What to Consider Before Fitting a new Bathroom Suite

If you’re thinking about installing a new bathroom suite in the new year there are some things that you should take into consideration. Make sure to read our handy guide first before ripping that old suite out.

Bathroom

Think about the space

When creating a new bathroom it’s important to take into consideration the amount of space that you have, if you have a limited amount of room it might be a good idea to see if it’s possible to take space from an adjacent room.

There are an impressive choice of products that have been specially designed for small bathrooms such as compact basins and vanity units, as well as short projection toilets and small baths; all designed to help make the best possible use of available space.

When designing a new bathroom ensure that you leave enough space around each item and that the door can open fully without it banging into anything.

How much do you want to spend?

Installing a new bathroom suite doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune, and there are a great choice of products available that combine stylish design with fantastic value for money. Before choosing any new items it’s important to budget appropriately and plan well in advance.

Consider the style

classic basin and toilet

Creating a new bathroom suite provides the perfect opportunity for you to achieve the exact look and feel that you want to create. If you’re stuck for ideas it’s a good idea to look at the existing style of your home; is it modern or more traditional?

If you have a modern home you could create a contemporary bathroom by installing a walk in shower or a freestanding bath and wall hung furniture for example. Alternatively if traditional is more you style consider opting for a roll top or slipper freestanding bath, which will become the focal point of your new bathroom.

With a bit of imagination the choices are endless.

Take the heating into consideration

heated towel rail

Heated towel rails are a very popular choice for a new bathroom suite as they not only look stylish but ensure that your towels feel lovely and warm. Heated towel rails are available in a wide range of designs and sizes to suit your bathroom space.

Designer radiators are also great for a new bathroom, think about opting for a vertical design to make the best use of wall space.

Electric underfloor heating is another fantastic option for the bathroom and ensures that the room is heated effectively. What feels better than walking onto a warm tiled or stone floor in the middle of winter?

Consider the final details

basin tap

The final details can bring the look of your new bathroom suite together such as the the right style of taps and accessories.

A mirror or mirrored cabinet is an essential part of your new bathroom and also provides a great way to create a more spacious feel. Also, make sure your bathroom is well illuminated, you could have different lighting for the various areas of the bathroom to add atmosphere.

For more information on bathroom lighting read our essential guide.

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