Vivien Guyot December 1, 2019 Bathtub
Designing a bathroom for the modern family, busy and chaotic as they are, requires careful planning because getting the balance right is tricky. If you focus too much on the little ones’ needs, grumpy adults will have to shower hunched over among an army of rubber ducks, and if you focus too little on the children, they won’t be able to reach anything, or worse, they’ll hurt themselves trying.
Drop-in tubs are not really tubs. The term refers to tub shells, adjusted inside a solid enclosure matching the rest of the bathrooms decor (colors, tiles, or cabinets). Have in mind that you’ll have to purchase both items separately (the tub and the enclosure), which can cost much more than buying a regular bathtub.
If you want to move to another house, or simply jazz up an existing one, the bathroom is one of the most important things to think of. No matter whether you live in a huge castle or just in a cozy little house, the bathroom is something very personal and you should make sure every single thing in this room corresponds to your individual needs and design reflects your personality on the whole. Some people may say it’s just a place to get clean yourself up, but, honestly, it’s rather a place where you never pretend being somebody else and where everything should be reposeful.
In terms of function, under-mount tubs are similar to the platform ones. In aesthetic terms, on the other hand, there is an enormous difference. Under-mount tubs are covered with stone/tile tops, designed to match the rest of the bathroom’s decor. Besides, the tops are solid and supported from underneath, unlike platform decks that literally hang in the air.
Those of you who’re really into timeless design, usually pursue a unique bathroom look with stone tubs in all colors and natural patterns. Who could blame you for it? Both granite and marble tubs are magnificent and solid; as long as you have an equally solid budget to purchase them. The place were wonderful things happen, the place were everything becomes possible even if it’s just a dream is the bathtub: a perfect combination between glamor and comfort. If you have a little bathroom you need to get yourself a corner bathtub and don’t feel bad about the space because with a futuristic faucet the old appearance can be turned into the most luxury bathroom you’ve ever seen.
The lighting can make or break the ambiance of any room, and your family bathroom is no exception. An illuminated mirror or a good task lighting above the sink is ideal for early mornings, while a soft light would be perfect for relaxing baths. So consider placing your lights on a dimmer switch so you can have just the right lighting you want whenever you want it.