Chintz Decor Making a Comeback from the ’80s

Chintz Decor Making a Comeback from the ’80s

What is chintz? This textile, featuring flowery patterns on curtains, couches, and wallpaper, was all the rage in the 1980s. Since then, it’s fallen from grace, hard. In fact, after its long history of ins and outs in fashion, the word “chintzy” has become synonymous with decor that’s considered gaudy or cheap.

But as trends tend to do, the pendulum has swung back. Chintz is coming back strong! So don’t knock chintz until you’ve taken a good look.

Chintz can be tricky. Its bold, old-fashioned flower prints can so easily tip into fusty English bed-and-breakfast if you’re not careful. But if you are careful, it can add colour, texture and a touch of classic elegance to your decor.

Chintz warms things up, and a little goes a long way. But the best thing about chintz may be the feeling that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. With chintz, you can really get comfy.

We at G. H. Karia, adore the idea of Chintz decor because it softens things as using chintz is a great way to both feminize and offset modernism’s hard lines. The nostalgia of our mom’s and grandmother’s houses. We all have great memories of helping our mothers select and coordinate her chintz sofa with chintz pillows and chintz curtains. Chintz is such a happy fabric, don’t you feel?

This bit of chintz on this staid and elegant settee really makes the room. It adds a perfect touch of colour and personality.

A subtle chintz on this plush chair gives the boring beige room a feminine elegance.

The above room is inspired by boho eclectic style in this off-white, greyish room with a simple chintz curtain.

We love the mix of all these patterns: preppy stripes with classic chintz, ethnic cushions and a bit of chinoiserie thrown in for good measure. Bring it on.

A modern black and white chintz pattern. It adds a little warmth to this modern room. But not too much.

Another spot of chintz in a cozy corner. You know it’s the quintessential use of chintz when it looks like it would go perfectly with a nice cup of tea and your favourite book!

Woah! A bold, modern take on a chintz pattern enlivens this little kitchen. Interesting, isn’t it?

Inspired by tiles with chintz designs, the experts created this pretty yet sophisticated bathroom. Here,in the first image the chintz curtain is the perfect balance for the pale blue colour of the walls. The second and the third image shows us chintz pattern on tiles.

The fun thing about chintz is that it can appear practically anywhere in your home: If your decor generally lacks patterns and uses solid colors, consider going big with a chintz tiles or curtains (but probably not both!). If you pick one that ties in colors already present in your home decor, you’ll have a winning look that’s clean yet bold. For a feminine touch, you’ll achieve the same effect by dressing up a mostly white bedroom with a headboard upholstered in chintz.

Some of the examples of chintz tiles:

Maximalism- The big trend of 2019

Maximalism- The big trend of 2019

Though the past few years have been defined by our overwhelming commitment to paring down, simplifying and embracing minimalism in all its forms, 2018 saw us shift away from this movement—and turn toward its character foil, Maximalism. Maximalism is everything minimalism is not; where minimalism forces us to make decisions about what we really need, maximalism allows us to eschew hard choices entirely—inviting us, instead, to stock up on everything we desire. And if 2019 home decor trends are any indication, 2019 will usher us into an even more maximalist era than 2018 did.

The Basics of Maximalism:

  1. Load up on lots of colour.
  2. The more artwork, the better.
  3. Toil for comfort and add only the decor you love.
  4. Don’t strive for Perfection, strive for Personalisation.

According to Etsy’s 2019 trend report, one of the most pervasive 2019 home decor trends is maximalist home decor. Because it’s not enough for our closets to be loaded with texture, print, and colour—our apartments deserve the sensory overload treatment, too.

Here at G. H. Karia, we don’t really care whether our readers follow trends—what makes us happiest is seeing people craft and embrace aesthetics they feel great about. Trends are useful in so far as they establish new avenues for self-expression. So if you’re a die-hard minimalist, keep doing you; don’t let 2019 home decor trends tell you who you are or what you want. But if you’re a maximalist, get excited! 

