How to Create Your Perfect Bathroom

An inset heated mirror adds to the luxury - especially with the independently switched LED accent lighting.
An inset heated mirror adds to the luxury – especially with the independently switched LED accent lighting.

If you’ve made the decision to update your bathroom, you need to make sure that you choose the right company to supply and fit it, in order to get the quality finish that you desire. There are some important considerations to bear in mind when you are searching for a supplier. They can make all the difference between a bathroom and a fabulous bathroom.

1. Are they recommended

It’s often who you know, not what you know. Ask friends and family, work colleagues. Who do they recommend? What was the quality of the sanitary ware like? Customer service – was it good? Do they have testimonials from other clients?

2. Creativity

It’s important that you find a company that will listen to you. What do you have in mind? Obviously it’s not going to be possible to fit a huge spa bath into a small shower room, but a good bathroom designer will be able to take your ideas and create a design that will encompass them all.

3. Timescale

Having a busy lifestyle, you’ll appreciate how important it is that your home-life is not massively disturbed by any building works. Should your water supplies need to be switched off, your builder should make every attempt to minimise any disturbance to your water supplies and your home.

4. Quality products

When you choose to have a new bathroom fitted you want to make sure that it looks good and that it will remain looking good for a considerably long time. Does your supplier offer a warranty or guarantee on their fittings and workmanship? What will it cover? Are the baths, sinks, showers and toilets made from high quality materials?

5. Professionalism

You wouldn’t have your gas boiler checked by a man off the street so this should apply to your choice of bathroom supplier too. Are they accredited by any boards? Make sure that the supplier you choose is suitably qualified to create the beautiful bathroom for you.

6. The right space

When you make your choice of bathroom, a good designer will be able to explain to you what possibilities you have. All may depend on the layout of your current bathroom and where the pipes and drains lie.

7. Different styles

Everyone has different tastes. From a designer minimalist style to a fun family bathroom, it’s important that your choice matches the lifestyle requirements of your home. Talk to your designer about who will use your bathroom and the type of look you are looking to achieve.

8. Flooring

When you think about changing your bathroom don’t just think about the sanitary ware. There are lots of options for the flooring too. Perhaps you might want tiles or lino? Or how about a wooden floor? Heated flooring is fabulous to step onto after a shower, and in a wet room is brilliant for speeding up drying floors. Non-slip floor tiles are also incredibly effective.

9. Small is beautiful

Just because you have a small bathroom, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful room to be proud of. How about considering a wet room? They can be fitted anywhere and are a great space saver. Brilliant for homes where easy access is important such as for the elderly and those with mobility issues.

10. Finishing touches

Once you’ve had your bathroom of your dreams fitted, it’s time to accessorise to add the finishing touches. Think about your colour scheme. Why not pick a contrasting colour for towels, bath mats and shower curtains. Choose some simple ornaments to match your theme. Then close your door and enjoy.

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