Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Space Exlporation: How to get the most out of your bathroom layout

Amongst styling preferences and budgeting, one of the most important and often times overlooked factors when remodeling or renovating your bathroom is space management. The key to getting the most out of any size bathroom lay out is working with what you have, in the most efficient way possible.

Space conservation primarily begins with the largest pieces that make up your bathroom, i.e. the sink, toilet and for master bathroom layouts, the shower or bathtub fixtures. Oftentimes simply purchasing a smaller sized sink or toilet can greatly enhance the space you already have.

Many Italian crafted ceramic sinks offer a condensed length and width, which mounted on a wall correctly can save a significant amount of space. This is certainly ideal for tight studio apartment bathrooms and smaller scale hall bathrooms where ample maneuverability is essential. A round bowl toilet will also save you space as they typically don't stick out as far as square style toilets. If you are looking to maintain a large counter top area then an undermount sink may suit your needs as well.

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Along with space conservation, another essential element to any bathroom set up is storage management. There are many types of storage routes to go, i.e. cabinets, vanities or pedestal style sinks and tables. In order to utilize as much floor space as possible, it's usually a good idea to invest in some style of wall cabinet. Vanities can also be helpful as most extend from the bottom of the sink down to the floor, an area where ample storage space can be utilized.

Without purchasing any type of storage components, home renovators have been using tricks for years to create the notion of more space by simply altering the style of lighting and the type of paint inside the bathroom. Painting your walls and/or cabinets with a lighter color tone has the ability to take up less visual space by allowing the area to feel larger.

Likewise, your bathroom lighting can have a profound impact on how spacious your bathroom feels. The general rule is the more light you can add to your bathroom (natural preferably), the larger it will feel. Adding additional bathroom windows, skylights, and light fixtures can all add to this sense of spaciousness.

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While you may be on a strict budget and have a brilliant theme in mind, what really pays to keep in perspective is the amount of space being utilized in your bathroom and how it's being utilized.

With a few simple tricks and cutbacks in fixture sizes, you can really start to explore the amount of space your bathroom has and get the most out of every square inch.

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