Tips to Make Your Bathroom a Fab and Functional One
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Published by TOP4 Team
Bathrooms are one of the most expensive rooms in your home, second to kitchen. It’s one of the most used rooms in the house, so we want it to be both functional and beautiful. Here are some tips to consider when renovating your bathroom.
The bathroom layout must always be function over form! Its function is more important than the look. So when planning the layout, consider these points:
•Make sure you can open the shower door without banging it against the vanity.
•Make sure your bath is big and deep enough. It’s not worth the use of space if you can’t really use it.
•Make sure you allow space for towel rails near the shower for ease of use.
•Make sure you can access the loo easily and you can reach the toilet paper.
•Make sure the vanity you select has enough storage. Girls need more than boys, with hair dryers and the rest of their make-up, etc.
Toilets can range greatly in pricing depending on the quality and look you’re after, but here are the basics.
•Budget: A simple link suite is where the cistern is mounted to the wall and separated from the pan with a PVC apron.
•Mid-range: A close-coupled suite is where the cistern sits directly on top of the pan, which creates a cleaner look. A wall-faced suite sits flat against the wall, hiding the water connections and giving a modern, easy-to-clean finish.
•Premium: If you want a high-end look, then go for a concealed or in-wall toilet where the cistern is built into the wall cavity so only the buttons show.
It’s important to sit on a toilet you’re interested in before you buy it to make sure it has the right height and comfort.
When you have time for a good soak, you want to enjoy it. Therefore, the size and style of your bath is an important decision. Make sure you head to a showroom to try before you buy.
•Budget: Inset baths sits into a tiled hob – this is a more traditional-looking bath. Make sure you sit inside it before buying it to see if it’s long and wide enough.
•Mid-range: For a more designer look, many inset baths have been moulded in slick, modern shapes.
•Premium: If you have the room, go for a freestanding bathtub. They come in a variety of styles and materials from acrylic resin to stone and metal.
It all depends on the planning and buying. Make your bathroom your best room with the help of renovation experts.