Shower rooms are important areas in the house. They should be designed to ensure privacy and convenience. Here are some tips on how to improve the design of your shower room.
Plan and design the shower room
Here are some things you can look into when planning your shower room:
- Shower cubicles. These may take up most of the space in the shower room, so plan them before designing other things. You may opt to have fixed or sliding doors depending on your preference. Choose good quality materials for these items since they need durability and resistance from moisture and humidity. Glass is a popular material for shower enclosures because it gives a feeling of spaciousness while ensuring that you have privacy when inside.
- Flooring. Make sure that you have sloped flooring going towards one place. Also, you need to choose the best flooring that leads towards your chosen walk in bath. Ceramic tiles are a popular choice for bathroom floors because they have high water absorption capabilities. They also look great when sealed properly. Laminate flooring is also a good choice, but should not be used in areas that may get wet often since it cannot absorb water easily. In other shower rooms, vinyl flooring is becoming increasingly popular since it doesn’t need sealing and provides more comfortable surface than ceramic tiles or laminate flooring.
- Shower fittings. Most of the fixtures here are fixed already, with most cubicles coming ready-made with handles, soap holders, shampoo racks, and more. All you have to do is consider your shower head (which comes with most units), pressure valve, temperature controls, and flexible hoses.
Make more space
If your bathroom is a little cramped, you can consider extending the room to create a larger space for a shower area. Make sure the extension is structurally sound and waterproof. You can also take out a wall or two to make more space if the ceiling height permits it. This will give you more flexibility and make your bathroom look bigger.
Choose excellent lighting
Having ample light around the shower room is essential since water spills, soap suds, and hair going down the drain might not be visible in dimly-lit areas, which could lead to clogging problems later on. Putting up glass walls or using glass partitions instead of solid walls would be ideal. This is especially if your shower area has an airy feel about it.
Make the shower stall stand out
Consider using tiles of different colours and textures for your shower enclosure to be aesthetically pleasing. Creating an illusion of spaciousness is easy if you use light-coloured tiles. Additionally, white would look great with turquoise or other blue shades.
You should also ensure that piping and other waterworks, such as faucets, bathtubs, and showers, are visible in your bathroom design. Sinks can be included in this group, unless it’s a pedestal sink. Think about choosing furniture-type sinks instead that does not take up too much room space.
Another essential thing to keep in mind while designing a shower room is using green materials such as bamboo and cork. These may add to the overall look and feel of your bathroom. More importantly, they’re eco-friendly, stylish, and simple.
Last but not least, think about hidden compartments where you can put all the small items like shampoos and soaps. You also need to ensure there’s enough space above the toilet to hold towels. Don’t underestimate this, and take care of hooks on your walls. That way, you can hang things like your bathrobe and towel conveniently.