Designing your very own bathroom is not as easy as it looks. Well, if you’d rather just install a sink, toilet, shower head, and drain, then maybe this list isn’t for you. If you’re on the lookout for design advice on how to make the most of your space by thinking outside the box and checking for potential solutions, then the items in this article might be for you.

Matching themes

Finding the proper themes to complement your bathroom space isn’t all that problematic. You can always look at potential shopping catalogs online to replicate existing designs. But if you want to design something more personal, it’s still a necessary task to research to see why certain combinations work and why others don’t.

Proper layout

A smart design takes into consideration functionality and practicality in terms of the limited space and budget that you have. What you need to consider before signing off on your building contractor is knowing how your layout is going to turn out. Figure out what the first thing is that you want to see in the room, and then visualize how it will turn out in your head – or better yet, make use of applications such as Sketch Up to help you craft your place in the 3D digital space for more comfortable viewing.

Designing for what you need

First and foremost, you need to know what you want to prioritize in your design. Can your vanity be relegated to a small space? If so, then you might be better off installing a corner sink so that you can use the remaining space for other items in the room. Are you more for long baths or quick showers? Then you might want to consider buying a freestanding tub or installing a shower head.

Knowing your space’s limitations can give you a clearer idea of what you should prioritize in your bathroom installation to-do list. A shower pod can be an excellent solution for small spaces. If you want a bathing area that’s already sectioned off in itself and won’t be a hassle to clean, then purchasing one of these enclosures might be the lifesaver that you’re looking for to complete your bathroom area’s design.

Buy a huge mirror

If you have a small bathroom and you want it to appear bigger than what it really is, you can purchase a large mirror. It creates an illusion that the bathroom is spacious. It also helps you spot the areas that are messy to quickly fix them. Besides, mirrors do not take up a lot of space and they have a practical use. Apart from the mirror that you have on the vanity furniture, you can purchase another large mirror and install it on the walls.

Organizing properly

Allowing yourself to have spaces for your toiletries is a must, especially if you’re someone who fancies having multiple brands of products for your self-care. From shampoo bottles to conditioners and even your standard first aid kit, your bathroom should be able to hold all of these essentials in an organised manner.

One mistake that you should avoid is leaving your items on top of the vanity’s sink or worktop. You might be prone to losing your products if you’re in a hurry. If you don’t have a container to keep them, then you might be shuffling around through bottles looking for the right cap for the right bottle. Storage containers aren’t just to keep them from getting lost; they’re also helpful in organizing your items.

What about pull-out drawers or other organizing totes to help you keep things tidy, compartmentalized and accessible? Vast open spaces under sinks beg for chaos and lost bottles of products. Do yourself a favor and don’t buy more than a year’s supply of things, and find a way to keep it all from toppling over on you when you open the cabinets too.

These are just a few tips to help you design the best possible bathroom in the space you have in your home. What do you wish your bathroom had or what is one feature you love about your current bathroom? Share with us in the comments below. 

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