Renovating a bathroom requires rigorous organisation and research. With literally thousands of products from which to choose, there can be so many variables to consider that it can seem like an enormous undertaking. However, with this handy checklist, you can tick off all the key areas as you go, and create your perfect bathroom without hassle or headaches.
Light and Space
In Britain we have the dubious honour of having the smallest average domestic room size of any European nation, which, in an effort to retain the largest living and bedroom spaces possible, often results in us having smaller bathrooms than we would ideally like. Any additional light sources will help to make the room feel larger, as will light coloured walls. Light pastel walls will help to enhance the sensation of light and space, without the somewhat sterile effect that white walls can sometimes have, especially in addition to an all-white bathroom suite. An illuminated mirror is a stylish and contemporary way to create not only a larger-feeling bathroom, but a glamorous vanity area as well.
Your Bathroom Suite
Replacing an entire bathroom suite can be an expensive and time consuming affair, so if your current suite is still performing to the standards you require it to, then replacing the taps, wastes and flushes is a cost-effective and easy way to give your suite a fresh new look. Modern chrome-finished hardware will look chic and contemporary, whilst ceramic disc technology in modern taps will give you greater control over water temperature and flow rate than ever before.
Storage We all tend to accumulate far more cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning supplies than we really need, and without sufficient storage space available, even the largest bathroom will begin to feel cluttered and cramped over time. Fortunately, bathroom furniture is the hot trend at the moment, and is more popular, and more affordable than ever before. To keep your bathroom neat and organised, with all your products discreetly stored out of sight, just to or three units will be sufficient to create a thought-out, designed bathroom aesthetic, as well as catering to all of your storage requirements.
Efficient Fixtures and Fittings
Around 60% of all domestic water usage takes place in the bathroom, so it’s vitally important to have efficient fixtures and fittings in place to help keep bills down over time. A dual flush toilet will greater control over the mount of water your toilet is using, and multi-purpose products, such as a chrome finished heated towel rail will help to warm your room whilst also being a strong style statement.
Style and Design
Chrome is the must-have material for bathroom hardware and smaller fittings, whilst natural wooden cabinets and natural stone tiles are to go-to products for those wishing to create a truly stylish, contemporary bathroom that is right on trend.
This list should help get started on planning your project, but take some time as well to have a click around and find best products for you. Good luck!
Helen Davies is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, who sell good looking contemporary and traditional bathroom furniture at realistic prices.