Bathroom Design

 

We specialise in Bathroom design and after 25 years we’ve seen a few!!

 

From spa-chic to minimalist designs there are many options but remember to think about ventilation, light and storage as well.

 

We’re here to help so please pop into the showroom for a coffee and a chat. Ideally bring in a rough sketch of the bathroom size etc and we can create a 3D design to help you visualise the finished look.

 

Don’t worry too much about moving pipes or any joinery work etc because our skilled and fully qualified tradesmen can do it all.

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Design & Style

Materials such as stone and solid wood have a rich, natural beauty that will add a sense of sophistication to any room. Marble, limestone and travertine are popular choices in high-end bathrooms because of their quality – use stone on floors or walls for a refined look or clad walls and the floor in the same stone for a seamlessly chic finish. Furniture pieces in solid wood or white gloss have timeless appeal.

Fittings

Performance is everything when selecting the fittings for a luxury bathroom, so it’s vital to include both a shower and a bath. In good-sized rooms a freestanding bath is great, ideally located centrally and contemporary designs work well when a modern bath its teamed with classic brassware to achieve that feeling of timeless elegance. Go for the biggest bath possible, and make it double-ended to boost its pampering potential.

 

The perfect showering solution includes an overhead shower and a handset. A separate enclosure is ideal to create a generous and indulgent feel but look for a two-hinged shower screen as a minimum so you can create an enclosure over the bath.

Essential Extras

  • Lighting - include options such as dimmable switches so the lights can be lowered for an indulgent bath and cabinets with built-in lighting for shaving or applying make-up.
  • Temperature  – under floor heating is great with stone tiles
  • Look out for soft-close options on toilet seats, cabinets and drawers

Maximise your bathroom space with some innovative storage

LED lamps create a truly magnificent column of water and light

Take control of your bathroom via an app that offers control of the shower warming up function or bath filling option to your preferred settings.

 

Planning Tips

  • Plan - draw out a plan on graph paper showing where the bath, sink, toilet and shower are positioned, noting the location of windows and doors
  • Budget - work out how much you want to spend, ensuring it’s not more than you are likely to recoup if you plan to sell your house.
  • Prioritise – make a list of what you need and what you would like to have.

If you don’t have much room to work with, look for products that can be fitted into a corner or are reduced projection. There are plenty of products to choose from that offer smaller dimensions than standard sizes.

  • Wall-hung units can maximise floor space and give the visual impression that the room is bigger than it actually is.
  • Heated towel rails will minimise the requirements for further heat and therefore you’re less likely to need to find room for a radiator.
  • Storage is fundamental in the bathroom whether it’s under or over a basin on the wall, ensure enough cupboard space is provided.
  • Ventilation is also important, especially if there isn’t a window, so think about fitting an electric fan

 

Creating an En Suite

An en suite or cloakroom can add value to your home. Look for space that you aren’t using that is near the waste pipe. You could use the space currently taken up by fitted wardrobes in a bedroom, or use a partition wall to divide the room or take space from two rooms rather than one;  

 

Upgrading

Fitting a new suite into the existing design easiest - costs mount if pipe-work needs to be changed. When choosing a suite, consider a bath made from acrylic, cast iron or steel or perhaps even a luxurious spa or roll-top bath or even create a wet room.

 

Building regulations

Once your new bathroom or en suite is complete, you may be required to gain the relevant building regulations approval – including drainage, any electrics and ventilation and meeting safety standards for glass. If you are remodelling your bathroom, it’s worth updating to current building regulation standards, such as ensuring that any metal plumbing is earthed where electrics are earthed and that electrical fittings such as fans, sockets or additional lighting is created and signed off by a Part P registered electrician.

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