Design Tips for your En-Suite

Make the most of your space. . .

I’ve recently completed a stunning ’boutique style’ project so thought I’d share it with you and at the same time provide you with a few practical interior design tips for your en-suite.

First things first, this space should be a seamless continuation from the bedroom it accompanies. It is, after all an extension of a bedroom, therefore should reflect the style through thoughtful consideration of the colour palette, wall finishes, window treatments and soft furnishings.

Take time to think. . .

In my opinion, an en-suite should be given just as much care and attention as a bathroom. If you’re designing an en-suite from scratch, it’s really important you consider the layout carefully to ensure you make the most of the space available. Once the plumbing has been installed and the sanitary items placed, it can be rather costly to alter.

The floor plans below show how effective spatial planning can maximise the space available and create a more functional environment.  Effective Space Planning[/caption]

By removing the existing basin and incorporating a bespoke washstand with a countertop basin the floor area immediately feels more spacious. Cupboard storage was added beneath the unit for added practicality. Furthermore, the existing, hinged door could be replaced with a pocket door system to maximise the space available.

Be practical. . .

An attractive and functional en-suite requires a lot of storage that should be considered from the outset. This way, you’ll create a practical space, free from clutter and everything from towels to loo rolls will have a customised space.

An en-suite should only consist of hard surfaces that are easy to clean and free from dirt and germs. Once you’ve considered the practicalities of the materials you intend to use, you can then soften the appearance with window treatments, furnishings and effective lighting.

Never underestimate the importance of lighting. . .

Lighting design should be considered at the early stages of a project as it shapes our experiences and is key to any design project. I would always recommend task and mood lighting for a bathroom environment. Task lighting is required to illuminate practical areas whilst mood lighting is softer and often adjustable to enable a different experience.

From a safety perspective, always ensure your selected lighting is IP rated and suitable for the space you intend.

Enlist a helping hand. . .

It’s always a good idea to get a skilled designer onboard to ensure the project is planned correctly from the outset. A qualified professional will assist with the practical, legislative and safety aspects of the project such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements.

I hope my interior design tips for your en-suite have been useful. If you’ve enjoyed this blog post and think others will too, please share by clicking one or more of the social media icons below. Thank you.

I offer a range of architectural interior design services including concept design, spatial planning, technical drawings and soft furnishings. Have a look at what I do or contact me directly for further information – I’d love to hear from you.

Just Live, Kelly x

 

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