Monday 12 October 2020

Creating Your Perfect Bathroom

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We’d all like to have that perfect bathroom to relax in and get away from the day’s stresses.  But for most of us, taking on a renovation project is a bit daunting.  Where do you start?  What do you need to budget for? 

Creating a beautiful bathroom needn’t be a headache, as long as you consider your options fully. Of course a bathroom renovation may seem like one of the most daunting rooms to renovate but as long as you plan ahead, think about what you want and do your research it can be a stress free renovation. If you don't feel you can tackle the job yourself you could always look at getting the help from some bathroom fitters

Here are some things to consider when planning a bathroom renovation...

What bath? 

Baths come in a range of shapes, sizes, and styles.  Wider baths are useful when you have a shower overhead or need to bathe several kids at once. ‘P’ shaped baths are ideal for use with overhead showers, but you’ll need to make sure that you have the space to fit one in. 

For added luxury, a freestanding bath such as a roll-top may be a nice option, but you’ll need to consider whether it will work with a young family and if it will take up too much space. 

Which shower? 

Firstly, is your shower going to be installed in a cubicle or over the bath?  Will it be electric, power or mixer? Are you looking for a more accessible bathroom such as a wet room? If you already have a shower that you are replacing, then the cheapest option will be to stick with the set up you have.  Moving plumbing around or installing new electrics will add to your budget. 

Once you’ve chosen the type of shower and its location, don’t forget to choose a suitable showerhead.  Rainfall showers are great for that luxury feel but won’t give you the flexibility of a handset.   

Choosing tiles 

Tiles are trickier to choose than you might think.  The array of colours and styles available can be quite mind-boggling. The very first thing to consider is the difference in bathroom tiling prices.  That’s not just the actual price per tile, but the cost of tiling the area you want to cover, the extras such as grout, and the cost of the labour involved. 

You could keep costs down by only tiling the important areas, such as around the bath, or by looking for end-of-line discounts.  

Creating storage 

Last, but not least, don’t forget to work some practical storage into your new bathroom.  Whether it’s shelving, cabinets, or a vanity unit, you’ll need somewhere to stow away spare towels, bottles, and toilet rolls.   

A bathroom will look cluttered without some carefully thought-out storage.  This will make it a difficult space to relax in.  If you’re keeping costs down, try coordinated storage baskets or a neat rack to keep things organised. 

Whilst renovating your bathroom may feel like a large job and lots of stress, ultimately it will be worth it in the end as you will be left with a beautiful space that you can relax and unwind in every day. A new and fresh bathroom can also add lots of value to your home if/when you decide to sell your home in the future. 

Planning really is key and don't forget all the finishing touches too like super fluffy towels and bathroom accessories which will help tie everything together and complete the finished look. 


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