Your bathroom plays a vital role in your day. It invigorates you in the morning and relaxes you in the evening. So when you take on a bathroom project, be sure to consider the things that are most important to you with the help of this quick guide.
1. DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF BATHROM YOU NEED
When planning your new bathroom it’s important to begin by thinking about how it will be used and by whom. People’s requirements can often be very different:
FAMILY BATHROOM: In a family bathroom you want to create a space that caters for growing families.
ENSUITE: An ensuite should be a sanctuary that’s both luxurious and practical – a space where you can escape and relax.
GUEST BATHROOM: Here you want to create a space that is both welcoming and pampering.
RENTAL PROPERTY: Reliability and durability are the most important when selecting products for a rental property.
2. MAKE A LIST
Before planning your layout think carefully about what you like and dislike about your current bathroom. Make a list and prioritise which features you’d most like to see in your new bathroom. Maybe it’s an oversize walk-in shower, a large vanity with two sinks, a separate enclosure for your toilet, or a large free-standing bath.
3. GET INSPIRATION
Gather inspiration of bathrooms you like from magazines, the internet and in our showrooms. This could help when you’re planning your layout.
4. PLANNING YOUR LAYOUT
Your new bathroom layout can make all the difference, so be sure to plan carefully:
BATHTUB: These days many people are trading or downsizing their bath for a luxurious walk-in shower. This can be a great option, although you may want to consider retaining at least one bath in the house – it can add to the value of your property. view our range of baths here
VANITY: The vanity plays an integral role in your bathroom – choose a spot that won’t interfere with your traffic, and make sure there’s room above for mirror and wall cabinets.
SHOWER: Make the best use of space in small bathrooms by going for an open walk-in shower that doesn’t need a curtain or door. View our range of showers here.
PLUMBING PRACTICALITIES: Plumbing is a major cost in any bathroom project. In a renovation, try to keep costs down by limiting the need for adjusting your existing plumbing set-up.
SOME HANDY TIPS
QUICK BATHROOM REFRESH: This can be as easy as changing your shower, either the shower handset or the whole rail shower. It’s not difficult to do – either by screwing in a new handset on to your existing hose, or retro-fitting a new rail shower with adjustable mounting brackets so there’s no need to drill additional holes. You’ll be surprised at how a little added shower luxury can improve your day.
NEW BUILDS AND RENOVATIONS: When you’re ready to choose bathroom fittings, start with the shower first. Why? Because the shower is an important space. You spend a lot of time in it and for many it’s the only time of day when you get some ‘me’ time.