Maximize Functionality in Your Condo Bathroom

transitional-bathroomYour condo bathroom is undoubtedly one of the most important rooms in your home.  Unfortunately, designers and architects may not always give this highly functional space the attention it deserves to maximize each inch.  Before considering reno ideas you need to identify any limitations that may exist through your condo strata.

The most popular design theme for bathroom renos is a spa-like atmosphere, complemented by low-maintenance features. When working within the restrictions of limited condo space and strata guidelines, it may be best to work with an expert, to maximize every inch of that tiny space.

The following are a few tips to create a spa-like atmosphere and maximize your bathroom space:

bathroomGlass-enclosed showers/tubs

The shower typically takes up one-third of the space, based on a standard-sized tub. By eliminating the shower curtain, the visual space extends through the entire room. Sleek, minimal fixtures create a low-maintenance barrier, while creating a spa-like feel.

Shower seats

Seen in luxury bathrooms, seating is becoming more commonplace. The built-in seat lends itself to relaxing in the shower, with the added functionality of storing products.

Neutral tones and natural materials

Soft neutral colours in the white and beige categories help create that spa atmosphere. Stone and wood add a soothing touch of nature. With this smaller space the overall cost will be far less,  compared to installing stone tiles in a kitchen. The use of natural stone and wood also add a touch of luxury, while adding value to your condo design.

Wall-mounted vanities and toilets

These extend the site line, creating a sense of increased floor space, without detracting from storage space. Rimless toilets also add to the spa-like effect with a minimalistic style, while increasing ease in cleaning. Work with your builder to determine what is possible with the existing plumbing and strata guidelines.

Get Excited about Shower-heads

The options are plentiful when considering fixtures to turn the shower/tub space into a total spa experience. Think beyond the traditional and visit showrooms for the complete array of options when designing your condo bathroom.

Tip: Installing a steam shower will require special insulation so be sure to consult your builder and strata before purchase.

Before you splash out, reach out to a certified builder or designer experienced in condo bathroom renovations. Strata rules, and common walls and plumbing will determine the parameters of your renovation. Using a builder knowledgeable in strata rules and bylaws will save you time and money, with maximum results.

 

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