 

1. Feel Free to Mix Textures and Patterns

The great thing about maximalism is that there are no explicit rules. You’re free to match different styles and décor elements and experiment with things as much as you like. A mix of fabrics, patterns, and textures is what gives maximalism its recognizable look. Be bold when decorating and you’ll achieve a look that’s interesting and full of personality.

When it comes to one of your most commonly used and seen rooms in your home, take advantage of the freedom of maximalism by bringing in a wild range of juxtapositions that’ll make the room feel well-judged and out of this world.

Create a rich look by literally filling it to the brim with piles of statement-making furnishings that each boast a completely unique design while together, they create a beautiful open-ended composition that you can continue to add to in the future. As for once, maximalism is a bonafide design style that doesn’t call for a completely tight edit.

 

2. Bold Floral Wallpapers / Tiles

There’s no better time to up your colourful tile game. Forget the white walls and monotonous stripy prints. Shop for unique prints with a touch of luxe or quirkiness to create a conversational nook at home.

 

3. Retro Colours

With maximalism, you can indulge in any decade and historical references for inspiration. Update your bedroom with a French boudoir theme from the neo-classicism period or the velveteen sheen of the 70s for some extra shimmer in your room. Colours like bubble gum pink, coral and dusty hues are all the rage this season.

 

4. Wall of Frames

If you only have one statement piece at home, it’s time to multiply that by ten. Line up prints, paintings, and posters altogether and experiment with spacing, colour, motifs and different frames to get the eclectic effect.

 

5. Add Accessories

If you’ve been collecting fabrics, cushion covers and all sorts of home accessories, this is your time to let it all out. Layer each corner with exuberant colours, textures, and volume. Every now and then, move things around to change the dynamics of the space. Remember, anything goes in maximalism.

 

6. Go Boho-Style

Fans of boho style will probably fall in love with maximalism trend. These two styles share a common theme of gorgeous excess. If you love print fabric, love color and love to immerse yourself in everything beautiful, you can easily embrace maximalism while staying true to your boho-roots.

FEW MORE ASPECTS WHERE MAXIMALISM

CAN BE FOLLOWED:

Kitchen:

“While maximalism is most commonly employed in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, it can also be incorporated successfully in the kitchen with the right planning”, say the experts. While maximalism doesn’t initially seem to pair well with practicality, when it comes to kitchens, there’s still a sensible way to bring the spirit of the design style in. From evocative porcelain to dramatic lighting features, small notes here and there can make a world of difference.

Create a rich, layered, and mesmerizing effect by simply piling it on while keeping balance in mind.

Bathroom:

When it comes to the heady feel of maximalism, even the most small-scale of spaces can be brought to life with the rich and expressive feel of the design concept. And for your bathroom, all it takes is a rethink of its wall treatments.

From a wild wallpaper to high-gloss unique bathroom tiles, be explorative and go for bold. Just be sure that it’s a colour you can see yourself happily committed to for the long haul.

 

Maximalism trend doesn’t need to be perfect.

 

How relaxing it would be to decorate without the pressure of perfection. Maximalism style works best when it’s imperfect. Organized chaos is key when incorporating maximalism with your home. While your decor should have some unifying colours or patterns, there is absolutely no need to stress over matching furniture or colours — in fact, that’s the best part, isn’t it?

If you’re planning to give maximalism a try this year, go for it! Also, feel free to let us know what your thoughts are on this incredible trend, and whether these top tips were helpful!

 

 

Organic Interior Designs inspired by Nature

Organic Interior Designs inspired by Nature

Organic design is a style of product design that takes as its starting point organic, flowing natural forms. Undulating lines, dynamic curves, and powerful arches stand in contrast to the geometric, functional style as represented by functionalism.

Organic style of interiors uses natural elements for creating individuals designs by minimal use of man-made materials. A natural decorator should know the natural elements available for sale and in nature, you can use to exchange individual, synthetic decorators. It will probably be difficult for usual indoor decorators to go to eco-friendly interior decorators.

