In our lifetimes, we spend anywhere between one and three years in our bathrooms. This is why bathrooms are more than just a necessity tacked onto your home: the bathroom is a luxurious space and a central feature of a property that so many home-owners design to specifically meet their aesthetic needs.
If you're looking for a way to take your bathroom's interior décor up a notch, then why not use your location to your advantage and create yourself a bathroom with a view? Many high-end properties benefit from impressive surrounding landscapes – such as iconic urban landmarks, epic seascapes and tranquil countryside settings – that could be admired as you relax and soak your stresses away.
Here are four easy methods for updating your bathroom to make the most out of a spectacular view.
1. Use mirrors
Mirrors maximise light and create the illusion of large areas, even in cosy spaces, like bathrooms. If you have a bathroom with a view, having a large mirror or two can lengthen your horizon and reflect the great outdoors to give you an even better experience of your vista. Position the mirror shrewdly and you'll be able to make the most out of the landscape from the comfort of your tub.
2. Glaze wisely
With so much to see outside, the size and opacity of your windows are a top priority. However, there is a delicate balance to be struck between maximising your view and maintaining your ever-important privacy. This mostly depends on the location of your property, as your privacy will be harder to maintain in, for example, the centre of a city, compared to if you live in remote countryside.
Wherever your bathroom with a view is situated, it's a good idea to invest in some one-way glass. Alternatively, you could have some bespoke blinds made that allow you to enjoy the view without baring all to any passers-by.
3. Choose the right bathtub
When you've worked hard to open up the view from your bathroom window, your next step is to ensure there's somewhere to enjoy it from. The obvious choice is a large and comfortable bath tub. Placement is important, but so is the shape. For example, elegant slipper tubs are comfortable, but their high sides could obstruct your view if not positioned right.
4. Open up your shower
Your bathroom with a view can be equally optimised using your shower. If your bathroom looks out onto nature, try creating an open shower space, such as a wet room, with a direct view through your window. If you then invest in a waterfall shower, your bathroom will feel like it's a part of the wilderness on the other side of the glass.
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