These days, many Australians feel stretched thin when dealing with the stresses of life. The importance of relaxation is increasingly recognised as an important aspect of physical and mental wellness, rather than simple self-indulgence. With that in mind, now you can justify creating a luxurious bathroom in your home to your partner! As if you needed an excuse. Here’s how to make your dream bathroom a reality without breaking the bank.
Let More Light In
If your bathroom feels too cramped to be luxurious, an easy fix is to let in more light. Install a large window and re-surface the walls with white hues. Reflect more light by hanging strategically placed, large mirrors, which can create the illusion of space through reflection.
If the view from your bathroom window isn’t very nice – or if the view in for the neighbours might be a little too nice – try using bamboo screening, pot plants, or artwork to create a pleasant vista while gaining some necessary privacy.
Let in a Breeze
Bathrooms that are mouldy and damp look awful, smell nasty and are breeding grounds for unhealthy bacteria. Creating ventilation in your bathroom will make it more pleasant on many levels. Install an exhaust fan and combine it with natural air from louvred or bi-fold windows to keep mould from developing.
Add a Touch of Style to Your Bathroom
Take the time to accessorise your bathroom and stock it with aesthetically pleasing products. Decorative glasses with tea-light candles are a simple way to create an ambient, low-light atmosphere for almost no cost. Light some incense and you’re practically in a temple bathhouse. If you have a freestanding tub, you could consider surrounding it with oversized floor candles, making a shrine to your extreme comfort. Splurge a little on scented soaps, body wash, shampoo, and so on – these little luxuries go a long way.
Nothing ruins the mood in a bathroom like stepping onto freezing tiles. Underfloor heating is an efficient way to make sure your bathroom is a pleasure to enter, even in winter. While you’re at it, a heated towel rail may just change your life. Imagine getting out of the tub and grabbing a perfectly warmed, beautifully dry towel off the rack. It’s pure perfection.
Creating the Illusion of Space
Unless you’re lucky enough to have a huge bathroom in your home, it’s comforting to know that there are plenty of ways to make a room feel bigger. Here are some tips:
- Diagonally laid floor tiles make a room seem much larger compared to those laid in straight lines.
- Wall-hung vanities and toilets are also big space savers, making the room look more open and spacious. The toilet cistern can be concealed in the wall cavity, which is more hygienic and looks ultra modern.
- Claw-foot bathtubs create the illusion of space because they are elevated off the ground.
Upgrade Your Fittings
Little things can make a big difference in the bathroom. You can upgrade features such as light fittings, taps and handles, and even sinks and toilets, without going broke. Simply repainting or adding new handles to cabinet doors can make a big difference to the feel of a room.
Consider Atmosphere in Your New Home Build
These little things turn an average bathroom into a day spa without the hefty price tag. When you’re building an affordable home in Sydney, speak to the design experts about your luxury bathroom dreams. New Living Homes will help you with planning a house design and integrating the features you desire. Contact us today on 1300 366 766!