Interior Design Using Feng Shui Principles: Part 3 – Design Tips for Bathrooms
Extra, organised storage in a bathroom never goes to waste. In compact spaces, always select a vanity unit for the basin to sit into and if the room allows, mount an extra storage cabinet on the wall to provide surplus storage. A tall storage column with a full length mirrored door could be a perfect choice for the extra storage cabinet but do check to ensure it has adjustable shelves and will provide enough storage, especially for tall items. A full length mirror is essential and every home should have one!
Choose a wall mounted triple shower dispenser (shampoo/conditioner/body wash) to prevent clutter from taking over the shower cubicle – although this only works if the people using the shower are happy to use the same bathroom products. Keep the things you need to use every day in transparent containers in an accessible location such as an open shelf. This can help save you time locating products to use when you need them, and cut time when making up shopping lists as you can easily see what you need to replenish when supplies are running low.
Taps with levers are easier to turn on and off when wet or dry, especially for children or for older people who may have difficulty gripping tap heads with their hands due to arthritis. It may be necessary to fit this type of tap to the bath if the tap hole is situated tight to the wall where it would be too difficult to fit a hand around a knob to twist it on and off. Shiny chrome gives a bathroom a bright modern look and gold will give the impression of luxury.
Read my next weekly blog in this series called ‘Interior Design Using Feng Shui Principles: Part 4 – Design Tips for Living Areas’.