One of the most important pieces of your bathroom design is the vanity. A vanity is where you will be spending a majority of your time in the bathroom for a number of reasons. For example, brushing your teeth, doing your hair, applying makeup and shaving are just a few of the activities you will be doing there. Bathroom vanities let you perform a number of daily actions, so making sure you get a good one is extremely important. The typical types of vanities you can find on the market come in the form of wall mounted vanities and free standing vanities. Wall mounted vanities allow you to create more space in your bathroom, while freestanding bathroom vanities are beautiful and durable options for a medium to large bathroom design. You also have the option to choose between vanities that have drawers or doors, allowing you further optimize your vanity area. Both of these have their similarities and differences, so the vanity that will work in your bathroom will depend on your preferences and bathroom design. A reliable high quality vanity will cost around $800 to $1,500. This could vary depending on the type of vanity you need, so plan your budget accordingly.
Your vanity should be designed to maximize your accessibility and comfort, and the only way to achieve this is through high quality vanity accessories. Vanity accessories come in a variety of different forms and there isn’t one accessory more important than another. For example, a bathroom vanity can incorporate accessories such as soap dishes, toothbrush holders, soap dispensers and magnifying mirrors to name a few. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to vanity accessories, so expand your options to find the perfect combination of vanity accessories. All of these accessories and more perform important tasks that keep your vanity clean and make your bathroom experience comfortable and easy. One thing to remember is that your vanity accessories should match each other while also matching the vanity. For example, if you have a white vanity, consider adding some beautiful matte black accessories that will match each other while also complementing the vanity beautifully. There are many different routes you can go in terms of design, so this is definitely something to consider for your specific design. Accessory sets are great ways to purchase all of your basic vanity accessories in one simple set. You can expect to spend about $100 on a beautiful accessory set.
A Reliable Sink
One of the most used fixtures in a bathroom is the sink. Bathroom sinks come in a wide variety of styles and designs, making them one of the best focal points to include in your design. Though there are many beautiful designs on the market today, you want to make sure your sink is reliable as well. For example, a well built sink constructed of a sturdy material will last long and help you get the most out of your bathroom. Depending on your bathroom design, you can include sinks made of ceramic, stone or another type of strong material. As far as sink styles go, there are wall mounted, vessel, recessed, pedestal and undermount, to name the most common. You also need to know how many sinks you need or if you just want to use one large one. This will be important for all bathrooms, but it is especially important for bathrooms that will be used by multiple people at any given time. The last thing you want to be doing is taking turns with the sink when you both need to get ready at the same time. A good bathroom sink will typically cost you around $400 on average, but expect to pay a bit more on the higher quality sinks.
A Beautiful Mirror
Because you are going to use your bathroom every day, you need to make sure you have a beautiful mirror. This mirror should be both well designed and well built in order to get the most out of it. LED lighted mirrors are becoming popular in bathroom designs due to the lighting feature and the sturdy design. Bathroom mirrors can come in rounded shapes and rectangular shapes most commonly, but other shapes can be found too. Framing can add a lot of beauty to your mirrors with many beautiful designs available, as well as the option to make your own beautiful frame. There are many different designs that you can choose when it comes to a bathroom mirror, so explore your options and choose the one that you think will benefit your bathroom design the best. One thing that you do need to take into consideration is the width of your mirror. Your mirror should be the same width as your vanity so that your vanity area is uniform and sleek. If you use a mirror that is too small or too large, it could make the area look a little strange or uncomfortable. Mirrors can be a little expensive at times, but the average price of a bathroom mirror will be anywhere from $400 to $1,500 depending on what features you are looking for, such as LED lighting.
No bathroom can be clean and organized without effective storage. Storage can come in a variety of forms that can all be effective in their own way. The most obvious ways to include storage is through cabinets and drawer units. These fixtures can be installed on the wall or the floor and include space that can store any items you don’t have room for elsewhere. Another great way to include storage is through your vanity. Vanities typically have drawers or doors. Drawers keep your items more organized while doors incorporate more storage space. If you like to display your items or keep them in a n open space, try incorporating some shelves to keep your items accessible. One of the best ways to incorporate storage in your bathroom is through the use of recessed storage. Recessed storage is great because it maximizes space in the bathroom while simultaneously giving you sufficient storage. Recessed storage can be used in the form of individual storage units built into the wall or recessed shelves. Both of these methods are extremely effective and work perfectly in any bathroom design that will allow for a few renovations.
As an area you will be using every day, a shower should be one of the most comfortable aspects of your bathroom. There are a number of ways that you can make your shower comfortable. For example, you can incorporate items such as shower mats and grab bars to prevent any slipping that can occur. As far as the shower itself is concerned, Shower heads are perhaps the most important aspect. There are a variety of different shower heads that all come with unique water styles. Rain shower heads, hand showers, ceiling mounted shower heads, wall mounted shower heads and others are options to consider when choosing which one would make your shower experience as comfortable as possible. You should always be making sure that you are optimizing your shower to perfectly fit your needs while creating a beautifully designed area. Showers can either be stand alone or be used in tandem with a bathtub. See what your bathroom design can accommodate and which type of shower you can use. Because a shower is one of the most important fixtures in your bathroom, you need to dedicate a decent amount of time to it.
Towel bars and hooks are some of the most overlooked accessories in a bathroom design. You need a place to hang towels in your bathroom if you have a shower, bathtub and even a sink in case you plan to incorporate a hand towel. Instead of buying a cheap towel bar that easily breaks, consider purchasing a towel bar or hooks that will last for the lifespan of your bathroom design. With technology always finding its way into bathrooms to increase bathroom comfort, it is becoming easier to find towel bars that include a heating feature as well. This is a great feature for improving your entire shower routine as well as adding another luxury feature to your bathroom. Towel bars and hooks can be included in accessory sets, so that is definitely something to look out for.
Waste Baskets and Laundry Bins
Another essential pair of items for your bathroom are waste baskets and laundry baskets. Waste baskets are of course important because of the amount of disposable items that are used in the bathroom. Bathrooms typically include a number of personal hygiene items that need to be disposed of, including things like razors, tissues and the like. Laundry baskets are important for any towels or clothes that you may leave in the bathroom. They can also be used for washcloths and other machine washable items. A good laundry basket will cost around $20 to $100, while a good waste basket will cost around the same.
You should be cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis so that you can fully enjoy it. This means you will have to make sure that your cleaning materials are always available and stocked up. Depending on the materials you have in your bathroom, your cleaning materials can vary, but common cleaning materials include natural items such as lemon juice and vinegar, cleaning solutions, soaps, sponges, cloths and other similar items. Store these items in your vanity or another storage space to make sure you always have access to them. Toilet brushes are also important to include in your bathroom next to your toilet.
A bathroom style can’t be complete without bathroom decor. Decor can come in essentially any form, so you should choose what fits your preferences. Common examples of bathroom decor include clocks, tissue box covers, bathroom trays and other items that can accent your bathroom design. DIY decor can be great for your bathroom as well, reflecting your personal style, making your bathroom comfortable for you.