Maximize vertical space: If your bathroom offers you the luxury of adding vertical storage and display then go for it! Your walls above 7 feet are usually wasted with empty area. This is a gold mine for storage of toiletries and bathroom cleaners and sprays. Consider having cabinetry built to extend up to the ceiling. If you would prefer decorations and splashes of color can also be added above mirrors and cabinetry. Adding color at a vertical height will cause the eye to go up and therefore enlarge the bathroom space and feel.
To pull this off we recommend that you stick to a fairly neutral look. Think about incorporating a monochromatic color scheme in your design. This color combo adds a sense of classic elegance to the space and will never go out of style.
This one has been around for a long time but it has reached our list because even though it’s aged it continues year on year to be popular. It’s an expensive option which means it has a limited reach but those with the capital to invest it’s a staple champion. The wet room designs themselves are obviously adapting to current trends as can be seen through the somewhat monochrome example below.
Bring in natural light from above: Interior bathrooms don’t always have the opportunity to have a window in the wall. Consider bringing in light with a skylight or a sun lighting tube. A sun lighting tube is installed from the roof down into your bathroom and utilizes reflective material to bounce light down into the room. You will be surprised how bright your bathroom looks when you add natural light from above.
Use space above the doorway for storage: The next time you are in your bathroom observe how much vertical space in your bathroom isn’t being used. Typically the space above a doorway is vacant. Especially if you have higher ceilings than the minimum clearance you can install decorative storage shelves to house bath tub salts scrubs etc… in a decorative basket. If you aren’t concerned about décor use the shelf for storing extra toilet paper and cleaners to free up valuable storage area below the sink
It seems that the late Mark Twain’s advice is being heeded “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect” which can be written “Whenever you have the option to express individuality and break away from the herd; take it”.