Saying by now that the bathroom has become one of the most important places in the home is nothing new. As well as ensuring that, together with the kitchen, it is the room of the house that is most reformed and updated seeking greater well-being, functionality, a new look and, incidentally, greater efficiency. There fore, if you are thinking of renovating without getting into a great work, these 10 decoration ideas will help you to achieve it, achieving, at the same time, revalue your home, in case you want to sell it in the future (near or distant). Before starting, it is important to know the basic measurements that you must respect. Thus, “the toilet area must be at least 60 cm wide and 120 cm deep, while the shower must be at least 60 x 60 cm, although the ideal is 80 x 80 cm. Nor should we forget the 62 cm that the door normally occupies when it is opened, ”they point out from Arrevol Arquitectos. Once this question is clarified, we have the best part.
1. Change the faucet
For a more efficient model, ‘of course’. The choice of taps is not always a priority and, nevertheless, choosing the correct model is very important both for the visual composition and for the savings. The new models, such as these in brushed bronze from Hansgrohe are a good option, since, for example, the Raidance E ceiling incorporates technologies such as AirPower, which mixes water and air, gaining in volume, softness and efficiency.
2. Opt for a sustainable toilet
The new models seem like science fiction, since they not only help you save water, but they are cleaner and easier to clean and incorporate ‘smart toilet’ functions. Thus, the Cleanet Navia toilet by Laufen, the work of Swiss designer Peter Wirz, combines toilet and bidet technology in one single piece. A clear example of less is more at all levels: functionality, design and value for money. Remember that compact and suspended designs are a good option in today’s houses, since to their many advantages, we must add their ability not to subtract meters.
3. Change the tiles or almost
Depending on the work you want to get into, you can change the bathroom tiles for others with a more current design or a color other than the typical white. The subway type (which look like bricks) are always a safe bet, since they personalize and give a cozy air to the environment, especially if they look in a dusty pink like the one in this Roca proposal. If you want to update them without much hassle or large outlays, dare to paint them . It’s easier than it sounds and the result is just as amazing.
4. Bathtub by shower or shower by bathtub?
Depending on your needs, these two solutions will make your life easier. Thus, if your bathroom does not have enough meters, your children are older and you have not been tempted by salts and foams for years, it is time to optimize the space and replace it with a shower, if possible at ground level, as in this Duravit proposal. While if you want to turn your bathroom into a true spa, say goodbye to the shower and change it to a bathtub where you can disconnect and enjoy. If you can, an exempt model is perfect, although it is not an essential requirement.
5. Incorporate the (latest) technology
Given its relevant role in the house, we need it to be up to date in terms of decoration trends and technologies. “The bathroom is still king in the reforms, but there are certain requirements that the consumer demands now more than ever: sustainability and, above all, safety“, they explain from Strohm Teka. In this proposal from The Room Studio, the showers incorporate the firm’s Healthy system that reduces the risk of bacteria generation, protecting the skin and providing a safe experience. In addition, it avoids any possibility of water discharges or subsequent drips, as well as annoying noises once the tap is closed, keeping the shower tray dry until the next use.
6. Decorate with wallpaper
Wallpaper is one of the most effective resources to update and renew the image of a bathroom in a matter of hours. You can put it on a wall, as in this proposal by Jacob Delafon, on the ceiling or combined with tiles. The only requirement for it to survive moisture is to choose a vinyl one, which, in addition to being easy to install, hides imperfections. You can also wallpaper on tiles and save on having to do works. Although if you choose this option, make sure it is a thick and textured model.
7. Place a mirror to suit you
The mirror may seem like a minor point in the design of a bathroom, but it is actually essential in the final result, since they are one of the best solutions to make a small bathroom less overwhelming or create a more spectacular space in one of large dimensions. Whether built-in or surface-mounted, “they must be chosen carefully, taking into account the size of the room, the lighting and, of course, the height of the person who is going to use it,” they point out from Arrevol Arquitectos. Leroy Merlin’s Kremlin model incorporates Led light and shelf to place hygiene products.
8. Brand new furniture
There is no change so simple and appealing than a new furniture to completely transform the aesthetics of the bathroom. If before it was a wooden design, dare with one in color, which breaks with everything before and makes it look new or with a contemporary design that brings modernity. The Keiko of Amizuva is a success. Its name which means ‘start or open’ is quite a statement of intent. Also, since storage is always a problem, try to choose a model with storage capacity.
9. Renew the lighting
Sometimes you just have to change or enhance the lighting so that your bathroom seems different, more spacious and comfortable. Whether it has windows or not (natural light is always welcome), it must have general overhead lighting, reinforced with a specific one in the mirror area, as in this Dunelm proposal, and in the event that it is a space for spacious, also in the shower.
10. Install a bulkhead
Goodbye shower curtain and hello screen. If you are one of the few that still has its curtain, no matter how stylish it is, the time has come to go to the other side. When choosing it, according to the Divah enclosure brand, this is what you should take into account:
. Clarity. “Whether you have windows or not, the ideal is that they are transparent so that they let in the light and give a feeling of spaciousness.”
. Anti-limescale treatment “that repels water and prevents the incrustation of lime and makes cleaning easier”.
. Minimalist style. “Because in this way you will give a touch of modernity to the bathroom without having to go through a complete reform.”
. Adaptability. “Thus, custom models adapt to space and personal needs.”