Keeping your bathroom well ventilated

Small bathrooms are increasingly common and see a fair amount of activity during the day. Whether you’re planning a complete bathroom renovation, or just want to make some improvements, one of the most important things to think about is ventilation. Poor quality air circulation can lead to lots of problems. On the other hand, a proper ventilation system will not only save your home’s structure, it will also eliminate unwanted air and damp. In this blog we look at measures you can take to keep your bathroom well ventilated.

Extractor fans

These are the key to safe and bacteria free air circulation in your bathroom. The best way to remove the moisture is to install extractor fans. They keep the bathroom well ventilated and some come with useful features such as adjustable timers. It extracts condensation and replaces it with fresh air giving your bathroom great air quality.

Keep surfaces dry

To prevent you’re the spread of germs / mould in your bathroom in a damp bathroom, try to keep surfaces as dry as possible. Clean everything that is prone to collecting water droplets. Making this a habit after a bath or shower and this will improve the overall ventilation in this space.

Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers can also reduce condensation by collecting the moisture from the air / surfaces in the bathroom. They are portable, which makes them especially handy if other areas of your home are prone to damp and condensation too. However, they can be bulky, need maintenance and are need to be emptied on a regular basis. They can also be pricey and expensive to run.

Heating your bathroom

Heating a bathroom will also keep it dry. Bathrooms that include underfloor heating will normally dry out quicker so keep the temperature high where possible.

By doing the above, you can ensure your bathroom is not subject to mould, growth and damp. Good ventilation creates a fresh, healthy environment for you and your family.

Image Interiors – Small Bathrooms, Big Ideas

No matter how small your bathroom, a cleverly designed bathroom renovation can provide you with a practical and stylish space to suit your lifestyle. If your family has expanded or your circumstances have changed, you might consider an extension to increase the floorplan of your bathroom. However, if the expense of an extension is not an option, a well-planned bathroom re-model will provide an effective solution.

At Image Interiors we have the knowledge and expertise to create a space-efficient bathroom that will look and feel much larger than it actually is, with our intelligent and highly functional designs.

Tailored Designs

Our specialist team of designers will consult with you to establish your individual needs and priorities, in order to plan and design the most efficient layout to suit your requirements.

Clever Storage

A small bathroom can be transformed into a luxury space by using clever storage solutions to give the impression of a larger room by tidying away cluttered items and creating a minimalistic look.
Wall mounted, slim line vanity units with an integrated sink on top will free up space in the bathroom.

Mirrored cabinets and wall mirrors also give the illusion of space and reflect light.

Combined sink and toilet units with storage included are a great way to add space by compacting three fixtures into one unit.

Baths

Choosing a bath with shorter dimensions in a range of stylish designs will create extra space in a smaller bathroom. A shower bath is a great way of combining two fixtures into one, with a folding screen to create the illusion of extra space. Some baths include clever storage for essential toiletries at the end or side of the bath.

Showers and Wet Rooms

Frameless walk-in showers or wet rooms with a ceiling mounted rain shower create a free-flowing spacious environment. Quadrant and curved corner shower units are a great space-saving technique to fit showers into small or awkward rooms. Sliding doors or clear glass doors create the illusion of space.

Basins

Wall mounted or floating basins allow more floor area to be seen which gives a more streamlined feel and creates the impression of extra space. Corner basins are available in many modern stylish designs and offer great space-saving potential.

Toilets

Corner toilets and wall hung toilets are some of the new ideas designers have developed in order to provide customers with inventive solutions for smaller bathrooms.

Heating

Radiators can take up valuable space in a small bathroom, so wall mounted heated towel rails are a great way to combine heating and towel storage. Underfloor heating is another option which will free up wall space.

Colour and Lighting

Simply choosing lighter colours and brightening up the room with well positioned lighting can have a huge impact on the visual effect of a room in terms of comfort and space. White or neutral fixtures give the impression of space, rather than dark and imposing fixtures which can be overpowering in a small bathroom. Consider installing a skylight to add extra light into a small bathroom.

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