Planning a Bathroom or Wetroom Installation
Planning your bathroom or wetroom installation carefully can help you get the most for your money and make the best use of the space available. The most effective bathroom designs offer the user a space which is practical and functional but which is also a room that is comfortable and relaxing to use.
Since your bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home and any new installation is likely to remain in use by your family and visitors for many years to come, it is important that your bathroom design offers a wide range of options for current and future use.
Designing your new Bathroom
Your bathroom may be an en-suite, a wetroom or a traditional full size bathroom in need of a make-over. As one of the smallest rooms in most homes, the bathroom offers a challenge to homeowners when it comes to ensuring that all the facilities that are required can fit in neatly.
When designing your bathroom or wetroom remember that small touches of luxury can have a big impact. Consider adding a luxurious feature such as impressive tiling or expensive taps to produce a stylish finish.
Types of Bathroom Designs
Each bathroom installation is unique to the household and the people who occupy it. Whether you are adding a cloakroom, a wetroom or a full size bathroom, you will need to think about who is going to use it and how you can make it as practical as possible.
Things to consider include:
- Adding additional storage space if it is a family bath room
- Installing twin sinks if you are a couple who would benefit from being able to get ready at the same time during morning rush hours
- Whether to install a shower and not a bath if you rarely use a bath
- If you regularly use a shower and a bath, you may wish to install a shower that hangs over a bath to save space
- If you bathroom will be used for applying makeup on a regular basis, ensure that the mirror is well lit by natural sunlight from the window
- You can make the best use of space available by using storage space wisely. Storage cupboards can be incorporated below the bath or hung on the walls to provide more floorspace
- Additional floorspace gives the illusion of a larger bathroom. You can increase floorspace with heated towel rails instead of radiators, wall mounted storage space or shelves
Once you have come to a conclusion about the space available and exactly how your bathroom will be used on a daily basis, you can begin to look at the range of bathrooms available to suit your requirements.