Organic architecture emerged in different countries at the beginning of the 20th century. The concept of organic architecture was born from different styles such as Nouveau, Functionalism, and Constructivism. The pioneers of this direction drew inspiration from principles derived from living nature.

 

ORGANIC INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRED BY NATURE:

1. THE NAUTILUS HOUSE

Designed by: Javier Senosiain

This whimsical near Mexico City, Design takes forms of aquatic life to architecture. The Nautilus House, designed by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain Organic Architecture, combines modern architecture with contemporary art and belongs to the category of “organic work” of the architect, inspired by the seashell.

Completed in 2007, the social life within the housing flows without divisions, with furnishings that are part of the same house, making its inhabitants and guests are integrated and part of natural feel, like a snail indweller.

The rounded shapes and curves mimic the architecture and reinterpret the shells of the nautilus, cephalopod that give a name to the residence. The shells of the nautilus, and inspire protection are synonymous with perfection as the spiral of its shell responds to a mathematical logarithm, having influenced inventors like Robert Fulton, creator of the submarine, or writers like Jules Verne.

This is a free expression of space, in which the main concept is that inside is an organic housing.

 

2. GEODESTIC DOME HOUSE

Designed by: Buckminster Fuller

 

“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow” – BUCKMINSTER FULLER.

 

A spherical shell structure based on a network of great circles. One of the ways Buckminster Fuller would describe the differences in strength between a rectangle and a triangle would be to apply pressure to both structures. The rectangle would fold up and be unstable but the triangle withstands the pressure and is much more rigid–in fact the triangle is twice as strong. This principle directed his studies toward creating a new architectural design, the Geodesic Dome, based also upon his idea of “doing more with less.” Fuller discovered that if a spherical structure was created from triangles, it would have unparalleled strength. How nature’s geometrical pattern can be applied to the design of structures within human society and by doing so could create huge advantages. What a wonderful contribution of genius mathematics.

 

3. SAGRADA FAMILIA CHURCH

Following are the Inspirations

Designed by: Antoni Gaudi

One of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous and often-repeated phrases was, ‘originality is returning to the origin.’ 

Sagrada Familia that is considered to be the best work of Gaudi till date and his last as well, was all inspired by nature. The columns of Sagrada Familia resemble trees and are divided into certain branches at certain heights. Each branch of column and column itself supports one specific section of the structure. The roof he designed for the architectural school on the grounds of the Sagrada Familia is shaped similar to a Magnolia leaf, in the form of a conoid. There are turtles supporting the bases of columns, staircases that resemble ammonite mollusks, and the ceiling of the main chamber of the church gives visitors the impression that they are standing beneath the canopy of majestic forest, with light pouring in from small holes all over. Structural elements inspired by nature include catenary arches, spiral stairways, conoid-shaped roofs, and a new type of tree-inspired column that uses hyperbolic paraboloids as its base. Everywhere you look in Gaudi’s work, nature has left her mark.

2. MADH ISLAND HOUSE:

The Madh Island bungalow is given the look of a primitive, cave-like place with rustic surface treatment and dim, natural-looking interiors. Nari has given it a natural feel by providing earth-filling strips planted with vegetation.

As Nari Gandhi often did, he has experimented a lot with unusual design and unusual materials here as well. The glass skylight domes of the roof garden were constructed using stained glass, marble, broken glass chips, and believe it or not, broken beer bottles! Stone is found all over the bungalow in countless varieties- it’s used as a cladding material for inner arches of the vaults, as the flooring material for major areas, and also as broken stone chips glued to cement-coated surfaces.

Designed by: Nari Gandhi

MODERN ORGANIC INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRED BY NATURE:

1. LOTUS TEMPLE

Designed by: Fariborz Sahba

Shaped like a giant lotus flower, this modern architectural wonder was designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariborz Sahba. It is a Bahá’í House of Worship, meaning worshipers of all denominations are welcomed.

According to the architect, the Lotus flower represented by the form of the building represents that idea that ‘out of the murky waters of our collective history of ignorance and violence, mankind will arise to inhabit a new age of peace and universal brotherhood’.

