Bathrooms are among the most challenging rooms to furnish. Unless you are blessed to have a huge bathroom with plenty of room to devote to furniture as well as the usual bath, shower, sink and toilet, you need to think practically.
Fortunately there are some tips you can keep in mind when you are looking for suitable bathroom furniture.
Look up as well as down
When space is at a premium you should think creatively. Every bathroom will have plenty of wall space that can accommodate wall hung units. These don’t usually project too far into the room either, so they provide good storage that you won’t knock your head on. Mirrored doors also help make the room appear larger, as well as being practical.
Vanity units make the most of space that would otherwise be lost
If you haven’t yet chosen your bathroom suite why not opt for one that accommodates a vanity unit around the sink? It hides the pipework underneath and makes the room look warmer and more inviting. These vanity units take up a lot less room than you might think too – many of them are no wider than the sink itself.
Look for practical storage units that will meet your needs
The great thing about bathroom furniture is that it is often available in well-thought-out storage units that have a small footprint. Look out for tall storage units that offer plenty of space for towels, bottles and assorted other items. There is a great range of cabinets just like this (as well as those mentioned above) at www.bathandshower.com. You’re bound to find bathroom furniture that will suit the dimensions and demands of your own bathroom.
Light or dark?
Choosing the appearance of your bathroom furniture is just as important as choosing the type. For example lighter units typically work well in small bathrooms, since darker woods can make a room look even smaller than it is. This is particularly the case if you have wall units to consider as well.
However you need to bear in mind the décor you have too. If you have opted for light-coloured walls a strikingly dark bathroom unit – in walnut for example – might just be what is required to give the room that extra ‘pop’. Consider the colour palette in use in your bathroom (or the one you’re going to use if you’re decorating) before making your final choice.
Choosing from a complete range
If you are redecorating your bathroom you may prefer to opt for a bathroom furniture range rather than one or two new pieces that can stand alone. This means you can buy a vanity unit, storage units and even a bath panel that all match. It is often the easiest way to buy furniture for a bathroom that is having a new suite fitted, so bear this in mind.
Whatever options you go for it is good to know there are solutions out there for every size and shape of bathroom. What will you choose?