Having decided to give your bathroom a facelift, it’s time to figure out what you want to do with it. Are you just adding a few touches, or having all new facilities fitted? Going modern, or staying traditional? Your bathroom should be a place where you are happy to retreat and relax in a bubble-filled bath, wine in hand and candles lit. Or to start your day right with a warm and revitalising shower, that actually has some power to it and doesn’t just dribble out. But whether or not you are having the entire room stripped out and re-done, there are some essentials that all bathrooms need.
Your sleek sink and countertop might look great clear, but you do have to put your toothbrushes somewhere. You can keep countertops free of clutter with wall-mounted holders for your toothbrush, toothpaste and even the soap. Maybe consider a small floating shelf just for this reason. You also need a loo roll holder – again you can have a free-standing one or one fixed to the wall. Look at these examples from Tap Warehouse to figure out what type would suit your bathroom best.
Devote a wall, work it into the tile pattern, or have a classic mirror-cabinet combination. Either way, you’ll find yourself searching the house for a spare mirror if you don’t install one while you’re decorating. You can repurpose an old picture frame by painting it white and hanging it over a mirror if you want to make it a bit more of a statement piece, or go for frameless and have it sit seamlessly on the wall.
Ladies – you know what we’re talking about. Men – just let it happen.
A floor mat is vital in a bathroom, but make sure you get one that is designed for this purpose. You need it to be absorbent and not easily moved across the floor. The point of them is to stop you slipping over as you get out of the bath or shower. So if you do want to use a regular rug, invest in some non-slip rug lining to keep it in place.
You want them in easy reach while your scrubbing down the room, but they can look so untidy and that’s the last thing you want in your new bathroom. Get a lidded basket that matches your laundry hamper to discreetly hide your cleaning products in plain sight.
You’re going to need to be able to store extra products, towels and necessaries. And if your bathroom or home doesn’t have a closet available for the task, then why not hang a shelving unit on the wall – above the toilet works – and use baskets to disguise the bottles and items, while rolling your towels and stacking your loo roll. It’ll look classy without taking over the whole room and still be perfectly functional. Check out these ideas on Pinterest.