Designing a bathroom can be hard, as well as hateful to homeowners. Sometimes, homeowners don’t even know where to start fixing the issues pertaining to lighting, spacing and vanity among others.
Let’s have an in-depth look at some of these problems and we’ll see if we can’t fix them up.
Too Small and Cramped
One of the biggest complaints that people have about the design of their bathroom is the spacing. Previously, bathrooms had simple functional spacing. The most common features in a bathroom design usually include the placement of showers, bathtubs, toilets and vanity areas.
Over the years, people have been seeing their bathrooms as a private spa retreat instead of just “relieving” themselves. This is because homeowners want a bathroom with a soaking tub, a rainfall shower head, soft colors, and natural materials.
Sadly, a tiny bathroom isn’t easy to fix. But if you have room to open up more space by knocking down a wall or two, then you should consider yourself lucky.
Poor Toilet Placement
Poor placement of the toilet is another serious crime against humanity. It is especially frustrating if the toilet is jammed between the vanity and the wall or when there is limited or barely any room for movement. Using the toilet this way would easily make one feel uncomfortable and cramped. When faced with plumbing limitations, you won’t be able to change the placement of your toilet, but you can change its surroundings.
If your vanity is too thick and near to the toilet, you can swap it out with a smaller sink fixture. You can also add shelving or a cabinet above the toilet so you don’t lose any valuable storage space. If your bathtub takes up too much legroom, then switch to a free-standing shower with a tinier base and a sliding door.
Don’t Like Sharing the Sink
When sharing a room with a sibling, a friend or an acquaintance, a person would have to deal with annoyances such as hair and toothpaste blotches in the sink. Other issues could be that they don’t dry up the splashes they leave behind in the sink.
If you’re going to share your bathroom with another, you should think about getting dual vanities just so there is less arguing involved in the mix. See if your vanity is large enough to replace the countertop with one that includes two sinks. If possible, then you can do this easily on your own.
Bathroom lighting is usually overlooked during the design process since most of the focus goes into the important fixtures of the room. As a result, your bathroom could end up being poorly lit or consist of bad lighting placement, which can undermine the other features of your bathroom.
This can only be fixed by upgrading the bathroom lighting. The first thing you need to consider is the overhead lighting. When you place recessed lighting and mounted fixtures right above your head, they could result in harsh and unflattering shadows. Instead, the lights should be mounted in open areas or in your bathroom’s walkways.
Wanting a Separate Shower and Tub to Soak in
Sometimes, builders construct bathtubs and showers in combo to save up on space and cost. Sadly, the tubs in this combo aren’t large enough to accommodate a body for a long, luxurious soak, unless you have a petite frame.
Homeowners these days desire a walk-in shower, that is fitted with a spa-like shower head and a decorative tile surround, a body wash and perhaps a built-in shelf for storing shampoo bottles. Walk-in showers are larger than a shower-tub combination, so you can relax and enjoy soaking as much as you like.
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