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A white themed bathroom

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Bathrooms come in all colours, and most designers use colours to bring in a sense of excitement, in a space meant for dull, routine jobs. A white bathroom may be seen by some as lack of imagination or too clinical. Whereas a property developer may use easily available white tiles to save on cost, a white themed bathroom is not necessarily a boring one.

Style factor: The style factor of a white themed bathroom is no less, especially when a bit of black or grey is used. It is contemporary and yet stands the test of time.

Flexibility: A white themed bathroom lends itself to house accessories of most other colour combinations, whereas the same cannot be said about a bathroom with strong colours.
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Bigger: Bathrooms are small places and the use of white colour makes the space look bigger.

Cleaner: When the upkeep is good, a white themed bathroom usually looks cleaner than multi-coloured cousins.

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Knick nacks in a bathroom

Image courtesy of federico stevanin at FreeDigitalPhotos.netTo a lot many of us, the bathroom is like the emergency room in a hospital; especially in the mornings. We walk in like half dead, our fair looks like that of a zombie, we cannot walk straight or answer basic questions. Then we blast our half dead bodies with hot water, the men amongst us put a blade to our faces and some even put alcohol in our mouth.

Then we begin to feel better.

Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.netDuring this process of recovery, all hell breaks loose if we cannot find the right thing in the right place. We have heard so many stories of friends brushing their teeth with shaving cream, and washing hair with mouthwash. So, accessories design in a bathroom can often mean the difference between life and death. Often, when we design a house, we tend to overlook this aspect.

Here are 5 must-dos:

1. Make a list of what accessories must go into the bathroom.
2. Write down the sequence of using such accessories once inside the bathroom. What comes after what?
3. Write down the position inside the bathroom where each accessory needs to be.
4. Now design storages/spaces for each of the accessories
5. Lastly, keep space for some unplanned accessories; you never know what you pick up from your next stay in a hotel!