By Calandra Fotini. Bathroom. Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 13:39:14 PM.
Quite often, with the hectic lifestyles of most families, more than one bathroom is necessary to prevent irritation and stress when both husband and wife, and perhaps even children need to get ready to leave the home at the same time. Adding a half bath helps, but with careful planning, the same space allocated for a half bath can be utilized for a second small bathroom. This permits more than one family member to bathe at the same time, while a half bath is limited in function. Taking the time to develop a small bathroom floor plan is key to producing a satisfying and useful design. Floor plans do not have to be elaborate undertakings, as a simple sketch that includes certain points will suffice.
The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom, the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected, like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.
One of the most appealing things about the traditional bathroom is clutter gives it more of a lived-in effect, thus enhancing the traditional look. Don't be afraid to put plenty of pictures on the walls - black and white family portraits in gold frames are a good look. A chest of drawers or corner table with scented candles, aromatherapy oils or flowers will really bring the room to life. As a finishing touch an old style set of weighing scales, a large framed mirror or bulky traditional radiator will give the room that cozy old-fashioned feel.