In accordance with the architectural principles stated by Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, the building is a nine-sided circular shape made up of 27 free-standing marble clad ‘petals’ arranged in clusters of three.

With a capacity of 2,500 practitioners, this seminal architectural work is well-equipped to be a global architectural masterpiece for years to come.

 

2BURJ KHALIFA

Designed by: Adrian Smith

Soaring 828 meters above the metropolis of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. The tower’s overall design was inspired by the geometries of a regional desert flower and the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture. The concept of this building is inspired by a flower HYMENOCALLIS’. This flower has thin white petals elegantly tapering outwards from a central core. As the tower rises from a flat base, setbacks occur in an upward spiralling pattern, reducing the building’s mass as it reaches skyward. At the pinnacle, the central core emerges and forms a spire.

 

3BIRDS NEST STADIUM

Designed by: Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron

This magnificent stadium, popularly known as the “bird’s nest” from the tangle of twisted metal pieces that make up its architectural structure, was built with the primary objective of being the main stage of the Olympic games, the opening and closing ceremonies, and some parties in the Olympic Football Tournament at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The Stadium, designed by Swiss Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron in collaboration with Arup Sport and China Architecture Design & Research Group, won the international convened in 2002 precisely because of the original settlement proposal, inspired by the plot of a nest and made up a myriad of twigs and entanglement.

The stadium design was inspired by the formation of nesting birds. The architects have succeeded in translating the concept so that their work on the project soon gained the nickname “bird’s nest” almost spontaneously among the Chinese population.

The design is based on the nests of birds, not only aesthetically but also at a structural level. The entire structure, visible from the outside, mirrors the branches of the nests that working together with each other achieve unimaginable resistance to the elements.
At the center of the area that also houses other Olympic structures, the stadium seems to be perched like a spaceship, with a quiet majesty whose appeal is given by its slight undulation.

 

4. ALDAR HEADQUARTERS

 

Designed by: MZ Architects

Inspired by the clamshell that has a deep meaning for Abu Dhabi with its maritime heritage and the symbolism of the geometric round shape, the architect imagined two giant circular curved walls of glass that evoke an open shell. This thinking was born a pure, geometric but extremely ambitious: a skyscraper round with a curved glass skin.

 

PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY ORGANIC INTERIOR DESIGN:

1. AXOR MASSAUD

Water, the principle of all things. Also, a source of well-being and serenity. The collection perfects the bond between man and nature. Consistently adhering to the principles of organic architecture. The body is inspired by a blade of grass and the gush sprays like a natural waterfall. A waterfall directly from the shelf seems as if directly out of the wall. With the form of the products, you can recognize the gently curved line of a blade of grass and observe water falling as naturally as if from a spring. In between clear, geometrical forms and ingeniously hidden technology lies Axor Massaud.

Design and technology excellently combined. Impressive.

 

2. FREE STANDING TOWEL HOLDER BY AXOR MASSAUD INSPIRED BY NATURE

The towel rack resembles a branch.

 

3. AXOR STARCK ORGANIC

AXOR Starck Organic is a tribute to the natural world in organic design. Taking the natural world as inspiration in its beauty and efficiency. AXOR Starck Organic combines both, consistently in avant-garde fashion. Sculptural in appearance. In sensuous, organic shapes. In the water arrangement, the Axor Starck Organic’s handle – one for water volume and one for temperature- merge seamlessly with the fixture body, like a tree branch.  And in the minimalist use of resources. Revealing the best of nature. Perfection.

 

4. TAILWATER BY ARTIZE

A signature product like the Tailwater faucet, calls for ceramics that do justice to its iconic design. Envisioned by London firm Danelon Merloni, is inspired by the abstract visual of a bird perched at the edge of a pool. The sculptural brass fitting’s tail act as a mixer lever and follows the line of the spout, creating a graceful arc. Uniting lever spouts in a single form, the curved lever is both intuitive and inviting to the touch. We think of tailwater as a unique and graceful sculpture that functions perfectly. It’s an award-winning signature product like no other.

