Most people spend time in the bathroom each day, whether it’s to bathe or get ready for the day. Unfortunately, the space can be problematic and difficult to use due to a lack of functionality in the room. When you want to create a more appealing setting that is easier to use, there are a few designer bathroom hacks to consider.
1. Install a Picture Shelf
Many bathrooms feature sinks that don’t include counter space, which can make it difficult to have a place to lay out your cosmetic or hair tools. Installing a picture shelf will add a ledge over the sink where you can put candles, perfume, and lotion that is used each day.
2. Install an Extra Shower Rod
An extra shower rod can be installed inside of your shower for hanging space when you need more room to hang shower caps, loofas, and shower caddies, according to huffingtonpost.com. The rod will make everything within reach and will prevent clutter from accumulating on the shelves or the floor.
3. Add Smaller Drains
Larger drains can often lead to more clogs that occur throughout the year because they allow more objects to be washed down the drain that tend to get stick. Hire a professional plumber to upgrade your drain pipes to 1.5 to 2 inches to ensure that soap, toothpaste, or hair can be washed down without causing a problem.
4. Use a Ladder Shelf for Storage
Ladder shelves are commonly used in living rooms but will also have a high level of appeal in bathrooms. Ladder shelves not only look decorative when leaned against the wall but can be used as a place to store your towels or toilet paper, according to housebeutiful.com. Consider adding a basket on the bottom shelf of the ladder to group like items and to keep everything organized.
5. Replace the Flooring Material with Small Tiles
Install small tiles in the bathroom to increase the amount of traction that is available and reduce the risk of slippage when getting out of the shower or bath. Small tiles offer a vintage touch to the bathroom that has plenty of charm and will also increase the visual appeal of the floor with their design.
6. Add Spice Racks
When you want to easily access the different colors of nail polish that you use each week, keep the products organized with a spice rack that is mounted to the wall. The polish can be organized by color and can be placed next to nail polish remover or tools that are used when doing pedicures or manicures.
7. Install a Vanity with a Dual Sink
A vanity with a double sink can be useful for spaces where more than one person gets ready each day. The double vanity will save time and will offer an extra sink with extra countertop space that is installed by a plumber.
8. Incorporate Three Levels of Lighting
The lighting that is used in the bathroom will determine the tone of the room and should make it feel like an extension of the home. Opt for dimming options, vanity area lighting, and general overhead lighting to have multiple options available based on your needs.
Increasing the design of your bathroom with a few hacks will boost the appeal of the space and will make it easier to spend more time in the room.
By following a few tips, you can create a beautiful and functional environment that is transformed with new products and materials. If you’re looking for even more ideas or inspiration, talk to the bath remodeling experts at Tom Drexler Plumbing, Air & Electric. Schedule an appointment for a free in-home design consultation or make an appointment to schedule our showroom!