A look at features of a contemporary bathroom and considerations for choosing one.
Many home owners are remodelling their homes to have contemporary bathrooms. With attention to bathroom vanities, color and furniture, they are removing the clutter and incorporating design that use space effectively. Modern bathrooms are generally known for the sleek, open and clean appearance without any unnecessary item. It is functional with special attention paid to aesthetic and to orientation. They should also give the spacious feeling and not restrict easy movement.
Color is a key element in the look of the bathroom which generally is sober and subtle and not as bright as modern bathrooms. The fittings are generally arranged to flow and are kept neat and simple. Bulky cabinets and other accessories are avoided. Taps and fittings are simple and elegant and flooring and wall tiles where used, are plain and complement the overall theme of the contemporary bathrooms.
Lighting is very critical and is designed to provide good ambiance and sufficient to enable the user to use the bathroom effectively. This is particularly so, on top of the vanities where the light should shine on the user.
Vanities are an important aspect of contemporary bathrooms. Depending on your taste, there are various styles of vanities that one could choose from. These are antique vanities, modern vanities or contemporary vanities. Antique vanities if used, are generally of wood with brass and copper knobs and handles.
They have to be carefully selected to blend with the fittings and color scheme of the bathroom. Contemporary vanities have limited countertop areas and separate accessories have to be provided to keep the toiletries. People tend to prefer a double sink to provide for a larger countertop.
Contemporary bathrooms are generally designed with products that are easily available in the market. The flooring, fittings, furniture and lighting accessories are items that are readily available and not especially tailor-made like those done for modern bathrooms. Color is another important consideration in a contemporary bathroom. The blend between the wall, the floor and the vanities and sanitary fittings has to be complementary without deep contrast.
Today, we have a wide choice of bathroom designs ranging from the contemporary to the modern. Major consideration is cost and taste. Generally, modern bathrooms tend to be more expensive than Contemporary Bathrooms.