Designing and building a bathroom, either in a renovation project or for a new house, begins with the definition of its appearance and then the plans. We will show you a few trend ideas for bathroom designs 2021 so you can achieve a functional and very beautiful space.
- 1 Bathroom design trends according to style
- 2 How to design or remodel the bathroom?
Bathroom design trends according to style
Choosing a style for the bathroom with which you feel more comfortable and comfortable is essential. Next we will show you some ideas.
A contemporary bathroom combines functionality, design, practicality and technologically advanced products.
Usually curves or soft corners, large tiles and hanging furniture are used. Above all, novel materials are used, such as waxed concrete in floors.
For a designer bathroom, feel free to choose new shapes such as a totem basin, luminaries with visible filaments and an original wall-mounted radiator.
The bathroom must offer a functional and comfortable space. Everything should be optimized from floor to ceiling with storage that provides a lot of comfort and order.
You can see bright colors and decorative objects from candles to flowers. If possible, a bathtub is chosen to enjoy a bubble bath, furniture with multiple arrangements for the different appliances, and a large mirror or even several.
This style takes us to a world as bewitching as relaxing, where materials such as wood or stone are protagonists.
This type of design is one of those that are trending today.
They are bathrooms dedicated to relaxation, everything must bring well-being and zenitude. Bamboo wood, Buddha statues, teak furniture, etc. are used. The Zen style is distinguished by its Japanese influences and its minimalist tendencies.
The Japanese bath is an excellent choice if you are looking for a soft, relaxing and exotic environment. Attention, this style is based on the principle of great simplicity. To decorate, cherry blossoms, Japanese panels and paper or origami elements are used.
The Italian-style bathroom seduces lovers of large showers and relaxation. Italian showers are characterized by their large size, with no exposed shower tray, and usually have a shower head for a rain shower.
How to design or remodel the bathroom?
One of the main points to take into account to achieve the perfect design of the bathroom, is the amount of members in the family, either in the present or in the future and the available space. With these two points in mind, you can surely make intelligent decisions.
This is the easiest method to visualize the bathroom. Is it a new bathroom or do you want to renovate an existing space? Drawing the design to scale, it will be much easier.
You must measure the spaces, as well as the various sanitary fittings, such as the bathtub, the shower, the washbasin and the storage units. If you are going to build it from scratch, draw the necessary space so that the average dimensions of the sanitary facilities and the furniture you want fit the best possible in it. These measures can be found on the web.
On this basis, try to make the sketch as accurate as possible. Do not forget to also take into account the ceiling height of the bathroom. This can be important for planning the installation of lights or for placing tall cabinets.
This will also help you to have a clear vision of where sanitary and plumbing installations should be performed. You must also determine where you want heating, lighting points, switches, etc. All this information will be necessary when consulting with a specialist in bathroom equipment and prices.
Remember to consider windows and doors. Is the door opening inwards? This is a lot of wasted space because nothing can be in the way. Is the window high enough to prevent neighbors from seeing you?
It is usually drawn at 1/50 scale, that is, one centimeter in the plane actually corresponds to fifty centimeters. If you do a search on the Internet, you will find bathroom modelers that will allow you, for example, to represent the bathroom in 3D.
If your budget allows it, consider working with an architect, which will certainly help you get the perfect bathroom.
Decor designs according to the size of the bathroom
The design will depend a lot on the available space.
If the space is large, the possibilities will be greater. You can freely choose a bathtub or a shower. A double sink will be very practical if the family is large. As well as many closets to store, for example, towels and all hygiene and personal care items.
It can also be very practical to install a laundry area, or a relaxation area with a nice jacuzzi. In short, if you have a large space, you can take your taste and fulfill all your desires and satisfy all your needs.
You will have to be much more creative if your bathroom is small, but this will not prevent it from being practical and comfortable. We will show you some tips that can help you.
Shower or bath? A shower will save you a lot of space. However, for families with children, a bathtub is sometimes a more practical option. You can also add a wall, a shower screen or a shower curtain to use the bathtub as a shower. If there are no children in the family, perhaps a shower is the best option. Takes up less space.
Separate toilet? It may be possible to place the toilet outside the bathroom. This will save you almost a square meter. And in addition, you will have much more privacy.
Glass helps create the feeling of more space. A door with opaque glass can be a good idea, so you will preserve privacy, but you will give the room a feeling of greater amplitude. You can also replace the shower curtain with a sliding glass door.
A large mirror will also help you increase space.
Bathroom furniture hung on the top of the wall also creates the illusion of more space. The effect is the same with a suspended toilet.
The corners not used intelligently are lost spaces, without taking advantage. Just as the suspended toilet can be a good idea, placing it in a corner is also a good solution. Or if you prefer, you can add ambient lighting in one of the unused corners.
Try to accentuate the heights: light, windows and tall furniture increase the feeling of space.
Preserve the luminosity of the space. Use light colors and avoid using overloaded decorations. Therefore, large tiles are more appropriate for a small bathroom compared to the mosaics that weigh on the whole. The observation is the same for floor tiles.
You can use multifunction accessories. For example, you can opt for a sink with a built-in storage cabinet or a hanging cabinet with a mirror. A heated towel rack is also a good idea: it provides heat, dries towels and makes space. Furniture with horizontal handles also gives you the possibility of drying towels can be used as towel rails.
The entire room must have strategic plugs, but the most important are those around the mirror.
There must be enough electrical outlets. These should be around the countertop of the sink, as they will be used to plug in the hair dryer, the iron or the shaver. But it can also be convenient to install additional lighting or to plug in a music player. However, keep the plugs at a safe distance (at least one meter) so that the water cannot wet any electrical utensils.
Do not downplay the lighting. There should be enough light throughout the room, but especially around the mirror, since this area is used to brush your teeth, shave, make up, or remove contact lenses, for example. Do not forget to provide a possible ambient lighting for relaxing moments.