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Picture-perfect bath areas have some things in common: convenience, space, an elegant look and design. However, before finalising on a bathroom design, home owners should make sure that the design fits the space that they have at home. We have collated several bathroom designs for small and big homes, to help you select one that suits your needs.
Bathroom designs for small homes
Most homes in cities have small bathrooms. This does not mean that you cannot turn it into a lovely space. Light colours are ideal for small homes and it is better to avoid dark shades, which give the space a small look. Accessories and sanitary wares that you buy should also have a neat, compact and comfortable design.
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Ensure that there is adequate ventilation, so that whenever you need fresh air, all you need to do is open up a window. This will also ensure plenty of natural light, which is good for your bathroom. A good bathroom design should allow for a window, even if it means that you may have to opt for small windows rather than large ones.
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For fittings, opt for the best brands, if you can afford the same, as it will remain intact for a long time. After months of planning the bathroom design, you would not want to end up choosing low quality fixtures that may lose colour or break in no time.
Choose convenient designs for the bathroom. Suppose you have only one bathroom and two to three people with clashing routines. In this case, you can opt for two wash basin bowls.
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Fixtures and fittings should not touch the ground. This will make it easier to clean the bathroom surface. Also ensure that there is space for everything, right from your bathroom slippers to your towel.
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Home owners need not compromise on the aesthetics, just because they have a small bathroom. Depending on your liking or how many people will be using the bathroom, here are some lavish designs for small homes.
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Compartmentalising the bathroom will also help in allocating an apt amount of space for each use.
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Bathroom designs for big homes
Owners of spacious homes, can experiment with a variety of bathroom designs, ranging from modern to traditional looking. The example below has a countryside look in a compact, yet lavish space, with ample lighting.
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The next example is a spacious Balinese design that allows you to move about easily. The outside is peaceful and the grey walls add to the modern, yet soulful look.
Cabinets are essential in large bathrooms, to organise things properly. Here is a bathroom with brown cabinets and a standalone bathtub. You can also make the space appear more spacious, with mirrors.
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If you have a lot of space, you can also design a bathroom that connects to a walk-in closet.
If you are looking for a modern bathroom style, use a corner of the bathroom to try out arches and open shelves, in colours that suit the overall setting.
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For a bathroom that exudes a relaxing feel, opt for a rustic but modern spa look.
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Even those with large spacious bathrooms must think about their choice of colour and arrangement or layout of the space.
See also: Bathtub design ideas for your home
Tips for designing a bathroom
- Tiles are cheaper and easier to clean and you may use these for both, the flooring and bathroom walls.
- Ensure that you use anti-skid tiles for the bathroom floor.
- If you wish to have wallpapers, check for ones that suit the bathroom setting and temperature.
- For big bathrooms, use mounted lights. For smaller ones, do not use too much lighting, as it will add to the heat in the space.
- Ceiling lights and mirrors will help make small bathrooms look bigger
How do you design a small bathroom?
To make small bathrooms appear more spacious, use mirrors, ceiling lights and light colour shades.
What colors are trending for bathrooms?
Opt for light and neutral colours such as cream, beige, or off-white, as these shades will go well with any design.