 

5. FAUCETS, WASHBASINS AND WC’S BY STERNHAGEN

Kristall Washbasin by Sternhagen

Kristall Faucet by Sterhagen

Dune by Sternhagen

Pent WC by Sternhagen

Basins tend to be one of the most underrated elements in a bathroom. So perhaps it’s time you upgraded this component of your daily routine. The German label Sternhagen’s new range of premium basins are to die for. Their seven distinctive offerings include Pent, Kristall, Dune, Golden Cut, Seerose, Kirs and Sand, each named after the inspiration it took cues from.

While Kristall makes rays of light reflect and refract on every cut and corner, Dune takes the form of ripples on the ocean floor or sand-swept desert. The beauty of Pent basin is drawn from the geometric shapes that naturally exist in the world. Available in monochrome hues and edgy shapes, these would be ideal for a contemporary wash space.

 

6. MY NATURE BY VILLEROY & BOCH

The My Nature bath collection from Villeroy & Boch is characterised by the longing for a natural airiness. Every product in the My Nature Collection combines the dynamism of nature with sensuous airiness. The softly curved forms in the My Nature wash basin project an aura of natural purity. The soft curving shape of the baths, combined with natural wood gives the design a unique and harmonious airiness. The modern interpretation of natural forms and materials invites users to linger and relax. Sensuously light, the forms of the My Nature baths create a sense of release and relaxation, and complete bathing enjoyment.

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RAIN SHOWER HEADS

RAIN SHOWER HEADS

Imagine yourself standing out in the rain, and the gentle raindrops are tickling your face. Now you can experience the same relaxing and amazing raindrop feeling while taking a shower from the comfort of your own home. If you invest in a rain shower head, you will be well on your way to take your shower experience to a whole new level and turn your shower activity into a soothing rain forest feeling.

Nothing compares to take a relaxing shower in the morning, letting the raindrop effect do its magic and wash away your sleepiness. It feels amazing, giving a sense of tranquillity & relaxation. This is a fantastic way to wake up fresh and ready to tackle a busy day. Shower heads have become veritable designer objects in the bathroom, they are ever more important. Bringing together the essential elements of a great shower.

What is the difference between rain shower heads and normal shower heads?

SIZE:

Rain shower heads which are also known as rain heads tend to be wider than your run-of-the-mill shower head. That’s because instead of spraying a concentrated stream of water directly at you, they hang directly over you and shower you more gently. That means you get a more luxurious, spa-like experience, but it also means the head needs to cover more area.

WATER PRESSURE:

Many doubt that a rain shower head won’t be able to deliver the same kind of water pressure that their normal shower heads can. It’s true – rain shower heads are different, but they can still deliver a high-enough pressure shower for you to feel clean.

To ensure that the moment of taking a shower assumes an ever greater significance, there is a vast range of multipurpose shower heads with their striking visual impact.

Based on the type of flows Shower Heads are classified into two types:

1. Ceiling mounted

2. Wall mounted

Following are the types of Ceiling Mounted Shower Heads and Wall Mounted Shower Heads based on the water flow:

 

1. RAIN SHOWER HEAD

Axor – Wall mounted Rain Shower Head 

Axor- Ceiling mounted Rain Shower Head

Most people find the rain to be truly relaxing to look at and to feel. The chance to enjoy such a refreshing feeling whenever you want to and in the comfort of your own home can be priceless for many. The presence of air disrupts the continuous flow of water to produce their version of raindrops. A unique, near-natural rain feeling is created by 345 finely adjusted individual nozzles. A head shower and a body shower make a pleasant shower rain down. The raining effect of these showers is also directly related to the size of the shower head. Opting for a wider shower head will give a more realistic rain experience. No matter which choice you make, rain showers will give you a refreshing shower experience.

