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Starting as a signature feature in many luxury boutique hotels around the world, and following the modern interior trend of ultimate accessibility, open bathroom concept found its way into the homes. Pretty soon it incited passionate reactions. Those who cherish their privacy more than anything, frown on the idea disapprovingly, while exhibitionists embrace it. As with most design innovations, time will show how practical or impractical it really is. But for now, we have listed a few advantages and disadvantages of the open-plan bedroom that we have noticed.

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Benefits of the open-concept bathroom

Accessibility is its key advantage. Getting out of the bed and stepping directly into the shower is particularly practical in the mornings when you are in a rush to get ready for work. Secondly, multi-purpose rooms save space significantly. If you have a limited floor area, you will accomplish more by placing a shower and a sink in the same room where you sleep. It is not such an unusual combination after all, since both bathroom and bedroom are considered to be intimate spaces. This open concept design will make a small room look larger. Plus, knocking down the walls will allow natural air flow and ventilation, and natural light will penetrate into the otherwise dark bathroom. Your bathroom will no longer be a purely utilitarian zone, but will get a new spa-like feel to it. Enjoying long baths will get a completely new dimension. If nothing else, this modern design has a unique look and will make you feel like you are sleeping in a luxury hotel every night.

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Disadvantages of the open-concept bathroom

The strongest argument of those who are con open bathrooms is the lack of privacy. Some even argue that a separate bathroom is the guardian of marital happiness. We agree that this is a bold choice, which is not for everyone. However, the open bathroom concept does not need to include the toilet. Actually, it probably should not include it because of the transmission of odours. If the shower or bath are sensibly oriented, your privacy will remain intact. You can always consider placing etched glass walls, smart electric glass walls, sliding screens or blinds to protect your privacy. Perhaps a bigger issue here are different daily routines. Early birds will wake their partners up every morning with the noise of showering and shaving, while night owls will keep them up every night for the same reason. Of course, none of these issues matter if you live alone and do not share your bedroom with anyone.

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Wider bathing space means cooler bathing spaces, due to the airflow. If you are one of those persons who are always cold, it might be a problem. Again, you can put up some kind of transparent dividers, thus preserving the openness of the space, but reducing the flow of air at the same time.

According to the Fantastic Handyman Plumbers, residual moisture and damp migrating from the bathroom into your bedroom can be a huge problem and cause a number of hazards. You will need a proper ventilation system, with a dual function – negative flow in the water closet, and a positive flow in the sleeping zone, to make this work.

Moisture migration from bathroom into the bedroom can be a huge problem. You will need a proper ventilation system, with a dual function – negative flow in the water closet, and positive flow in the sleeping zone, to make this work. Unconventional design trends are always tricky if you are planning on selling your home any time in the future. They might increase the value of your home, or bring it down just the same. Ultramodern bathroom could unnaturally stick out in a traditional Victorian-concept home where every room has a separate function, or it can be a nice modern touch.

Are you intrigued by the idea of open-space bathroom? Would you incorporate it in your home redesign or are you completely against it?

The bathroom can be one of the dirtiest rooms in the house. Regardless of the fact that you clean the bathroom on a daily basis it is mandatory that every few months you clean it thoroughly. Biggest issues of the bathroom cleanliness are mould, bathroom scale, rust and bacteria.

Mould

The bathroom is a hotbed for mould, because it is humid and usually ventilation in the bathrooms can be poor. In order to prevent the formation of the mould, you have to change those conditions. Leave the window open at least while in the shower.

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Keep the surfaces in your bathroom clean, especially from the shampoo, oil and cream remains. Dry your wet towels outside of the bathroom and buy shower curtains made of synthetic materials that not absorb so much liquid.

The way to fight against mould depends on how much mould there is and how long it has been present. If there were a big job ahead of you, you’d better choose the cleaner that contains less hazardous chemicals to avoid inhaling them. Experts point out that the most effective weapon against the mould is water and a microfiber cleaning cloth that has great absorbency. To reach all angles in your bathroom, use an old toothbrush.

If this does not help then the best solution is bleaching. Mix the water and the liquid bleach in scale 3 to 1 and try with that. If this method is not effective, make a stronger concentrate.

If you have cracked all the aces, and hardened mould is still coming back, maybe it is time to change the silicone on the edges of the tub (replace it with sanitary silicon containing fungicide). If you find that the fungus ducked under tiles or that mould breaks all over the walls, maybe then the best solution is a complete adaptation of the bathroom. Use the materials that are resistant to mould.

