When it comes decorating or remodeling a house or space, there are several things you can do, such as buying a preset room or hiring someone to remodel your house so it looks like it’s jumping out of the pages of a sleek home decor magazine.
The task isn’t as easy as it seems
However, you may find that you’d prefer to remodel the space only partially, or that you’d rather have it being customized to suit your preferences and needs, or even take matters into your own hands, but you may also find that this is not as easy a task as it might seem at first glance.
Custom bathrooms, in particular, can be somewhat tricky. Bathrooms are places for washing, getting yourself ready for the day, and sometimes for pampering as well. They should be easy to navigate, somewhat spacious and functional, but also cozy, so you can feel comfortable and confident when taking care of yourself.
Keeping a balance between budget and priorities
While it shouldn’t be the most important aspect, having a clear budget and keeping it in mind at all times is essential when thinking about bathrooms, as renovating these spaces can come at quite a hefty price. A good tip to make sure you do everything that is necessary without breaking the bank is to set priorities – have a clear vision of what needs to or must be redone, and pick those items first, in a way that accommodates your budget needs, and only considering any extra, luxury’ items if you find that you have room for them in your budget after your essentials are taken care of.
Space and layout are important things to take care of as well
The other big aspect to consider is obviously space and layout. Small bathrooms don’t usually work very well as custom bathrooms, as there is little space to work with and actually customize your layout. However, there are always things you can do to economize space, like opting for a shower instead of a bathtub, or choosing a vanity sink, which might look like it occupies a lot of space, but will save you from having to add an extra cabinet for storage.
Also, opting for softer colors and playing with lighting, natural as well as artificial, can easily give a more spacious feel to a bathroom, even if it does not add any actual space. If your budget is tight, you might need to consider the disposition of the items too, especially the sink, toilet and shower, because while they don’t look very attractive, nor are very practical to use when they’ll all lined on one wall – unless, of course, you have a long, narrow space to work with – that is the most cost-effective layout you can choose, because the plumbing is easier to install as well.
The size matters
If you are lucky enough to have a large bathroom, however, there is a lot that can be done to customize your layout. You will always need to be mindful of your budget, as fancier bathroom layouts are also, naturally, more expensive, however, if you have a large area to work with, it would be foolish not to take advantage. In this case, you can opt for more fanciful, luxurious designs, like the use of darker, more indulgent colors, which give the room a cozy, spa like atmosphere, or placing the bathtub in the middle of the room, in a vintage style.
Custom Bathroom Mirrors
One thing we need to mention here is the humble mirror. Sometimes you do not need to do a huge amount of renovation to give your bathroom a custom feel. One of the most often overlooked things that can transform your bathroom is a custom mirror.
It sounds silly. But an ornate or custom fit mirror can really give an otherwise “ok” bathroom a massive boost in terms of appearance.
But while size matters, remodeling a bathroom will always be challenging. It is, most of all, a balancing act between what you’d like to do, and what you can realistically make of it. Having the right principles in mind, however, is a major step towards success when it comes to customizing any bathroom.