Bongio – Switch Wall Mounted Rain Shower Head

Don’t be deceived by the looks of the Switch by Bongio. It may appear as a regular wall lamp, but it is actually a clever wall mounted shower head for your bathroom. Fixed at the wall of your bathroom, this rain shower head undoubtedly resembles a Pixar wall lamp with a flexible head. A colorful cord and on/off switch add splashing vibrant hues to its black and gray body. The strong presence of this blue or red power cord makes the rain shower head seem more like a wall lamp than an ordinary shower head. The Funky design of Switch tap will surely leave your visitors talking, especially when they suddenly realize that on switching on the lamp there won’t be any light. Instead, the lamp pours a rushing stream of water. It will indeed be a fun addition to your bathroom space, leaving your guests wondering what just happened.

2. MIST SHOWER HEAD

Ceiling Mounted Mist Shower Head

The special cold water mist nozzle offers a refreshing change. Like morning dew, it gently wets the skin, provides pleasant coolness and makes the natural experience of the shower head perfect.

3. CASCADE SHOWER HEAD

TumbleRain Shower Head

Dornbracht Aquamoon-att (Queen’s collar)

Dornbracht Aquamoon-att (Aqua circle)

This is one of the most unorthodox types of showers. Waterfall showers emulate, as the name suggests, waterfalls. Once you see and experience the magic of waterfall showers, there is nothing that can top it in terms of bathing experience. Your body is so used to taking showers that are under thin sprays or drops of water. Going under a waterfall shower and feeling the heavy rush of water can become a fascinating experience.  You can feel the stress and exhaustion get washed away by waves upon waves of streaming water. It is really an experience like no other. Cascade Flow technology creates a shower experience similar to standing under a curved waterfall. A curved slit in the shower head allows a wide stream of water to flow, warming and soothing the entire body for long-lasting relaxation — even after the shower.

In the first image, Rediscover The Thrill Of Bucket Bath with TumbleRain Shower. A Shower that takes you back to a simpler time, to the fond memories of being inundated with a wave of water as the thrilling climax of the bath time ritual.

 

4. MONOSPOUT SHOWER HEAD

 

The water falling straight from the middle spot of the ceiling mounted shower head is termed as ‘Monospout Showerhead Flow’

With this overhead shower, the water undergoes a powerful enactment: from revitalizing water jet to soothing shower rain. Every element equals luxury squared. Geometric, minimalist design. This Shower Head designed by Philippe Starck is a system. It can be arranged and combined in a variety of ways. Vertically. Horizontally. Basically, The single flow of water in the center is called mono spout showerhead. With three jet types in the extensive overhead shower. The shower becomes a customized spa for staging water in a personalized way.

5. MASSAGER RAIN SHOWER HEAD

The Raindance Rainmaker Air surrounds you in a gentle downpour, washing away stress and exfoliating your skin. It features a huge 680mm x 460mm face with 3 separate shower modes – not patterns either, modes that are designed to relax and invigorate you from head to toe.

 Each mode offers something unique, from ‘RainAir’ which mixes microbubbles into each waterdrop for silky smooth water. ‘RainAir XXL’ provides a vigorous shower that drenches you entirely. Finally, there’s the choice of ‘WhirlAir’ which is ideal for rinsing hair and massaging muscle ache.

This shower head is the ultimate in luxurious showering. Not only does it provide a sleek and sophisticated shower whivh is absolutely perfect for those who are designing a minimal bathroom scheme but it also provides you and your family with an enveloping shower you’ll never want to leave.

One can even upgrade this shower head to include integrated lighting. With integrated lighting, one can create a bright and spacious shower interior or switch off your main lights in the evening for a cosy and atmospheric ambiance.

CHARACTERISTICS OF RAIN SHOWER HEADS

1. CHROMOTHERAPY LIGHTS

The latest lighting technology is used to produce the different mood lighting of the Shower Heads. Integrated into the rain sky are four LED spots and an all-around light frame. The latest lighting technology is used to produce different mood lighting in the Shower Heads. Integrated into the rain sky are four LED spots and an all-around light frame. A power-multichip RGBW light source allows intelligent activation of individual colour channels, colour mixing from across the entire RGB colour space and gradual adjustment of the white-light range from 2,000 to 10,000 Kelvin. Thermal management is excellent – and a guarantee for a long service life – and is equipped with precise lens technology to direct the lighting unit and limit its glare. In this way, Shower Heads reflects the entire range of natural mood lighting – from a gentle sunrise to radiant daylight or expressive sheet lightning, to a calming sunset.

