Function And Purpose
A shower over the bath is a great option for everyone
Are you looking for an ensuite bathroom suitable for you and maybe your partner/ guest or a family bathroom?
Ensuite bathrooms are usually smaller than a family bathroom and may only have a shower not a bath as well. If you love showering you may want to consider a wet room instead. If you have the space ensuite bathrooms can really add value to a house.
Family bathrooms may need to be more robust than an ensuite bathroom. I suggest keeping your best accessories for the ensuite. Do you want your most expensive white towels used after rugby practice? Exactly.
You also need to think about the type of people you have in your home. Some people prefer showers whilst others love to luxuriate in a bath. A shower over a bath is a good option for all the family.
If the members of your household need to leave the house at the same time for school, college or work a double sink is a feature also worth considering too.
A contemporary bathroom suite with touches of old school glamour
The style of the bathroom you choose is a very personal choice.
Do you like minimalist and modern or are you a more traditional person? Maybe you want touches of both in a bathroom. This is important when taking into consideration the overall look of a bathroom and for choosing a bathroom suite, shower or accessories.
Utilising Your Space
Recessed coves can be used for storage or decoration whilst heated towel rails are practical too. Portable storage can be added to make the use of all the space.
Before you buy any fixtures or fittings you need to measure and plan your space out. If you are not sure where to start your bathroom supplier can usually help you for a fee, or if you can find a reliable bathroom fitter they can do this for you.
If you have a small area to fill, built in cabinets can help utilise the space, such as that under a sink. Recesses, windowsills and wall storage can also make the most of every possible nook and cranny, to store toiletries and towels. If you have the space consider portable or free standing storage units.
Floor And Walls
The floor in a bathroom needs to be non slippery and waterproof. Tiles, vinyl and laminate are a popular choice. Avoid carpet at all costs or it will go mouldy and be very unhygienic.
Tiles are also a popular choice for around the sink and bath or shower, as a splash back. For a streamlined look extend the tiles from the floor all the way up the wall. Bathroom paint that is moisture and steam resistant will prevent mould and give a professional look.
Accessories can really add to the styling and functionality of the bathroom.
Mirrored and magnifying lights can help with shaving and illuminate when putting makeup on. Bathroom cabinets can add great storage space, and also added light if illuminated too. Heated towel rails as well as being practical for storage are great for the Winter.
These are just some point to consider when planning a new bathroom. Have you had a new bathroom fitted? Do you have any tips on what to consider when buying a new bathroom?
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