Modern bathroom interior design focuses heavily on incorporating warmth, style, and functionality in equal measures. Designers will often look at adjacent space and consider the possibility of losing space in one room to add space to the small bathroom. They view the room as a potential retreat and design with that in mind. By adding storage space, square footage, and modern fixtures built for real people, bathroom interior designers can take your bathroom out of its time warp and into the new millennium.
Lighting FixturesYou might spend a lot of money renovating the bathroom, but it will be the lighting fixtures that will add the finishing touch and make the bathroom a pleasure to use. Be sure to give sufficient attention to lighting from the start. Proper lighting will highlight your remodeling efforts, while inadequate lighting will detract from them. Too often bathroom lighting is inadequate. You dont have to buy expensive bathroom lighting fixtures to solve the problem, but you do need to buy the right fixtures. You can be creative and buy distinctive yet tasteful fixtures that go with the rest of your décor.
Integrating StorageWhen you’re planning your bathroom interior design, remember that you’ll need somewhere to put the linen cupboard. Storage is a boring but essential aspect of bathroom design; you’d be surprised at just how much we keep in our bathrooms, including medicines, toiletries, stacks of towels and sometimes the laundry basket too. Don’t be tempted to skimp on storage to save space. This is a false economy, because the mess has to go somewhere, and a bathroom with little storage is a cluttered bathroom – not spacious or restful at all. Don’t be shy with ideas: matching your storage receptacles to your bathroom’s theme will make you feel less resentful about devoting space to it. A minimalist bathroom will look great with a traditional white bathroom cupboard, while a rustic-style bathroom will be enhanced by a pine cupboard, perhaps with stenciling.
Bathroom MirrorsBathroom mirrors come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles: rectangular, round, oval, special shapes, with and without frames, and large to small. Decorative wall light fixtures mounted on each side of a standard mirror will illuminate both sides of the face evenly, without shadows. A wall bracket lighting fixture can also be mounted across the top of the mirror. Fixtures using incandescent bulbs behind glass or plastic diffusers emit the most flattering light.
Safety precautions in bathroom designOne of the most important safety precautions to remember is that water and electricity don’t mix. Light switches should either be the cord kind or be situated outside the bathroom itself. You should also make sure that the electrical outlets for items such as hair dryers are safe, especially if those outlets are positioned near water sources. Old or damaged outlets may cause electrocution, or overheat and present a fire hazard. If your outlets are showing signs of wear and tear, get a qualified electrician to replace them. A good way of reducing your risk of electrocution is to install ground-fault circuit interrupters, which detect faults and stop the power supply when there are any electrical leaks in a circuit.