The bathroom is a place where people spend a considerable amount of time each day, so it makes sense that many would be willing to put a lot of thought and effort into making this space not only practical, but a visual masterpiece to be marvelled at during every visit.
Whether you’re looking for practicality, aesthetics, or somewhere in-between, there are a few design choices you should consider before putting your plan into action.
Tiling, Panels or Cladding?
One of the essential design choices that is going to determine the style of your bathroom is how you want to decorate your walls.
Tiles are a popular choice, giving you the freedom to use a variation of colours to create a vibrant atmosphere that is sure to be a guaranteed eye-catcher. Even if you would prefer a more consistent colour scheme to your walls, bathroom tiles can create a startling impression.
The possible downside of this particular style is how expensive it can be, with the cost being higher if you have a larger space to work with. Cladding on the other hand can be a great cost-savvy alternative if you’re still searching for a great look. The benefit of cladding panels is that you still have a great variety of styles and colours to choose from to make your space truly personalised to your taste.
Wall panels also have the added bonus of being much easier to keep clean and looking great. It’s as simple as wiping down the panels on occasion to prevent any permanent damage from dirt or grime, rather than the special treatment you would have to give your wall tiles if you want your space looking its best.
With no grouting needed, these panels are just as practical as they are stylish. You should definitely consider wall cladding as a valid option if you feel the visual appeal of tiling is outweighed by their cost and high-maintenance.
Your option to use either cladding or panels is not limited to walls either. Keeping in mind that both can be very useful for reducing condensation as well as mould growth, and with bathroom ceilings being a prime target for mould and discolouration, you may be interested to know that you can use either one to keep your ceiling looking clean and mould-free for much longer.
Laying Down the Floor
Another important design choice to consider when remodelling your bathroom is what kind of floor you’d prefer. This can be quite a deal-breaker in terms of maintaining the overall style of your space.
What you need to consider first is the practical nature of your flooring. In other words, are you interested in any waterproof or underfloor heating qualities to complement your design? If the answer is yes, then you will have to compare the cost of these additional features with what your budget allows for.
If you can afford to fit your bathroom with these desirable features, then you can then begin to compare styles of flooring to see which one is going to contribute the most to the design of your space.
Being able to introduce waterproof flooring and underfloor heating is going to be a great investment of your time and money in the long term, reducing any slip hazards or unwanted moisture from wreaking havoc in your bathroom. Not only is there a practical and comfort aspect of installing underfloor heating, but it can also be a smart choice if you’re looking working with a small space, as the area usually reserved for a radiator is no longer necessary.
Consider your Options
Making the most of the space in your bathroom is not the easiest decision, especially when there are many choices in regards to utilities which define both the style and use of the space.
If you’re interested in looking at this investment long-term, you may want to consider installing a wet room rather than your standard shower cubicle or bath tub. While this does require a little more space than your other options, the end result is a space that is considerably easier to clean, more accessible, and adds more value to your home if you ever come to sell in the future.
With all of these options available to you, we hope you will now have a much smoother process in making your bathroom design an achievable goal that will continue to be visually pleasing and practical for your every need.
If you require any assistance in finding the right materials to complement the design you have in mind, then feel free to contact our team at DBS Bathrooms and see if there is anything that we can do to help.