In need of some inspiration for your new bathroom or en-suite? Read on for some handy bathroom planning tips, from replacing your existing shower fittings to smart storage solutions and cleaning advice.

Update your existing shower fittings

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Replacing your shower fittings can transform the look of your bathroom providing an instant update. Choosing a new shower such as a slide rail kit or new shower head doesn’t cost a fortune and installing them isn’t a huge task. Showers are available in an array of styles ranging from the ultra-modern to the more traditional to suit any bathroom space.

When choosing a new shower make sure it’s thermostatic for a safer showering experience.

Using the shower more often than the bath also helps to reduce water usage and protect the environment. Look out for water saving showers to reduce the amount of water you use further.

Clever storage solutions

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More people than ever before are accumulating bottles in the bathroom with nowhere to keep them stored away, this will only create a space full of unnecessary clutter and can make a small bathroom look and feel even more enclosed.

Before choosing any storage decide what you need to keep in the bathroom and get rid of anything that you haven’t used for ages. Having a good de-clutter helps you to choose the most appropriate style of storage, whether that may be a vanity unit or a mirrored cabinet.

Also, think about the shampoo bottles and shower gels that are left around the surfaces of the shower or bath. These can be stored away in a shower tidy for a much neater look.

Sparkling clean

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Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis ensures that it’s kept in top condition. After every shower or bath rinse around to remove any soap, if left residue can build up on the surface which can make cleaning more difficult. If you live in a hard water area get rid of limescale by using vinegar; a cheap and effective cleaning solution.

Create a minimal look

walk in shower

A wet room may look great but it can cost a fortune and is difficult to achieve. You can still create a sleek, minimal look without all the hassle and cost by installing a low profile shower tray, some measure just 40mm high, and either a semi-frameless shower enclosure or a wet room glass screen for a more contemporary look to your bathroom.

Shower enclosures are available in a wide range of designs and sizes and you don’t require lots of space to create an en-suite. Make the most of a small space by choosing a short projection toilet and a wall-hung basin to maximise the available room.