There’s no other room in your home that has to multi-task quite as much as your bathroom does, and it’s no surprise if it’s in need of a total refurbishment. Your bathroom needs to be a place where you can easily get ready in the mornings, a place where you can wash your kids, do your make-up as well as unwind and relax after a long day. So, how much should you spend on a new bathroom?
How much to spend?
Deciding how much to spend on a new bathroom can be difficult, if you intend to live in your home for many years to come it’s probably a good idea to spend more on higher quality bathroom items that will stand the test of time. Alternatively, if you plan to move home in the near future it’s a good idea to spend less on a new bathroom, and there are plenty of bathroom suites and products that offer good value for money.
What’s the difference between expensive and cheaper bathroom products?
The main difference between the more expensive and cheaper bathroom products is down to the quality of the materials that are used. High-end bathroom products feature high quality ceramics, which are often treated with special coatings that repel bacteria, as well as being easier to clean too.
If you require a hard-wearing bath, consider opting for a steel bath or even cast iron, but if you want a more affordable option, acrylic is ideal. High quality bathroom furniture usually features wood veneers or can even be made from solid wood; this provides a feeling of solidity. The less expensive items of bathroom furniture are made from painted MDF or foil covered chipboard.
Buy the best taps you can afford
When choosing new taps for your bathroom buy the best that you can afford as they are used several times during the day, and need to stand up to the wear and tear. Also, make sure you check the guarantee period when choosing your new taps.
Hire a professional bathroom fitter
Regardless how much you have spent on your new bathroom it is always a good idea to hire a professional bathroom fitter to ensure trouble free use, and to make sure your bathroom looks in great condition, even the cheaper products will look fantastic when installed properly. Nothing looks worse than untidy tiling, pipework and plumbing, so unless you know exactly what you are doing make sure to hire a professional.