3 Smart Ways To Improve The Functionality Of Your Bathroom
No matter the size of your home, its functionality cannot be overlooked. This is especially the case with your bathroom, which is usually one of or only the smallest room in the home. A dysfunctional bathroom can make your time there frustrating, increase your risks of hazards such as falls, and can make the space unhygienic. However, a common issue many homeowners face is how to adequately improve the bathroom’s functionality. If you are unsure how to do this, you have come to the right place. Below are some smart and practical ways to improve your bathroom’s functionality.
- Create a spacious layout
Now, you may be looking at the size of your bathroom right now and wondering how you can create a spacious layout. Fortunately, this is easier to do than you may think. A smart way of creating more space to take advantage of innovative storage solutions. For example, you can consider installing wall shelves to prevent clutter from building around your floors, making it difficult to move around in this small space. You can also consider installing cabinets to store extra toiletries or a medical cabinet. Storing away items instead of leaving them around the bathroom opens up the space, making it less cluttered.
- Choose quality faucets and sinks
Water damage is an expensive problem that costs UK residents an average of £700 million each year. In addition to this grotesque figure, the frustration would have to endure when dealing with a leaking faucet or sink in your bathroom. These issues affect the functionality of your bathroom as it prevents you from using some parts of it and can cause health issues such as trips and falls or the spread of mould and mildew. Therefore, replacing faulty faucets and sinks immediately with high-quality options is advisable. For example, if you have a washing machine in your bathroom, be sure to install renowned and reliable laundry taps. You should also ensure the options you install fit effortlessly into your bathroom’s theme and aesthetic.
- Improve lighting
Lighting is another aspect that plays a role in the functionality of your bathroom. Whether you’re doing your hair, brushing your teeth, or taking a bath, you need adequate lights to carry out these activities effectively. Poor lighting can make your bathroom space cold and unwelcoming. It can also make everyday tasks a chore and even cause accidents. There are several lighting options you can choose from that are appropriate for your bathroom. For example, you can opt for a skylight to allow natural light. This makes the space bigger and helps you reduce your utility bills. You can also consider installing a vanity, sconce, or hanging lights to make the space more inviting and give you visibility when using the room. You should also consider installing LED lights. Although these are quite expensive, they are a more environmentally friendlier option and durable.
And there you have it! With these three simple tips, you are closer to ensuring your bathroom space is functional and enjoyable. However, you should explore more innovative ways of making your bathroom more functional and increasing the overall value of your home.
This post is in collaboration, however all opinions are my own.