There’s a strange dichotomy with bathrooms. If you have a small one, you probably yearn for something much bigger. However, those with large bathrooms might tell you something entirely different. They are expensive to decorate, difficult to fill, and don’t have the coziness that everyone loves when bathing. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at how to plan out a big bathroom – with one eye on keeping down your budget.
Create A Centerpiece
One way of laying out your bathroom that fills up space is to install a centerpiece. Your best idea is probably a freestanding bathtub. You’ll need a few extra pipes installed for the plumbing, but you can offset the cost by investigating the second-hand bath market. For an extra slice of elegance, try a stone cast slipper bath.
Separate The Room
If your bathroom is long and relatively thin, try breaking up the monotony by separating the room into two. Keep the toilet and sink area at one end, and move the bathing area to the other. You could separate the room with a storage unit, a 3 sided shower enclosure, even a simple privacy screen. It’s a good look and will help make your bathing section a lot more cozy.
Use For Storage
If you have storage problems elsewhere in the home, then why not use the space in your bathroom? Big units will enclose large spaces a lot better and leave you less flooring and tiles to clean. You can keep anything up there, from spare towels and bedding to tools and tents.
Double Up As A Laundry
Clever use of cupboard fittings and doors can help your laundry area become a great looking bathroom in a few seconds. As long as you can hide your washer and dryer when you want to take a deep soak in the bath, you won’t even notice it’s there. If you have a water heater in your bathroom, it makes for a perfect place for things to dry out, too.
Flora & Fauna
Plants can take up a great deal of space, so you can go as wild as you want in a big bathroom. Make sure they are suited to the humid conditions, of course. Not only will they make the place look a little like the Amazon rainforest, but they will also give it a touch of warmth, life, and a boost to your air quality. Artificial plants are an okay alternative, but they aren’t quite the same as living, breathing plants.
Finally, make sure you have plenty of lighting options in your bathroom. It’s the cheapest option for dividing space, as you only have to turn on the right lights to highlight where you want to be. So, if you can’t bear looking at your toilet while you are soaking in the tub, you won’t have to – and you will feel a lot more cosy and content.
We hope this has helped give you some ideas of how to plan out a large bathroom. And, if you have a small one, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!