Apr 9th 2011 A Structured Look at Bathroom Design
Designing a bathroom can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you don’t have a structure on how to make your decisions, you’re just going to end up running in circles and probably end up spending money on something that you ultimately cannot use. Here is a skeleton of the plan on how to make your general decisions for the bathroom, and then turn those into solid choices.
The most important decision you can make, as it’s going to affect everything else that you choose, is the color of the room. And not only the primary color of the room, but also the scheme of colors that is going to support that color. You probably cannot spend too much time making this decision. Look online for some color scheme generators, or go to a home improvement store to look at the paint samples and color schemes that they have there. Do not go past this step until you are 100% happy with your decision.
From there you can decide on the style of the room. Do you want a more modern, minimal look? Or are you going for a more traditional American style? This is going to influence everything from the faucet on the sink to the raised toilet seats that you have on the toilet. You can think about style and color at the same time, although the style typically cannot be completely decided on until you have a color in mind.
Then, after these ideas are set, look at some of the harder decisions you need to make. Choosing tiling for the floor, for example, is a decision that, once you’ve made it, it’s very difficult to go back. The shade of color on the wall, however, is a little bit easier to change it absolutely necessary. Therefore, you probably want to choose your tiling first, and then find a paint that supports that tiling. This is to safeguard you in case you need to make changes later in your choices. If every choice you make is the correct one, then this is not necessary. But at the same time, when have we ever gotten it absolutely right on the first try?
By structuring the decisions you make when you’re remodeling your bathroom, you can prevent yourself from running around in circles and ultimately buying some kind of door knob or black toilet seat that you ultimately cannot use. This is a skeleton of a design process — take it, flush it out, and make it your own.