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How to design your own bathroom

The status of the bathroom has changed so much these days that it is now one of the most important rooms in the home. Testament to this fact is the amount of accessories that are available on the market to the average home owner. The significance of the bathroom is also highlighted by the many DIY shows that are constantly on TV and focus a lot on the bathroom.

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DreamPlan 3D Home and Landscape Design Software to Create Indoor and Outdoor House Designs [Download]

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The search for the perfect bathroom has increased the amount of people renovating their bathrooms and ff you thought that the tough economic times we are living in has diminished peoples appetite for redecoration projects then you need to think again. Instead of bathroom renovations slowing down, they have in fact risen because people are seeing it as an investment and as a way of adding value to their home. Many local trades people around the country have reported they are now doing more and more home renovations and at the top of the list is the bathroom. Self renovations are also on the rise as home-owners decide to do their own remodelling.

It really is possible to create the ultimate bathroom for yourself, so it becomes a place you can relax and enjoy yourself. Everybody's desires will be different, some will be content with just having a nice bathtub or shower enclosure, so they can relax and read others might want a TV or a music system in the bathroom. It is totally up to you and you are only limited by your budget and your creativity.

Designing your own bathroom is not difficult, but you need to ask yourself some questions such as how big you want your bathroom to be. You can create a master bathroom. This type of bathroom includes everything and usually has a toilet, two sinks, separate tub and shower, a bidet and more. Master or luxury bathrooms tend to be very large and can accommodate fitness equipment. Other types of bathrooms you can develop are full bathrooms. These have a toilet and sink and the tub and shower are combined. Half bathroom is the next one down and this one only houses a sink and a toilet and it is usually found in bottom floor of the house. You can also have a small bathroom, children’s bathroom and a guest bathroom.

After you've decided on the type of bathroom you want to develop, you need to think what storage you want to have in there and how to achieve that. A rule of thumb when it comes to bathroom storage is that you can never have too much storage! There are many accessories on the market that will help you with your storage needs such as shelves and cabinets whether they are free standing or wall mounted.

Lighting in the bathroom is also something that should not be missed. Lighting is very important anywhere in the home but especially in the bathroom. If there is not sufficient light in the bathroom it can look dull and gloomy and all your hard work might be wasted. Natural light is best and if you have a window that can bring in good natural light then that might be all you need but you also shouldn't forget about man-made lighting and this where bathroom light fittings can help you a lot.

There are many luxury accessories you can add to a bathroom, but one of the best accessories you can spend your money on is an electric towel rail. These items are amazing, as they serve two purposes. First of all, they are very aesthetically pleasing and add a touch of class to any bathroom, and second they are very practical as they supply you with warm towels, so that you can dry and wrap yourself as you come out of the bath or step out of the shower.

You also should not forget about a bathroom extractor fan as this will help ventilate your bathroom and reduce odours and humidity.

Creating your perfect bathroom is not a complicated affair, but it needs planning and thinking on your part and if you do this right you will end up with a bathroom that you can both be proud of in terms of looks and function.