Bathroom Buyer’s Guide
Preparation is key when redesigning your own bathroom to avoid it becoming an expensive and time-consuming process. The perfect bathroom design should energise you in the morning, as well as provide a place of tranquility in the evening with a relaxing bath after a long day. There’s a great deal to take into consideration to ensure you make the most of the space available and utilise the functionality of the room.
This article will serve as a bathroom buyer’s guide to help you choose a bathroom design which suits your taste, requirements and budget.
Measure the dimensions
When creating your dream bathroom, it’s important to size up the room to ensure all available space is utilised. Use a tape measure to check the dimensions of the room so you can visualise where pieces of furniture and decorative items will be positioned. That way, you can design a room you will love which will also stand the test of time.
The term ‘wet-wall’ refers to the way the fittings are plumbed into the bathroom. This layout helps establish where the plumbing lines and pipes will be located in relation to the fittings themselves. Such fittings include:
- Wash basin
Typically, bathroom layouts fit into one of three categories:
- One-wet-wall: the toilet, sink and shower are installed along the same wall in the bathroom and requires uncomplicated plumbing, making it a rather cost-effective option.
- Two-wet-wall: a more versatile option, the shower can be plumbed into one wall while the toilet and sink in another.
- Three-wet-wall: as the name suggests, this layout allows you to plumb the toilet, sink and shower into three separate walls. While this can be more costly than the other options, it creates a sense of luxury.
The bathroom must deliver on functionality as well as style, which is why it’s important to choose a bathroom floor which is waterproof and non-slip. Vinyl and laminate flooring have both become popular options in recent years, allowing you to work within your budget without having to compromise on style. Tiles seem to be the most common choice amongst homeowners as they can withstand moisture and steam, making them the most durable option. Furthermore, they are available in a range of colours, styles and finishes so you can find the perfect design which complements the rest of the room seamlessly.
When planning your perfect bathroom suite, it can be easy to get carried away and lose sense of what the function of your bathroom actually is; you must design a room which is fit to purpose. For example, if you are renovating your property to sell it on, you need to consider what types of alterations will add value to your home and attract potential buyers. Alternatively, if a family member who has restricted mobility is staying with you, it might be worth considering installing bathroom fittings which are more easily accessible.
From traditional, classic bathrooms to more contemporary designs, our showrooms feature an extensive range of bathrooms to suit all tastes and budgets. All our products within the showroom are selected for their design, functionality and quality, including:
- Shower Enclosures
- Bathroom Furniture
- Bathroom Heating
- Bathroom Accessories
You can find the perfect bathroom flooring at our tile centre, and our plumbing team are always on hand to offer expert advice about your heating options. For further information about any of the services we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.