It doesn’t have to be just a utility room. The bathroom can become a spa full of well-being and does not have to be financially or spatially demanding. All that is required is good planning and careful selection of the individual equipment elements.
One of the shapes of the bathroom
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With the right colors you can create a cozy atmosphere in the bathroom. Interior designers recommend more muted tones. The timeless colors of earth or gray tones do not tire so quickly and definitely appear calmer than sharp red or yellow. In addition, these “neutral tones” combine well with other colors, allowing you to transform the bathroom simply through the use of accessories.
With light brown and sand you can achieve a soft and calming tone, which is why you should complement them with a bright contrast, for example with wooden furniture, otherwise the room will be lost in a flood of light tones and the bathroom will look a bit cluttered.
Gray or anthracite, close to black, give the bathroom a more luxurious touch. But the darker the wall tiles are, the better the bathroom should be lit. It doesn’t necessarily have to be direct daylight, although that is of course ideal, but you want to play with sufficient and appropriate lighting.
White is also making a comeback, having been perceived as a bit cheap for some time, but when combined with wood you get a timeless yet warm combination. In addition, white or light, plain tiles are usually among the cheaper ones.
The color of the bathroom is important
Tiles with gold or silver relief also look very luxurious. However, all striking tile and paving surfaces should be treated discreetly and in a complementary manner. For example, use them on just one wall or use them to cleverly visually separate the individual functional areas of the bathroom. Bold tiles look perfect in combination with a minimalist gray screed.
As for the colors: If you don’t like neutral timelessness, you can choose one of the strong colors, but think carefully about your choice and prefer to adapt it discreetly to the rest of the bathroom. Also pay attention to how distinctive tiles or tiles behave when in contact with water so that you don’t have to constantly polish unsightly drips and stains on them. Also keep in mind the rule that dark tiles or tiles do not belong in a small bathroom with salt. The choice of format and design of the joints is more important, but the fact is that in smaller rooms it makes more sense to choose dark colors for the floor; the tiles should be lighter.
Tiles that imitate stone or wood look great. In addition, ceramic is more durable than, for example, natural wood, so you don’t have to worry about maintenance.
* You can find the continuation of the special on bathrooms in Thursday’s Living magazine, which is part of the regional Deník. You can also read in it what difficulties you have to expect when designing the terrace.
* In the interview with architect Luďke Rýzner you will find out how this expert perceives new buildings being built in villages. Also how people perceive the garden.
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