How to design a bathroom that is easy to clean
Designing a bathroom can be an exciting and fulfilling task. However, as you plan your dream bathroom, it is important to consider how easy it will be to clean and maintain its pristine condition. The good news is that with a few smart choices, you can have a bathroom that is both beautiful and easy to clean. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips to help you design a bathroom that is easy to clean.
Size of your tiles
One of the things that you can do to ensure that your bathroom is easy to clean is to pay attention to the size of your tiles. If you go for larger tiles, like the Abacus Genus 60cm x 60 cm, you will have less grout space to clean. Additionally, porcelain tiles that can be installed close together will minimize grout space even further. This means that you will have fewer hard-to-reach nooks and crannies where dirt and grime can accumulate.
Be mindful of the furniture and fixtures you select for your bathroom since they can contribute to the ease of cleaning. While ornate cabinetry and shelving may look fantastic, it’s essential to assess how easy it will be to clean fully. Simple, streamlined designs, such as the D-Neo from leading brand Duravit, will make cleaning a breeze since there will be fewer nooks and crannies for dirt to get caught in.
Countertops and Basins
When choosing materials for your vanity countertops and basins, it is essential to be mindful of their susceptibility to scratches, chips, and stains. For example, if you love marble countertops and basins, keep in mind that they are prone to scratches and stains. On the other hand, stainless steel is more scratch-resistant, but it can show water spots, so be sure to choose materials that will align with your cleaning preferences.
Selecting the right paint for your bathroom walls is one of the simplest and smartest things you can do to make maintenance a breeze. Choose paint that is easy to clean, wipe down, and is resistant to mold and mildew. Semi-gloss or high-gloss paint sheens will make bathroom walls easy to clean since they can withstand moisture, which is a significant factor in bathroom cleaning. An alternative to tiling is the range of Multipanel Shower Wall Panels. 100% waterproof the panels are available in a range of sizes and finishes.
Ventilate your bathroom
Finally, proper ventilation in your bathroom is a critical factor to consider. Without proper ventilation, moisture will accumulate on surfaces, leading to unwanted mould and mildew growth. When designing your bathroom, consider installing an efficient extractor fan that will control moisture levels. We recommend the Origins Airflow Icon 15 Extractor Fan. A bathroom that is well ventilated will be easier to clean.
Building a bathroom that is easy to clean is dependent on making smart choices at the design and selection phase. From choosing the right tiling, fixtures, and paint, to ensuring adequate ventilation, creating a low-maintenance bathroom is achievable. By prioritizing functionality and sustainability alongside aesthetics, you will be able to create a bathroom that is both beautiful and easy to maintain. Indulge in your bathroom design fantasies, but remember that functionality, ease of cleaning, and low maintenance should always be the top priority.