Bathroom / April 9, 2018 / .
Place a large mirror along the wall, or break up the wall with several smaller mirrors. Do what you can with mirrors to avoid those stark 4 walls. That simple act can remove the feeling of being closed in, and it makes your room seem larger and more accommodating than it otherwise might feel. Architects have long understood the concept of space and how we think about it. They play with positive and negative spaces in designing anything from rooms, to houses, to parks, to entire city blocks. They understand that the space in between is sometimes more important than the actual structure itself.
When it comes to taking things that extra mile and really creating a space that is elegant and sumptuous, nothing beats heated flooring. Just think how glorious it will feel on a damp, cold winter morning as you step out the shower onto a toasty warm floor. When installing heated flooring, be sure to have a digital thermostat also installed so that you can control the temperature right down to the degree. There is a good chance you will want to keep it a bit cooler during the summer months, which will save on your home energy costs.
One of the biggest benefits of building a new home is the freedom to do what you like, without restriction of existing fixtures and fittings. This is a perfect time to install underfloor heating, saving you the costly exercise of retrofitting it into an existing bathroom down the track. Building from new also gives you the greatest flexibility when it comes to creating space, by way of recessed accessories and storage. By building your toilet cistern and cabinetry into the wall, your finish will not only look sleek and stylish, you will have also clawed back valuable space that would normally be lost with freestanding fittings.
While aesthetic appeal is a must, the key to a great bathroom is not only how good it looks, but how well it works. Whether you are planning a bathroom off the main, master, a powder room or the primary bathroom with access for all, there are some key features and considerations to ensure your bathroom is both beautiful and practical.