Here is our quick and easy guide to bathroom essentials that we hope will help when you are planning a new bathroom or just need to make sure you have everything set up and in place. The bathroom needs some special thought as it does tend to get humid/wet and therefore lighting, window treatments and textiles in particular need to be considered wisely if you want to get the most out of them. So what are you waiting for? Check out the check-list!
Bathroom Storage – It makes sense that the more people using the bathroom, the more storage is needed. Choose storage that has a good fit under your sink or sinks. Units with deep drawers are good and easier to divide up for all the different bathroom products. Deep drawers will also have the capability of storing towels neatly where they stay clean and fresh. Wall cabinets with mirrored fronts are also a good choice with double function to free up space in the smaller bathroom.
Shower Curtains – If you are using shower curtains, which are generally cheaper than glass doors, make sure yours isn’t dull or dated. There are so many funky designs out there – you really are spoiled for choice; take two so that you have a spare come wash day and match it to your décor or use it to bring a splash of colour.
Wash Basins – Most family bathrooms are having two sinks fitted now which doesn’t have to be just for fancy hotels. It is worth the extra cost for the convenience of a large family and for shortening bathroom queues! The spa bathroom would benefit from a petite and chic stone, marble or ceramic sink placed on purpose built-benches.
Accessories – Accessorising your bathroom is certainly one of the fun parts and will help to achieve a certain look or style. For lovers of green living and natural elements, choose wicker baskets to store flannels and other various bits and pieces, a wooden wall shelf for placing your favourite bath time goodies and hanging hand-towels and a wooden bath rack. A sleek and sophisticated bathroom can use metallics or gloss finishes with bathroom sets, metallic toilet brush holder and towel rack.
Textiles & Window Treatments – Bath towels of various sizes to accommodate the number of people living in your house – plus extras should guests be staying over. A bath mat will help to dry feet and prevent accidents as you step out of the shower/bath. Cheap Venetian blinds are great window treatments for bathrooms which need privacy and style – choose from ready made blinds in aluminium, wood or skylight roller blinds made to measure for attic bathrooms.