the evening.

6. Provide a focal point.
It’s easy to play it safe with bathroom design, but our favorite bathrooms always have a fun, focal point or element! A great way to make your space fun without going overboard is to choose a feature that suits the rooms scale. For larger spaces that may be a stand-alone tub, smaller spaces might benefit from standout mirrors or pops of color.

7. Make sure it’s functional.
At the end of the day, your bathroom must work for you. It should feel natural to use, be easy to clean, and well lit. The design touches are, of course, fun, but never let style get in the way of function.

We hope these have given you some things to think about as you start planning for your new bathroom. We can’t wait to chat with you about your project when you’re ready to start planning! Our team is excited to help create the bathroom oasis you’ve been dreaming of!