Improving our home flow

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5 Ways to Create a Great Bathroom for Couples

Timmothy Mitchelle

It doesn't matter how close you are with your partner, sharing a bathroom is rarely easy. Luckily enough, there are a whole host of bathroom renovation ideas that make sharing a little easier. Here are just five renovation ideas to make your bathroom into an ideal sanctuary for two.

1. Add a Second Sink

Putting in an additional sink is one of the smartest things that you can do when you're creating a bathroom for two. Nobody likes having to jostle for space when they're cleaning their hands or brushing their teeth, and installing two sinks will let you both use the bathroom at the same time for different purposes without getting in each other's way.

2. Larger Mirror

While you're both using your own sink, you'll probably both want a mirror in front of you. Whether he is shaving and she is applying lipstick, both people who use the bathroom are going to need to see their reflections. For this reason, make sure there is enough mirror space to cover the area in front of each sink. Many people make the mistake of suspending a mirror between the sinks, meaning that neither user gets the full benefit.

3. Install a Fogless Mirror

Getting a mirror that is large enough for both of you is important, but it's also a good idea to pick up the right type of mirror. More specifically, try to install one that resists fogging. These employ a heating element to prevent any condensation from building up across the surface, and that can be a real lifesaver. At times when you're both going to be using the bathroom, such as in the morning, you don't want the steam from his or her shower covering up the mirror.

4. Separate the Bath and the Shower

If you have the space to do so, try creating a separate shower cubicle instead of having the shower suspended over the bath. This can be a fairly expensive renovation, but it will allow both of you to get clean at the same time. If one is having a deep bath and one needs a quick shower, there will be no need for an argument. Additionally, a large shower cubicle is handier for showering as a couple.

5. Split the Countertop

If your bathroom's entrance is in the middle of the wall instead of in the corner, consider placing a countertop, mirror, and sink to either side. Matching styles to either side will create a cool mirroring affect, and both of you will have your own separate areas for all of your bathroom bits and pieces.


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Improving our home flow

Our home has been added to over the last few decades in a lot of little ways, with small additions and extensions. We have enough space overall, but the house doesn't flow very all, as we have all of these little rooms, and they are all joined together in funny ways that don't entirely make sense in terms of how we use the house. That's why we are taking out some of the entries and walls and creating living zones and spaces that suit us. This blog is all about how to transform your house from a mismatch of rooms into a modern home.