We all want comfortable and modern bathrooms that are as practical as possible and as beautiful as possible. We can achieve this by following some decorating tips and avoiding some common decorative mistakes. Call a specialist like Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου to check them and if necessary change them in time to extend the life of your bathroom.
The ideal balance comes when the needs of form and functionality are harmoniously combined. So see what are the 10 most common bathroom design mistakes you should avoid to achieve the best possible result in our blog.
1. You neglect the plumbing
Before you do anything, whether you are moving a sink or tiling the shower wall, you need to turn off the water supply to your house and then drain the pipes by opening the taps. Bathrooms such as toilets and washbasins also have their own facilities. Turn them off, just in case.
There are many homeowners who, when renovating or redesigning their bathroom, neglect to check the condition of their plumbing and plumbing. The result is that the facilities wear out and cost you much more.
2. Bad lighting
Poor lighting in a bathroom can really affect the atmosphere, especially if it highlights a strange or crowded space. Try placing lights in the middle of the ceiling or around the mirror to illuminate the room. Mirror lamps also serve a functional purpose, as you will not leave the house with makeup on your face that does not fit your body.
Τhe light makes the spaces look big and airy while in the bathroom it serves especially the daily needs. If your bathroom has windows, try to bring as much natural light as possible inside. If not, focus on artificial light and make sure your bathroom is well lit – otherwise it will look dark and hazy.
3. You put a bathtub instead of a shower
Of course we do not mean that you should not put a bathtub in your bathrooms. There are, however, some bathrooms that fit the shower much better but the owners choose to put a bathtub. This has to do mainly with the size of your space. A shower is much more practical in smaller bathrooms and does not close the space – on the contrary it makes it look bigger. Αποφράξεις Αθήνα can assist you with the installation of a shower or a bathtub.
4. Ignoring the humidity
The bathroom will have steam from the hot water. So, you have to be careful about the type of wallpaper or the color you will use. The wallpaper can stain and peel if there is too much moisture. And the worst can be the substrate for mold growth. If you plan to paint the walls, then you need to get a paint that will be resistant to mold and moisture. Choose one with a satin or semi-gloss finish. These withstand moisture much better than a paint with a flat finish.
Clutter makes the small space even smaller. It is important to keep visible items to a minimum. Well, that means you have to remove the hair dryer after you use it, along with the toiletries.
6. Using a toilet mat
A forbidden decoration is a rug wrapped around the base of the toilet. Aside from collecting germs, it really does not serve much of a purpose – other than to make people think you are much bigger than you really are!
7. Shower curtain
Changing the curtain is an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up a bathroom – but before you throw away your money, try placing your old shower curtain through the washing machine with two towels (to avoid creasing it) along with the detergent and a spoonful of eucalyptus oil.
8. Worn towels
Having fresh, fluffy towels hanging on your shelf can make a big difference in terms of refreshing a worn space. Try using color combinations on your towels from your bathroom color palette.
9. There is not enough storage space
Lack of storage space in the rest of the house to house all your bathroom items results in a cluttered and cluttered bathroom. Invest in a bathroom with cabinets. If there is a small mess in your bathroom, then you may have made the mistake of not securing storage space. Even if you do not have cabinets at all, there are many ways to create storage space and tidy up your bathroom accessories and supplies.
10. A large empty bathroom without personality
One of the most common mistakes in bathroom design is that many homeowners forget to use paint. The result is to create bathrooms that are “formal” and boring. Do not forget to add a touch of color to your bathroom taking advantage of tiles, artwork and – why not? – the furniture. Having a large bathroom is a great advantage – but not if you do not make the most of it. Try adding a vase of flowers to the space, a rug on the floor and a work of art on the wall. These little tricks can fill the room nicely.