Contents

  1. Hint No. Choosing a nightstand under the washbasin
  2. Hint No. Think of the tabletop
  3. Hint No. What is the best commode?
  4. Hint No. Using the hanging items
  5. Hint No. Ready-made kit
  6. Hint No. Particulars and accessories
  7. In conclusion

Bathroom is an important part of any apartment, because a lot of time is spent there. That is why you need to choose carefully not only the items of sanitary ware, but also the furniture in order to create a comfortable and functional room. Needless to say, when the bathroom is spacious, a commode or a cabinet, laundry basket and hanging locker, and even a cozy place to sit can be installed there. But if every square centimeter matters, you should approach to the choice of the furniture in the bathroom with special attention, to combine the functions of different objects, in order use all the available space.

Before turning to the features of the choice of bathroom furniture, it is worth noting that all the items must be not only attractive in appearance and well-designed to fit into the interior, but also be of good quality, to withstand high humidity, changes in temperature, and other negative factors. In addition, the furniture must not lack functionality. The modern range allows you to choose anything for the bathroom, with the specified parameters, or even to order the custom made stuff. There are, of course, some modern developments, such as mist-free mirror, but we will focus our attention on more common and affordable items.

HINT NO. 1. CHOOSING A NIGHTSTAND UNDER THE WASHBASIN

Certainly even in the smallest and compact bathroom will be a place for the nightstand, which is mounted under the washbasin. In fact, that's the only way of using this space for advantage, because you will not equip it otherwise. And the nightstand itself has the function of not only the storage place, but also the direct support to washbasin.
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First of all, you need to pay attention to the material of the nightstand. Thus, currently popular chipboard is not the best option, because you constantly have to protect it from the moisture influence that is basically impossible in the bathroom. Otherwise, in a year and a half, this nightstand will lose its pleasing appearance, and, partly, its functionality. Medium density fiberboard will be much more reliable material, the production technology of which is somewhat different from the chipboard's one. It makes them slightly more resistant to the moisture influence. By the way, the use of protective films and coatings can extend the life of this product.
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Special attention should also be paid to the fittings: it is better to choose the products with chrome handles, hooks and other elements. Otherwise, in a few years the constant exposure to moisture will have an effect, and all these elements of the nightstand, which previously served as a decoration, will turn into the ugly and rusty parts.
3The number of shelves and their very location may be different, so here you have to rely on your own preferences and ideas about comfort. Thus, there may be several drawers in the nightstand, or just the doors, behind which the shelves of different heights, or even laundry baskets are hidden. If there is a little space in the bathroom, then you can put the washbasin in the corner and set the corner nightstand: this saves space and allows you to use it to better advantage. By the way, it is a huge plus, if the shelves of the nightstand can be adjusted in height, because you can always adapt this piece of furniture to the size of any detergent or cleaning agent. Thus, the nightstand turns from a simple way of hiding all the communications into the spacious and functional storage space, where you can keep a lot of accessories that are used in the bathroom.It will be better if the nightstand, as well as the other pieces of furniture in the bathroom, will be footed. In this case, it will serve much longer, since its foundation will not be affected by the moisture that may get on the bathroom floor and form small puddles. It is not difficult to imagine what could happen with a nightstand, which will constantly be under the direct influence of water, especially if the room is non-ventilated.
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HINT NO. 2. THINK OF THE TABLETOP

The tabletop had recently begun conquering the bathrooms in our country, and even was considered something unusual some time ago. Now, many have realized that it can transform the bathroom not only into the place where people take a shower, but also into the place of rest, where you can relax and take the time for self-care.

You can decorate the washbasin not only with the nightstand; you can use the tabletop for it, and organize some extra storage space around the washbasin. It is possible to put there those items that are most commonly used, as well as just decorative things. The tabletop can be of any size, and if the bathroom is not very small, the tabletop can be several times greater than the dimensions of the washbasin. It is logical to organize a storage system under such a tabletop that will replace all the drawers, nightstands, wall lockers and at the same time will look maximally attractive and neat.
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If you have decided to equip your bathroom with such a multi-functional and aesthetic element as a tabletop, then the choice should be taken seriously. It should be robust, reliable, durable, and fit into the interior. The tabletops for bathrooms are made of different materials. For example, natural stone, as a rule, the marble, can have a glossy or matte surface, and impresses with its longevity and durability, resistance to any kind of damage, but at the same time it is heavy and expensive. Tabletops made of artificial stone, are made of marble or granite chips, coupled with acrylic, and almost as good by the properties as the natural equivalents, however, they are a little easier to scratch, but still are much cheaper, and it's seemingly difficult to notice the difference.
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Glass tabletops can be of any shape, they are moisture resistant, resistant to damage, and it is always possible to paste any tinting film over their inner side. Disadvantages include brittleness and formation of lime stains because of water impact, so this type of tabletops has not found the widespread popularity. But medium density fiberboard, which can be used for the nightstands and drawers, suits for the tabletops not very well, as it is easy to damage, which may cause a gradual deterioration of the aesthetic and strength properties. Strange as it may seem, the wood is much more resistant to the impact, particularly when the protective materials are used.
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HINT NO. 3. WHAT IS THE BEST COMMODE?