2. FRAGRANCE

A special feature of showerheads are the fragrances attuned to the Signature Treatments, as they are inspired by the actual weather phenomena and moods of nature. They are produced using high-quality, natural, essential oils, aromas and balms, and accentuate the therapeutic effect of the water. In addition, all fragrance compositions are tested by the International Fragrance Association IFRA, which ensures the high quality and safe enjoyment of the fragrances.

All these designs and trends are accessible at G. H. KARIA.

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DO’S AND DON’TS FOR YOUR BATHROOM REMODEL

DO’S AND DON’TS FOR YOUR BATHROOM REMODEL

DO’S

 

1.  Do have a plan.

‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’. Home builders and remodelers say that planning is everything. Firstly, you need to define your goals. Are you transforming the master bedroom’s en suite, updating the kids’ bathroom, converting a half-bath or any other fixtures? Next, envision your updated bathroom. When you’re ready, schedule a consultation with a designer who can help you refine your ideas, select materials and coordinate the installation. An interior designer will assist you in creating an equally aesthetic and functional place that will address your personal needs and style preferences.

Another crucial part of the planning process is preparing for the potential of not having full access to the bathroom you’re remodeling. Depending upon the extensiveness of your remodel there can be times when your bathroom won’t be accessible or have full functionality.  Professional remodelers and contractors are very good at limiting these pinch points and should readily communicate when and why your bathroom will be unusable.

 

2. Splurge on the shower.

Just like any other room in your home, the bathroom needs to have a focal point or a design element that’s meant to draw the eye. According to the design communities, sumptuous showers are one of the most popular features among home buyers, so it may be a good feature to highlight. Also, because of its functionality which is connected to water and water because of its rejuvenation. The shower is used much more frequently than the bathtub is, so it is not a bad idea to splurge a little on the shower. If you count how often you use your bathtub for a bath and not just because it is the tub/shower combination you will soon realize a walk-in shower is a solid and wise investment. Think of it this way, you’ll get to enjoy multiple shower heads and heated floors now, with the added benefit of knowing your investment will probably pay off down the road.

 

3. Do get quality surfaces/tiles

Budget constraints may pressurize you to settle for low-cost materials that aren’t as appealing. However, in the end, these compromises can decrease your ultimate satisfaction. Whenever possible, choose quality materials that fit your aesthetic. They’ll last longer and give your bathroom a high-end finish that can’t be replicated with builder basics. Sometimes, it’s better to do less and to do it right. If needed, decide which updates are most important to you.

 

4. Do set a realistic budget.

Even if you have unlimited resources, it’s good to have a financial plan in place to help guide you on your purchasing journey. This will help you narrow down your options for each aspect of your bathroom renovation, saving you significant time during the decision making process. Before you plan your dream bathroom, decide how much you want to spend.

Having a budget will also help you to make realistic plans that you’ll be satisfied with in the end.

 

5. Hire a Professional Contractor and Plumber

Older bathrooms may need completely new wiring. Additionally, you may need to replace regular outlets with those designed to function safely near water. One of the most dangerous and complicated aspects of bathroom remodels is electrical wiring. Don’t try to do this yourself — mixing water and electricity isn’t a risk you want to take.

Nowadays, people are more into online/instant geysers which requires 3-phase wire connection and 6 sq. mm wire which is not known by everyone. Hence, if you hire a qualified electrician you can rely on him for such things for your safety.

6. Technologically Innovations and        Intelligent Functions

“The technology is much more than a method, it is a world in itself” – MIES VAN DER ROHE

 

Hi-tech modern bathrooms heighten the sense of convenience and comfort while adding to their aesthetic appeal. Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn’t top of the priority list for splashing the cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan.

