Whether you are renovating or planning a bathroom, there are many aspects to consider to ensure you end up with the bathroom that suits your needs and the look of your home. Clearlite has gathered information straight from professionals in key areas of bathroom design. The information below has been provided by Clearlite supply partners to help you with the design process of your bathroom project. These partners include Tile Warehouse, Resene and Methven.
If the bathroom is space confined choose lighter tints which will always make a small area feel spacious. White for instance has been a favourite in bathrooms as it is simple, elegant, sophisticated and timeless.
Semi gloss walls and unobtrusive light fittings are functional features but you can add high gloss colours to the ceiling for a subtle highlight. If you have a bigger bathroom it is a great place to introduce bold colours to create a feature.
Lighting is important in a bathroom as it enables you to perform everyday tasks with ease. Halogen lights are ideal for tasks that require clear lighting such as shaving or applying make up. Recessed or spotlights combined with a wall light are also great for precision work as it offers a shadowless effect.
Different types of tiles serve a specific purpose so it is crucial that the right tile is selected for a particular area.
In outdoor areas where tiles are subjected to frost and high water absorption, it is important to use tiles with a water absorption level if less than 3%. Porcelain and White Body tiles are ideal for external areas. For internal wet areas, the recommended water absorption level is 6%, such as Spanish Red Body tiles.