Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guest Post::Turning your Functional Bathroom In To A Loveable Living Space Ready For Your Christmas Guest

I would like to welcome Helen, she blogs over at... HDBathroomDesignerShe has a wonderful blog about bathrooms and designing. Today she is sharing how to have a wonderful Bathroom for your quest during Christmas. 

Creating a Charismatic Christmas Bathroom
Bathrooms are and always will be primarily functional spaces; they exist to serve a purpose. But does this mean that we have to sacrifice form for function? Absolutely not, and with the festive period just around the corner, what better time than now to create a friendly inviting bathroom that you and your Christmas guests can enjoy.


Now we all tend to accumulate far more bathroom products than we really need, and without sufficient storage space available, even the largest bathrooms will begin to feel cramped and cluttered. So, to give yourself a solid foundation upon which to build your new, welcoming bathroom, some furniture is a must.
A fitted vanity unit will allow you to keep your basin area clear of clutter whilst keeping all of your daily essentials neatly organised and within easy reach. As a fitted unit, it will also help to conceal the plumbing connecting your taps and basin to the water mains, resulting in a far more streamlined bathroom. Upgrading from your bathroom mirror to a mirrored cabinet is another great way to add some subtle extra storage capacity whilst retaining the same functionality as before. An illuminated mirrored cabinet is the best possible combination, as the additional light source will not only provide you with a glamorous and easy to use vanity area, but will also help the room to appear larger.


Another famous way to enhance the feeling of space in a room is by keeping the walls painted a light colour. White is often the preferred choice, but when combined with a white bathroom sweet, the results can be a little cold and sterile. A light pastel shade will retain the same light- and space-enhancing qualities, but with much more friendly and inviting results. Similarly, naturally finished wooden furniture, whether light or dark, will add a real tactile appeal to your decor that will make for a much more relaxing and enjoyable space.
This time of year, it’s especially important to have a warm and cosy bathroom, and there are two key methods that will help you achieve this. A chrome finished heated towel rail, rather than the traditional radiator, will warm your bathroom, create a stylish focal design point and ensure that you and your Christmas visitors have access to warm, dry towels whenever you need them. Underfloor heating is now more affordable and more effective than ever before, and is the perfect way to get rid of the risk of frozen toes, whilst creating luxurious ambient warmth.


These are just a few simple changes to help get you started creating your ideal cozy, Christmas bathroom. There are hundreds more great tips and ideas available out there, so get clicking and find your favorites!

Helen Davies is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, who sell good looking contemporary and traditional bathroom furniture at realistic prices.

Thanks for being her Helen!


Have a wonderful week, not to much longer and Christmas will be here!

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2 comments:

Helen said...

Thanks for posting this Heather I did not realisle you had posted this already :) have a fab Christmas, Helen Davies Xx

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Heather, this was such fun! It was my first ever swap, and it was a great experience. AND this is my first time EVER linking up, I hope I did it right. Thanks so much for doing this. I know you are taking a break, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.