Bathroom design is rarely limited exclusively to plumbing. One way or another, but you definitely need furniture in the bathroom. Not sure what to choose? Be inspired by our photos!
General recommendations for choosing bathroom furniture
The bathroom is the most intimate room in the whole apartment, because even in the bedroom you will surely be with your loved ones, but it is customary to do all the baths alone. That is why the bathroom should be comfortable so that the process of caring for oneself brings joy, not irritation and difficulty.
It so happened that the bathroom in the post-Soviet space, firstly, is not very large (only owners of private houses, huge apartments in new buildings or united apartments can boast spacious rooms), and secondly, it is a place for storing not only personal hygiene items, but also home (meaning home care products for housing). Whether this is good or bad is not for us to judge, but it is necessary to take it into account.
Despite the requirements that you personally will make to the furniture in the bathroom, you can select the necessary minimum that must be present:
- Furniture in the bathroom should be designed for aggressive exposure to a wet environment and be moisture resistant.
- Furniture for the bath should be functional so that even the smallest and smallest bathroom has all the necessary things in a compact and affordable storage.
- Bathroom furniture should be easy to clean and quickly cleaned, otherwise mold that has multiplied on its surface will not only ruin the look of the furniture, but also harm your health.
- Furniture for the bath should be stylish and beautiful to please you and your loved ones. Being among the ugly interior items is not recommended, because your mood and psychological health directly depend on it.
Furniture for a wooden bathroom is a traditional option, because from time immemorial interior items were made exclusively of this material. Wooden furniture will give your bathroom a charm of naturalness, naturalness, harmony. Wood furniture can be painted, but modern interior designers prefer the natural look of wood. The most commonly used light trees are:
But you can choose darker wood (cherry, walnut) and make custom-made furniture.
The furniture for a bathroom from a tree surely has to be specially processed and impregnated with water-repellent structures. Otherwise, it will become unusable within a few years.
Furniture made of metal is perfect for creating an interior in the bathroom in the style of hi-tech or minimalism. And if you use stylish wrought iron shelves, you get a great furniture ensemble in the style of country or Provence. In any case, metal furniture is strong enough, and modern metal processing processes will allow it to serve for a long time.
Consider that the metal case is rather painful to hit, so try to choose metal furniture of streamlined shapes and arrange it so that the probability of collision and impact is minimal.
Glass bathroom furniture is incredibly stylish. Similar to the frozen water surface, it is like a continuation of streams of water, which are specifically frozen for your comfort and coziness. Glass furniture makes the whole bathroom as if weightless, and the glare spreading over its surface, and the bizarre play of light every time make it possible to perceive it differently, especially. In addition, this furniture will be perfectly combined with a shower, creating a harmonious ensemble.
At first glance, it may seem that glass furniture is fragile and unsafe enough, but modern manufacturers (for example, Ikea) use ultramodern tempered glass to create it, which is almost impossible to break.
The only significant drawback of glass furniture is the need for special care for it. Since water on glass surfaces remains a lot of limescale, it is better to wipe the water regularly with a dry cloth. And in order for the glass to continue to look brilliant in every sense, use special glass care products during cleaning.
Personal hygiene items do not always want to parade. Therefore, the lockers in which these items will be stored, it is better to choose from frosted or opaque glass.
Plastic furniture is very convenient in terms of cleaning. Such furniture does not deteriorate from exposure to water and permanently retains its appearance. Moreover, in comparison with furniture made from other materials, it has a fairly reasonable price. However, plastic furniture may not look quite comfortable and elegant, and sometimes not at all – be associated with hospital toilets . In addition, if you need to make additional holes in the cabinet with a sink for pipes, with plastic it will be more problematic than, for example, with wooden furniture.
From MDF / chipboard
Furniture made of MDF or chipboard looks no less stylish than wood, but it is much cheaper. But such furniture also deteriorates from water much faster. This is especially true in those places where you have to make special cuts, for example for pipes. In order for furniture from MDF / particleboard not to spread, the cuts must be treated with sealant.
Deciding on the style of bathroom furniture
Classic style in the interior – the top of sophistication and elegance. The peculiarity of the classic style is that it does not go out of fashion for years. Even after twenty years, your bathroom will look albeit not ultramodern and ultramodern, but relevant (unless it is better to change the plumbing to a new one). For a classic-style bathroom interior, it is appropriate to give preference to natural pastel shades – beige, sand, olive, gray, blue. Tile for the bathroomin this style should be fairly light, but the furniture can be chosen darker.
The combination of the incompatible – this is the key leitmotif of fusion. As part of this style, you just need to use a variety of textures, textured materials, rich color palettes. This style will appeal to free, creative, expressive personalities. In the online store Leroy Merlin, you can choose the brightest, extraordinary, stylish building materials for decorating your bathroom.
