5 pro tips for a great-looking bathroom

27/12/2018

Gearing up for a bathroom refresh takes a bit of careful planning, strategising and a lot of inspiration. When you don’t know how to get started or what path to take, confusion can quickly set in. However, there are some handy tips that can help you set off on the right foot.

Here’s a few from our pros:

  1. Waterproofing

The importance of quality bathroom waterproofing cannot be underestimated. A space equipped with second-rate, worn or damaged waterproofing is likely to develop mould and pest problems in the long-run. Additionally, you run the risk of timber and foundation rot – all of which are expensive, inconvenient and potentially hazardous. It’s worth investing in bathroom tiling repairs from an expert who knows how to efficiently examine the area to check whether it is sufficiently sealed.

During home construction and renovations, it’s also vital that the waterproofing process is undertaken by a specialist with a trade licence. Taking this step will ensure that quality is kept in the best form for the longer term, rather than as a quick-fix.

  1. Tiling

Speaking of waterproofing, opting for bathroom tiling services are highly worth considering, if you’re after a new look and feel, with quality kept in mind. Providing a practical solution to water damage, these repairs also allow you to mix up how the space appears at the same time.

Best of all, professional tilers can offer an extensive range of styles to choose from – from the classic appeal of ceramic, through to vibrant colours or colour minimalistic sleekness. Depending on your tastes, and budgets, it’s usually worth discussing your requirements and vision with a tiler first, before jumping right in.

  1. Plants

Including some fresh greenery into your space is a great way to take your bathroom from zero to 100, without breaking the bank. However, not all bathrooms are created equal in terms of light, temperature and humidity, so it is essential to know which plants will work for your environment.

As many bathrooms feature low levels of natural light and higher amounts of humidity (caused by the shower), there are several plants that thrive more so than others. These include aloe vera, bamboo, ferns and peace lilies. Before purchasing anything, though, do a little research or talk to your local garden expert to find out which plants will work best in your space.

 

  1. Decluttering

Possibly the simplest and most affordable way to ramp up your bathroom is to keep things on the minimalistic side, and by ensuring it stays tidy. Decluttering is particularly useful if your bathroom is quite limited on space, as odds and ends all over the vanity take up valuable space and make your room appear even smaller. Be selective with what you have on display and keep it simple – you don’t want a jar of shells, a Buddha statue, a candle and an ornate soap dish crowding your sink top when you can choose one or two focal items instead. It’s also worth jumping on Pinterest or Google to seek out nifty storage solutions for your towels and toiletries.

  1. Fixtures

Your shower head and faucets needn’t be boring. Updating your plumbing fixtures might be just what your environment needs to take it from good to great. This goes for cupboard handles and drawer knobs as well, which can often be very basic, dull or outdated. There is a myriad of options to choose from these days, in a variety of stylish colours, shapes and sizes. Just remember to call your local plumber to have them installed, rather than attempting to do it yourself – with waterproofing still a top priority, it’s best to leave this part to the experts.