It may occupy the least amount of space in the home, but the bathroom
is one of the (if not the)
most important parts of the house. The day starts and ends in this
tiny, little room for most of us and we think everyone can agree that
even the best ideas come to us when we are in the shower! So, whether
yours is big or small, careful planning should always be carried out
in its design, with every minor detail fully considered, from the
choice of tiles to its lighting. At a loss about where to start with
your decorating project? homify, together with our thousands of professionals ranging from architects, as well as interior and product designers,
are here to help, inspire and answer your questions.
can I design my small bathroom?
spaces don’t always have to equal small on style. Sure, compromises
are to be made, but there are a lot of ways to help you get the
maximum impact even with minimum space. One great idea for small
toilet and bath space is to employ a minimalistic style, unifying the
room than breaking it into separate areas. Painting it white and
adding large mirrors also help because both give the illusion of
capaciousness. For maximalists who prefer bolder options, however,
the use geometric patterns can create depth, while rustic accents
offer that breezy, tropical vibe. Whatever style you choose, just
always remember: Decorating your dream house doesn’t end with
having limited square meters to work with.
is the best type of flooring for the bathroom?
is one of the most common questions, and, possibly, also the most
important one when designing the bathroom. While ceramic tiles are
the most popular option due to its waterproof and easy-to-clean
qualities, there are other materials that may be suitable to other
people’s taste and budget. For one, the use of vinyl and cork as an
alternative to ceramic tiles are becoming extremely popular because,
apart from sharing the same waterproof and easy-to-clean aspects,
both are also relatively cheaper than the latter. If budget is not an
issue, however, there is always the timeless classic, wood, or its
more affordable substitute, laminate flooring.
do I choose the right lighting?
are four types of lighting: task, ambient, decorative, and accent.
The most important of the four is task lighting as it is used for
illuminating basin mirrors, bath, and shower – basically, the areas
where you do the most important tasks. Ideally, the ones for bath and
shower shouldn’t be too dim nor too harsh, while mirrors should
have one light on each side (never above) for a clear, shadowless
effect. On a budget? Having a dimmer switch is also a good option for
bathrooms. With a dimmer, you will be able to dial up the lighting
for tasks such as makeup application and shaving or down if you ever
need a more ambient setting for your bath.
do I determine the budget for my toilet and bath renovation?
and bath renovations always come back to the budget. And, if you want
to get your money’s worth, it’s important to have foresight on
what you want to change or add, especially in the Philippines where a
renovation can cost from ₱40,000
to ₱150,000 on average.
It is always a good idea to splurge on bigger fixtures such as the
shower, sink or toilet, but if you want to freshen up your room
without spending too much, you can also focus on revamping smaller
details such lighting, shelves or even the curtains! If you have a
little money to spend, hire a designer to inspect the room. If they
exceed the budget you have in mind, just remember that you don’t
have to do everything at the same time. A beautifully decorated home
takes time, so don’t rush.
can homify help with designing my bathroom?
homify, homeowners looking to design and decorating their dream
washrooms can create their inspirational boards called ideabooks. By
browsing through thousands of images uploaded by our professionals,
selecting the images that matches their theme or style, and saving
them on your created ideabook. With this tool, it’s easy to riff
through possibilities and get right on track with your interior
decorating project. Apart from ideabooks, the website also features a free consultation page,
where homeowners can get in touch with professionals for tips,
quotes, and advice free of cost.