DESIGN KEYS FOR BATHROOMS

Today, we’re showcasing the elements of bathrooms that we most commonly use in our projects. Having an updated and modern bathroom brings great comfort to our clients. 

We’ll share the design keys we often utilize to make the most of your bathroom renovation. 

  1. Microcement bathrooms – a trendy finish.

We frequently use microcement in bathrooms and have had excellent experiences with it. It can be applied to both walls and floors, providing spectacular finishes. 

However, it’s crucial to understand the material and its behavior before choosing it, to avoid disappointing our clients later.

Pros of microcement:

  • Resistant and waterproof.
  • Lightweight, flexible, and easy to clean.
  • Crafted artisanally, resulting in a very natural look.
  • It has been trendy for years and remains fashionable.

Cons of microcement:

  • Imperfections may occur (which is part of the material’s charm, but it should be noted).
  • Corners can be challenging to access for application and may not be resolved perfectly.
  • Color variations. The color may not match exactly as shown in catalogs since the mix is done on-site by the applicator.
    We recommend grey tones as they usually give the best results (mixed with a hint of another color if desired). Strong or pure tones (like pink or green) haven’t worked well in our experience.
  1. Fixed shower screen

We always recommend a fixed shower screen to our clients. It’s true that it’s open, and water can splash out, but we don’t see it as a problem. By making the screen as long as possible, the risk of water splashing out is minimal. However, some people prefer a hinged door shower screen to avoid this issue and ensure a tighter seal. But whenever possible, the fixed shower screen is much better aesthetically. 

We particularly like the combination of a fixed shower screen with black frames and black faucets, paired with white tiles, as it creates a clean and elegant look. 

We also often use fixed shower screens with frames at the top and bottom and frameless sides.

  1. Wall-hung toilet

Choosing between a wall-hung toilet and a traditional floor-mounted toilet is simply a matter of aesthetics. For us, this type of toilet provides a sense of cleanliness and lightness. To install them, you need at least 11-15 cm of additional space plus the partition wall to recess the cistern, so it may not be suitable for very small bathrooms. There is also a price difference, as wall-hung toilets are more expensive than traditional ones. Contrary to popular belief, it is not more difficult to repair a wall-hung toilet if something breaks in the cistern, as technicians have access to it and there are usually no issues with this.

  1. Built-in shower tray

The shower tray integrated into the floor provides 100% accessibility to the shower area. To achieve this detail, it’s important to have a margin of thickness in the floor. In renovations, this is often challenging, and there’s no choice but to install the tray on the surface. Sometimes, it’s not possible to know in advance until the renovation is underway.

Another solution that can be used to make the bathroom accessible is to form the shower tray with the same tiles as the floor. However, this is not always recommended because the tiles used in the shower tray must be very textured and have low slipperiness. Having these characteristics can result in the shower tiles having a different tone and texture from the rest of the bathroom, which may not look aesthetically pleasing with the color difference in the same bathroom space. If you’re looking for a clean finish, we always recommend a built-in shower tray or microcement floor. 

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