The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a property. Just ask any real estate agent, they will tell you that a bathroom in pristine condition, with bright and sunny colors, and an atmosphere of peace and calm, will literally add thousands to a property’s potential selling price. Old hands at the property game will tell you that the lady of the house in particular will pay special attention to the bathroom. Only the kitchen is of equal, or possibly even greater, importance. One of the most important steps in creating a bathroom with atmosphere and style is the correct use of bathroom accessories.
One of the most important initial steps in making your bathroom sparkle with bathroom accessories is to decide on a color scheme. It is important that the color and design of the walls, is complementary to the color and design of the bathroom accessories and furnishings. The vast majority of bathroom décor and design is done in light pastel colors, which not only creates a light atmosphere, it can even make a small bathroom seem larger. Bathroom furniture suites are usually in the same colors. Thanks to the advances in technology of the modern computer, and the internet, it is now possible to shop from the comfort of your own home, and browse the offerings of many different retailers at the same time.
By far the most important of the bathroom accessories you will need to buy is the bathroom suite itself. This should be in a color which is in keeping with the décor of the room, especially the walls and the bathroom tiles. There are many different types of integrated bathroom suites available, in both traditional and contemporary design. Many of the traditional ranges are in designs from previous centuries, such as Victorian and Edwardian designs. More modern designs include showers, which can provide invigorating air rich in negative ions.
Another crucial choice is the faucets or taps. This simple, often overlooked, but absolutely necessary bathroom accessory is available in more different types than you probably realise. From the very traditional and familiar designs, to the ornate and ostentatious, to the sleek and minimalistic modern designs, to the elegance of lever fittings and the brand new ranges designed to be as compact and unobtrusive as possible, the choice available to the modern consumer is exhaustive and can even be overwhelming. One thing to decide is the type of finish you want. Most standard faucets come in a chrome or gold finish, and some of the more ornate ones have ceramic handles and indices.
Finally, having decided on the overall décor and color scheme, and having fitted the bathroom suite and the faucets or taps, you will need to decide on the other fixtures, fittings, and bathroom accessories. A bidet can be an interesting and useful addition to the bathroom suite. Bidets are very common in some Latin American countries. In Argentina and Uruguay, for example, nine out of every ten houses have a bidet among their bathroom accessories. Many bidets are now even built in to toilets, and they are becoming ever more popular in the USA. Towel bars and a bathroom cabinet are the other essential parts of a complete bathroom design. Put the whole thing together in an aesthetic, and complementary design, and you can have a bathroom that is a haven of peace tranquillity and relaxation.