Designing a new bathroom can be an incredibly exciting but challenging experience. It can often feel like you’re banging your head against a brick, or in the case of your bathroom, a tiled wall. But don’t worry; the answer to this problem is clear… literally. If you’re tired of your tiles looking dated with grime and dirt, there is a solution. Without constant and rigorous cleaning, tiles can often make a relatively new bathroom look dated quickly. However, by switching traditional tiles for glass can make your bathroom look more modern and hygienic.
Glass is a versatile material which can be used in a number of different ways in your bathroom. Don’t just think that glass can only be used with dividers and mirrors. One of the latest trends in the bathroom industry is splashbacks. But, what exactly are bathroom splashbacks, and how can you use them in your bathroom?
Bathroom splashbacks are now the go-to product for many interior designers who are looking to update modern bathrooms. Unlike tiled walls, splashbacks aren’t in danger of mould. Often the grout in tiled walls can start to mould. With glass splashbacks, the smooth glass surface can be cleaned with great ease. Unlike many other materials, when you’re cleaning splashbacks, you can use any household chemical cleaning product without having to worry about damage.
Shower dividers are a super simple and great way of making the most of the available space in your bathroom. Unlike traditional shower curtains, glass shower dividers offer a sleek, clear divide for your shower and bathroom, without having to compromise on space. By keeping your shower enclosure well polished, you can also make your bathroom look amazingly clean.
Splashbacks are versatile and can be used in more areas than you think. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your shower, having a bespoke splashbacks is a great way of adding a personal touch to your bathroom. The glass can be customised into any style you choose. This is because machines are able to print directly onto the glass. If you’d like to fully personalise your bathroom, you can often choose unique designs or even incorporate photographs into a printed splashback.
Glass walls and splashbacks
One of the best places to use splashbacks is on bathroom walls and around a sink. When using a sink, water can often splash onto a wall a will leave stains, which often go without being cleaned. With splashbacks however, the glass is completely water resistant so there’s no need to worry about water damage to any of your glass surfaces. If you’re looking for an ultimate bathroom design, you can even match the glass design on your bathroom walls, sink and shower for a fully personalised bathroom.
Mirrors can be a cheap and easy way to make a bathroom appear larger by both creating an illusion of extra space and by making the most of available light by bouncing it off reflective surfaces. The reflective surface helps to bounce light off surfaces and into darker areas. Non-toughened mirrors are a great option on large bathroom wall claddings or shower enclosures. One obvious issue with non-toughened walls however is the fact that they aren’t reinforced and they can be easy to break or damage in comparison with other, tougher bathroom materials.
House Plants with a glass vase
Adding decorations to a bath room can be a create way to add personalised touches and to draw someone’s eye to different parts of the bathroom. House plants are a great choice for a bathroom as they give a fresh and clean feel. Using a glass vase can add a raw feel, by exposing the roots. Before picking your bathroom plant however, there are a few things you need to consider. Often, bathrooms have low levels of light as they have no or very little windows. Also, the use of hot water can often make a bathroom humid. If this applies to your bathroom, you’ll need to select plants which can survive in low levels of light and can deal with high levels of humidity.
One such plant which can survive in wet and dark conditions is the humble orchid. The steam from your bathroom will keep your orchid well hydrated and healthy. As orchids are also an incredibly versatile plant, you can also choose to move the orchid to other parts of the house to allow some exposure to light, while still adding some lovely colour to that particular room. Alternatively, if your bathroom is well lit, just be sure to pick a plant which can survive in humid conditions and you’re free to pick whichever plat or flower you prefer.
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