Is a bathroom remodeling project something that you are excited to plan? Bathroom remodeling is one of the most popular interior design projects that homeowners start. There are so many options, for you to pick from. And bathroom redesigning works with almost any budget. You can start small with some simple DIY projects like installing new fixtures, or go for a full remodel including new showers, flooring, etc. The most important part of creating a new bathroom is the design, so here are 10 places to start when designing a new bathroom.
1. Tile Design
Tiles are one of the most common elements added to bathrooms. Tile flooring, tile backsplashes, or tile walls for showers are all great ways to modernize your bathroom and add a unique style. There are a variety of options to consider with tiling from the size of the tiles to the colors and pattern.
2. Theming Ideas For Bathrooms
The most important element of bathroom design is consistency. When you remodel your bathroom you want the entirety of the bathroom to fit a theme. There are a variety of theming options including minimalism, post-modern, etc. For the minimalist theme, utilizing greys, blacks, and whites in your designs and simple designs for cabinets are all good choices to match the aesthetic.
3. Standing Shower Design
Whether you are limited in space or prefer the design, many homeowners choose a standing shower over a traditional bathtub. This is especially true for second bathrooms or bathrooms that are off the main bedroom. A standing shower can be a great feature of your bathroom. Consider having tile designed walls with a simple glass door front installed.
4. Choosing A Focal Point
Another important aspect of bathroom design is deciding what parts of the bathroom will be the focal point and what parts will act as complements. Your bathroom should have a main feature that is complemented by the other elements. For instance, many homeowners choose their bathtub & shower as the main focus and then use complementary designs and colors for flooring, cabinets, and mirrors.
5. Bathroom Flooring Ideas
When choosing the floor of your bathroom, consider a variety of popular materials. Tile flooring works well, but don’t overdo tiling. If tiles are already a part of your shower walls and the sink backsplash, consider using concrete or marble flooring. Some homeowners even get heated flooring to keep the floor warm during winter months.
6. Glass Shower Enclosures
One of the most popular designs for bathrooms are glass shower and bath enclosures. There are so many options between glass texture, frame or frameless, and sliding versus swinging doors. For more information, check out our blog on glass shower enclosures.
7. Picking The Right Fixtures & Finishes
When you are picking showerheads, handles, and cabinet fixtures, make sure they match. It can be difficult, but a uniform design and finish for all of your metal components bring a bathroom together. You have many options to choose from. Consider how the metal will contrast with the walls, sink bowl, and cabinet colors. If you want your handles and fixtures to pop, use lighter metals like stainless steel, copper/brass finishing, or even a gold finish. If you want a more subdued look, consider using a darker metal or even black painted handles.
8. Cabinet Design
Your cabinets are an important part of your bathroom design. Changing out cabinets is a simple DIY project that any homeowner can do. For a minimalist look, black or white cabinets with a flat design and a simple stainless steel handle work really well.
9. Custom Glass Mirrors
There is no better choice than getting a custom-designed mirror to hang over your sink. Custom mirrors utilize custom dimensions so they are perfectly made for your specific bathroom. Mirrors add more light to a room and add visual space. However, some homeowners prefer the hidden mirror look, where mirrors are on the inside of hanging cabinets.
10. Alternative Design Ideas
Do you want a bathroom that stands out? There are a lot of ways to make your bathroom design wholly unique. Custom bathtubs, skylights, floor lighting, and stonework are all great ways to create a truly different bathroom.
Contact Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror
Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror provides custom mirrors and glass shower enclosures to homeowners in Massachusetts. We will handle the design and installation. Interested? Send us a message for a quote on your glass project.