[b][u]A FAMILY MASTERBATH[/u][/b]
The main idea is the total renovation of the bathroom, while maintaining the general location of the attacks, through the construction of two main areas: the sink area and the wet room.
By reducing the size of the entrance door it will be possible to make the most of the space, allocating to the sink area as much space as necessary to move and for the use of sinks, while ensuring ease of use to the new wet room which is used daily by the entire family.
[u]The dividing wall[/u]
The division will be carried out by low walls that will also allow you to repair the view of the wet room from the entrance, so that it will become a reserved and comfortable environment.
The dividing wall has also the function of creating a service area for both the rooms, with the creation of hidden niches where you can put objects and products for shower, tub, and sink .
This wall can also be used as a support element for bench, pouf, paints and towel rings. In addition a step between the two environments prevents the leakage of water from the wet room to the floor of the sink area.[u]
The wet room[/u]
Shower and tub are rotated by 90 °: in this way they are facing each other, creating an intimate ambience and welcoming atmosphere from which you can also enjoy the outdoor garden.
The walls are completed with a drop in tub: in this way we will have seating and support areas together with ease of maintenance; furthermore, dangerous projections for children and difficult to clean corners (as there might be with a freestand tub) are eliminated.
The shower, which if necessary can be closed with a glass, has an internal seat and a floor with a slight slope ( 2 % ) to allow water to drain.
All masonry surfaces can be coated in 1x1 inch. glass mosaic tile (mesh mounted), in white / beige colours, simple and of good quality, which is a material very useful when you need to coat geometrically complex surfaces: tiling takes less time and labor costs are lower.
[u]The sink area[/u]
In this area it is important to ensure good lighting and ease of use that can be provided by a large basin plan with a folded up edge on adjacent vertical walls. I propose to use Corian or Okite, which are practical materials enabling to build plan, sink and cladding as a single element for easy maintenance and cleaning. I suggest you to create a single large basin (less expensive and easier to implement than two sinks), but with two vertical wall faucets installed on the vertical cladding.
The mirror can be of the same size of the sink and two wall lamps are placed in correspondence of the faucets.
The lighting is completed by a pendant lamp that provides a soft light and atmosphere.
The cabinets are dark wood in accordance with the furniture already in the room and in the rest of the house. Finally, the flooring is made by simple and practical gray / beige square porcelain tiles whose color is resumed in the walls.
A ceiling light, mirrors, picture frames, a small bench and laundry baskets complete the decor.
[b][u]MATERIALS AND COLORS[/u][/b]
The design of your bathroom needs to meet your requirements and still be salable to a new family in the future.
Therefore my project idea aims to flexibility which is obtained by the creation of two categories of element: on the one hand fixed and invariable objects (which will remain in full effect after the sale) that must have neutral, practical, and marketable characteristics and, on the other hand, mutable objects which can customize the bath according to the host family.
[u]The fixed elements[/u]
These elements, namely the masonry part of the wet room and the plan, sinks, cabinets and flooring of the sink area, should be carried out in neutral tones and natural colors on white, beige, gray, including mosaic and porcelain tiles. Even the taps, the wall lamps and themirror, being fixed elements , should have a simple but caracterizing line. Given the pale colors of these materials, it would be interesting to make under-sink furniture in dark wood to create a contrast.
[u]The variable elements[/u]
All other items, however, will have an important role in adapting the character of the bathroom according to your needs or those of a future family: curtains, baskets, benches, pillows, towels, rugs, pending lamps, candles can make the difference between a modern and a minimalist bathroom or between a zen meditative and a cozy and decorated bathroom.
In my project you can see a hint of objects, colors and materials that I hope will be to your taste.
The difference between a luxury and a standard bathroom depends on the choice of materials, faucets and bathroom fixtures. Generally simple and undecorated but good quality objects can cost less than processed and innovative ones but not of equivalent quality.
My advice is to invest your money in the choice of a good glass mosaic and in good gres porcelain stoneware tiles (that will cost less because of standard sizes, simplicity and absence of decorations), in good chrome taps, in a drop in standard sized / well made tub, and finally in a good quality counter top made of corian or okite.
The same applies to the cabinets which will be made of solid dark wood with water proof treatment to prevent mold and be durable over time.
These elements should be simple and neutral, to realize a bathroom both less expensive both saleable, (potential buyers will be able to change the bathroom look with small, inexpensive changes to decorative stuff).
The other objects such as wall lamps, pendant lamp, mirror, decorations, etc. should be purchased with a reduced financial investment so they can be easily replaceable and interchangeable to suit your taste or that of a family in the future.
Finally, the wet room is 5'' higher to facilitate the passage of the tubes and the bathroom design entails minimal plumbing changes to reduce costs as you requested.