We’ve all seen those perfect pics on Instagram of people on vacation. The picture has a bathtub and the most serene looking view and major spa vibes. Rose petals, robes, soap, the works. It gets you thinking. The bathroom seems doable apart from the view thing depending on where you live but mostly doable. You fantasize about it a little then abandon that thought because life.
The thing that keeps you from that fantasy is really just a little more effort. The costs scare you, but think about this there will always be something else to spend money on. But if you choose to do this the end result will change your life literally. You will get to brush your teeth in the morning in that beautiful space that you created every day. Also, imagine the thousands of selfies you can take.
The venture to renovate your bathroom will be worth it.
A couple of things you need to consider before you start are:
Consider how much are you willing to spare. Don’t go full out to end up with zero savings that’s just a bad idea. Also, preplan your budget. You don’t want to end up with a half-done bathroom. Have some extra money just in case of an emergency because what plan has even gone exactly as you wanted.
Decide on a theme. You do not want to end up with a chaotic mess. Pick and prioritize according to your needs. Make a list of what you want from a bathroom then make a priority list from most to least to help you decide what you can live without. Consider functionality and design while picking your décor.
Try to get as much natural lighting as possible. Frosted glass is a must for privacy. Natural lighting photographs best. It will also help your space look fresher. Mirrors can be used to increase lighting, creates an illusion of a bigger space and it’s very useful.
A bathroom fan is very useful but also consider having natural ventilation. Having a window will help keep your bathroom dry and free from mold. Leaving the door of your bathroom open to help it dry will be much quicker and more effective with a window.
You need to consider floor tiles that have a little more texture for grip. Falling down and injuring yourself in your new bathroom would neither be safe or pretty. So, save yourself the pain and get a function floor tile. These days easy clean tiles with texture are also available.
Do your research! You can also head over to Balnei and Colina and do your research on their vast collections. Take a look at their projects for inspiration. They also have a newsletter for ideas and inspiration.
Renovating can be a huge project but like the wise Chinese fortune cookies say “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” So, go get your dream bathroom.