bathroom tips

Before you hire somebody to install your bathroom, it is worth spending a little bit of your time and search for some ideas. You have come to the right place, as this article will give you some guides on what things to consider before you make purchases and rip out your old bathroom.

Every family member should feel comfortable and use all the bathroom equipment conveniently while at the same time not disturbing other family members. So, functionality is the first and most important point of any bathroom. Having said that main bathroom tips are:

  • Bathroom has to be divided into main functional areas - mainly these are three: shower- bath, toilet and personal hygiene (e.g. a place with a mirrors, where you wash your hands and face, brush teeth, etc.)
  • Think how these three areas will fit together. What layout is best to suit the family needs in a best way. Having these functional areas defined lets you understand that not everything has to be in one place. Perhaps you need a toilet separated? Or maybe bath and shower should be in different locations? If all three zones are located in one room, perhaps there is a possibility to separate the toilet from the rest of the room?
  • Now you have to decide on what will be installed in each of the functional areas. Shower cubicle or bathtub? May be both? One or two wash basins (two wash basins would help you avoid ques in the morning!)? Bidet? Will it be enough to have a wall cabinet in a personal hygiene area or perhaps you need some shelves, storage?

What's next? In the end, perhaps you need some extra facilities, such as baby changing table, some room for exercising or massage, a washing machine, drier? Where and what lights would you prefer? And many other questions that you may think of...

Obviously most of the decisions are limited to the room size: the smaller the room, the less you can do in planning. Therefore you should ask yourself: is the bathroom big enough for you? In many cases we can enlarge your bathroom on the expense of taking some space from the room next to it. If your family is big you should really consider having a separate shower.

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If the bathroom is small and there is no way of extending it, is it worth having a bath installed? As some surveys show, majority of homeowners living in cities usually take only shower and very seldom take a bath. Perhaps it is worth only to install a shower cubicle - saving some space.

You should also, as with kitchen remodelling, think of what you like in your old bathroom.

Finally, you should think of what materials and fittings you are going to choose? Budget type fittings and materials usually are ready in stock, while more expensive, luxury ones sometimes take quite a while to arrive - time planning is essential. Cheap equipment usually needs more attention maintaining hygiene (surfaces are not that smooth, dirt sticks to them), cheap accessories break often or come loose off the wall - that's due to poor fabrication of fixings. If you are planning to sell your house, think if the colors or shape of the chosen fittings and equipment will suit the prospective buyers. No matter how expensive, white bathroom sanitary equipment, light color tiles will be in fashion at all times and will suit most people.