Bathroom renovation Virginia

Functional Bathroom Design

The function should be at the top of your list when decorating your bathroom. Today we give 6 tips on designing a smarter, more functional bathroom.

No matter how pretty the tile is or how well you applied the design principles, if space doesn’t serve your needs then you’ve just wasted your time and money. So you may be wondering, how can you make your washroom functional, without compromising on aesthetics? Efficiency is just as important as comfort

Use these 6 tips to plan a functional and beautiful bathroom!

Define the Purpose of the Room

Most rooms have multiple purposes.  but more than likely your bath has one overriding function such as a one or two person early morning pit stop on the way out the door or perhaps it serves as a lavish home spa to relax in…. The take away here is you mustn’t get caught up in the “pretty spur of the moment fads that come and go with the seasons” and lose sight of the rooms major function as you develop your plan for the décor. Not to mention a functional bathroom should be a well-planned space any way that is easy to clean whether it is for the early morning rush or for a private prolonged s

Use What is Essential

Look at each and every element in your bathroom and how it interacts with the available space. Would a shower be more practical than a tub if no one takes a bath? Do any of your fixtures take up more space than necessary? In order to maximize a small grooming area, consider reducing clutter. For instance, you can replace your vanity with a pedestal or corner sink. Even that big water-guzzling toilet can be switched out with a more sleek and modern water-saving model.

Who is Will Be Using the Space?

Is this a private spa or central grand station that everyone will be using every day? For example, if it is a guest bath then you might be more concerned about the aesthetics rather than maintenance. However, you should pick materials that fulfill your desire to impress while still being able to easily clean.

Choose the Furnishings

The more versatile a piece of furniture is, the better it can be utilized. For instance, freestanding storage units allow you to move them around as your needs and taste change over time. Another thing to consider when choosing bathroom furniture and fixtures is durability. Safety from excess moisture is always an issue, so make sure to choose the sturdiest furnishings, fabrics, and other slip-resistant materials.

Beauty Versus Purpose

With so many choices on the market these days, you don’t have to limit your fixtures to boring furnishings.  Manufacturers today produce quality crafted, and beautifully designed bathroom faucets, drains, and shower system. Not only are they gorgeous, but also practical and dependable. You no longer have to sacrifice beauty for purpose.

Using the Principles of Design

A general understanding of the elements and principles of design is what ultimately will make or break a room. It’s rare that a person creates a beautiful interior with a happy accident. Ask any seasoned interior designer and they will tell you function should always come before form. Combining practicability and visual harmony is possible. Once this has been worked out then you can add the “prettying touches” to create warmth and comfort, with style and luxury in mind.


Contact Us Today!

If you’re looking to create a beautiful, yet functional bathroom – reach out to us today! The Cyrus Construction team can help. Please feel free to reach us at 703-273-8888 or

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