By Darcey Muirgel. Bathroom. Sunday, October 01st 2017, 03:51:15 AM.
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 bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then a "bathroom" was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products.
When decorating a traditional bathroom both soft tones and bold colours can work well. Strong tones of browns maroons and greens give a nice warmth to the room but be sure the bathroom is well lit maybe with a lavish chandelier. With the right colours antique gold can look better than chrome. Go for curtains never blinds. If going for a vanity unit rather than a traditional basin and pedestal choose an oak or cherry finish; or the white Cynk vanity unit is a good look with traditional baths and toilets.