Bathroom installation- Change the look and style of your home
By Katie Anderson on November 12th, 2010
New bathroom installations can drastically change the look and style of a home. Not only that, but updating your tired and worn looking bathroom is a great way to increase the value of your property too.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for our poor bathrooms. Sometimes abused but always overused, bathrooms like kitchens get a lot of traffic, day in, day out. And because of the high levels of traffic they are forced to endure on a daily basis, bathroom suites tend to wear over time, until they eventually start to look old and dated and in need of a bit of a make-over.
Given that they are subject to water, rusting is a common issue, but also period changes with styling coming in and out of fashion can sometimes determine when a homeowner wants to purchase a new bathroom installation. So don’t be surprised if your precious bathroom space looks like it’s seen better days. Because it probably has.
Whet your appetite for a wet room
When is a bathroom not a bathroom? When it’s a wet room. The ultimate in modern day luxury, wet rooms are essentially walk in shower rooms and have become very popular over the last few years. If you’re after something that is luxurious, stylish and contemporary then a wet room will tick all those boxes – and more. With emphasis on easy maintenance, accessibility and the wow factor, wet rooms certainly know how to make the best use of available space.
From basins to baths – stylish sanitary ware for your bathroom
If your old stained bathtub and sink are looking a bit sorry for themselves, or your pink suite hasn’t been upgraded since the 1970s, now might be the perfect time to replace them. Bathrooms – along with kitchens – are known to sell houses, so if you’re intending to put your home on the market now or in the near future, you’re going to want to make sure your bathroom is looking its best. Remodelling your bathroom to create an appealing visual and practical space for potential new buyers will also increase the value of your property.
Baths and basins come in all shapes and sizes. Your bathroom can be as individual as you are. Whether you like the modern, contemporary look or prefer something more traditional, there will be something to suit all budgets and complement every taste. Baths are essentially the centre piece of a bathroom, and you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of acrylic and steel baths, whirlpool baths and corner baths. Roll top baths and free standing baths are a great choice if you want your bath to make a real statement.
Like baths, basins come in all different shapes, sizes and styles too. For the minimalist look you could opt for a wall-hung basin or – for that added touch of glamour, style and all round luxury, choose a double basin instead. Other popular designs include:
- Counter & inset basins
- Modern D shape basins
- Counter basins
- Corner basins
- Edwardian basins
- Victorian basins
Shower your bathroom with some TLC & give it a complete make-over
If you are planning to have a new bathroom suite fitted but don’t know where to start, there are companies that offer a full start-to-finish service. This includes the design of your bathroom tailored to your specific requirements and choice, the supply of the units and equipment, and the installation itself. A full package will ultimately cost more but it puts you at an advantage in terms of communication, lessening the likelihood of problems occurring.
Utilising the services of one firm will ensure that the organisation and time-frames are left in the hands of the same company. It also means fewer people to contact in case of changes, problems or enquiries. Bathroom installations tend to be very big jobs, requiring a skilled plumber to carry out much of the work.
Bathroom design and installations can sometimes be a difficult job, especially if you’re working with an obscure room shape or size. Therefore, there are services available to design your bathroom for you. From choosing the best fittings and decorations to match the period you’re going for, to advice on in-fashion tiles, types of surface from granites to woods, and other small design features that might never have passed your mind.
Whether you’re just replacing a sink or a toilet or completely refurbishing the entire bathroom from floor to ceiling, Builder Guide can put you in touch with local approved and recommended plumbers, as well as floor and wall tiling professionals, bathroom fitters and even underfloor heating specialists who will be able to meet all your needs.