What does your soon-to-take place bathroom remodeling have to do with cleaning the bathroom? Many things. Your decisions concerning the materials, the bathroom’s layout, the storage space, the exhaust system will make a difference in how easy – or not, it will be to clean the bathroom in the long run.
This may not be a subject you easily discuss, but you can do so with your bathroom renovation contractor if you want to make your life a lot easier in the future. Should I give you some ideas on how to think things through and what to focus on – when it comes to the bathroom design, so that cleaning will be a breeze? Let’s do it.
Keep clutter out of the bathroom
Trying to clean the bathroom when you cannot take another step due to clutter is definitely not easy. And while this is often the result of not being tidy, it also happens due to lack of sufficient storage. If all things in the bathroom have their place, there won’t be clutter. Or it will be limited to the necessary accessories you daily use. So, think of the ideal space for the dirty laundry, brushes, face and body creams, make-up – the works. This way, you gain the double benefit of keeping the bathroom clutter-free – thus, easy to clean and having enough counter space to place things when you get ready.
Get floating bathroom fixtures
By keeping everything off the floor, you can easily clean it and avoid spending time on trying to reach behind the toilet or having to scrub the accumulated dirt on nooks and crannies. At the same time, you cannot ignore the fact that floating bathroom sinks and toilets make the room look bigger. When it comes to cleaning, it’s not only about vacuuming and mopping with greater ease but also avoiding debris formed at the cross-road of floors and sinks or toilets.
Make the bathroom seamless
Even if you love bathroom tile floors, prefer to get large tiles. The largest the tiles, the less grout – that’s the hard part to clean due to the material’s absorbance properties. While tiles are truly easy to clean, you need to use a brush to clean grout at least once a week, while seal them once annually.
The best way to create a seamless bathroom is to apply concrete all over the bathroom – floors, walls, even ceiling. You can use concrete to make a sink, cabinets, and a tub too without having any seams at all between the fixture and the floor or wall. Another similar natural material is tadelakt, which apart from creating a consistent, seamless look, it’s also mold resistant.
With a seamless bathroom, you won’t worry about cleaning crevices, grooves, hidden corners anymore – or at least, it won’t be difficult to do so.
Never say no to a good ventilation system
What’s the relation of a good ventilation system with cleaning the bathroom? With a good exhaust system, the steam from the shower goes away fast and the humidity in the bathroom is reduced. When this happens, all items in the bathroom – glass above all, do not get foggy – or don’t stay foggy for long. Things don’t stick. With no humidity, there’s no fear for mold growth either. And not only that. With excessive moisture, all materials in the bathroom deteriorate fast – one fact your wallet won’t like, and when they are worn, they are harder to clean.
Try to make room
It’s hard to leave enough traffic space, especially if we are talking about a small bathroom remodel. Why are big spaces important for easy cleaning? Simply because you can easily move around without bumping into things, without making cleaning difficult. So, when you talk with your bathroom remodeling contractor, focus on the best possible layout.