How to Come Up With a Practical Bathroom Design

The bathroom is unique to all other areas of the house: it's the one room we spend time alone. Privacy is of utmost importance. The bathroom is a private space where we can relax and take care of ourselves. It's where we shower, scrub and soak; it is a place of comfort as well as anxiety. We go to great lengths in order to create the ideal bathrooms: spa-style baths with Jacuzzi jets or rain showers, heated floors and ambient lighting. Some even include saunas and hot tubs for the ultimate relaxation experience.

It's a place that allows us to leave behind our worries and concerns, so that we can face our daily challenges with renewed energy. From a deeper perspective, bathrooms are an interesting site to study the human mind. The bathroom is where we go to relieve ourselves of stress and anxiety; it is our private sanctuary where for a short time we can forget about the world outside.

The bathroom is primarily there for utilitarian reasons. We wash ourselves - we go to the toilet. And so, renovation and design ideas for bathrooms tend to be quite aesthetically conservative. We tend to express design tastes more flambouyantly in other areas of the house, such as the living room or bedrooms.

In order to renovate a bathroom, one has to have first researched the latest trends and styles. Many people make their choices based on the advice of experts or what they read in magazines. This is for good reason: bathroom design follows a lot of pragmatic "rules". You can't just decide you want to design it as you would another room. The bathroom is essentially a "wet room" so you must factor in that there will be a lot of water vapour in the air. This is one of the most chief concerns when looking at bathroom design - it will dictate what materials you can and cannot use.

Even with those pragmatic considerations in mind, the bathroom is still a space where we can express our creativity. We like to try out different decorations or redesign the whole place as if it were an extension of ourselves. From designer radiators to mosaic designs with tiles (patterns and colours), there's still many ways in which you can be creative.

It's always wise to seek out a bathroom designer so you can get some experienced hands on board your new bathroom project. They can give you a range of design ideas that will be both "eye candy" and practical at the same time. The implementation of such ideas should (ideally) be carried out by the same people who came up with the design. They will know the practical implications of their initial design (those practicalities should dictate the design itself) so you're not stuck in a situation where the installer can't replicate the designer's plans.

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