Do you need to renovate ? Looking for ideas for modern bathroom furniture ? Not sure where to start ? Don’t worry, here’s a step-by-step guide that will explain the steps needed to achieve excellent results in terms of both functionality and design.
1. What result do you want to achieve ?
First of all, the best possible approach should be to focus on the result you want to achieve, a complete and definitive restyling ? The replacement of certain parts? Or simply changing the design of certain parts in the bathroom.
These questions may seem insignificant to you, but it is essential to understand what result you will need to achieve at the end of the work and purchases. In fact, the answer to these questions will depend on the rest of your renovation process as well as the final result.
Once you have established the result you want to achieve and before you start buying bathroom furniture or accessories, you will need to accurately measure the space you have available so that when you assemble/install the furniture you ordered is not compatible with the actual dimensions of your bathroom. Pay attention to this operation even if you repeat it several times to make sure that you know the size of your bathroom and the space you have available.
2. Which design to choose ?
The style or design of your bathroom should be chosen by you alone, because only you know your taste in furnishings. You will also have to choose a design that suits your lifestyle and the style of your home. If you want a modern bathroom, opt for furniture with clean and essential lines, with glossy or matte finishes, but in any case minimal. If, on the other hand, your tastes go towards traditional bathrooms, choose natural wood finishes and softer, more organic lines.
In any case, it is always a good idea to avoid mixing the two styles, as the final result will probably not be organic and uniform, but chaotic and messy. The style must remain consistent in all aspects of bathroom furniture, from the choice of equipment and accessories to the choice of materials and ceramics, so that everything comes together to create a perfect image.
3. The choice of colors and textures in ceramics ?
When choosing colors, you must take into account the lighting of your bathroom and its size. In large, well-lit bathrooms, one could dare to use large dark or diametrically opposed finishes, with light and bright colors for the furniture, and also large slabs for the ceramics, because the expanded dimensions and bright, shiny finishes reflecting the light guarantee a wider perception of the space. When the environment of your bathroom is small, choose soft colors (white, beige or sand) and choose the different rooms in their shades.
If your bathroom is more traditional, choose the natural shades of wood or wood species for the furniture and combine them with materials of the same shades, and vice versa in modern bathrooms: a large space with cool materials (marble or large slabs) and colors for dark and striking furniture. Last matt or shiny finishes or wood ? Matte or gloss gives a more contemporary look while wood finishes or more natural colors are more traditional.
4. Which ceramics to choose ?
Some people think that ceramic tiles are from the old days, but be aware that they inevitably come back into fashion, adapting to modernity with new shapes and colors. Square, rectangular, wood effect or polished, with visible or invisible joints: the watchword is inspiration. Obviously, there are many fantasies and types on the market, so you can have fun. The return to natural materials in all its forms and shades – sandstone, stone, marble, wood and quartz – also plays a key role in the latest trends. Bathtubs, washbasins and shower trays have also regained a matt appearance to match the shine of the taps or vice versa.
A must of the latest design trends and it is obvious that the shower cubicle is no longer conceived as a closed object, but as a space defined by a change of materials (different tiles) that draw a real environment apart from the rest of the room. The shower cubicle is flush with the floor and closes between panes of glass or tempered glass, underlined by different ceramics and tiles.
5. Some more general tips
To improve the homogeneity of your bathroom, you can opt to use the same wall covering (color, size and texture), tiles, both for the floor and the wall to give a harmonious atmosphere to the room. Don’t be afraid to use large formats in stoneware or other materials with invisible joints; on the contrary, they will give texture and width to the whole room. Forget about half walls, they are out of fashion, but use your tile over the entire height of the wall to make the bathroom modern and airy.