Useful tips for bathroom planning —
What you should consider in a new bathroom
Planning your dream bathroom is quite a challenge with many details to consider. Let the experts at Villeroy & Boch help you with useful tips for bathroom planning.
Think about what you need
How will the bathroom be used? As a family bathroom, i.e. by several people at the same time? Then two washbasins or a double basin could be useful. Or as a couple’s bathroom? If so, consider a double washbasin, while individuals are best served with a single washbasin. Whether you want a shower, bath or both will depend on your personal preference and the space available.
Also, think about the future. A floor-level shower surface not only looks good, but is also easy to clean and does not present a tripping hazard. If you want to install a shower toilet, you must ensure a socket is available. And before you can really start, you should definitely work out your available budget.
Collect information and ideas
When it comes to the décor, everyone’s tastes are different — some like it stylish, while others prefer more traditional designs, and the modern country look also remains a popular choice. You can find tips and suggestions for your bathroom in lifestyle magazines, as well as many furnishing ideas on the internet. Find fresh inspiration for your new bathroom with the Villeroy & Boch Bathroom Inspirator at villeroyboch.com/badinspirator. Let yourself be inspired online and find your personal style with just a few clicks.
Consider innovative sanitary solutions
Of course, technical innovations and clever sanitary solutions for increased comfort belong in every new bathroom: rimless DirectFlush toilets, water-saving features, easy-to-clean ceramic surfaces, antibacterial glazes as well as ultra-flat shower floors, remote-controlled hot tubs, LED lighting systems and Bluetooth hi-fi systems. Bathroom furniture made from durable, moisture-resistant materials in many different designs, colours and finishes ensure outstanding comfort, practical storage space and general tidiness in your bathroom.
Show your colours
Even in the bathroom, things can get colourful. As well as the walls and floors, you can add colour via the washbasins, bathtubs and shower floors. For the Artis series of washbasins, the German-Danish designer Gesa Hansen has developed shades of green, yellow, red and blue as well as colours in the black/white/grey spectrum. Things get really colourful with the baths in the Finion, La Belle, Squaro Edge 12 and Loop & Friends collections, which are available in over 200 colours. And the extremely flat Subway Infinity ceramic shower trays can be printed with different décors using innovative ViPrint technology.
However, take care to avoid a chaotic mix of colours, patterns, materials and shapes. After all, your new bathroom should be a place of rest and relaxation.
Give some thought to appropriate lighting
Ideal light sources for the bathroom include illuminated mirrors or mirror cabinets, for example from the Finion, More to See 14 and My View 14 series. Thanks to the modern LEDs, the brightness can be continuously dimmed and the colour temperature freely adjusted from warm white to cold white and vice versa — so you not only have the perfect light when shaving, hairdressing or applying make-up, but also a generally pleasant “light” atmosphere in the bathroom at all times. Extra tip: even drawers can be illuminated from the inside!
Help with planning and implementation
If you want to try out your ideas yourself, you can use our online bathroom planner at villeroyboch.com/badplaner. If you want to get a first-hand impression of your dream bathroom, you can try augmented reality: villeroyboch.com/augmented-reality-app. The app makes it easy for users to call up a three-dimensional view of their favourite products and project different colour versions into their home using the camera on a smartphone or tablet. A professional bathroom plan will then be created by your local dealer, who will advise you, attend to your needs as a customer and provide a warranty. This makes the whole process significantly easier.
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