By Roderika Amalie. Bathroom. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 06:31:16 AM.
A very functional design can be incorporated for bathrooms as small as 5' X 8' in dimension. Sacrificing a large closet or partitioning off a small area of a larger room will provide the area needed. The first tip should be taking into account the location of electrical outlets and water sources. If these vital utilities do not already exist, the key components of the room, which are the toilet, sink and tub or shower, should be roughly sketched into the floor plan, to allow proper placement of these utilities. The second factor will be the entrance door placement, as this will determine the layout of the bathroom. If the door is located in the center of the room, the toilet and sink will usually be placed on one side of the room, with the tub or shower on the other side.
Don't be afraid to decorate with bold colours when tiling or painting, getting the contrast right with the chrome and the gloss. If using curtains be subtle with the designs and colours, but preferably go for stylish roller blinds.
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.