The bathroom is an important room in the house to many people. It is the perfect place to freshen up, relax and pamper yourself. Although we do not spend that much time in the bathroom every day, it still needs to be a room that is above all comfortable. Even if your bathroom is small, with careful planning, it can still be made to suit all your requirements and wishes.
- There are a number of things to take into consideration when choosing your ideal shower. How much room you have will determine the size of your shower cubicle or your walk-in shower. There are many showerheads and nozzles available. And there are also many different types of water jetting systems to choose from, such as the ordinary jet, the massage jet and the rain jet. You can opt for one or more of these special water jet nozzles, to be built in or as an added accessory, in showers that can be adjusted in height or not, or in showers that have energy-saving and water-saving options.
- A shower base versus a walk-in shower (easy drain)
(easy drain)Some people prefer a shower base but an attractive walk-in shower does not necessarily have to be more expensive. Moreover, you can finish it off beautifully with a wide drain, the so-called easy drain, over the full area of the shower. This is also attractive to the eye since it looks like one unit because the same tiles are used throughout. However, make sure that the tiles you choose are not too smooth or slippery.
- The ideal dimensions of the shower
Dutch houses are often narrow and rather small, especially in the cities. That is why, in the past, bathrooms were often neglected. However, these days, a good, functional bathroom and shower, in particular, are becoming increasingly important. That is why the standard average width of the shower has risen sharply to 90 to 100 cm over the past few years. Treat yourself to a spacious shower, after all, you use it every day!
- Dutch houses are often narrow and rather small, especially in the cities. That is why, in the past, bathrooms were often neglected. However, these days, a good, functional bathroom and shower, in particular, are becoming increasingly important. That is why the standard average width of the shower has risen sharply to 90 to 100 cm over the past few years. Treat yourself to a spacious shower, after all, you use it every day!
- How far do you tile? The current trend is to tile up to about 1.50 meters. However, we advise you to tile all the way to the ceiling, especially if the bathroom does not have a window. The main reason for this is ventilation, because even though ventilation has improved greatly, plastered walls in a closed bathroom are extremely vulnerable. Furthermore, a bathroom that is tiled from floor to ceiling is much easier to clean and maintain. Also bear in mind that bathroom interior designers like variety and change in their work and they themselves can set the trend of tiling from floor to ceiling as opposed to tiling halfway up the wall. This trend can be compared with the fashion of the mini-skirt: if the economy is poor, the skirt is short (tiling only halfway) and if the economy is better, the skirt is longer (tiling from floor to ceiling). This is also because purchasing more tiles simply costs more.
- Large areas versus small areas: large tiles create a spacious effect. If you still decide to use small tiles (mosaic) in the bathroom, use them preferably in areas that do not get dirty so quickly or use them for a decorative effect.
Sometimes you would think, well…a bathtub, what is so special about that? And yet even bathtubs are undergoing a complete revolution. They range from whirlpools to old-fashioned bathtubs, standing on small legs. On the Internet, you can purchase a beautiful bathtub for a couple of hundred euros. If you decide on a whirlpool, before you buy it, remember that it does make a sound and consider carefully how often you would actually use it.
Acryl versus Quaryl: these days, many baths are being manufactured from a type of plastic (acryl) that in “compressed” into a mould. This method only yields round shapes. With “Quaryl”, quartz sand has been added, resulting in contrasting “sharp” edges. See also http://www.villeroy-boch.com.