Five Simple Ways To Make Your Bathroom More Functional

by Jeff Williams on July 14, 2015

in Designs

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Bathrooms are not easy to design. For one thing, you want your bathroom to look the part, but it also has to be practical at the same time.

And that is the key: making it functional. You can have the prettiest bathroom in the world, but it is pointless if you can’t use it.

However, creating a functional bathroom doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be simple and easy, I swear!

#1 Storage

The main problem is the storage space. There are a lot of appliances that take up a lot of space which doesn’t leave a lot of space for anything else. The best tip to get around this little problem is to incorporate storage space into the appliances. Obviously, when it comes to the toilet it is impossible, but there are other ways. Take a look at a vanity mirror or cupboard that will perform its primary purpose as well as store a plethora of toiletries.

#2 Get Creative

Some things you cannot store away, but they are incredibly important all the same. In fact, they make a bathroom into the room it is. They are the likes of the toilet or the sink. So, how do you fit a sink into a bathroom and still make it functional at the same time? The answer is a corner sink. The corners of any room are unused space because they are hard to exploit, which is why a corner sink works so well. It tucks itself away creating more walk in space while you still have running water.

#3 Pick The Right Appliances

Your bathroom will never be functional if the appliances don’t work properly. That could be a fault of your own, in which case you’ll need to get the repair kit out, but it could be the fault of the supplier or manufacturer. Just because showers and baths cost a lot of money doesn’t mean they are perfect, and you should always keep that in mind. Research any products before you buy them, especially if they are expensive. And bathroom products tend to be very expensive.

#4 Do It Yourself

You would be amazed at the amount of bathrooms that are not fully functional because they need running repairs. It might only be the toilet not flushing right or the drain clogging up, but it all makes a difference to the practicality. If you cannot use it properly, it is not functional. All it takes is a little bathroom DIY, and you will soon see the difference. Always make sure you take care of the little things.

#5 Get Help

If you are not the interior design sort, you will need to ask someone who is for help. It doesn’t need to cost a fortune because there are always forums on the internet that will give you the info for free. Any professional advice you can get your hands on will be a massive help because they know all the tricks of the trade.

Always keep functionality in mind when you are designing your bathroom because that is as important as how good it looks, if not more important.

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If you want something done, do it yourself; other wise it’ll never get done. Learn to do it if you don’t know and never despair until you finish what has to be done.

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