Keys to renovate a bathroom and make it perfect with DeCero

Keys to renovate a bathroom and make it perfect with DeCero

If you are going to reform the bathroom

You must make informed decisions and that implies knowing what the key points of the perfect bathroom are: coverings, toilets, shower, taps, etc. At DeCero we will make your idea come true

The bathroom is, along with the kitchen, one of the rooms that is most reformed in the house (and one of the ones that causes the most headaches when it comes to updating). There are many ideas and trends to renovate the bathroom and, although we can make small changes in the bathroom without works, radically changing the look implies, in most cases, that the workers are going to have to enter the house and that we are going to have to have a comfortable budget to do it. It also means that we have to plan the reform very well and make the right decisions so as not to regret the result (and the money invested) and avoid having to do a new reform in a short time.

In order to have a spectacular bathroom, beyond the specific styles or models you choose, there are aspects that you must know to take them into account when planning the reform of your private spa. It is necessary to know well the different types of material, their durability, if they are cleaned well; the distribution and necessary measurements for each element, choose the colours, combine the textures, decide if we want wall-hung or standing toilets, if the mirror is going to have a more decorative shape or if it is going to cover an entire wall, the number of cupboards that we need to create lighting adapted to each corner (in the most powerful sink area to be able to see ourselves well when getting ready and in the bathtub, lower to be able to relax while we take a bath) and, above all, that the most important thing: that the bathroom is functional, because,

You can carry out a reform with complete peace of mind and be happy every day for the decisions you made (and the money you invested in them) because at DeCero we know how to help you make it a reality

The Washbasins:

Choose between a built-in or countertop design, but you should also pay attention to the materials: porcelain -generally in white-, resins -which add color-, metal or stone. You can also create a countertop and sink in one piece, as in this bathroom, with natural stones or with microcement. If you install two washbasins on the same front, remember that between the centers of each one there must be a minimum distance of 60 cm for their use to be comfortable.

The mirror:

It is one of the essential accessories. You can choose the design you want, size and shape. Perhaps you just have to take into account that those with simple molding in small bathrooms are more appropriate (they provide more lightness). The larger the mirror, the more space it gives to the interior of the bathroom.

The furniture:

Whether it is a brick design like the one in this country-style house, open and with shelves, a washbasin with only a lower shelf, or a closed cabinet with doors and drawers (cantilevered, with legs or on the floor), it is essential that you think about what you are going to store in it. It must respond to your warehouse needs. They are usually 50-60 cm deep. The height is marked by the height of the washbasin (generally installed at 80-85 cm from the floor, although it can be modified according to the height of the user) and the length is what the space demands. Finishes: wood, lacquer, glass, melamine… If you renovate the bathroom, in terms of furniture, keep two aspects in mind:

Distribute the interior with shelves and drawers, better compartmentalized.

Plan if you need to install plugs inside for, for example, the hair dryer, the shaver or the electric toothbrush.

The lighting:

In the bathroom you must plan the lighting well. Better always led to save and that each zone is independent, so that you can turn off the lights that you do not use, for example, while you shower. Take advantage of natural light, if the bathroom has a window. You must think about ambient, functional and punctual light. The first is decorative (strips on the under-sink cabinet when it is flown), the second is the general one on the ceiling and the last is the one that illuminates the mirror area, one or two wall lights that do not dazzle but that allow you to see well while you put on makeup or shave. As for lighting, check the IP degree of the lamps you choose, since in the bathroom you have to take it into account due to wet areas or in contact with water.

Floor and wall materials:

A whole world to choose from: from ceramic, porcelain stoneware, synthetic stone, natural stone, vinyl… Pay attention to the quality and characteristics of each one. Ground parts eliminate joints which improves cleanliness over time (and maintenance) and provides more unity. The same thing happens with microcement, which is a continuous material with which you can make the sink or bathtub with the same finish as the floor and walls. Combine materials, choose just one, play with the tiles that provide textures and volumes… Don’t limit your imagination! To hit, choose a maximum of 3 finishes.

The style:

There is a lot to say here if you are going to reform the bathroom. The choice of materials will define the style but you can also choose the materials according to the style you want. What is clearer to you? Natural stones always bring elegance. Wood (natural or in materials that imitate it) gives warmth. The modern textures, the mosaics can be classic or modern… You can combine them! And if you are not sure, look a lot at the bathrooms that we show you on the web to inspire you or hire a decorator.