This style originated in Western Europe at the beginning of the last century, when mass migrants from rural areas and villages settled urban dwellings as close as possible to their native homes. Gradually, this style became fashionable and today is one of the most popular (especially in the production of furniture for the kitchen). Country style involves only natural materials:
- A rock
- Forged iron
To create an interior in the style of country in the bathroom, get a brass bathroom fixture styled at the beginning of the last century.
The ethnic style has much in common with the country style, but its distinctive feature is stylization under certain national dwellings inherent in one or another people. Japanese, Arabian, Cowboy, Indian, or other motifs can be chosen as the basis.
Stylized ethnic bathroom furniture is not always easy to find, therefore it is better to make an ethnic bathroom cabinet or a bathroom case according to individual sizes to order.
Choosing a sink
A sink without a pedestal can be mounted as a console, that is, with the help of special brackets on which it is hung, or of a “tulip” type, when the base of the sink is a special leg on which it is installed.
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Small shells are very compact, but there is a chance that all the splashes in use will end up on the floor.
If there is more than enough space in the bathroom, you can install a large or even a double sink. However, in the second case, so that two people could use it simultaneously, the distance between the central points should be at least ninety centimeters.
Of great importance is the height at which the sink is fixed. For tall men, it should be higher, and for women and children – lower. Footboards or pedestals limit the ability to adjust this height, but the brackets will allow you to fix the sink at the optimum height for all family members.
To prevent water from accumulating in the sink, it must be installed at a slight angle. However, this angle should be minimal, otherwise everything that is on the sink will fall from it.
Cabinet with sink
The sink with the cabinet can be built in when it is installed in a special niche in the cabinet itself, or the sink can be made in the form of a bowl, which is simply mounted on top of the table top.
Adjust the height of the sink does not work, as it is determined by the height of the thumbs. However, in terms of functionality, this option is very convenient, because everything you need will be kept at hand. The presence of cabinets under the sink is critical for tiny bathrooms, where every square centimeter counts.
To save space, you can purchase a sink with a built-in washing machine. However, such models are quite expensive.
Choosing a storage system
Bathroom cabinets are a good place to store something that you shouldn’t get often. These can be towels or household chemicals. But note that the dresser should not interfere with moving around the bathroom. In addition, there should be enough space for it to open normally, without obstacles. From this point of view, drawers are very convenient, which allow you to immediately cover all their contents.
Hanging cabinets are usually at eye level. In the bathroom it is better to use not very wide lockers, so that all the contents could be put in one row. It is not very spacious, but all the most necessary will always be at hand. At the same time, all items of personal hygiene will be hidden from prying eyes.
An alternative to hanging cabinets can be open shelves. But in this case, everything that will be stored on them should also fulfill an aesthetic function, that is, to be beautiful in appearance.
It is very convenient to make small corner shelves in the bathroom or in the shower, then you do not have to constantly stick out of the bathroom during bathing to take shampoo or shower gel. And the foam with water will fall less on the floor, and slip and fall less likely.
The best option for storing things in the bathroom is a pencil case. It allows you to fully use the bathroom footage and keep everything as compact as possible. Moreover, the cases combine in themselves and drawers and lockers. The only drawback – not fit into every bathroom.
Bath or shower?
Advantages of using the bath:
- You can soak in the clouds of foam
- Convenient for bathing children
- It is possible to carry out therapeutic procedures.
- Better washes away dirt from the body.
Disadvantages of using the bath:
- Requires a lot of space
- Takes a long time to wash
- Significant water consumption
Advantages of using a shower cabin :
- Takes up less space
- Economical water consumption
- Due to running water more hygienic than a bath
- Fast bathing
- In closed cabins there are many additions (steam generator, aromatherapy, radio)
Disadvantages of using the shower:
- You can not relax while taking a bath
- Cannot be used for bathing little babies.
Compromise option can be a bath combined with a shower.
General tips for arranging furniture in the bathroom
- If the bathroom has heated floors, it is better to use the furniture on the legs.
- You should not put furniture close to the bathroom, otherwise it will deteriorate faster due to the constant direct impact of water.
- In a small bathroom it is better to use cabinets with sliding doors and wall lockers.
Bathroom furniture to order
Ideally fitting and perfectly combined with each other bathroom furniture will most likely have to search for a very long time. To save time and effort – you can order its production from the masters. And so that the furniture does not come quickly into disrepair – be sure to specify exactly where it is created. In this case, the wood will be specially treated with water-repellent compositions, and the metal elements – with anti-corrosion agents. In the manufacture of furniture for the bathroom under the order there is a very important advantage – it will be specially adapted to all the tabs and pipes in the bathroom.