But that’s not to say the bathroom doesn’t have its fair share of exciting gadgets and in fact, it has just as much potential to be as smart as the rest of your home. 

There is so much betterment of the cutting-edge technologies that range from digitally-operated commodes to faucet sensors for creating an invigorating bathroom experience.  

For eg:

SMART TOILETS: Smart toilets these days are more in vogue. They have an in-bowl catalytic deodorizer and a cleansing technology that uses electrolyzed water with a slightly acidic pH value, as well as a coated bowl activated by an integrated UV light to ensure the bowl remains free of waste, lime scale, and mold. And if this is not enough, some smart toilets do come with in-built Alexa. Clever.

 

JET SPRAYS: What if you could experience that pleasant feeling after using the toilet too? When a soft, warm water jet cleans gently and leaves nothing but the purest freshness?  

Cleaning with warm water is becoming the new standard in intimate hygiene. And no wonder, because it meets the very human need for cleanliness and freshness.

FOR EXAMPLE: TECEone. With its shower function, this jet spray brings you pure refreshment after using the toilet. Simple. Comfortable.

DONTs

 

1.  Don’t Forget About Lighting, Ventilation, and Storage.

The importance of lighting is usually overlooked or an afterthought altogether during bathroom renovation planning. Updating light fixtures is an easy and effective way to modernize your bathroom. Use a combination of direct and ambient light from ceiling fixtures, wall sconces or vanity lamps to create an inviting space. For lighting, consider creating layers of illumination in the room. Replace the exhaust fan for better humidity control. Ventilation helps your bathroom stay fresh. A poor ventilation system guarantees that your bathroom will eventually grow mold, which can be hazardous to your health. Finally, don’t underestimate the need for ample storage to accommodate towels and toiletries. Include at least one closet, vanity cabinet or built-in cupboard in your design.

 

2. Don’t Skimp on the vanity

The bathroom vanity is another feature where you can make a big statement. Options that feature double sinks, large mirrors and plenty of storage are on-trend. If possible, opt for one with a luxe top in a material such as granite or marble to add even more visual interest to space.

Keep in mind that you can always change up the look of your existing vanity if needed. You could also switch out the drawer pulls or even buy a new topper from a home improvement store to freshen up the bathroom’s aesthetic.

3. Don’t Cheap out on materials.

 

Items in your bathroom that are going to get used every day are not the ones you want to find the bargain materials on. Materials like the one you use for the vanity countertop are going to face daily wear and tear so take into consideration the quality of material you are using here. Same goes for the tiles you use for either your tub or walk-in shower. Materials you will touch daily will wear faster, so think about where you want to invest your money.

4. Don’t purchase products online before having a look at them.

Going online is an appreciable way of researching products and design ideas. But materials and finishes aren’t always as they appear on your screen as one swipe of filter is enough to improve or completely change the look of the product. That blue vanity top might be bluer than in real life, or the light fixtures that look understated online could overwhelm your actual space. Above all, what matters the most is the feel and touch factor. Lack of touch-feel factor creates concerns over the quality of the product on offer. That’s why it is always recommended to visit a showroom or design center before you buy. While you’re there, you may even get the showroom to meet or even beat the online price.

5. Don’t Rush.

Once you decide that you want a remodeled bathroom, you probably don’t want it to finish it the next day only to mess it up. Remodeling takes time. However, take time to plan the design and costs to avoid going over your budget. Poor planning may lead to redoing projects, which leads to greater costs. You’ll probably need a few weeks to gather ideas and to develop a design. Then, it may take a month to complete the demolition and framing before the other work can proceed. Keep pictures of bathroom ideas you like to help you refine your design. During the planning process, consider rearranging the layout. Remodeling doesn’t happen every day, so organize the space how you want. Toward the end of the project, many homeowners lose focus and just want to use their new bathroom. Resist the urge to cut corners. These details are essential for creating a clean, professional finish. The end result will be worth the extra time.

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