Basic Bathroom Design RulesCapitol Design Build
Next to the kitchen and eating areas, the bathroom is the room where we spend lots of our time and focus so much of our attention. Many bathrooms seem to be designed with little thought to proper elements of design. Designing a bathroom should be done with clear intent, informed by solid established design rules. Here are some suggestions that should be considered when setting up a bathroom.
Don’t squeeze in too many pieces
Bathrooms are often designed to fit into the smallest space possible, but people will still want a tub, a separate shower, twin sinks, and a toilet. That won’t work! Try a separate tub and shower only if there’s enough room for it. Remember that you’ll want to have room to stand outside the shower or tub with enough space to dry off. Your bathroom should be a comfortable and relaxing space, because you’re going to spend a lot of time there every day. Try not to add too many decorative touches.
Include plenty of storage
Bathroom storage too often is an afterthought. Storage is always at a premium in bathrooms since so much of the space is devoted to the toilet, sink, and tub or shower. For these small spaces, you need to be inventive about finding storage solutions.
Provide adequate ventilation
Bathroom ventilation is not only very important for personal comfort, it’s also critical to keep your bathroom free of mold and mildew. Even if you have a window in the bathroom, a well-functioning exhaust fan should always be included. When choosing a fan, consider the noise level and the amount of air the fan can move.
Use natural light
Natural light not only brightens the bathroom, but it also help reduce mold or mildew. In addition, it saves on energy by replacing artificial lighting during the daylight hours.
Create moisture resistant walls
Use eggshell, satin or semi-gloss paints for effective protection against moisture. Installing wall tiles is another way to protect your bathroom walls.
Add enough towel bars and hooks
Sometimes it seems that no matter how many towel bars and hooks you have in the bathroom, it’s never enough. There should be at least one towel bar per user of the room, and you can add hooks on the back of the door or on unused walls.
Designing a well-functioning bathroom is a complicated process. Before you start trying to do the job yourself, you should consult the professionals at Capitol Design Build. For over 30 years, we have been delivering high-end kitchen and bath renovations to property owners from Springfield, VA to Washington, D.C. Our expert designs and quality workmanship have allowed us to earn a sterling reputation for excellence. We treat you like family and your home like our own, and always strive for 100% customer satisfaction. To learn more about our services or to schedule your free design consultation, visit our website or call us at 703-436-2069.