How do I Choose the Best Bathroom Interior Design?

wiseGEEK Writer

Choosing interior design for any room can be challenging. Not only can making a choice be hard because there is more than one design present that could work, but it’s also hard because choices cost money and are rather permanent. Making a choice that lasts until the next remodel is one that can furrow brows and cause anxiety and most people are interested in making sure they’ve made the best possible choice. However, there is no perfect way to assure that a best choice in a bathroom interior design gets made, but there are some ways to help assure people have made a choice that satisfies.

The best choice for a bathroom interior design includes picking the perfect colors.
The best choice for a bathroom interior design includes picking the perfect colors.

There are a few things to take into consideration when determining best bathroom interior design. These can include space of the bathroom versus size of any installations, overall home design and how this integrates or flows with bathroom design, the likelihood of a redesigned home in the future, and the time interval between one bathroom remodel and the next. On this last, if the remodel needs to last for 30-40 years, brash designs that are very contemporary may begin to look dated after a while and a classic design could be more appropriate. Similarly designing a bathroom that has nothing in common with the rest of a home’s look and feel may either work or seem disjointed.

People can’t make a best choice in a bathroom interior design without looking at a lot of design pictures. They should definitely invest in several design magazines early in the planning stage, and start at looking at things that appeal. Do this with a pen and circle or mark any pictures; if only one piece in the room is attractive, directly circle the piece. Many recommend that people start keeping a log of all designs enjoyed, or tear out or scan favorite designs and place them in a portfolio.

An excellent place to look also is at bathroom design shops that are local. They put pieces together to create looks, which may help people determine which styles they want. Some of these shops may consult for free or have design consultants on staff. Even without talking to a design consultant, people might get help from any showroom workers. Home improvement stores are another place that showcases bathroom design and these should be visited too.

It might be wise to remember the bathrooms at the homes of friends. If there are certain ones that really stand out, it might be time to chat with a friend or two about their design principles or designers, and the brand names of the pieces they used. Sometimes a friend will have hired an interior designer or has a particular bathroom fixture store or contractor they can recommend.

Some people create their own bathroom interior design, but others hire an interior designer for this purpose. Either choice is appropriate, and when people are unsure, they may feel better with the plans created by a designer. Plans from a designer do not have to be followed and can be amended or rejected if they are not right, though people will pay the interior designer a fee to create plans. If the plans are fully rejected, another designer could be chosen, or a person could realize they now know exactly what they want.

The best bathroom design should be a combination of very functional pieces that serve all needs, with a look and feel that is comfortable and appealing. Function should meet form for good results. Determining what basic needs must be met (counter space, storage, sink space, shower/bath design) and combining this with an appealing style, helps create bathrooms that people like. There may be no “best” bathroom interior design ultimately, but most people, through researching in magazines, shopping at stores or by consulting an interior decorator, can find a design they’ll very much enjoy.

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