Sanitary fittings:

Toilet and bidet are the “ugly pieces” of the bathroom but fundamental. Built-in cistern toilets are visually lighter (perfect in small bathrooms) precisely because the cistern is integrated into the partition itself or into a 20 cm thick wall. Always install double discharge to save water. Flown toilets also clear the ground. There are also compact or more voluminous free-standing designs, for bathrooms where meters are not in short supply. If you cannot put a bidet but you do not want to do without it, use toilet models with an integrated cleaning system or install a specific faucet next to it.

The shower area:

It is one of the corners that should be well planned in a bathroom renovation because it is used daily and should be comfortable. Ideally, it should be at least 1 meter wide and never less than 70 cm. The faucet is installed at a height where it can be handled comfortably standing up -like using the shower-. Think about whether you want the sprinkler (the bigger the better) installed on the wall or on the ceiling, since the route of the pipes varies. In front of the shower area you need a clear space of 60 x 60 cm for easy access.

The screen:

Its main function is to isolate the shower and prevent splashes. It is essential that it is watertight and that safety glass is installed. But aesthetically, there are many options: from technological partitions that darken when used to screen-printed ones, with hardly any profiling or with it very marked, like this one with an industrial air with metal profile enclosures.

Shelves or niches:

If you are going to reform the bathroom, it is something that you should take into account. It is very practical to create a built-in shelf or niche in the shower area to keep the cans always organized and so you don’t have to bend down for one when you need it. 15 cm deep is enough. There are also taps that incorporate shelves.


Built-in with the front covered or exempt. To fit a bathtub you always need to have a larger bathroom, even though there are also 1.40m long mini designs. The exempt ones are the most desired because they show their lines. They have the faucet installed on the floor (for which it is necessary to plan its intake and drainage) or on the wall. It is important to choose a floor that can withstand splashes of water around it.

Built-in Bathtubs:

microcement bathroom: Do you have a small bathroom or one with a complicated floor plan? Do not give up having a bathtub for this reason! To make the most of the space, the best solution is to opt for a built-in bathtub. You can make it the size, height and shape that best suits your bathroom. From the classic rectangular, to a square and, why not? triangular. In addition, you can choose the materials for both the exterior and interior of the bathtub and unify them with those of the rest of the bathroom, as they did in this bathroom with polished microcement. Our advice is that you always turn to a professional for the work, because you will avoid many headaches with leaks.

Multifunctional pieces:

If you don’t have enough space in your bathroom, opt for designs that fulfill several functions. For example, a cabinet with mirrored doors (as in this classic and modern house) that serves both to look at you and to store all the cosmetics. You can also find benches with storage, mirrors with lighting, towel rack with shelf…

The color of the taps:

Choose quality ones but in the finish you prefer. The most common are the chrome ones but there are copper, gold or the most in trend, the taps in black. It is important that they incorporate systems to save water such as the flow reducer or the aerator. If we talk about faucets for the shower or bathtub area, the thermostatic ones allow you to set the temperature so as not to burn yourself and ensure that the water always comes out as you want.

Towel radiator:

Two in one: it heats the bathroom and the towels and also serves as a towel rack so you will avoid installing other accessories. Plan where to put it. The closer to the shower or bathtub area, the more comfort. There are many designs and sizes, as well as finishes. You should make sure that the distance between the tubes allows you to place the towels you need.

Stapial solutions:

They are the ones that personalise, make your bathroom different or give it meters. Think about whether you can replace a partition with a glass fixture, create cabins in the bathroom, create a bathtub area with a shower attached…

Open bathrooms:

bathtub trends in the bedroom: When the first kitchens open to the living room appeared, many people resisted this proposal, and today it is fully accepted. Open a bathroom to the bedroom? It may seem strange to us now, but there are already many interior designers who are committed to this solution. If you’re hesitant to put the bathtub near your bed, there are other less risky options for opening the bathroom, like opening it to a walk-in closet or exercise area.

Easy to change:

We know that the bathroom is one of the rooms that costs the most to renovate, because it involves work. But, if when renovating it, you choose to cover only the water areas with tiles, you can give it a facelift in the future without being so tedious. Just by painting the walls a different color or placing a special wallpaper for bathrooms, you will release a new look.

We can help you choose the best option, taking into account your tastes and optimizing your budget.