If the bathroom is quite small, it is often inappropriate to have a tabletop, and storage space is organized with the help of hinged shelves and commodes. Previously, the presence of commode in the bathroom could surprise the people, but now the trends have changed, and the commode becomes as necessary as the shower or washbasin. The towels and products for personal care, all kinds of detergents and other items that may be needed in this room, can be stored there.
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Commodes in general have a small height, can be of any width and made of different materials. In this regard, medium density fiberboard tends to be the one of the best options that combines the cost and quality quite well. Such material as the chipboard is not recommended to use in such difficult conditions, but the wooden products are quite useful here, as they are finished with the special impregnations, covered with protective means, and as a result they can be used long enough, delighting with attractive and expensive appearance. The easiest, cheapest, and most resistant to humidity option is the plastic commode. But they are fragile and will not stand the heavy weight of all kinds of accessories, and the range is not marked with the variety.
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Please note that the commode can be not only straight, but also angular, and since the space in the corners, as a rule, is used irrationally, that is a great chance to make even not very large bathroom quite functional. It is also important to pay attention to the fittings: the quality of execution of handles, closers, etc.

Long high cabinets, so-called pencil boxes, will be more suitable for the small spaces: things that are in constant daily use can be placed on the lower and middle shelves, and those things and items that are used much less frequently can be put on the highest shelves.

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HINT NO. 4. USING THE HANGING ITEMS

In the bathroom, where the space is so little, you will need to use all of it to the maximum. That is why it is possible to use all sorts of places on the walls. These may be angled shelves, various lockers attached to the places where they are convenient to use, and where they do not create obstacles to people.

You do not need to bend to take an object from a shelf or cabinet, so these items will be particularly convenient in the places where the elderly people live.

There are also shelves, which are combined with a mirror. There is plenty of space for hiding objects for daily use behind the mirror that visually enhances the space: toothbrushes, razors, cosmetics, etc. The only drawback of such mirror cabinets is that the mirror area is limited, and it cannot match the idea of a large mirror of the unusual form. In addition, this shelf yet brings the surface of the wall closer, creating the effect of a less modest space: the mirror in this case slightly saves the situation.

 

HINT NO. 5. READY-MADE KIT

In the design of a bathroom it is necessary to adhere not only to the principles of functionality and reliability, but also of aesthetics. Therefore, all pieces of furniture and sanitary ware must be combined with each other and with the finish. And since we are talking about the furniture in this case, then all the items must be in harmony with each other. If you do not want to go shopping and choosing the appropriate pieces of furniture that would just fit size, then it is possible to look at the ready-made kits. In this case, everything will surely be in harmony with each other, and the bathroom will be the style benchmark.

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HINT NO. 6. PARTICULARS AND ACCESSORIES

If the bathroom is sorely lacking the storage locations, you can use the hooks on the walls and doors. Please note that all fittings (hooks, hinges, handles, etc.) should be chromed, as their plastic gilded equivalents keep their nice appearance for only a few months. All the fittings, as well as furniture, must be reliable and functional without chipping and visible damages.
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Naturally, it is worth to try to harmoniously combine all items in the bathroom. The accessories are able to impart the shade of comfort and welcoming ambiance. The bathrooms in Europe have long been adorned with paintings or pictures with images of landscapes, flowers or abstractions. In addition, you can use plants and other accessories in the bathroom, but the main thing is not to overdo and not to deprive this very room of its functionality.

If the area allows, you can put a separate laundry basket or organize a small sitting area with armchairs and a table. It is better to arrange such an area away from the water sources.

 

IN CONCLUSION

It seems that choosing the furniture for the bathroom is not too difficult, but it is important to take into account a lot of nuances.

  • Firstly, a few people can boast of a spacious bathroom, so you have to go shopping with a tape measure, or buy some custom-made furniture.
  • Secondly, the bathroom is a place where the humidity prevails constantly and temperature changes are observed, so all pieces of furniture must withstand such harsh conditions.
  • And, thirdly, the furniture should harmoniously fit into the interior, be maximally functional and comfortable to use.