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Create the perfect Bathroom

Few rooms in your house are as important for making the most of your precious 'me time' as your bathroom. This private space is one where you can relax in the bath after a long day at work with no distractions.

But beginning a bathroom project can be daunting, particularly if you’ve never undertaken one before.

Whether you are looking to give an existing bathroom a new lease of life, or wanting to create a new bathroom from scratch, think about these things before you get started.

  1. Budget

Bathrooms are expensive and you want to make sure it stands the test of time, prioritise where you want to spend the money. Think about all the hidden costs like plumbing and underfloor heating.

2. Seek inspiration

Visit shops and look on Pinterest to see what draws your attention, create a mood board with favourite colours and styles. People tend to go for beige or grey bathrooms which is fine, but make sure you add different tones and te

xtures to add depth and interest.

3. Nail your layout

I'd strongly advise popping to your local bathroom shop and asking the experts. Anything can be achieved but consider the costs and upheaval if you need to re-organise plumbing. You also want to ensure there's space for storage and obvious things like ensuring the vanity unit is near natural light, the toilet is away from a window, there's a towel rail near the shower and bath.

4. Lighting is Important

If you want your bathroom to feel like a spa think about wall lights, dimmers and definitely a light at either side of your vanity mirror to compliment your complexion better.

5. Storage is also important

No one want to see your toiletries sprawled out everywhere so make sure you have plenty of space for hiding them away.

6. Shower recessed shelf

This is something I'd highly recommend is your builder is able to incorporate a recessed shelf area for your shower products, they don't look nice on the floor and attract mould.

7. Good ventilation

This is key if you want your bathroom to look and feel fresh. It will also keep away mould and condensation which will discolour grout and leave everything feeling damp.

8. Soften the space

Bathrooms have a lot of hard surfaces with tiles and sanitary ware so it's important to bring balance by softening the space with different fabrics, natural products and textures, such as nicely folded towels, plants, pictures, candles, wood, floor mats.

There's so much to consider when designing a bathroom but it's such an enjoyable process when you have a space your truly love and feel relaxed.

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