In the increasingly hectic world of the 21st century where space is shrinking exponentially and people are usually in a hurry, there isn’t enough time or space for people to make the most of their early morning bathroom routine. This is where the concept of the functional bathroom comes into play. A functional bathroom is one which prioritizes storage and convenience ensuring that the short time you spend in the bathroom is used efficiently. Today, we explore the ultimate checklist or the super functional bathroom:-
Utility cabinets: One reason you want to go for a functional bathroom is to maximize the use of space. Utility cabinets are a functional and elegant way to keep your essentials well within reach and do just that. Depending on your budget and time restrictions, you can either buy them as it is or specifically design them to blend well with the rest of your bathroom.
Storage baskets: These are essential for storing items that need to be moved around frequently. One such example is used laundry. They are portable and can be tucked away under or around your wash basin.
Open shelves: If your storage options are restricted by both the length and the width of your bathroom, fret not! Capitalise on the height! Open shelves would allow you to do so with utmost efficiency.
Tech it up
If your budget isn’t a restriction, then you can spice up your bathroom a notch
Electronic Water heaters: These water heaters warm up the water to the exact temperature you would like it to providing fine control, thereby ensuring a blissful shower experience.
Motion sensing lights: These are saviors in times where you have to rush to the bathroom at 3 am
Smart Voice Assistant speakers: Smart voice assistants such as the Google home or amazon Alexa provide that extra layer of convenience. You can summon your google home and ask it to warm up your electric water heater so that it is ready just in time for your shower.
In our quest to create a super functional bathroom, we need to consider 2 fundamental components: The wash basin and the water closet. These need to be both functional and blend well with the overall design theme of your bathroom.
Above Counter Basins: These spillage resistant basins blend well with any sort of bathroom design. They are relatively inexpensive and long-lasting.
Semi-recessed Basins: These elegant basins are perfect for design enthusiasts and those with children as it is easy to reach and suitable for all ages.
Wall Hung Basins: These are ideal for bathrooms with limited space. They get the job done without interfering.
Under Counter Basins: They shapes are similar to canyons. The designs are modern and free up space on the counter. Furthermore, they are easy to clean and maintain and free up your precious time, patience and money.
Porcelain: A durable, stain and scratch proof material. Therefore t is easy to maintain and can blend well with a variety of design bathroom designs. Porsica’s products are a failsafe option and you can purchase these basins with your eyes closed.
Stone: Stone is one of the more striking and premium materials, thus adding a level of rustic and textured authenticity to the everyday looking designs in bathrooms.
Round VS Elongated Toilet Bowls: Most people find elongated toilet bowls to be more comfortable, but in a small bathroom, a round bowl can save space.
One piece Vs Two Piece W.C’s: A two-piece toilet, in which the tank bolts on top of the bowl, is typically a bit more affordable. A one-piece toilet, with an integral tank and bowl, can cost more, but these units are easier to clean because they have no seam. Wall-mounted toilets add drama to a bathroom, and cleaning them is a breeze.
All in all a functional bathroom is not difficult to create and manage efficiently. A little investment, some design cues and great quality bathroom essentials are all you need to experience bathroom bliss.