Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.
4 Bathroom Essentials to Include
Bathroom Essentials. Bathrooms are an important area of the home especially at the start of your day since it is the place you get ready for work or begin your to-do list. Usually, as you go about your morning routine little things happen that reveal your bathroom space is just not working for you such as no counter space or no room to move around properly. Designing a custom bathroom means you will get a space that is functional for you. While each bathroom will have something specific to the homeowner’s needs, there are things that should be included, essentials if you will. Over the years we have helped so many clients design spaces just for them but also noticed things that were necessary for each so we want to share our list of bathroom essentials with you.
Bathroom Essentials: Double sinks
Mornings can be very hectic as each person is getting ready for the day. If you only have one sink that means someone has to wait unless you can be super organized about time slots. By including a double sink as one of the bathroom essentials you will save time and frustration plus it means more counter space which means everyone can have an area to put their items.
When deciding on a countertop consider a natural stone as they are durable and give a unique look to the space.
Bathroom Essentials: Layout
When you renovate your bathroom, it might be good to give some thought to everything you do and what is most important. Do you want both a shower and tub? Do you want the vanity to be away from the door or near the linen closet? How much space do you want to have so two people can easily move around without bumping into each other? Mentally go through what you do, maybe write a list of some of the bathroom essentials so when you talk to your designer they can help create a layout that is absolutely perfect for you.
Bathroom Essentials: Sufficient Lighting
The standard lighting in most bathrooms is insufficient and makes it difficult to accurately do certain things such as make-up and hairstyling. Adding sconces to the sides of the mirror can provide that extra burst of light. Pairing several lights together with the main general light gets rid of the shadows that tend to lurk in the corner and give you the ability to see everything you need. One more benefit to multiple lights is the option of using selective ones. If you are only doing something quick you can turn on one light to get what you need or having a soft light if you want to enjoy a relaxing bath. A new trend is developing with integrated LED lighting inside the mirrors. Lighting is definitely on the list of bathroom essentials.
Bathroom Essentials: Storage
One area that can get overlooked is having enough storage for the things that you need. Drawers are definitely considered bathroom essentials because that is where your hygiene items go, extra toiletries, and hair dryers can be neatly tucked away but readily available. Floating vanities are also an option that allows for more storage underneath. Tall cabinets provide a place to easily store linens and taller items such as free-standing mirrors. Docking drawers can be incorporated into your designs well. These are perfect for storage and power supply for hairdryers, flat irons, and more! Write a list of things you want to store in the bathroom and take it with you to the design meeting. See how we provided this homeowner with unique storage solutions for their bathroom.
Let’s get started
We are excited to help you create a bathroom design that is perfect for you and meets your exact needs. By sitting down one on one to go over the bathroom essentials and what specifics you need to include, we can ensure that you have a bathroom that is perfectly suited to your day-to-day routine meaning you can get in and out as quickly as you need. Browse our bathroom gallery to see how we have helped numerous clients get the bathroom they needed.
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