Nowadays, everything is much more dynamic and our homes require an interior that is cleaner and easier to maintain. If you are living in an old apartment or house, chances are your bathroom was last renovated twenty years ago, most likely its tiles are dark and worn, the sink is too low and the lighting is limited. Another reason for urgent repairs may be a pipe failure that requires breaking the floor, for example. Often with such improvements, people prefer to simply proceed with a full renovation. Whatever the reason might be, the transformation of your bathroom can be the key to a more modern and cozy home. Although the new century imposes comfort and practicality on us, it is important to be sensible in the improvements we make, without self-serving luxury and with much thought for the practicality of the facilities in the bathroom. To this end, here are some ideas for your renovation project on how to optimize the look and functionality of your bathroom.
Think about whether you really need a bath
For decades people have believed that as a rule every household must have a bathtub in the bathroom, not paying much attention to whether anyone uses it at all. After all, the bathtub is expensive, both to install and to maintain and use. In modern construction, the bath associated with luxury. It is more of a marketing tool to suggest how comfortable the home is than something that is put into practice. Consider whether you use the bathtub and whether it needs to occupy half of your bathroom. If you use the bath less than 5 times a month, you may want to think about how you can organize space it takes up more effectively. Often the more practical choice is to turn your bathtub into a shower stall.
Take heights into account
If your home is has an old construction, it is very likely that the sink is located lower than modern standards. Adjust its height to your lifestyle. If you have children in your home, it will be much more comfortable for them if the sink is low. For adults, however, this is not always a good option. The most common height nowadays is about 90 cm. In case this seems too high and you do not want to order a designer sink with integrated cabinets to it, you can place the sink at the desired height, without it being an integral part of cabinets or countertops.
Keep in mind the moisture and ventilation
Undoubtedly one of the most irritating characteristics of a not so refined bathroom is the retention of moisture and even mold. Not only is it irritating for your day to start and end with the feeling of moisture on your skin and the misty mirror you can barely look at, moisture is also extremely harmful to your health and changes the overall quality of the air in your home. If there is even the slightest chance to secure a window in this space, do it without hesitation. However, having a window does not mean that you will not need to provide good ventilation. During wet periods, as well as in winter, when it may be too cold to resort to opening a window, only ventilation can provide comfort in the bathroom.
This issue is often underestimated by homeowners when renovating the bathroom, which is why the largest share of accidents in the home occurs precisely there. Place handles in at least two places. The safe bathroom requires there to be at least one handle under the shower, as well as at least one at the exit of the bath or shower. When installing the handles, make sure that they are well attached to the wall, because if there is a danger of tearing, their presence becomes dangerous rather than useful.
Think of your bathroom as the space in which you can pamper yourself
If you like to do your make up in the bathroom, you will need a large enough countertop with makeup cabinets and a big well-lit mirror. This space does not have to be part of the sink. It can easily be a separate, dedicated, makeup corner. Invest in a portable shower head. If you like to spend hours in the bathroom, the ability to move the handset and its various jets will provide complete comfort.