Everything You Need for Your Modern Bathroom
What do you need in your bathroom? Read through this quick guide to know your bathroom essentials.
Whether you live in a BTO, HDB, or a more sizable flat, there is one thing all homes have in common, a bathroom that you need to keep clean and organised. When designing and furnishing your home, it is important not to leave out your bathroom. Aside from your remarkable living room, one thing that guests look forward to when visiting your home is the restroom. While your main goal is to keep it clean and comfortable, your bathroom can also be a place to reflect your personality.
To create a cosy and impressive bathroom, here is a list of basically everything you need for a complete bathroom.
Basic bathroom essentials
An absolute requirement, especially for smaller bathrooms, a shower curtain with a shower liner provides additional privacy to your bathroom. It also serves as a divider between your dry bathroom and the wet part where you shower. This helps you feel safer and less prone to accidental slipping when you enter the bathroom. Since shower curtains come in various colours and designs, having one can make your bathroom livelier.
If you are looking for a modern divider for your bathroom, an elegant glass shower screen is a good choice. Not only does it look gorgeous, but a shower screen also provides a secure partition between your shower space and bathroom. A shower screen provides an open and spacious look and invites proper lighting.
A mirror is a must-have, especially if you take most of your time preparing or doing your morning routine in your bathroom. Of course, it is nice to have a clear look at how good-looking you are after taking a refreshing shower, but a mirror can help you check your appearance when brushing or while grooming so you can look and feel at your best. A mirror can also act as a statement decoration in your bathroom. It can also help reflect natural light for a fresh-looking space.
It is vital for those with their little ones to have a safe and fun place to freshen up. A baby bathtub is made with delicate materials and curves that will help you stay at ease during your child's bath.
Modern bathroom furniture and storage
Another requirement for a complete bathroom setup is efficient storage. Having a storage unit is important, especially when you have a limited bathroom space. Your toiletries, skincare products, towels, and other bathroom essentials are kept in a storage unit.
You can utilise several bathroom storage units depending on your needs. You may use a practical plastic cabinet to categorise your bathroom essentials or convert a chest of drawers to store linens and bath items for a modern look. The key here is to provide ample space for different bathroom needs for easy access, especially for your guests. When organising your bathroom, place the items that you immediately need like soap and tissue on top and the bigger essentials like the towel at the bottom.
You may set up a bathroom rack near your shower for easy access for wet or liquid essentials. Arrange your items like shampoo, toothpaste, and shower gels on middle or lower shelves for easy access. Small towels, cotton, and hygiene essentials can be at the upper part of the rack to avoid contact with water when not in use.
Install wall-mounted shelves in your bathroom to create a modern built-in look. You can place them near your bathroom mirror or on top of your sink for easy access and functional aesthetics. You can add baskets to categories your items, and you can display some small potted plants or knick-knacks to liven up your bathroom.
Prevent your clothes and towels from lying everywhere by installing wall hooks into your bathroom walls. Aside from fabric and linen, you can also hang an air freshener or a bag on a versatile wall hook.
Repurpose your home furniture
Want a charming and homey bathroom? Repurpose your glass cabinet unit or a bookshelf and use it to store your bathroom essentials. Choose lightweight furniture that can fit even your small bathroom and utilise the space for your essential items.
Bath towels and linens
Of course, if there is a bathroom, there is a towel. Towels come in various sizes and designs, like a big bath towel, hand towel, and face towel. You can also use a bathrobe after a refreshing shower. Invest in high-quality and hypo-allergenic bath towel sets and robes to help you dry off after taking a bath.
Non-slip shower mat
A non-slip shower mat is important to keep your bathroom safe since it is wet most of the time. To prevent accidental slipping, place a non-slip shower mat in your bathtub or shower room. To keep your feet dry even after a shower, place another rug at the entrance of your bathroom to reduce the risk of accidents caused by the wet surface.
Other bathroom items
A bathroom is not complete with your bath and hygiene items. To keep you refreshed and comfortable, take a look at this bath item checklist before you go shopping.
Bath and hygiene essentials:
- Bath soap
- Hand soap
- Personal hygiene items like mouthwash, dental floss, and shaving cream
- Personal care tools like a razor, hairbrush, and nail clippers
- Skincare and cosmetic products
- Bath gloves
- Toothpaste and brush
- Toilet paper
- Tampon and pads
- Microfibre cloth
- Trash bin
- Toilet brush
- Buckets and basins
- Laundry hamper
- Toilet cleaning solutions
- Room spray
- Tile cleaner for deep stains
- Rubber gloves
- Toothbrush holder
- Tissue holder
- Baskets and trays
- Hand soap dispenser
Other bathroom essentials and decorations:
- Tap filter
- Air freshener
- Scented candles
- Additional lighting
Personalise your bathroom
Aside from all the essentials (we know it's pretty long but worth it), personalising your bathroom makes it more comfortable and welcoming to use. Plus, having a well-decorated bathroom might help you get out of your 3 am bathroom fear.
Adding some simple art prints on your bathroom wall or displaying your vanity collection and fragrance essence can level up the look of your bathroom.
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