By Sungula Nkabinde

Gone are the days when a bathroom was just a bathroom. Nowadays bathrooms have become a sanctuary and an oasis for comfort and relaxation; and the introduction of furniture pieces into the bathroom area adds to the overall experience of enjoying the space. Bathrooms have almost become extensions to the other living areas of the home.

Whether it be a functional side table next to a freestanding bath, a generous seating area, or a dressing table and chair positioned in the bathroom for ease and convenience, there is a wide selection of furniture to choose online or from a local bathroom store. Therefore, if you are having a problem finding the right furniture, you can consider consulting with the professionals available at the stores.

It all comes down to planning and knowing what you want right from the start. A home been built from scratch, or newly renovated, offers the home owner the perfect opportunity to make allowances to accommodate certain furniture pieces and accessories in the bathroom area.

Vanity units and cabinets, for example, are found in many modern bathrooms, where it is important to have a place for storing away personal items including hair dryers, shampoos, towels, medication, shaving creams, conditioners and more. This will help when getting rid of clutter in the bathroom.

It is also important to choose the right size of furniture. Therefore the size of the bathroom needs to be taken into consideration. Pieces of furniture that seem to be too large generate a cramped feeling. This means that you are not making good use of the available space.

Therefore if you are remodeling a cloakroom suite or en suite, it is important to choose smaller pieces of furniture. This way, you will be in a position of generating a feeling of more space. Furthermore, you can consider fitting light-colored furniture. Such pieces of furniture play an important role in reflecting artificial or natural light and automatically make any space appear bigger than it really is.