Scale and rust

Not only do scale and rust look ugly, but they can cause big problems and failures. For thorough cleaning, you do not have to buy expensive set of cleaning agents. All you need is white alcohol vinegar, lemon, water, some eucalyptus oil, sponge, and microfiber cloth. Mix the vinegar, water and 20 – 30 drops of eucalyptus oil to remove the scale from the sink, toilet and the tub, and to give them a new glow.

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Remove scale and rust from the taps with the pure vinegar. Soak the cloth in vinegar and leave it on the faucets for an hour. This will make the scale and rust easy to remove with the sponge and cloth.

Bacteria

The biggest source of the bacteria in the bathroom are clogged drains and scaled faucets. Unclog the drains and clean them regularly with the water and vinegar mixture.

Next in line of the risky bacteria sources are towels and sponges. Towels stay damp for a long time and we know that humidity is a heaven for bacteria. You should change the towels, at least, every three days and wash them. Cloths and sponges you use to wash the bathroom too often must be washed and disinfected. In addition, another thing: it is best to use them only in the bathroom.

Cleaning the bathroom for many represents the most hated job in the house. Regularly cleaning of the bathroom is mandatory. If you organize well, you will realize that this obligation will not take much time. Hopefully some of these advices will help you. Put your gloves on and let your bathroom shine.

It is of course hard to judge the aesthetic of a particular design, as tastes vary greatly from person to person, But nowadays, almost every design, at least in everyday homes, has become about incorporating functionality and design and making them work in total harmony.

What is not the modern bathroom is more about the practical use than it is about intricate décor of the room. The use of different materials was never more apparent, and different textures and colors make the room seem more interesting while still keeping that simple design.

The concept of a contemporary bathroom is that it should be the one place where you can have your personal time, and the one place where you can do everything- shower, dress up, get ready for work, do your make up, use the facilities and so on.

As the bathroom is a place where we spend a lot of our time, sometimes not even realizing it, it should be a place that makes us calm and looks appealing and soothing, reaching a spa-like ambience can be easily done, and with only some finishing details, but choosing what types of elements you are going to install in your bathroom will greatly influence the overall look and feel.

Bubble it Up!

 

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Choosing a cozy bathtub is essential. If the space allows it, make sure to not skip on the tub. Even though showers are much quicker and effective, some good essential oils and bath salts can cure almost any ache you might have.

Easy to maintain, geometric, clear cut bathtubs are a perfect solution.

And notice for just a few added touches completely transforms the look of this corner of the bathroom from plain and boring to fun and modern.

 

To Each Their Own

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image credit: dejongsanitair.nl

 

One of the most used and most important elements of the bathroom will of course be the toilet. Simple, clear lines, monochromatic and above all functional.

These are one of the main characteristics of modern, or better said contemporary bathrooms, but there are still choices to make and reasons why to make them.

Depending on how much space you have and how much pain in the neck you want to have with maintenance, you can opt either for a wall-mounted or a floor-mounted toilet.

The function is the same of course, and both have their ups and downs. If you don’t want to struggle with a lot of cleaning and want to save up on space, go for the wall-mounted toilet; it is a bit more complicated and costly to install but the results will be worth it.

 

Hot Showers

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When we’re at the topic of combining functionality and aesthetics, have a look at this. This shower has plenty of space to move around and without the hassle of installing a regular shower bed or a bathtub.

What’s great about this is that the threshold can basically be installed during the making of the bathroom or the renovation, and it is made out of concrete and covered in tile.

You can use the same tile that you used to cover your floor or you can make a visual effect and use the tiles that are on your walls; this will also make the threshold more apparent and prevent possible falling over it and similar dangerous situations.

This will make the room look bigger as the major part of the shower will be almost invisible due to the glass door, and don’t worry, the glass door is lined with rubber so no water will escape from your hot shower.

 

All About That Sink

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Think about your morning routine. Does it involve another person getting ready at the same time as you are? Being shut out of the bathroom or showing each other in front of the sink and vanity is never fun and never time-efficient.

If this is the case with you, think about a double sink, more space for things and people.

You could also incorporate a big vanity drawer or cabinet beneath it to store all the things you need to get your glam on in the morning.

Let There be Light!

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image credit: nicehomez.com

 

It is very important how you position your lighting in the bathroom and for several reasons as well. First of all, you need to have in mind which parts of the bathroom have to have perfect lighting (i.e. in front of the mirror where women will be doing their makeup).

Apart from this, various lighting fixtures can be used to accentuate different parts of the bathroom and make it more pleasant to stay in this cozy part of the house.