It’s never been more essential to think about hygiene, whether it’s washing your hands properly or being wary of the surfaces you contact. Hand sanitizer and a facemask have been added to our mental checklists before leaving the house, and cleanliness has risen to the top of the priority list even while we are at home.
However, this does not imply that we all desire to live in sterile conditions. In fact, we’re seeking comfort and elegantly designed rooms to unwind in now more than ever. So, when it comes to your own sanctuary, how can you strike a balance between hygiene and style? Here are some basic suggestions to help you design a bathroom that is easy to clean.
1. Aim towards minimalism
Starting with the basics, perhaps best summarised by the expression, “less is more,” is the best method to consider in creating a bathroom that’s easy and simple to clean.
It couldn’t be truer when it comes to bathroom design that is both clean and pleasant. The less ridges, corners, seams, edges, grout and crowded areas there are to clean, the easier it is. This implies that the first step in creating a modern, easy to clean design is to locate and install goods that require less maintenance.
In general, the cleaner the design of the bathroom the easier it is to maintain. Also avoid placing furniture or anything similar in narrow spots that are difficult to clean.
Below are some useful tips:
-Nowadays, most toilets are named “back to wall” or “wall faced” because they are parallel to and against the back wall. The biggest advantage of these models in terms of cleaning is that they eliminate the uncomfortable tight places that are really difficult to clean. Target for seamless straight surfaces to avoid worrying about annoying dust gathering. With this you’ll save endless time in every cleaning session.
-Walk-in shower panels, semi-frameless shower screens and frameless shower screens accumulate less soap foam, and dirt gathering parts to look after when it comes to keeping them clean. With fewer chromed parts such as brackets or frames, the glass itself is considerably easier to clean.
-It is simpler to clean the shower screen when there’s more glass and less chrome touch-points.
-Avoid screens that are framed and heavy and instead use a ventilation system that may prevent moisture build-up; this will greatly reduce cleaning requirements.
-If you’re going to have a walk-in shower, make sure the “return panel” glass is offset from the shower lotion. This is possible, by sitting the shower on the opposite side of the panel. As a consequence, less area of the bathroom will be impacted by soapy water flying about.
-Nano-technology layers may be applied to glass to substantially minimize the accumulation of dust and dirt. These solutions prevent the accumulation of dirt, making it easier to clean, and preserving the fresh shower screen’s appearance, which will also resist fogging. Pre-coated glass screens are available, or you may pick up a low-priced DIY kit from your local supplier.
-A built-in shower niche, commonly called recessed shower shelf or shower box should be placed to keep shampoos, soap, and lotion, in a dedicated space that is promptly washed after each shower. This decreases the likelihood of soap remaining on the floor.
-In the shower, having a squeegee on hand is a good idea. After each shower, quickly wipe off your screen to maintain your shower and bathroom which will then appear fresh and new for a long time.
-Back to corner or back to wall freestanding baths will go along perfectly with the existing walls in small bathrooms, making them the easiest baths to cleanse when placed against the wall. It’s a fantastic method to obtain the modern appearance of a freestanding bath and at the same time making it easy to clean because you won’t have to be concerned about reaching in between the wall and the bath in tiny areas.
2. Use larger tiles
Large tiles offer numerous benefits over small tiles in terms of cleaning and usability – as well as appearance. Perhaps the most important advantage is the grout. Large tiles imply less grout, which means the room will maintain its appearance for much longer. When there is minimal grout, it is also easier to cover and protect it from mildew, discoloration, and dirt accumulation. Large tiles with as little spaces between them as possible are the simplest to clean flooring and walls.
3. Make the most of the area by opening it up
Cleaning your bathroom will be easier if you have a more free area. The less corners and gaps there are in your bathroom, the less dirt will accumulate. Making the bathroom larger by opening it also looks great and gives the impression of a bigger and wider bathroom. Maintaining an open floor plan may even make a smaller bathroom appear bigger. Below are a few ideas for keeping your bathroom clean and appearing as large as possible:
-Hanging cabinets, vanities and toilets allow you plenty of room beneath, with no points of contact with the floor. Tall boys and vanities are also available on legs if you need extra storage space or can’t cover the pipes. The legs raise the vanity cabinet creating zero contact with the ground, preventing water from gathering around the corners on the bottom. There will be no need to worry about cracked panels or discoloured, mouldy dirt accumulating pieces.
-Toilet pans can also be mounted on the wall. The finest toilet configuration for an easy to clean bathroom with a large and elegant look is a wall hanging toilet pan with an in-wall cistern.
-If you manage to avoid using cupboards and cabinets, beyond necessary, will have a significant influence on the appearance of the space while also reducing the amount of cleaning required! If you want to organise your room in a clever way, a tall boy is a fantastic, practical method to keep all the stuff that doesn’t fit in the bathroom vanity. A mirror above the vanity or shaving cabinet can be partly fixed into the wall, making it easier to keep clean and making the bathroom appear larger.